Justin Bieber is about to ring in the New Year with rumored girlfriend Hailey Baldwin in the Caribbean.
A local reportedly spotted the longtime pals sharing a jet ski ride at the Parrot Cay private island resort on Tuesday, December 30, which is part of the Turks and Caicos islands.
According to Instagram fan account Justin Bieber Tracker, a user named Junior Freshhh on the photo-sharing site claimed Justin, 20, and Hailey, 18, were “kissing up and s***” during their ocean jaunt.
However, Junior allegedly subsequently denied the kissing story to another user, as per this screenshot. Notably, Justin Bieber Tracker contends the second exchange has been edited and is not authentic.
Social media posts reveal the singer and model, daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, have been joined on their island break by pal, videographer Alfredo Flores, Hailey’s sister Alaia, engineer Josh Gudwin and producer Julian Swirsky.
The presence of the Gudwin and Swirsky suggests the “Confident” star will spend some of his time working, most likely on his new album which arrives in 2015. The singer was seen backdropped by an exotic location while FaceTiming yesterday with Shots app co-founder, John Shahidi.
Please stay a child, somewhere in your heart. Love you brother. pic.twitter.com/DS0JFsop2O
— John Shahidi (@john) December 30, 2014
Meanwhile, posts at Hailey’s Twitter account became weather-centric from December 29 onward.
Another bystander-obtained snap of the Canadian standing on a beach and gesturing to a woman also popped up online.
While the jury is out on whether or not Justin and Hailey really did kiss on the jet-ski, the question will add to romance talk already surrounding the pair.
Speculation over their longstanding friendship sparked just after Thanksgiving, when they dined, shopped, and hung out in New York City. Trips to an arcade, Target, go-karting, an Los Angeles Clippers game, church attendances, Nerf gun battles, studio visits and more, followed in Los Angeles earlier this month.
More recently, Justin took Hailey on two dinner dates in NYC over the weekend. The two were seen leaving the Mr. Chow Chinese restaurant on Friday. They went to the Bowery Meat Company steakhouse the following night.
E! reports the “maybe” couple went back to “Bieber’s residence” on Friday after a showing of The Gambler, and were spotted having breakfast at a New Jersey diner on Saturday.
Sources told the Inquisitr that residence was the home of pastor Carl Lentz of the Hillsong NYC Church, which he shares with his wife Laura and three young children.
After Hollywood Life claimed Hailey spent the night with the singer on Friday, the up-and-coming model took to Twitter on Saturday to slam the reports.
She wrote, “Glad I got such a good night sleep last night, at MY own home, alone. Quit it with the stories!”
Previously, she told E! that she has known the singer as a pal since childhood. Two weeks later, the ex-beau of actress-singer Selena Gomez posted an Instagram message saying he is “super single.”
Just before their Caribbean trip, Justin, Hailey, and Alfredo were spotted in Times Square and at Madison Square Garden, when the singer made a stop at the famed indoor arena for an impromptu skateboarding show on Sunday.
The hitmaker, who was dressed in a gray tunic, black, drop-crotch leather pants, a hoodie, and a hat, tried to skate down the arena steps numerous times while a crowd cheered him on. Most of his attempts ended in tumbles, but he kept going until he landed the trick.
Whatever bruises the Biebs may have incurred from his exertions, a spell in paradise with Hailey and friends before New Year’s fun is evidently just what the doctor ordered — kiss or no kiss.