Those Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian rumors can pipe down. For now. The Canadian superstar and close pal Hailey Baldwin set tongues wagging Tuesday, after the Biebs shared an adorably tactile pic and video of the pair on Instagram.
And where did this possible romance drama take place? Justin and Hailey are currently on vacation with the heartthrob’s singer’s family and friends on Anguilla, an island in the Eastern Caribbean.
In the first snap Justin posted, the casually dressed pop icon is seen standing poolside while his brother, Jaxon, 6, faces away from the camera.
The “Sorry” singer captioned the shot, “The boyz r back in town.”
Things got way cozier in the video the prank-loving hitmaker posted next. Justin captioned it,”She thought we were taking a photo,” to explain his set-up.
The sweet-as-candy clip shows a bikini and shorts-clad Hailey pouting slightly while leaning back against the Biebs
Meanwhile, Justin smiles impishly, adding an imperceptible nod to the camera, before licking one of his fingers and promptly sticking it in the pretty blonde’s left ear.
At once, realizing she’d been had, the leggy beauty grabbed the singer’s hand and held it, as both silently laughed.
As if all that cuteness wasn’t already on overload, Justin shared a non-captioned photo of him brooding for the camera while putting one arm loosely around Hailey’s neck.
As for the model, she snuggled up close against the pop star with one hand resting on his arm, while she gazed off-camera.
A possibly hammy photo revealing the singer and his father, Jeremy, looking affectionately at each other followed. And, if we’re keeping it 100, even these Jailey shots could be just for fun. To get everyone going — on purpose?
Based on the thousands of comments left under Justin and Hailey’s Instagram posts, they succeeded.
Profane comments aside, one fan exclaimed, “Soo cute my lovers JB.” Another posted a non-smiling emoji after “Jelena,” in reference to the Biebs’ former on-and-off romance with Selena Gomez.
“Dis is not ok,” snarked another fan. “So… are they a thing now, or…[?]” another fan inquired.
Another possible Belieber asked, “Why can’t I stop watching this [?]” One deadpanned, “Ok im dead.” Yet another added, “I honestly don’t mind this.”
And so on. Meanwhile, on Twitter, some of Bieber’s fans took exception to the Instagram reveals, calling it “extra,” which led to other fans slamming the naysayers.
how is justin being extra lmfao he’s simply posting pictures with his family and friends
— Hanne (@kidrauhl_hanne) December 29, 2015
“He’s being so extra today by posting his fam and friends”….ok but who’s actually being the extra one? Congrats, it’s y’all
— Ty (@bieberplier) December 29, 2015
Yea ok you keep thinking that there being extra, it’s not a crime to post on vacation having fun, try it sometime https://t.co/p6u0AvWCNP
— Christina Torres (@Dina921) December 29, 2015
Other Beliebers expressed optimism that Justin and Hailey’s friendship has developed into something more.
One fan posted the tweet below, which alluded to the trip to the Turks and Caicos island that the possible couple took at the end of 2014 to ring in 2015.
he started and ended 2015 with the same person pic.twitter.com/vjjTeTKz4e
— rina (@loyaljdb) December 29, 2015
Another fan gushed over the possibly Jailey romance, writing the following.
i’ve always loved hailey from the beginning cause i know she was there for him before he got famous; now y’all see how real she is i sobs
— rina (@loyaljdb) December 29, 2015
love u soo much @justinbieber! Glad you are spending your vacation with people u love and care about! you deserve all the love in the world!
— Kathleen (@Biebercome2me) December 29, 2015
Others went for comic memes.
the comments tho.. can’t wait for jb’s rant/drag pic.twitter.com/CFJkiSOuMB
— cami (@SweetieBiebs) December 29, 2015
On Monday, Justin — plus his resurrected man-bun — and Hailey were seen in less suggestive photos on the island. But there’s no doubt many are wondering whether the longtime pals are dating.
A somewhat intriguing look between the pair is seen in the shot below.
In addition to family snaps, the Biebs also shared landscape shots, videos, and pics of his family.
The superstar capped his Monday night Instagram photo spree with an inevitable shirtless photograph, alongside a caption urging users to follow his Snapchat account.
As for whether Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber are now a couple, amid the ongoing gossip tsunami related to Kourtney Kardashian, it’s probably best not to expect any definitive answers any time soon.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 29, 2015
— MTV News (@MTVNews) December 29, 2015
[Images via Instagram]