Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Fuel Romance Speculation With New Years Snap

Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Share New Year’s PDA Pic, Singer Performs At Leo DiCaprio’s St. Barts Bash

We’re kicking off 2016 with more Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin dating speculation, after the possible couple shared a seemingly loved-up pic while celebrating New Year’s Eve together.

The 21-year-old superstar and the 19-year-old model rang in the New Year in St. Barts with friends, and have been staying on the nearby island of Anguilla — another island in the Eastern Caribbean — with the singer’s younger siblings and their father, Jeremy.

Billboard reports the Biebs performed at a private villa party hosted by actor Leonardo DiCaprio on New Year’s Eve. Presumably, Baldwin went too. Full details on the bash below.

Early on New Year’s Day, Hailey Instagrammed a photo of herself hugging Justin while pressing her face into the nape of his neck. The Topshop model’s simple caption reads “New Years,” with a starburst icon.

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Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber snuggle together in a cozy shot on New Year’s Day in St. Barts [Photo via Instagram]
Along with the thousands of “likes” (325,000 and counting) users left at Baldwin’s Instagram post, Drake — a Bieber pal and music collaborator — also “liked” the pic. The Toronto rapper previously did the same next to a throwback picture Bieber posted of himself and former girlfriend, Selena Gomez, last year.

One of many Justin Bieber fans captured the “Hotline Bling” MC’s online approval. Naturally, a lot of fans and media outlets are now asking whether Hailey and Justin moved their relationship on from the friend zone to something more intimate, or were they just affectionately celebrating the New Year as longtime friends?

The Biebs got tongues wagging even harder when he shared the same picture at his Shots account with a caption that mentioned the “L word,” shortly after Hailey’s post.

“Happy new year Shots. Love you,” he wrote. Justin’s message could be read as an endearment to Shots, the selfie app he invested in. But the “Love You” seems cryptically intended to make people wonder if he directed it to Hailey.

Either way, it’s not the first cozy picture the pair shared during their Caribbean getaway. While hanging out in Anguilla earlier this week, the prank-loving Biebs shared a Instagram video of he and Hailey, which he captioned “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.

A mischievous looking Justin gave a perceptible nod to the camera, before licking one of his fingers and sticking it in Hailey’s left ear. At once realizing she’d been had, the model grabbed the singer’s hand and held it as they laughed.

As if all that cuteness wasn’t enough, the pop star shared a non-captioned photo of himself brooding for the camera while putting one arm loosely around Hailey’s neck.

For her part, she snuggled up close against Justin while resting one hand on his arm.

The Biebs got his New Year celebration going by posting a suave snap of himself in a suit, complete with slicked back ‘do.

“Happy New Years lets go,” he wrote alongside the picture.

Adding fuel to the romance rumors, although probably not intentionally, Hailey Instagrammed a selfie earlier today, in which she may have been wearing the Biebs’ clothes.

Her caption read, “First day of 2016 not lookin too shabby.” The model followed up her comment with others. One of which said, “Couldn’t have asked to have a better start to the New Year surrounded by the best people.”

Justin later shared a shot of the alternative cover of his platinum-selling Purpose album. Next, came a reveal from the night before.

The “Sorry” singer posted a photo of himself partying with the rapper Machine Gun Kelly (MGK), who also reportedly performed at DiCaprio’s throwdown.

Justin wrote, “That party last night was awfully crazy I wish we taped it.” His caption lifts lyrics from rapper Asher Roth’s 2009 “I Love College” jam.

Meanwhile, Prince did this at Roman Abramovich’s New Year’s Eve party at a restaurant next to DiCaprio’s.

This also happened in St. Barts over the New Year break.

And this:

And it’s rumored Gomez spent New Year’s Eve in South America with One Direction pal, Niall Horan.

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.

But, let it be known that the superstar and the model have now spent two New Year’s Eves together on the trot and appear to be very happy about it. Are we calling “Jailey,” or nah?

[Images via Instagram]