Has Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s denied, but still possible romance, been rumbled by drop-crotch sweatpants?
Of all things. What no wire tapping, waterboarding, or hacking? In the movies, secrets are usually busted by high-tech montage sequences, a death-bed scene, breaking a computer code or something just as dramatic.
Instead, the Internet is ablaze with news that a pair of the Biebs’ (much-maligned style) drop-crotch sweatpants have uncovered an alleged secret romance with the 18-year-old.
To recap: Following weeks of hanging out together, speculation about the nature of Justin and Hailey’s relationship prompted both to publicly deny they are dating.
However, the rumor mill kicked off again on Saturday after the model Instagrammed a pic of herself out and about in Los Angeles wearing a black crop top, black shirt, black boots and — crucially — white, drop-crotch sweatpants.
Hailey’s caption read, “Hiii Sham.”
Shortly after, Justin left a comment under her pic, writing, “Gimme back my sweats d**k.”
To which, she responded with, “No sorry they look better on me.”
So brazen. It’s almost as if the Biebs thinks he and his former girlfriend, Selena Gomez — whom he split up from three months ago, seemingly for good — are now free to befriend or date whomever they please.
you're lying if you say that they aren't cute bc justin and hailey are definitely friendship goals af pic.twitter.com/iI4HXEnfk6
— ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (@bieberscinema) December 21, 2014
Speaking to E! weeks ago, Hailey said she and Justin had known each other since they were 13 and 15, respectively, and had “stayed close.” For his part, the “Confident” singer addressed the gossip with a statement posted to his Instagram account on December 15.
Alongside a black and white pic of the pair, the 20-year-old wrote, “People are crazy. I’m super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise.”
Both denials may be true. After all, it’s not only lovers who wear and share each other’s clothes. Friends, siblings, parents and teenagers do too. And in Bethenny Frankel’s and Nicole Richie’s cases, even younger.
But, is it possible “Jailey’s” friendship has developed — or is developing — into something romantic?
Put bluntly: Are Justin’s drop-crotch sweatpants one of many things the pair are sharing?
Meanwhile, all members of this possible love triangle have now gone their separate ways for Christmas.
The ever melodramatic Hollywood Life is claiming a source revealed Selena’s Christmas is “ruined,” and that she’s “in agony” over Justin and Hailey’s sweatpants share because she is still “obsessed” with her former boyfriend.
An imaginary source told the site, “Selena is trying very hard to pretend that she isn’t upset about Justin and Hailey, but the truth is it’s killing her.”
The alleged insider elaborated, “She’s having a major breakdown. It’s putting such a dark cloud over the holidays. She’s having a lot of anxiety. Knowing that Justin is spending all his time with Hailey is eating her up.”
However, the actress-singer’s Instagram posts from her home state over the weekend tell a happier story. Numerous photos and videos taken with pals and family, suggest the 22-year-old is content and — as she previously told radio host Ryan Seacrest last month — is “at peace” with the ending of her romance with the Biebs.
In one video, Selena declares, “TEXAS. WE ARE OUR OWN STATE,” adding, “#hayrides #glowsticks” as hashtags.
“So many generations,” reads the caption by a photo of a smiling Selena with her mother, Mandy Teefey, baby sister Gracie, and other relatives.
While over in Canada, after posting a sad selfie to his Shots account, Justin shared a cute snap of himself and his 5-year-old brother Jaxon enjoying a playful game of indoor hockey on Sunday.
So, it looks like Christmas isn’t ruined after all. No drama, no alarms. And, yes, Hailey still has Justin’s sweatpants.
[Images via WENN/Instagram]