Justin Bieber Didn’t Cover Selena Gomez Tattoo To Please Hailey Baldwin

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin may not be an official couple, but the on-again-off-again pair continues to spend time together. According to a recent report, Baldwin may have forced Justin Bieber to go through major pain for her benefit.

Last week, a report surfaced that alleged Justin Bieber had been pressured into having his Selena Gomez tattoo removed in order to please “jealous” Baldwin, who has been known to “flip the script and freak out” over all things Gomez. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, Baldwin seems to be okay with the steady stream of women in Justin Bieber’s life, but when it comes to his former girlfriend, Gomez, Baldwin just can’t handle the constant reminder of his tattoo. However, according to a report by Gossip Cop, a source has denied the “bogus” report, claiming Baldwin had nothing to do with Justin Bieber’s decision to have the tattoo removed, revealing he actually started the process before he and Baldwin began spending time together.

Justin Bieber dated Gomez for nearly three years, and despite their split in 2013, the former couple has stayed in touch. Most recently, they were seen taking a stroll through Beverly Hills, California, in December of last year.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber and Baldwin have been linked for several months. However, despite a very romantic vacation over the holiday season, they recently confirmed they are not in an exclusive relationship due to Justin Bieber’s busy career and upcoming tour.

Following Justin Bieber’s vacation with Baldwin, he was spotted out with a number of other women, including Sarah Jeffery, star of Shades of Blue; Jessica Serfaty, former contestant on America’s Next Top Model; and Kourtney Kardashian, star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, whom he’s been linked to since October.

Justin Bieber and Baldwin appeared to be serious just weeks ago, and even after he was spotted with other women, the rumored couple traveled to San Francisco, where they seemed to be a couple once more. Still, as Justin Bieber revealed during a new interview weeks ago, he doesn’t want to commit himself to anyone.

“I don’t want to put anyone in a position where they feel like I’m only theirs, only to be hurt in the end,” Justin Bieber explained to GQ earlier this month. “Right now in my life, I don’t want to be held down by anything. I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities. I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility. I know that in the past I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment. So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them. What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right? If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always gonna be damaged. It’s really hard to fix wounds like that. It’s so hard.… I just don’t want to hurt her.”

Around the same time, Baldwin confirmed Justin Bieber’s comments during an interview with E! News, in which she said that she and the 21-year-old singer weren’t in an exclusive romance. She also told the outlet that things between her and Bieber would stay between her and Bieber.

“The thing is, I live a very public life and I have to keep things personal or else I have no personal life. It’s very difficult,” she explained.

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