Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have a complicated relationship, and as time goes on, it seems to only get more complicated.
At the end of last year, Justin Bieber appeared to step up for Baldwin, and after rumors of a possible fling with Kourtney Kardashian, he took the 19-year-old model with him to Anguilla, where Justin Bieber celebrated the holidays with his family. However, despite the couple’s romantic vacation and their passionate kiss on New year’s Eve, they seemed to go their separate ways after returning home and weren’t seen together for weeks.
In mid-to-late January, with rumors swirling regarding Justin Bieber and Baldwin’s likely split, he was photographed with several other women, including Kardashian, actress Sarah Jeffery, and models Neelam Gill, the ex-girlfriend of Zayn Malik, and Jessica Serfaty, the ex-girlfriend of Joe Jonas.
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While Justin Bieber and Baldwin eventually reunited again for the Super Bowl in San Francisco, their romance was still far from official, despite what Baldwin was hoping for. According to a report at the time, Baldwin wanted Justin Bieber to commit to only her but couldn’t convince him to do so. Still, that didn’t stop them from spending a night together while in town.
“They are not an exclusive couple even though Hailey has made it clear that’s what she wants from Bieber,” an insider told E! News on February 8. “They spent the night together Saturday.”
“All of Bieber’s friends like Hailey and would like to see them together,” the source continued. “They are dating. They both had a great time this weekend with each other… They have a lot of fun together but don’t know what will happen now.”
Days later, Justin Bieber further confirmed he and Baldwin were not an official item during an interview with GQ magazine. At the time, the 21-year-old singer claimed that while he cared for Baldwin, he didn’t want to be tied down while on his upcoming tour.
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“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 told the magazine. “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 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.”
In addition to his on-again-off-again romance with Baldwin, Justin Bieber has also been tied to 36-year-old Kourtney Kardashian, star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, for the last several months. Last July, Kardashian split from her partner of nine years, Scott Disick, and months later, rumors regarding her possible romance with Justin Bieber began to swirl. Ever since, they seem to be steadily popping up at the same place at the same time every couple of weeks or so.
On February 29, Hollywood Take spoke of Baldwin and Kardashian’s potentially awkward love triangle with Justin Bieber, revealing they were both in attendance at his recent 22nd birthday celebration, which was held on Saturday night in Bel Air, California. While the two women weren’t photographed together at all during the bash, they were seen separately and likely came into contact at some point due to Baldwin’s closeness to Kardashian’s younger half-sister Kylie Jenner.
Just one day after the run-in, Baldwin took to the red carpet with Lewis Hamilton and looked awfully cozy.
Justin Bieber turns 22 today, March 1, and will kick off his “Purpose Tour” on March 9 in Seattle.
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