Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber are no longer an item, but judging by her latest outing, that may not be the ideal situation for the 19-year-old model. After a report confirmed she and Bieber were nothing more than “close friends,” Hailey Baldwin stepped out in Los Angeles wearing a Justin Bieber hoodie — and a pair of very short shorts.
On March 21, the Daily Mail shared photos of Hailey Baldwin wearing the hoodie at one of Bieber’s favorite hangouts: The Nice Guy in West Hollywood, California. Hailey Baldwin was also seen wearing an oversized camouflage jacket, much like one Bieber was seen wearing a short time ago, although it was unclear whether or not the jacket was his.
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Meanwhile, on Sunday night, as Hailey Baldwin was at The Nice Guy, Bieber was having a guy’s night with friends, as he revealed on Instagram.
Although Bieber appeared to be quite enamored with Hailey Baldwin at the end of last year, the end of their trip to Anguilla seemed to be the end of their romance. While the two have been spotted in the months since, Bieber’s romantic attention appears to be aimed at Selena Gomez — not Hailey Baldwin.
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Over the weekend, while tending to his tour duties, Bieber posted a throwback photo of himself and Gomez, along with the caption, “Feels.” Meanwhile, the 21-year-old singer hasn’t so much as mentioned Hailey Baldwin in weeks. Still, she doesn’t appear to be at all ready to let go of their potential romance despite Bieber’s public cry for Gomez.
In February, Hailey Baldwin confirmed she and Bieber were “not an exclusive couple” during an interview with E! News in New York City.
“He’s about to go on tour,” Hailey Baldwin explained. “Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.”
Around the same time, Bieber spoke to GQ magazine, revealing he did not want to be tied down to any one woman while he was on tour.
“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,” Bieber explained. “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.”
One month later, a source spoke out about Hailey Baldwin’s relationship status after the model was linked to race car driver Lewis Hamilton (the couple were arm-in-arm at a recent event).
“[Hailey Baldwin] is not dating anyone at this time, just hanging out with her friends and working,” a source told E! News on March 16. “Bieber and [Hailey Baldwin] are still close friends, but he is on tour and extremely busy now, so they have not seen each other that much. Bieber and Hailey love each other but have a good understanding where they both stand at the moment.”
As for where Bieber stands with Gomez, there could be a future reconciliation, as the 23-year-old “Good For You” singer liked his recent Instagram post.
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