Hailey Baldwin may not be too excited about the recent rumors regarding Justin Bieber’s possibly upcoming relationship reunion, and who can blame her? Just months ago, it was she who was the object of Bieber’s affection.
At the end of last year, Hailey Baldwin traveled to Anguilla with Bieber, where the two enjoyed a cozy holiday with his family, and posed for a number of sweet photos on Instagram. In one particular photo, Hailey Baldwin and Bieber were seen engaged in a steamy kiss with one another as they rang in the New Year. In another, Hailey Baldwin was seen kissing the back of the 22-year-old’s neck.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) March 21, 2016
However, despite the alleged couple’s lovey-dovey behavior, their didn’t seem to be much to their relationship once their vacation concluded in early January. Although the couple was seen a few times throughout the month in Los Angeles, their encounters seemed more friendly than romantic, and by mid-February they seemed to be all but over, and rumors of Bieber’s alleged romance with Kourtney Kardashian surfaced once again.
Then, in a somewhat unexpected turn of events, Bieber shared a kissing photo of Selena Gomez on Instagram, and a short time later, she was spotted in the audience of his Los Angeles concert, hitting that a reconciliation was imminent — and likely upsetting Hailey Baldwin.
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) March 17, 2016
On March 25, Hollywood Life revealed Hailey Baldwin had taken to Instagram, where she shared a “cryptic emotional” post with fans, which may have suggested she was upset about her former flame’s recent encounter with Gomez.
“Furthermore, a grateful attitude becomes a grid through with you perceive life. Gratitude enables you to see the Light of My Presence shining on all your circumstances. Cultivate a thankful heart, for this glorifies me and fills you with Joy,” the message read.
In the caption, Hailey Baldwin added, “no matter the circumstance.”
In addition to Hailey Baldwin’s mysterious Instagram post, the model also took to Twitter, where she appeared to have a clearer message for fans.
things change, people change, feelings change too. never thought the circumstances would’ve changed u.
— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) March 24, 2016
In mid-February, following his short-lived romance with Hailey Baldwin, Bieber spoke to GQ magazine, confirming he was not ready to settle down,
“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 told the magazine. “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.”
Weeks later, a source spoke to E! News, claiming that despite Hailey Baldwin and Bieber not being a couple, they were still in touch.
“[Hailey Baldwin] is not dating anyone at this time, just hanging out with her friends and working,” the source explained. “Bieber and Hailey 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.”
To see how Hailey Baldwin responded to questions about Gomez just months ago, check out the clip below.
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