Could Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber be giving their romance another shot?
Since late last year, Hailey Baldwin has been linked to the 22-year-old singer, but after what appeared to be short-lived romances with both Selena Gomez and Kourtney Kardashian, the two were believed to have split.
On April 7, Hollywood Take claimed Hailey Baldwin's relationship with Bieber was likely over due to his reported romances with other women, claiming Bieber still had feelings for Gomez. The outlet also claimed his hookups with Kardashian had ended for the same reason.
One week later, however, a report by the Hollywood Gossip stated that Hailey Baldwin may be sticking by Bieber despite his alleged interest in his ex-girlfriend. While Hailey Baldwin claimed not to be in a committed relationship with Bieber during an interview with E! News in February, there have been rumors stating that she is still seeing him and acting completely oblivious to his other relationships.
"You have to give Justin credit where credit is due. He's a total player – and despite doing his dirt right out in the open and public eye, these girls continue to put up with him," Celeb Dirty Laundry noted on April 13.
Although Hailey Baldwin has not said a thing about Bieber's player ways, she did hint that she had recently been hurt and was often a pushover in her relationships.
"I'm the type of person where I let things slide. I push it to the side. And then finally explode every so often, but by myself," Hailey Baldwin explained to Marie Clarie magazine, according to an April 11 report by E! News. "I've been in situations with friends [when] someone will have said something that really hurt my feelings, so I sit there choking tears back."
Hailey Baldwin says "it's hard" to date Justin Bieber: https://t.co/1BPKsk3MaT pic.twitter.com/B2173kSF10
— E! Online (@eonline) April 11, 2016
Hailey Baldwin traveled to the island of Anguilla with Bieber at the end of last year, where the rumored couple celebrated the holidays with his family and enjoyed a New Year's Eve party together. At the time, Hailey Baldwin's many photos with Bieber seemed to suggest she and Bieber had embarked on a serious relationship, but once they were home from their trip, he appeared to be distracted by other females.
Then, in an odd turn of events, Bieber confirmed his love for Hailey Baldwin during an interview with GQ Magazine while also revealing he was not interested in a serious relationship.
"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. What if [Hailey Baldwin] 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."
Since then, Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been spotted together just a couple of times.
Hailey Baldwin admits it's not easy dating Justin Bieber: https://t.co/ksoI6KJUlM pic.twitter.com/cVUIdvgLVe
— Just Jared Jr. (@justjaredjr) April 11, 2016
For more details about Hailey Baldwin's complicated relationship with Bieber, check out the E! News clip below.
[Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Marie Claire]