Justin Bieber supposedly has become the focal point of a feud between his two on-again, off-again girlfriends, Selena Gomez and Hailey Baldwin. But amid the continuing reports of that war, Hailey is stepping forward, insisting that the feud does not exist, according to Us Weekly.
Baldwin, 19, admitted that she is aware of the rumors that she and the 23-year-old pop singer, currently on her Revival Tour, are battling over Bieber.
“I think it sucks that people try to start things like that. There’s never any truth to that, first of all,” declared Hailey. “She’s a lovely girl. She’s very kind. Her and I have a lot of mutual friends and it’s all cool between everybody. We run in the same circles.”
The speculation among fans included rumors that Gomez was upset with Baldwin because of her romantic relationship with the 22-year-old “Sorry” singer.
Hailey, whose father is actor Stephen Baldwin, began dating Justin in January, and the two have since maintained a hot-and-cold relationship. However, Bieber himself recently dished about his feelings towards Hailey, calling her “someone I really love” and even discussing the possibility of marrying Baldwin.
“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 … I just don’t want to hurt her.”
However, Justin also discussed his feelings toward Selena, who he dated starting in 2011, with the two heating up and cooling down repeatedly. And while he admitted loving Baldwin, he made it clear that he hasn’t stopped adoring Gomez.
“I’m proud of the woman she is today,” Bieber praised. “When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it’s a love that never really dies.”
But has he currently returned to Hailey? Earlier this month, Baldwin reunited with Justin and flaunted a diamond ring, causing fans to speculate that they were an item again, noted the Daily Mail.
Hailey was seen meeting with the 22-year-old singer in New York at his after party at the Game Nightclub. She then went back to her apartment with Bieber, and was wearing the ring on her engagement finger.
When reports that Baldwin and Justin were dating initially began, Hailey was seen flaunting a similar gem. The recent sighting of Baldwin with that band taking Bieber back to her apartment has heated up the rumors that “Jailey” (Justin + Hailey) is back.
In addition, Hailey caused Twitter to roar when she posted a photo of Los Angeles “social icon” Jerry Lorenzo Manuel flaunting a cardboard cutout that displayed the face of the Biebs, noted Yahoo.
The caption on the photo caused fans to speculate even more, because the cryptic comment said only “mood.”
— Hailey Baldwin (@haileybaldwin) May 18, 2016
Twitter fans were divided in responding. Some appeared to urge Hailey to reunite.
“You can have THE REAL Justin Bieber anytime you want ;),” hinted one Baldwin follower.
Others headed right to assuming that “Jailey” is alive and well.
“my jailey heart is so alive rn send help,” tweeted another.
And one follower, aware that Taylor Swift is Selena’s best friend, sent a different message.
— dulce. (@biebscorrupted) May 18, 2016
As for Hailey herself, she offered up her own interpretation.
“Honestly, I just said ‘mood’ because I thought it was funny and it’s just, like, an inside joke,” explained Baldwin. “It wasn’t like ‘mood’ in any type of ‘let’s read into it this’ way!”
But that comment came too late,with Team Jailey members still heading to social media to urge her to keep the flame alive.
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