Has Justin Bieber’s Hawaii fling with model and swimsuit designer Sahara Ray taken a serious turn?
Following the release of several photos of the 22-year-old singer and model on the island, many of which were shared on social media, Sahara Ray took to Instagram, where she posted a quote about love that had been written by an “old man” whose name was not revealed.
“Put your hand on your heart,” the quote shared by Sahara Ray on August 7 read. “Inside you there is a power, there are ideas, thoughts that no one has ever thought of, there is the strength to love, purely and intensely, and to have someone love you back — there is power to make people happy, and to make people laugh — it’s full compliments, and the power to change lives and futures. Don’t forget that power, and don’t ever give up on it.”
Sahara Ray and the singer were seen together in Hawaii last week and made waves with a skinny-dipping adventure.
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— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) August 6, 2016
While the seriousness of Bieber’s relationship with Sahara Ray has not yet been established, the model has a couple of ties to the singer. In addition to being linked to Bieber’s former opening act Cody Simpson, Sahara Ray is reportedly an associate of his ex-girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin.
“[Hailey Baldwin] and [Sahara Ray] know each other. They have mutual friends and run in the same circles,” an insider revealed to Hollywood Life on August 5.
According to the outlet, both Hailey Baldwin and Sahara Ray have been linked to model Jordan Barrett. In fact, just weeks after Baldwin and Barrett stepped out wearing matching outfits at the Moschino Fashion Show in Los Angeles (Baldwin and Barrett were also accused of kissing), Sahara Ray posted an intimate photo of herself and Barrett on the beach together.
Meanwhile, the singer continues to be linked to a number of other women, including Selena Gomez and Kourtney Kardashian, who he was first linked to in October of last year after cutting ties with Baldwin earlier this year.
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— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) August 5, 2016
While Bieber appeared to be settling down with Hailey Baldwin just months ago, he ultimately chose to part ways with the 19-year-old model and released an explanation for their split a short time later.
“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,” the singer explained during an interview with GQ magazine in February. “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.”
If Sahara Ray intends to get serious with Bieber, who is currently in the midst of his “Purpose World Tour,” she may want to look into his history, which certainly doesn’t show many signs of wanting to be involved in a committed relationship with anyone.
Sahara Ray has not yet commented on her potential relationship with Bieber.
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