Hailey Baldwin surfaced with a diamond ring on her engagement finger while out with a friend on Monday in Los Angeles.
Just days after the 19-year-old model’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Bieber, went public with model and swimsuit designer Sahara Ray, Hailey Baldwin stepped out with what appeared to be an engagement ring.
“Hailey Baldwin, 19, showcased her ginormous bling while grabbing lunch with singer Madison Beer in West Hollywood,” Hollywood Life revealed to readers on August 8. “The IMG model appeared to be wearing a cushion cut sparkler, featuring a halo of diamonds on the band.”
This isn’t the first time Hailey Baldwin has garnered speculation into a possible engagement. Earlier this year, during an outing with Bieber in New York City, where he was playing a series of shows, Hailey Baldwin stepped out at a nightclub with a ring on her engagement finger.
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Hailey Baldwin was linked to Bieber up until this past May, when he seemed to move on from their romance with actress Nicola Peltz. Then, after an outing with Kourtney Kardashian, his other rumored flame, Bieber began spending time way Ray.
Ironically, Hailey Baldwin has ties to her former flame’s latest love interest.
“[Hailey Baldwin] and Sahara know each other. They have mutual friends and run in the same circles,” another insider revealed to Hollywood Life.
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Hailey Baldwin has been close with Justin Bieber in recent years, and in December of last year, the former couple appeared to go public with their romance. However, just weeks after the couple traveled to the island of Anguilla for a vacation with his family, Bieber confirmed he and Hailey Baldwin were not in a committed relationship with one another.
“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. 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,” Bieber explained during an interview with GQ magazine earlier this year.
During their vacation, Hailey Baldwin posed for a number of photos with the singer, one of which featured him passionately kissing her on New Year’s Eve.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Following her short-lived romance with Bieber, Hailey Baldwin was faced with rumors of a possible relationship with rapper Drake. After Hailey Baldwin attended Drake’s Memorial Day party at his Hidden Hills home, she and the rapper stepped out in Los Angeles, where they appeared to enjoy a dinner date with another couple before heading out for a night on the town at The Nice Guy, which is one of Bieber’s favorite hangouts.
Hailey Baldwin has yet to confirm or deny reports of a possible engagement, but judging by the fact that she doesn’t seem to be dating anyone, an engagement seems to be a bit of a stretch.
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