Justin Bieber seemed to have found a new love in Hailey Baldwin after he and Selena Gomez broke up. But just as the days of “Jelena” (Justin and Selena) have ended, the era of “Jailey” (Justin and Hailey) faded away, as well. Since breaking up with Hailey, the Biebs has enjoyed a series of casual dates, from hooking up with Kourtney Kardashian of Keeping Up With The Kardashians fame to skinny-dipping with hot model Sahara Ray, as the Inquisitr reported.
Love Soars To Next Level
Now, the “Sorry” singer is sending out signals he isn’t sorry anymore for those serial dates by appearing to have found someone extra-special in Sofia Richie. Bieber didn’t just choose the daughter of music legend Lionel Richie for a romantic date to Japan. He also followed through and took their love to the next level almost overnight by joining her in making it Instagram official, pointed out Us Weekly.
Justin and his new gal pal, 17, played it coy in their respective captions.
“Dab on em,” he wrote.
The selfie show-offs didn’t stop there, with another photo showing the crooner grinning while his girlfriend offered up a sultry pout.
And showing just how involved she is in accelerating their romance, Sofia posted her own Instagram photo. She got the “Cold Water” singer to pose with a goofy octopus topper on his head.
His happy smile said it all, while she stayed cute with a tiny figure for the caption.
Hailey Baldwin Blasts Off
But the PDA picture parade did not please everyone. Hailey, famed both as a 19-year-old model and one of Bieber’s more famous former girlfriends, expressed her outrage over his new romance on social media, reported Hollywood Life.
When Baldwin noticed that a fan account had shared images showing the lovebirds hugging in Japan, she reportedly offered up an angry comment.
“Delete this s**t,” demanded Hailey.
Not known: Whether Baldwin followed the fan account or was tagged. Hailey also allegedly demanded that the PDA picture of her ex with Sofia be deleted from her timeline.
“Yo please delete… I don’t want it on my timeline.”
Jailey (Justin + Hailey) Fans Get Furious
But Baldwin’s comments were relatively mild compared to how some fans of Jailey reacted.
There were those who turned to Twitter to mourn the news that their hope for a rekindled romance between Baldwin and Bieber had been dashed.
We keep this love in a photograph... pic.twitter.com/aqWun3M3B0— jailey (@jaileyisreal) August 13, 2016
“i miss jailey,” tweeted one user.
Others observed the sudden obsession over Jailey.
everyone is suddenly obsessed with jailey mhm— F (@behaviorbiebers) August 13, 2016
Then there were those who focused on Hailey, stepping up to side with Baldwin.
“Can you believe I used to ship jailey, nah she too good for him,” tweeted one Team Hailey member.
But then there were those who did some investigation, with one claiming that the Biebs had unfollowed Baldwin and that she in turn had unfollowed him.
“Justin Unfollowed Hailey and Hailey unfollowed him back, WHAT AN ERA TO BE LIVING IN.”
In addition to those analyzing whether Jailey would ever rise again, there were those fans who sympathized with Baldwin’s reported fury over Justin’s new romance with Sofia.
I didn't like jailey but I've been in situations when I got upset over a guy I liked hanging out with my friends it's not hard to understand— jb (@Jelysandra) August 12, 2016
How to respond on social media? Hailey stepped up by flaunting her fabulous figure and posting teasing captions.
A Picture’s Worth A 1,000 Tweets
Baldwin carefully kept it cryptic in her captions.
“but that’s history, you get a million dollar kiss from me,” she wrote in one message, adding in another simply “Best.”
As for Twitter, Baldwin also turned up the heat on her ex by re-tweeting an image showing her giving the sly side-eye.
“Handing out these looks @haileybaldwin,” praised the fan of that drop-dead diva look.
But Baldwin also kept it clean in her own tweets, proclaiming that her summer was just super.
“Life is awesome. God is so good.. Hope you’re all enjoying ur summer like I am :),” Hailey chirped.
Will Jailey rise again, or has that romance forever faded? Post your comments below.
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