In 2009, what teenage girl didn’t believe she was the future Mrs. Justin Bieber? And who would have guessed that model Hailey Baldwin would be the lucky winner? The Biebers’ decade-long romance in the making began with a chance meeting in their early adolescence and culminated in a whirlwind engagement. Here’s everything you need to know about Justin Bieber and Hailey’s relationship.
2009: Justin Bieber and Hailey First Encounter
Believe it or not, Hailey didn’t even crack a smile when Justin Bieber and Hailey met for the first time. Hailey Baldwin’s father, Stephen Baldwin, is seen introducing his daughter to the pop star in a resurfaced (and underwhelming) video. Who knew Justin would literally make her one less lonely girl in less than ten years?
2011:Justin Bieber and Hailey Encounter – Part 2
Justin Bieber and Hailey meet again a few years later, at the premiere of his documentary, Never Say Never. While the couple smiled for the cameras, romance was not in the air because Justin was dating former Disney star Selena Gomez at the time.
That New Year’s Kiss on January 3, 2016
After Justin’s relationship with Gomez ended, rumors began to circulate about his new relationship with Hailey. At the end of 2015, they went on vacation together and documented their flirty banter on Instagram. However, romance rumors were not confirmed until Justin posted a photo of himself kissing Hailey. At midnight, we know who they kissed!
February 11, 2016: Justin Predicts Their Marriage
In an interview with GQ two years before they married, Justin predicted a future marriage to Hailey. “What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m going to marry, right?” he shared. “It’s really hard to fix wounds like that, it’s so hard…I just don’t want to hurt her if I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always going to be damaged. It’s really hard to fix wounds like that, it’s so hard…I just don’t want to hurt her.”
Their Old Flame Reignites on May 27, 2018
Hailey and Justin split up sometime between 2016 and 2018. (and Justin infamously got back together with Gomez). However, in the middle of 2018, they rekindled their former flame. “We went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends. We didn’t speak for quite some time, and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We’ve moved past that,” Hailey admitted to The Times.
A Southern Wedding Celebration on September 30, 2019
The Biebers’ second wedding took place at the end of September 2019 after months of speculation—just a year after they legally married in a New York City courthouse. Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Joan Smalls, Scooter Braun, and Usher were among the celebrities who attended.