Are Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Still Married?
Thousands of fans all over the world had their hearts broken in late 2018 when teen idol Justin Bieber announced that he had married model Hailey Baldwin in a courthouse ceremony.
This was a shock on multiple levels. The pair are in their early twenties, a remarkably young age to get married, especially in the high-demand world of Hollywood. In addition, Bieber and Baldwin’s relationship didn’t exactly follow a linear timeline – their ten-year friendship seemed to turn romantic very suddenly, fizzle out, then turn romantic again, right before getting engaged.
While fans don’t exactly know where things stand with them currently, we’ve curated a relationship timeline to help break down where exactly Bieber and Baldwin are at in their lives (and whether or not they are still married.)
How did Bieber and Baldwin first meet?
Like millions of teen girls everywhere, Hailey Baldwin first became a Justin Bieber fan in 2009, when her father, Steven Baldwin, brought her to a Bieber fan event. Bieber, who at the time was still rocking his signature side-swept bangs, reportedly was smitten with Baldwin, but the two didn’t maintain communication after that initial meeting. They crossed paths again in 2011, and it seems as though it was around that time when they struck up a friendship that remained steady over the next few years.
In 2014, Bieber and Baldwin were spotted attending church together, which sparked romance rumors. Bieber, who had just broken up from his longtime girlfriend Selena Gomez, took to social media to claim that Baldwin was just a good friend and that his fans would know if it was something more serious. They were spotted together multiple times throughout 2014 and 2015, even vacationing together, until sparks really flew in early 2016.
Bieber and Baldwin tie the knot
New Year’s Eve in 2016 was a big moment for Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. Bieber shared a picture to his Instagram of himself and Baldwin sharing a kiss while holding their arms in the air in celebration. Fans were curious and took this as an announcement that the pair had finally started dating for real. However, Bieber, the king of mixed messages, gave an interview at that time where he was noncommittal about his relationship status – he admitted that he wasn’t ready for commitment, although he and Baldwin spend a lot of time together.
Apparently, all was not well with the pair, as they underwent some sort of problem in 2016 that they still have not publicly disclosed. Whatever happened behind closed doors, Bieber and Baldwin decided that it would be best to take a break, and they both moved on to date other people. By the summer of 2018, Bieber and Baldwin had reconnected, and after a whirlwind romance, including mysterious engagement rumors, they got married at the courthouse in September 2018.
Are they still married?
It’s not easy living under a microscope, even when you are young and in love. Justin Bieber has been open about his struggles with depression and anxiety, which he takes medication to help control. He has also stated that being with Baldwin helps him to feel better since she actively works to share her own vulnerabilities and insecurities, which in turn makes him feel more comfortable sharing his.
Also, in spite of recent tabloid headlines claiming that the couple was heading for divorce, it seems as though Bieber and Baldwin remain committed to each other and their union. While they haven’t yet had their official wedding ceremony, it seems like that might be on the horizon. They have gone through more than their fair share of difficulties, especially considering their young ages, and if anything, these trials might have made them that much stronger as a couple.