Pop culture sensation Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin first dated in 2015 (the year of the first Bieber-Selena Gomez split). Since their early relationship fizzled out, the two have been spotted with other people (including Bieber’s ex Gomez and Baldwin’s “friend” Drake).
Now all signs indicate the two are back together and better than ever. We uncovered what may have destroyed the couple in the past — and how they’re rebuilding for the future.
The two kept it casual in the beginning
The couple was spotted at a fancy New York City restaurant, a diner in New Jersey, and on a tropical vacation together — all in 2015. While they seemed pretty serious, both Baldwin and Bieber told reporters things were “casual.”
In early 2016 Baldwin told E! the two were together but “not an exclusive couple.” A day later Biber told GQ that while Baldwin is someone he “really loves,” he didn’t want to “be held down by anything.”
In an interview with GQ, Justin basically says the same thing as his gal, explaining Hailey is “someone I really love,” but that he doesn’t “want to be held down by anything.” From August of 2016 to early 2018 the two unfollowed one another on Instagram (the horror!) and weren’t friends. “[We] went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends. We didn’t speak for quite some time,” Baldwin said in a recent interview.
They rekindled their love at a church conference
The pair apparently has two things in common that keep their love alive: partying and church. A source told E! they rekindled their love at a conference and that they “realized they genuinely have a lot of fun together.” They followed the June 13 conference with a tour through New York City parks four days later. Fans spotted the couple making out in Brooklyn’s Domino Park along the East River and making funny faces at the paparazzi.
Next, the couple embarked on what fans are calling their “love tour,” which in reality is a combination of vacations and trips with their church. Sources told E! the two were “inseperable” during their Miami weekend at the VOUS Church Conference. They partied until 3 a.m. at the exclusive LIV together before taking Bieber’s limo home.
Next, fans spotted the couple hot tubbing with the public in Washington. One fan’s dad unintentionally caught a photo of the two and his daughter revealed it on Twitter.
Various sources close to the couple have released contradicting information about the relationship. While one told People that Bieber is “single and not dating anyone seriously,” another told Hollywood Life that Baldwin is inspiring Bieber’s music. “He is doing very well. He has known Hailey for years — she is very involved in Justin’s church. He likes hanging out with her. She is a wonderful person. They have fun together, but they are not in a relationship. They are two single people that enjoy each other’s company,” the People source said. Shortly after, TMZ acquired a video of the couple making out at Rockefeller Center.
The HL source was clearly an advocate for their love. “The fans are going to benefit from his happiness with Hailey because she’s inspiring him to write love songs again,” the source said.
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