Maybe he noticed how much attention Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson’s whirlwind romance is getting? According to some pretty reliable sources, Justin Bieber popped the question to his on-again-off-again girlfriend, model Hailey Baldwin, over the weekend. Looking back, their history is almost as complicated as his thing with Selena Gomez.
The couple shut down romantic rumors in 2014, with Hailey telling E! News "I've known him since I was so young -- since I was like 13 -- and we've just been good friends over the years," she said. "We have just stayed close and there's nothing more to it than that.” And Justin posting an Instagram photo of them together with the caption "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise.”
They officially became a couple for the first time in 2016, but at that time Bieber said he wasn’t ready for a committed relationship, telling GQ "What if Hailey 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.” By August they had broken up and moved on. Hailey spoke about that period earlier this year, telling the UK’s The Times "We didn't speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. But it brought both of us to the realization that we just work much better as friends. He's somebody I really cherish. Now it's a very mature situation. It's good.”
And of course, there were all those rumors about Hailey and Shawn Mendes as recently as May, when they attended the Met Gala together. Shawn was quick to shut those down, saying they were just “very good friends” - but Hailey pulled an interesting move once she got back together with Justin, deleting all of her photos of Shawn (there were lots) from her Insta feed.
Now it looks like Jailey is going to be a permanent thing. Haiber? Baldber? Hit us up @livexlive on socials if you have a better working couple name for these two.