- Justin and Hailey met as teenagers in 2009 when Hailey, then just 12, was in the audience at ‘GMA’ to watch Justin, then 15. The two took a selfie together and their encounter was caught on camera by the show.
- Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber – née Baldwin – started dating later in 2016, following another split from his ex Selena Gomez in November 2015
- After Justin dated his ex Selena Gomez again in 2017 and early 2018, he quickly mended with Hailey and the two married in September 2018. The two have been happily married for four years as of September 2022.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber have been friends since they were young children in 2009. They struck up a brief romance in late 2015 and early 2016 before getting back together for good in May 2018. The reconciliation led to an engagement that July, followed by a courthouse wedding in September.
Even though Justin and Hailey have been happily married for four years now, fans have continued to wonder whether or not there was ever any overlap in his relationship with Hailey and his on/off romance with ex, Selena Gomez. Hailey set the record straight during her September 28 interview about the Call her daddy podcast, confirming that Justin and Selena were NOT together when his reconciled with Justin in the spring of 2018. Although Justin and Selena were spotted hanging out on a number of occasions from October 2017 to March 2018, Hailey insisted that it was just them “closing the door” on their relationship and that they are not officially together.
Just two weeks after the interview — in which Hailey also confirmed she’s been talking to Selena since she got married — the two women posed for photos together at the Academy Museum’s 2nd annual gala. Selena and Hailey were all smiles as they posed for the photos, proving there’s no drama between them.
The Changes singer puts his leading lady first, and proved it once again when he defended her against fans of his relationship with ex Selena Gomez, 28. Justin quickly hit back at a fan video urging fans to “follow” Hailey via social media. “This sad excuse of a person only encouraged people on video to literally go after my wife and tell people that my previous relationship was better, so on and so forth,” he wrote. “It’s extremely difficult to take the high road when I see people like this trying to gather people together to bully the person I love the most in this world. It’s not right,” he also said. While we’re swooning with inspiration, let’s take a look back at Justin and Hailey’s relationship!
Dating in 2015
After meeting in 2009 and hanging out on certain occasions in 2014, Justin and Hailey were first linked romantically when they looked much closer in Miami in 2015. The sighting sparked speculation of a romance as they enjoyed lounging by a pool and jet skiing. It was around this time that they also went on a vacation to Anguilla with Justin’s family. They celebrated the New Year together and rang in 2016 with a kiss that surfaced on social media. However, the relationship was short-lived as they broke up just a few months into 2016.
Reunited in 2018
After his split from Hailey, Justin dated briefly Sofia Richie in the summer of 2016. However, by the fall of 2017, he was linked to Selena again when they were spotted on a bike ride together after her split from The week. They were seen on several dates over the next few months, with their last public acknowledgment of each other on March 1, 2018, when Selena wished Justin a happy birthday.
Less than two months later, Justin and Hailey were spotted together again. The timing confused fans, with Jelena producers accusing Hailey of ruining Selena and Justin’s relationship. Hailey closed it in September 2022 during her Call her daddy maintenance. In addition to revealing that she never got hitched to Justin while he was with Selena, she also explained what was going on between Justin and Selena during this time when the public thought they were back together.
“I understand how it looks from the outside, and there’s a lot of perception out there, but this was a situation where I know for a fact that it was the right thing for them to close the door,” Hailey explained. . “As a woman, I would never want to get into a relationship with someone and be engaged to them and marry them and think in the back of my mind, ‘I wonder if this [chapter] was really closed to you.’ And I know for a fact that the reason we were able to get back together is because it was very, very closed.”
The 2018 reunion featured plenty of PDA-filled outings, proving that their romance was back on and stronger than ever. From coffee dates, like the one above, to more vacations – this time just with each other – they were back in full force.
Shortly after reconnecting in June 2018, Justin proposed to Hailey in July while they were on vacation in the Bahamas. The blonde beauty was first spotted wearing a giant diamond ring on July 8 and a day later, on July 9, Justin took to Instagram to share the happy news. “Hailey I’m soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every part of you and loving you patiently and kindly,” read part of his announcement.
Once they announced their engagement, the duo proudly displayed even more PDA whenever they were out and about, including during a fun outing in August, pictured above, and when they hit the New York Fashion Week early attended Sept. Their time to tie couldn’t come soon enough!
Justin and Hailey shocked everyone when they legally married without a wedding during a visit to a New York courthouse on September 13, 2018. They finally revealed that they would be planning an official wedding ceremony and reception for close family and friends when the time was right, but they were definitely already in post-nuptial bliss from the moment they legally said “I do”. In December 2018, they participated in a wedding-style photo shoot, which can be seen in the photo above.
After continuing to enjoy being newlyweds, a little over a year after they legally tied the knot, Justin and Hailey had a lavish wedding ceremony and reception with their closest family and friends in South Carolina on September 30, 2019 .The adoring groom looked incredibly handsome in a dapper suit and the blushing bride looked stunning in a figure-flattering white gown and long veil. After the unforgettable event, they shared photos and videos of the special time they had together and it was truly inspiring and loving to see!
1 Year Birthday
The two celebrated the one-year anniversary of their South Carolina wedding in September 2020 with romantic posts! They both shared beautiful black and white photos from their wedding day on Instagram in their tributes along with heartfelt captions expressing their feelings about looking back on the special moment.
“1 year ago we had the best wedding. Wish I could live this day over and over,” Hailey captioned, while Justin got a little more in-depth. “Hailey Bieber. I am so happy to be YOUR husband!” he wrote. “You teach me so much every day and make me such a better man! I am committed for the rest of our lives to empowering you to be the woman God has called you to be! My heart is to enable you to realize all your wildest dreams! I promise to always put you first, to lead with patience and kindness!! Happy anniversary my beautiful sweet girl.”
Plan a family
The couple doesn’t have children yet, but babies are definitely on the mind! The Canadian-born singer is no stranger to children with baby sisters Bay and siblings Jaxon, Jazz mineand stepsister Allie – and he wants a big brood, just like his father Jeremy Bieber. “I’m going to have that much [kids] like Hailey wants to push out,” he said The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2020. “I’d love to have a little tribe for myself, but it’s her body, so whatever she wants to do… I think Hailey has a few more things she wants to accomplish as a woman. I think she’s just not ready yet and I think that’s okay.”
In a post celebrating Hailey’s 23rd birthday, Justin teased that their “next season” was “babies” in November 2019. JB also had fans speculating that Hailey could be pregnant on his Changes track “All Around Me”, which ends with a baby sound at the end of the song.
Meanwhile, The BareMinerals model also revealed her desire to start a family. “The weird thing is, I always wanted to have kids early,” Hailey said Vogue Italy in November 2020. “But now that I’m married, I feel less urge. I am an ambitious girl with many projects. It will happen, but not now.”