Hailey and Justin first met when Hailey’s dad, actor Steve Baldwin, introduced them backstage of The Today Show. OK matchmaker.
Um but, needless to say, Hailey didn’t look like too much of a Belieber at the time (see above video).
Maybe she was pulling a classic nonchalant “I’m not like other girls” move to catch his eye (nicely played Hailey, nicely played).
Steve ‘matchmaker’ Baldwin tried again when he took Hailey to the premiere of Justin’s movie, Never Say Never, in NYC. But that same month, the Biebs confirmed his relationship with Selena Gomez.
Hailey was well on board with Jelena at the time, tweeting in September: “I don’t care what anyone says but Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez together is the definition of a teenage dream! #word.”
But as we all know, Jelena called it quits in 2012.
After starting to hang around in the same social circles, Hailey and Justin were spotted attending a Hillsong church together. And proceeded to hang out A LOT.
Despite many rumours that they were a “thing”, the stars assured fans they were just friends.
In December of 2015, the “good friends” took a tropical vacation together before…
… Justin shared a photo of him and Hailey kissing to his Instagram on January 4th. Happy New Year to Jailey.
The next month, Hailey confirmed that they were dating but they weren’t "exclusive".
“We are not an exclusive couple,” she told E!. “He’s about to go on tour. Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.”
Justin also spoke about not being “held down” to GQ.
“I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility,” the Biebs said. Aww, and they say romance is dead.
“I know that in the past, I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment. So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them. 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.”
And when Justin said he didn’t want to be held down… he meant it. Because out of nowhere in August, the Baby singer unfollowed Hailey on Instagram.
From 2016 – 2018
They were on a break!! No but seriously, Justin and Hailey were not friends during this time.
The model has since told The Times that they didn’t even speak.
“[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.”
Cut to June and the pair seemed to mend fences as they were spotted attending a church conference in Miami. How romantic.
Then, just two months later, Justin confirmed he and Hailey were engaged via Instagram.
“Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make.”
And the newly rekindled couple didn’t wait long to tie the knot; in September, Hailey’s uncle Alec Baldwin confirmed his niece and Justin had wed.
“They went off and got married, and I don’t know what the deal is!” So there ya go!” the actor told Access.
In March, the married couple bought a swanky new pad in Beverley Hills, reportedly worth $8.5 million.
A month later, fans of the pair believed there was a mini Biebs on the way as Justin and Hailey pranked their fans on April Fools, pretending Hailey was pregnant.
Many people understandably took offence to this, calling the couple out for being insensitive to those who can’t have children.
Justin responded to the backlash and… um… it was definitely a response?
“There’s always gonna be people offended, there’s also people who don’t take jokes very well, I am a prankster and it was APRIL FOOLS’. I didn’t at all mean to be insensitive to people who can’t have children.”
In September, a little over a year after getting legally married, Hailey and the pRanKsTeR had a bigger ceremony with their family and friends, tying the knot in Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina.
Cut to this year and Justin and Hailey are still together, despite many having a lot of doubts about their relationship.
Nevertheless, the pair keep assuring the public they are committed to one another, with Hailey telling Elle that JB is the only one for her.
“He was somebody I’d always cared about so deeply and loved very deeply,” the model said in February. “Obviously, it took work and getting past things between the two of us, but it was all very worth it. He’s an incredible, amazing man and such a good partner to go through life with. There is no one else I would have ever wanted to spend my life with except him. So, I’m lucky.”
Two months later Justin also spoke about his relationship with GQ, saying that his and Hailey’s first year of marriage was “really tough”.
“There was just a lack of trust…there was all these things that you don’t want to admit to the person that you’re with, because it’s scary. You don’t want to scare them off by saying, ‘I’m scared.’”
Although, Hailey did ask her hubby about his goals for the year during Amazon Prime’s Justin Bieber: Our World documentary, and it seems like the singer is, indeed, ready to be a dad.
He told Hailey that he wants “to continue to set goals and have fun doing them, make sure I put family first. And hopefully we will squish out a nugget.”
For now, the couple seem to be enjoying experiencing life and growing together. And Justin's recent birthday tribute to Hailey proves as much. Sharing a series of adorable photos to his Instagram, the pop-star penned a touching love declaration to his wife.
"To my beloved birthday squish. My heart belongs to you. My eyes belong to you, my lips belong to you. I am yours. I am so blessed to be yours. You are my forever," he wrote.
"Life has never made more sense until you became my wife. I will never stop loving you, I will never stop holding you, and I will never stop protecting you. You my queen are more than enough for me and I will spend everyday making you feel like the queen that you are. As your grandma would say in her Portuguese accent “happy bursday baby” love you until the end of time and then after that. :)."
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