Hailey Baldwin is speaking out about her relationship with Justin Bieber, and setting the record straight on the romance rumors and speculation going into overdrive after the pop music superstar’s GQ interview. Get the latest updates here on who said what about a possible relationship.
The 19-year-old model Hailey Baldwin — the daughter of Steven Baldwin and niece of Alec Baldwin — has found herself the center of attention after Justin Bieber’s extensive GQ interview in which he spoke of her.
While Justin Bieber may be out of headlines for bad behavior, all the more so, these days the romance rumors and speculation are, if anything, at an all-time high.
Not only did he name-check Baldwin but spoke effusively of her, telling the publication, “Someone I really love. We spend a lot of time together.”
He elaborated later in the interview and said, “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.”
Continuing, he added, “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.”
Now Hailey Baldwin who, obviously in the aftermath, has gotten much attention is opening up. And not on social media in cryptic Tweets or Instagram captions that might be open to still more speculation. She took the old-fashioned route and spoke with E!News. It was during a red carpet interview (video below) at the amfAR New York GalaS that she told the celebrity media outlet what she thought of his comments in GQ, saying, ” “I think it’s awesome.” She went on to add, “It wasn’t a surprise to me. I knew it was coming out.”
The two are long-time friends, and this isn’t the first time there has been romance speculation. She told E!News,” We are not an exclusive couple. He’s about to go on tour.”
Continuing, she added, “Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.”
And that was that. And she reiterated, saying, “It’s just between me and him.” She went on to speak about the difficulty of maintaining a private life when one is a public figure and added, “And I like to think my relationships are not between me the person and the whole entire world. It’s hard. I don’t think people are really able to understand if they’re not in that position.”
For those wanting a definitive answer, perhaps the comments are not quite fitting the bill, but nonetheless, Baldwin makes the point that’s so often overlooked. A celebrity is entitled to privacy. Perhaps at some future point we’ll see the two walk the red carpet. Perhaps they’ll post some sort of confirming pics in social media. But for now, we have a few carefully worded statements and speculators, of course, will continue to speculate on whether or not Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are dating.
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