Anthony and Cleopatra. Romeo and Juliet. Justin and Hailey. These are iconic love stories, a legacy that will forever endure.
Justin and Hailey Bieber’s love story was 10 years in the making. Now married and blissfully happy, we take a walk down Memory Lane to see how Justin turned Hailey into one less lonely girl.
2009 – The beginning:
Back when ‘Baby’ was still playing on the radio and Justin was influencing the youth with his famous bowl-esque quiff, he met his future wife backstage at The Today Show. At the time Hailey was a Belieber, naturally, so her father Stephen Baldwin organised for the pair to meet. Luckily for all of us, that incredibly awkward meeting was caught on camera.
2014 – Rumour has tt:
By 2014, Justin had ended his famous on-again, off-again relationship with Selena Gomez for another countless time. Single and ready to mingle, Justin and Hailey (and Kendall Jenner) were spotted hanging out at Hillsong Church in New York City. Rumours began to fly that the pair were a little more than friends, but Hailey denied them.
“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 told E! News after the images surfaced. “We have just stayed close and there’s nothing more to it than that.”
The pair became very close, spending New Years together.
2015 – Are they or aren’t they?
The pair continue to be spotted together. However, in 2015 Justin and Selena are photographed on a stroll and rumours begin flaring up that the couple are back together after Justin admitted that ‘Sorry’ was written about his former love.
To complicate the matter even further, in December Hailey shared an image wearing Justin’s sweatpants, on which he commented “Gimme back my sweats,” to which Baldwin replied “No sorry they look better on me”.
Later in that year, the pair go on vacation together in Anguilla with Justin’s family.
2016 – The kiss heard around the world
Justin finally confirmed the rumours after posting this *steamy* image from New Years.
Both Justin and Hailey confirmed that they are casually dating. “We are not an exclusive couple,” Baldwin 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.”
However, six months down the line the situationship came to an end and Justin moved on with Sofia Richie. Justin unfollowed Hailey and the pair were not spotted together for almost two years. Justin also briefly got back together with Selena Gomez during this time frame.
2018: Reunited and it feels so good
The beef was squashed by 2018 and the pair were once again spotted by paparazzi and fans looking very cosy. They soon became the King and Queen of PDA.
Speaking to the Times UK, Hailey said, “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. We’ve moved past that.”
In July 2018, a month after the pair got back together, Justin went down on one knee to propose while on vacation in the Bahamas.
“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life,” Bieber told Vogue. “I was like, ‘Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.'”
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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. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
2018 – Say yes
Rumours that the pair quietly got married at a courthouse begin to circulate in September after the pair were spotted getting a marriage licence in New York. In an interview, Hailey’s uncle Alec Baldwin confirmed that the pair secretly married.
Justin later confirmed the news on Instagram with his caption, “My wife is awesome.” A day later, Hailey changed her social media handles to “Hailey Baldwin Bieber”.
2019 – Mr and Mrs
The pair have their official religious ceremony in Montage Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, South Carolina on September 30.
Hailey stunned in an off-the-shoulder gown designed by Virgil Abloh and a statement veil with the words ’till death do us part” stitched onto it in white block lettering. But she didn’t stop there. She had two reception looks: a Ralph & Russo halterneck and a Vera Wang slip dress that she paired with sneakers.
Their second nuptials were attended by their many famous friends, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Justine Sky, Jaden Smith, Joan Smalls, and Justin’s manager Scooter Braun.
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