Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin's Relationship In 5 Minutes Or Less

Diply 17 Sep 2018

When I first heard that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin got engaged, I was like, "Uh, sorry, where did this come from?" As it turns out, Jailey (yes, that's the mashup name I'm going with) has been a long time in the making.

But unless you have a Tumblr account called "justin-hailey-forever," then you don't have time for an epic relationship narrative (or you already have it memorized). Instead, here's the short version:

According to The Today Show, Justin and Hailey first met nearly 10 years ago in the program's building lobby. 

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It was Hailey's father, actor Stephen Baldwin (brother to Alec Baldwin), who first introduced the two.

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For anyone who doesn't have Justin's entire discography memorized, this would have been around when "One Time" was a smash.

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And if my math is correct, Hailey would have been around 12 years old at this time.

And probably a total fangirl, if she was a typical tween.

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There wasn't a whole lot happening after that first meeting, at least not for years later.

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We're going to jump to 2015 because this is where the couple's relationship rumors really began.

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February 2015 — Hailey denies dating Justin.

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At this time, when asked about her relationship with Justin, Hailey replied, "We're just friends. I've known him for a long time, since I was about 13."

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December 2015 — Justin and Hailey go on vacation together.

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Justin brought his friend, Hailey, along on a tropical vacation with his family. He shared multiple photos and videos of the trip on Instagram, several of which featured Hailey.

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January 2016 — Justin posts this photo on Instagram.

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Apparently, this makeout sesh took place at Leonardo DiCaprio's St. Bart's NYE party which, let's be honest, was probably even cooler than it already sounds.

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And yes, everyone on Twitter lost their minds over the picture, because HELLO.

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Anyway, things appeared to be publicly heating up between the two, but that same year, they split.

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February 2016 — Justin gets candid about Hailey and marriage.

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"Right now in my life, I don't want to be[held down by anything," Justin told GQ. "What if Hailey ends up being the girl I'm gonna marry, right?"

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"If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it's always gonna be damaged," continued Justin.

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Justin added, "It's really hard to fix wounds like that. It's so hard... I just don't want to hurt her."

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May 2018 — Hailey and Justin rekindle their friendship.

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Speaking to People, Hailey said, "I met him when I was really young and he was one of my best friends. Everybody knows that at a certain point in time that turned into something else, but that just happens when you’re 18, 19."

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"We went through a long period of time when we weren't friends," continued Hailey.

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"There was a lot of weirdness that went on," she revealed. She then added that she and Justin had since "moved past that."

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It's pretty nice when you stop and think about it for a second.

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I'm sure a lot of us can agree that we've been through relationships while we're young, and have had to deal with that "weirdness" she talks about.

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June 2018— TMZ catches Hailey and Justin locking lips in public.

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I'd now like to take this moment to formally apologize for using the term "locking lips." It sounds like something my dad (or any cheesy dadarchetype) would say.

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July 5, 2018 — Justin and Hailey are seen hand-holding in public.

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When it comes to verifying celebrity relationships, public hand-holding is a pretty strong confirmation. It's a non-verbal sign to the public that says yes, somethin' is going on here.

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July 7, 2018 — Justin announces the couple's engagement.

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"Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast," wrote Justin in an Instagram post.

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His post contined,

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"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," he added.

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July 7, 2018 — Hailey confirms the engagement. 

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On Twitter, Hailey wrote, "Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with!"

"No words could ever express my gratitude. ❤️," she added.

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Hailey's dad, Stephen, also tweeted (and then deleted) a message of support after the announcement.

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"Sweet smile on my face! Me&wife (Kennya) Always pray 4 gods will!! He is moving in the hearts of JB&HB. Let’s all pray for His will to be done. Love you 2 so much!!!" He wrote, Elite Daily reports.

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September 14, 2018 — People claims that Justin and Hailey got secretly married at a New York City courthouse.

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More likely, however, the couple were at the courthouse to pick up a marriage license, which would then allow an officiant to file a marriage certificate, the document that legally binds two people.

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That same day, Hailey denied that she and Justin got married. 

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In a now-deleted tweet, Hailey wrote, "I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I'm not married yet!"

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Boom! You're now up to speed on Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's relationship.

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That was a lot simpler than you thought it was going to be, now wasn't it?

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I know, before this whole little history lesson, their engagement felt super rushed and out of nowhere, right?

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I can totally see why you would have thought that.

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But now, can't we agree that it's not so random?

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And obviously, now that we, the general public, have validated the relationship of two people who are complete strangers to us, they can carry on, right?!

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Let's just hope that when they actually get married, they'll confirm it right away so we don't have to decide if the tabloids are lying to us again or not.

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I have trust issues after all this, okay?

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