What to Know
By Therese Aseoche
The internet broke again, and Justin Bieber’s to blame; after years of being in an on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez, he switched gears (again) and went public (again) with longtime “friend” Hailey Baldwin — this time, with a ring involved.
Bieber’s proposal to the fashion model may not have come as a shock to die-hard Beliebers, but the news has the rest of us pretty much boggled because… Hailey Baldwin whut?
She is part of the Baldwin Family
Hailey Baldwin is a part of the famous Baldwin family, being the daughter of the youngest of the Baldwin Brothers, Stephen Baldwin.
She has done fashion shoots, runways, hosting gigs, and a recent film
Hailey has been modeling since her runway debut in 2014 for Topshop, which quickly led her to become one of the most coveted young models today.
She also landed a cameo in recent film Ocean’s 8 starring A-List celebrities Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna and more, and also co-hosts celebrity rap battle show Drop the Mic with Method Man. She also hosted the recent iHeartRadio Music Awards 2018 back in March alongside DJ Khaled.
She was introduced to JB as a fan
Although they claim to have been longtime friends, Hailey and JB actually met backstage of The Today Show in 2009 when Stephen Baldwin introduced then fourteen-year-old Hailey as a fan. Sad to say that there’s no other way to describe the encounter than “awkward.”
They then met again a couple of years later at the premier of JB’s Never Say Never film and managed to get a photo together. It was also around the time when JB and Selena Gomez made their relationship public at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
She was a Jelena shipper
Like any Bieber fan, Hailey tweeted her support for the couple when they went public. It’s now a deleted Tweet, of course.