A Timeline Of Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin's Long & Winding Relationship

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Just when you thought that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's ultra-quick engagement was the only one we would obsess over in 2018, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin said "Hold our beer, which we're sharing... because we're also engaged."
According to reports (and the very cryptic social media posts of the pair's respective fathers), Baldwin and Bieber are getting married, just one month into their newly-sparked romance. But while this alleged engagement may come as a shock to fans, these two actually have a much longer history than one may expect. In fact, while they may have only been spotted making out in Brooklyn less than one month ago, Baldwin and Bieber have a nine-year long relationship in the rearview mirror.
How did it all begin? Click through for a timeline of B-squared's relationship, from church friends to make out buddies to soon-to-be husband and wife.
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A recently resurfaced video reveals that Bieber met Baldwin through none other than her dad, Stephen Baldwin. Prior to appearing on The Today Show, Stephen gifted Bieber a skate video and introduced him to his daughter, soon-to-be model (and then embarrassed fan) Hailey.
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Was Stephen more of a Bieber fan than his daughter? Possibly. After the talk show run-in two years earlier, Stephen and Hailey appeared on the red carpet for the singer's concert film Never Say Never. They even snapped a few pics with the star of the show himself.
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From 2011 to 2012, Baldwin was the ultimate Bieber fan girl. On Christmas Eve, 2011, she wrote on Twitter:

"OMG! I need Bieber wrapping paper ASAP."

Mere weeks later, Baldwin shared her thoughts on Bieber and his then-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, and basically declared them couple goals.

"seriously though. She is beyond flawless and he's ya know he's Bieber. They are the perfect relationship," tweeted the model. She ended the tweet with a now-ironic "forever alone."
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Bieber and Baldwin become "church friends" when both are spotted (along with mutual friend Kendall Jenner) attending a service at Hillsong, a popular place of worship for celebrities with branches all over the world. Dating rumors swirl shortly afterwards.
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Bieber's on-again, off-again relationship with Gomez is officially switched to "off" in November of 2014.

One month later, in December, Baldwin and Bieber's friendship (but not romantic relationship) is solidified when Bieber posts a photo with Baldwin to his Instagram. In an effort to clear up romance rumors, Bieber writes:

"People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise."

The model also shut down relationship talk in an interview with E! News that same year, telling the press:

"We have just stayed close and there's nothing more to it than that."
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2015 I'm coming for u

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Baldwin is present in an Instagram video in which Bieber rings in 2015 on New Year's Eve.
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She thought we were taking a photo

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Almost a year after the New Year's Eve video is posted, the "What Do You Mean?" musician rings in 2016 alongside Baldwin in Anguilla, where they are on vacation with Bieber's family. One highlight of the trip for Bieber? When he gave Baldwin a wet willie. (She was less mad than I would be.)
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Days after posting the video, Bieber shares this unmistakable image of him and Baldwin making out.

Then, in February of 2016, Bieber's interview with GQ comes out. In it, he shares this juicy, possibly fortuitous quote: "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," Bieber told the outlet at the time. "It's really hard to fix wounds like that. It's so hard... I just don't want to hurt her."

After the GQ article is teased online, Baldwin tells E! News of their relationship: "We are not an exclusive couple. 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."
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In August of 2016, Bieber and Baldwin sever social media ties. The unfollow comes on the heels of the "Sorry" singer's public Instagram flirtation with Sofia Richie. In September of 2016, Richie tells Billboard that she and Bieber have a "special relationship" and that he is "easy to talk to."
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For almost two years, all is quiet on the Baldwin/Bieber front. The two are not spotted out together on social media or otherwise. In 2017, Bieber rekindles a romance with his on-again, off-again lady Gomez. Baldwin is rumored to date Shawn Mendes, whom she attends the 2018 Met Ball with. The two claim to be just friends.
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In May of 2018, Baldwin explained her relationship with Bieber to The Times.

"Justin and I were friends for a long time,” she told the outlet. "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. It was what it was. 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."

Baldwin claimed that now, she and Bieber are nothing more than pals:

"[The situation] brought both of us to the realization that we just work much better as friends. He’s somebody I really cherish. Now it’s a very mature situation. It’s good."
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In June of 2018, the pair are spotted hanging out again in Miami.
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After the Miami hang, Bieber and Baldwin hit New York City in June. They go full-on PDA in a park, proving that they don't care who knows about their rekindled romance.
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In July, the pair are seen hitting up the Hamptons... and directing traffic?
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@justinbieber Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!

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And, of course, the big news: In July of 2018, Baldwin is spotted with a huge diamond ring, and sources say that, yes, Bieber did pop the question. Jeremy Bieber, Justin's dad, shares what could be interpreted as an endorsement of the engagement.

"Proud is an understatement," writes Jeremy on an Instagram photo of his son looking wistfully into a sunset. "Excited for the next chapter!"

Aren't we all?

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