Hailey Bieber shuts down rumours she dated Justin while he was with Selena Gomez
She's really clearing the air.
Hailey Bieber has shut down the rumours she started dating her now husband Justin Bieber while he was with Selena Gomez, once and for all.
Appearing on the Call Her Daddy podcast, the supermodel was asked by host Alex Cooper: "People were obsessed with [Justin and Selena] being together. Were you ever with Justin romantically at the same time as her?”
Immediately shutting down any speculation that the relationships overlapped, Hailey said: "No, not once.”
She then went on to go into more detail of the timeline of her and Justin's relationship, explaining how they had gotten back together in mid 2018 and then quickly became engaged and married the same year, but noted his relationship had ended for good with Selena before any of this.
She explained: “When him and I started hooking up, or anything of that sort, he was not in any relationship, It’s not my character to mess with someone’s relationship, I would just never do that. I was raised better than that.
“I think there are situations where you can still have back and fourth with someone, but even that was not the situation. I can say period, point blank, that I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody. That’s the end of it.”
Hailey continued: “I had been involved with [Justin] since I was 18. The timeline that I think is in question of us getting together and getting engaged, and him having been spending time with his ex before that… This is so crazy I’ve literally never talked about this ever.”
“I understand how it looks from the outside, and there’s a lot of perception there, but that was a situation where I know for a fact that it was the right thing for [Justin and Selena] to close that door.”
“They were not in a relationship at that time but of course, there’s a very long history there. It’s not my relationship and it has nothing to do with me so I respect that a lot, but I know that it closed a chapter and I think it was the best thing for him to move on and be engaged and get married and move on with his life in that way.”
Explaining that she didn't want to speak about their relationship on their behalf and wanted to maintain respect there, she also added that the rekindling of their relationship was "healthy".
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“And I know what had to happen for that to come back together in a healthy way. I think it was the most healthy, mature decision that he could’ve made. As a woman, I never would want to get into a relationship with someone, and be engaged and married to them, and think in the back of my mind, ‘I wonder if that was really closed for you'," the 25 year old said.
“I know for a fact that the reason we were able to get back together was because it was very much closed [with Justin and Selena], and that was respectful to me.”
Justin and Selena first broke up in 2012 but then went on to have an on and off relationship throughout 2013 and 2014. The seemed to be back in contact in early 2018 but it was short lived. During the years they were not together, Justin and Hailey had a romantic relationship, leading to their marriage in 2018.
Despite the relationships never overlapping, Hailey opened up about the hate she receives due to her husband's past relationships and the hardship it brings.
Hailey said: “A lot of the hate comes from like ‘oh you stole him’, and I guess that comes from the fact that they wished he ended up with someone else. And that’s fine, you can wish that all you want, but that’s just not the case.
“There’s a certain numbness that you get [from the hate]. It still happens to this day. If I was to go live right now, it would still be happening. You reach a point where you have to ignore it.
“If we have moved on, why can’t you?” she added. “It’s hurtful and it’s bullying.”