After Justin Bieber was scouted on Youtube in 2008 and released his debut album in 2009, his music career skyrocketed and he became an instant heart-throb beloved by fans around the world.
In 2018, however, Justin Bieber announced he was officially off the market after proposing to Hailey Baldwin. While the news seemed sudden, the two have actually had a long relationship. Read ahead to see Hailey and Justin’s relationship timeline.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin meet for the first time after Stephen Baldwin, Hailey’s dad, introduces them backstage at the Today Show. “We’ve been enjoying your music,” Stephen told Justin.
Hailey joins her dad at the premiere of his Never Say Never film in Times Square, New York City. That same month, Justin announced his relationship with Selena Gomez.
Haileytweets her support for Justin and Selena’s relationship. “I don’t care what anyone says but Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez together is the definition of a teenage dream! #word”.
November 9, 2014
By November 2014, Justin and Selena have broken up. On November 9, Justin, Hailey, and Kendall Jenner are spotted out together attending a church service together at Hillsong.
December 8, 2014
Hailey denies rumors that she and Justin are dating. “I’ve known [Justin Bieber] since I was so young—since I was like 13—and we’ve just been good friends over the years. We have just stayed close and there’s nothing more to it than that,” she told E! News.
December 15, 2014
Justin also denies rumors that he and Hailey are an item. “People are crazy. I’m super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise,” Justin wrote in an Instagram post.
Justin and Hailey spend New Year’s together.
Hailey and Justin get matching tattoos in honor of a girl from their church, Georgia, who has Lissencephaly.
Rumors spread that Justin and Selena are back together after a video of him serenading her in a bar goes public.
Just a month later, Justin and Hailey spend New Year’s together again with his family on a trip to Anguilla. They later share a photo of themselves kissing on the trip.
Justin calls Hailey a ‘friend who he kisses’ in an interview with GQ. That same day, Hailey also tells E! News that she and Justin aren’t in an exclusive relationship. “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,” she explained.
Justin officially unfollows Hailey on Instagram. Shortly after Justin is seen with Sofia Richie and the pair start dating.
Justin and Selena start back their on-again-off-again relationship after Selena breaks up with the Weeknd.
Selena and Justin end their relationship yet again after couple’s counseling fails to work.
May 7, 2018
Hailey attends the Met Gala with Shawn Mendes. Rumors that are later denied start spreading that the pair is in a relationship.
That same month, Justin and Hailey reconnect. “Justin and I were friends for a long time,” Hailey told The Times. “I met him when I was really young and he was one of my best friends… 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.”
Throughout the month, Justin and Hailey are spotted together attending church services and making out in public all around New York City. It is also confirmed that the pair is officially dating.
July 8, 2018
Justin and Hailey travel to the Bahamas together for a vacation. While there, Justin proposes to Hailey at a restaurant and Hailey accepts.
July 10, 2018
Justin confirms the engagement on Instagram and calls Hailey the love of his life. “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,” Justin wrote.
July 10, 2018
That same day, Hailey also confirms the exciting news. “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,” Hailey said.
July 30, 2018
Justin reveals the pair might be getting married sooner than everyone imagined. “What’s next? Getting married,” Justin told the paparazzi when asked about the future.
August 10, 2018
Justin is photographed holding a copy of pastor Timothy Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God.
August 14, 2018
Despite signs that the couple is preparing for the nuptials, sources tell TMZ that they aren’t planning on rushing their engagement and hope to get married next year. “Justin’s been in love with her for a long time, so this didn’t just come from out of the blue,” the source said.
September 1, 2018
Justin sparks marriage rumors after allegedly introducing Hailey as his wife during a trip to the Stratford Perth Museum in Ontario.
September 14, 2018
Rumors continue to spread that the couple is already married after Justin and Hailey are pictured at the Marriage Bureau in New York City. However, Hailey then denied the speculation directly in a Tweet that has since been deleted from her account.
September 19, 2018
Alec Baldwin, Hailey’s uncle, claims that pair has already gotten married. “They just went off and got married and I don’t know what the deal is,” Alec told Access at the Emmys.
September 20, 2018
Hailey speaks with Coveteur and says the engagement was the highlight of her year. “Well, I got engaged. I think that’s probably the biggest OMG moment of the year for me, of my life. So that’s probably top,” she said.
September 23, 2018
TMZ reports that Justin and Hailey have gotten a lawyer to work on their prenup, which they originally weren’t planning on having.
October 18, 2018
The couple confirms they got married to a fan. “I asked them if they were married and they simultaneously said yes!” 16-year-old Nona Melkoni told Us Weekly. “They were both very happy and kind. He told me that she’s his angel. They were super-sweet!”
October 22, 2018
A source tells People that the couple got married and had a secret wedding. “The city hall marriage was her idea”, their source told People. “It was ‘you and me against the world’…Let’s show [everyone] we’re serious and it’s not just some crazy fling.”