Hailey Bieber says Justin Bieber never cheated on Selena Gomez with her

As we discussed yesterday, Hailey Baldwin-Bieber has talked about how her relationship with Justin Bieber really started in 2018. Hailey sat down with the Call Her Daddy podcast, and the episode dropped today. The teaser sent Selena fans and Jelena (Justin + Selena) fans into a tailspin because… Hailey actually answered the question about whether there was an overlap between her relationship with Justin and Justin’s relationship with Selena. The situation is more complicated than whatever went down in 2018, because Justin and Selena had been on-and-off for so many years – and they were each other’s first serious relationship – and because Justin and Hailey dated previously, pre-2018, during one of his splits with Selena.

The way I remember it, Justin managed to break his toxic cycle with Selena for good in early 2018, after a minor blip for a few months prior to that where it looked like they were reuniting. Then, months after he broke things off with Selena, he started dating Hailey, only he took sex off the table. Remember that? That’s why they got engaged and married so quickly, because he decided to wait until marriage that year. Anyway, Hailey’s version of events is the same, that there was no overlap and she didn’t “steal” anyone:

Hailey Bieber has set the record straight regarding the timeline of her and Justin Bieber’s relationship after years of fan-driven speculation that she ‘stole’ him from Selena Gomez. During her appearance on the Call Her Daddy podcast, the model, 26, insisted to host Alexis Cooper that Justin, 25, had not cheated on Gomez, 30, with her.

‘No, not once,’ she stated, adding that she and Justin began ‘hooking up’ after he’d already split from his former on/off girlfriend in early 2018. ‘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 was raised better than that. I understand how it looks from the outside, 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, but of course, there’s a very long history there and I respect that a lot. I don’t want to talk on either one of their behalf’s,’ she explained.

Being that Justin and Selena dated on/off for nearly a decade, fans of both artists felt emotionally invested in their highly-publicized ‘Jelena’ romance. So, when they called it quits and he moved on with Hailey, she became the main target of online backlash and fan conspiracies.

‘A lot of the hate comes from like “oh you stole him” and the fact that he wished he ended up with someone else. And that’s fine, you can wish that all you want, but it’s not the case.’

‘There’s a certain numbness that you get,’ she said of coming across hate comments and posts from ‘Jelena’ devotees. ‘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?’

[From The Daily Mail]

I’m fine with what she says here, honestly. She’s answering the question she was asked and, clearly, these are still conversations happening within fanbases so she has every right to talk about it. Just as many of you felt Selena had every right to make an entire album about Hailey’s husband and publicly declare that she hopes Justin listens to it.

“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…” I think what bugs Selena’s fans is that Justin decided he was closing the door on Selena and Selena wasn’t ready to close the door at that time. Selena thought they would continue their toxic on-and-off cycle indefinitely for years longer while Justin was saying “no mas.”

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23 Responses to “Hailey Bieber says Justin Bieber never cheated on Selena Gomez with her”

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    I don’t think Justin deserves the benefit of the doubt because he’s a racist, abusive ass. He has treated both Selena and his wife poorly. But whatever. White men get the benefit of the doubt I guess.

    • Laura says:

      This. This woman looks exhausted and devoid of joy in her life. She’s parenting a child and it shows.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      Yeah I agree, I have no time for him. I hope Hailey has a good support network. And I’m glad Selena has moved on (I’m not sure where the narrative that JB was over it before she was comes from? But if he’s manipulative, then maybe she wasn’t ready to move partially because he intentionally kept her on the hook).

      I do think it’s sh*tty that Selena and Hailey’s fanbases hassle them years later. Even after both womxn made it abundantly clear that they don’t approve of that behaviour.

      • AJ says:

        I’m also curious where the narrative that SG is not over him is coming from. If the only evidence of this is lyrics written a few years about a multiple-year relationship this supposition seems weak.

    • Aevajohnson says:

      Don’t forget how terrible he is to the pets he’s owned. 🙁

    • L says:

      @girl_ninja: Yup.

    • Bash says:

      I couldn’t agree more with everything Kaiser says here. It’s so nice to read a rational take on the situation, because for some reason, this topic tends to bring out the most irrational perspectives from a lot of people online. Selena’s fans have been absolutely cruel to Hailey, and this has been relentless, non-stop for years. I really feel for Hailey! She seems like a sweet, grounded young woman who is just trying to live her life, and constantly gets harassed about this, no matter how much she tries to take the high road. She’s only ever addressed questions about it with class and dignity, but she still gets torn apart. I don’t think she’s done anything to deserve any hate in the situation.

  2. MollyB says:

    He dresses like a traffic cone.

  3. María says:

    I don’t buy it. Sorry Hailey!

  4. Jessamine says:


  5. Vanessa says:

    I don’t believe Hailey at all she and Justin from the very beginning have been whitewashed their Relationship. Of course she not going to admit that Justin clearly was cheating on Selena toward the ended of their Relationship with her she know first hand how crazy the stans are she was one of them she was a huge jelena stan her tweets were everywhere .

  6. Lucy says:

    I have zero dogs in this fight, I’m just surprised that they’re still married and haven’t had kids yet. Not because they owe anyone kids, just I wouldn’t have predicted it.

  7. MangoAngelesque says:

    I like the green pants she’s wearing in those photos.

    That’s all I got.

  8. Red says:

    There were rumors for years that she was constantly pushing herself in between Justin and Selena, and using their mutual friends to help.

    I’m not sure why Selena is getting ripped on for writing albums about exes when everyone does that? Adele wrote about her divorce. Taylor’s old albums were literal time capsules about her old hookups. Harry Styles literally wrote Fine Line and added voicemails of his ex and added her tattoo to his album cover when she was already in a relationship with someone else. It happens everywhere!

    • girl_ninja says:

      Right?!? Everyone writes albums about their ex’s. Even Queen Bey exposed Jay for cheating. Let people sing about their pain and hurts. Ain’t no thang.

  9. Otaku fairy says:

    It’s a shame that she’s had to deal with that kind of toxic behavior. Sometimes people get so eager to force a celebrity other woman/women cheat too conversation that they don’t care if something is factual, or stop to think about what it must be like to be targeted like that by unhinged stans and shitty people. Last night Selena Gomez called out her fans out for it too. It’s always nice when a public figure condemns misogyny.

  10. Elle says:

    I think Hailey is pretty good at not playing into it all and Justin has come a long way. He seemed emotionally stunted having been a child star. I kind of think Selena was too. That made them toxic together. They have had more growth out of the relationship.

  11. Size Does Matter says:

    Justin Bieber is only 25? Geez he’s at least 50 in Hollywood years.

  12. jferber says:

    Well, Selena has done great professionally with her cooking show and especially, Only Murders in the Building, in which she is an executive producer. She doesn’t need the man-boy that is Justin Bieber. She’s luckily out of that. Haily has endless money, but she doesn’t look happy. It must be exhausting to be with Bieber. Selena was the lucky one.

  13. JMoney says:

    I’m with you Kaiser Hailey doesn’t say anything remotely bad. The one thing I wish ppl would highlight was when Hailey said, “if we have moved on, why can’t you?” and that’s the crux. Why Jelena fans are still a thing shows its really not about Selena/Justin/Hailey as autonomous individuals but rather they project onto to them their own fantasies and no its not healthy esp if its something these real life ppl see constantly. This isn’t the only celeb friendship/relationship ppl do this for they do this for other celebs and quite honestly its sick. How you can “‘ship” celebs as an imaginary couple when they are already married/in a relationship someone else (this also can be said about a certain GoT actors) is not something I can ever comprehend.

  14. L says:

    @ bash: And jb’s fans have also been absolutely cruel to sg for years, especially when they dated, and now those fans which are also hb fans still continue with this. So please miss me with this poor hb nonsense. It goes both ways. And of course (the white man)gets a pass for all this mess as always. Sigh.

  15. Karisma says:

    Justin is the one who was shading selena’s relationship with the weeknd, pursed her when she was still in that relationship and vulnerable after her kidney’s transplant only to dump her and get engaged 2 months later.
    He’s a selfish and emotionally abusive prick, good luck to Hailey, they were married for a couple months and she was already complaining about how hard marriage is. Tell you everything you need to know about that relationship