Wedding bells are in the air … again! We know that Justin and Hailey Bieber tied the knot last September in a New York City courthouse, and now one year later, the two have now walked down the aisle in a romantic South Carolina ceremony on Monday, September 30. In honor of the joyous occasion, VALLEY wants to reminisce on the history of the Jailey relationship.
The Early Years
It’s no secret that Hailey already comes from a famous family, with her father being actor Stephen Baldwin. Back in 2009 when Hailey was just 14 years old, Stephen introduced Justin Bieber to his daughter on the set of the Today Show in New York. Two years later, Stephen brought Hailey to the premiere of Justin’s documentary film, titled, “Never Say Never.” Bieber was dating Selena Gomez at the time, but clearly, Stephen was on to something. Hey Dads, can you set us up with famous boyfriends? Thanks!
Justin and Hailey are seen spending time together, alongside their mutual friends Kendall and Kylie Jenner. However, all parties deny the swirling rumors of the relationship. Both Justin and Hailey take to Instagram to clarify their relationship status.
December 2015-January 2016
Justin and Hailey are seen getting hot and heavy on a vacation in Anguilla together during the holiday season. The two seemed way too flirty to just be friends, so here is where eyebrows started to raise. On January 3, 2016, the famous photo of Bieber grabbing Hailey and kissing her passionately was posted, which caused a major frenzy in the entire Bieber fan base. Happy New Year, Beliebers!
Both Hailey and Justin confirmed that their relationship was open. Justin told GQ that he “didn’t want to be held down by anything,” and Hailey told E! News that “Justin was about to go on tour, and relationships at their age were already too complicated.” Ouch.
2016-2018: The Mess in Between
Justin and Hailey officially break up in August of 2016, and he even unfollows her on Instagram. We know, heartbreaking. It’s here where he’s spotted with Sofia Richie, daughter of music icon Lionel Richie, sending the Bieber fan base into ANOTHER frenzy! After his attempted relationship with Sofia, Bieber decides to give it another shot with Selena for, the millionth time? We’ve lost track at this point. They were on again, off again for the next two years.
Let’s not forget the May 2018 Met Gala, where Hailey arrived with Shawn Mendes as her date, causing rumors to swirl that they were now an item! But finally, After about two years of not speaking, Hailey and Justin were now friends again! Hailey said in an interview with The TimesUK, that:
“Justin and I were friends were friends for a very long time. 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. 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.”
Not long after the two rekindled their friendship, Shawn Mendes suspiciously disappeared from Hailey’s Instagram, leaving us with many questions.
Hailey and Justin have now decided to give their romance another go, making it evident by making out whenever they got the chance. However, I think it’s safe for us to say that no one expected Justin to ask for her hand in marriage … at least that quickly. After all, him and Selena had just called it quits for the final time, and Hailey and Shawn had just parted ways as well … were we missing something? Regardless, the sounds of hearts breaking could be heard around the world as Justin was officially an engaged man.
Here comes the bride … round one! Hailey and Justin obtain a marriage license and get married in a super secret ceremony at a courthouse in New York City! The news was confirmed by Hailey’s uncle, Alec Baldwin, as he told Access in an interview.
And now here we are, one year later, and the couple has now had an official ceremony with friends and family. Hailey walked down the aisle in a tent just to avoid pictures, but could we blame her? She wanted her day to be as private and special as possible!
According to an insider that reported to E! News, the wedding was fairy-tale themed, with “twinkle lights and purple lavender flowers hanging from the trees above.” Every table featured a bottle of Möet covered with Sworovski crystals. In total, the wedding cost just about, if not more, than $500,000. Hey, go big or go home, right?
At the end of the day, Justin and Hailey had their ups and downs, but have shown the world that two people who are meant to be together will always find their way back to each other. VALLEY sends much love to the newlyweds!