Both Justin and Hailey have been friends for years after meeting when they were merely teenagers. And even though they were romantically linked once before, the two eventually went back to being friends. It was only recently that they publicly rekindled their romance — and now that romance has turned into a ring on Hailey's finger.
Take a look at the future Mr. and Mrs. Justin Bieber's relationship timeline below:
2009 - 2015: They Become Good Friends
In 2014, an 18-year-old Hailey told E! of her relationship with Justin, "I've known him since I was so young — since I was like 13 — and we've just been good friends over the years." And though she denied any romance rumors, anyone who took a look at the Biebs' Instagram in 2015 was met with photo after photo of the two getting close.
Look at these babies in 2011 at Justin's Never Say Never premiere:
Late 2015: Things Get Hot & Heavy, But They're Not Exclusive
The two were acting so flirtatious on Instagram and constantly posting cozy pics that the next move was bound to happen.
January 2016: The New Year's Make-Out in St. Bart's
During a New Year's trip to St. Bart's JB & Hailey were spotted making out hardcore. Hailey also posted (since-deleted) a sweet photo of her and Justin. Biebs also shared some shots from the trip, including this cute, funny video:
February 2016: Are They... or Aren't They?
Bieber's GQ article dropped, which features Hailey pretty heavily. Still, he insisted they're just close friends. When asked if Baldwin is "just a friend he kisses," Bieber replied, "Uh-huh. I guess so." He added later on that Hailey is "someone I really love. We spend a lot of time together."
Meanwhile, Hailey offered a little more, telling E!: "We are not an exclusive couple."
May 2018: 'And If It Ends... Can We Be Friends?'
Hailey finally opened up about her previous relationship with Justin, blatantly denying to The Sunday Times there was anything going between the two of them. "[Our past relationship] brought both of us to the realization that we just work much better as friends. ... Now it's a very mature situation. It's good."
June 2018: Back Together
Despite Hailey's denial, there were endless rumors and pics of the two traveling, partying, cuddling, and holding hands — all signs that clearly pointed to something going on…
July 7, 2018: The Engagement
On Saturday, July 7th, Justin popped the question in the Bahamas, surprising Hailey (and the crowd), TMZ reported. Justin "knew that he wanted to propose to her," a source told E! News, and had the ring arrangements made in NYC. "Hailey was taken off guard" by the proposal, the insider claimed, "but you could tell they are both so in love." Just had also asked Hailey's father, Stephen Baldwin, for his blessing beforehand.
Fans then got a glimpse of Hailey's very large engagement ring when Twitter user @azymanzur tweeted a picture of the couple in the Bahamas where a friend had met the couple.
July 8, 2018: Their Parents React
Stephen Baldwin, tweeted and deleted a sweet message about his daughter and future son-in-law's special news. He wrote, "Sweet smile on my face ! ... Always pray 4 god's will !! He is moving in the hearts of JB&HB."
July 9, 2018: Hailey and Justin Both Confirm Their Engagement!
Jailey confirmed their engagement with a pair of sweet posts on social media.
Just wrote on Instagram, "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. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!"
And Twitter, Hailey shared, "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."
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