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A Breakdown Of Justin Bieber's Relationship Timelines With Hailey Bieber & Selena Gomez

It's messier than we remember.

By Lucy Cocoran
Despite Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber having tied the knot four years ago, many people still can't get over his relationship with Selena Gomez. Filled with fire, passion and allegations of cheating, him and Gomez had the kind of on-again-off-again relationship that gave teenagers around the world a serious case of whiplash. In fact, there's a solid year where nobody had any clue what was going on.
As Gomez prepares to release her documentary My Mind & Me, Hailey Bieber will soon appear on the Call Her Daddy podcast. While this would usually be no major cause for concern, the podcast's host, Alex Cooper, has taken the opportunity to quiz Hailey on the murkier details of her and Justin's relationship timeline, asking the question that we've all been asking since 2015 — was there a crossover between Hailey's relationship with Justin and his relationship with Selena?
While we wait to get a (hopefully) definitive answer on that one, we've taken this opportunity to create a blended timeline of these relationships. Below, one of the biggest Hollywood relationship sagas that dominated the mid 2000s.

2009: hailey and justin meet

A very young Justin and Hailey meet for the first time after her dad, Stephen Baldwin, introduced his daughter to the singer.
"This is my daughter Hailey," Stephen told Justin in a resurfaced video. "We've been enjoying your music."

february 2011: selena and justin go red carpet official

At the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in February 2011, Selena and Justin made their rumoured romance red carpet official.
That same year, Gomez opened up to Seventeen magazine about debuting their relationship after months of downplaying things.
"I don't like hiding. I do like to keep certain things to myself, but at the end of the day, I'm 18 and I'm going to fall in love," she revealed. "I'm going to hang out with people and I'm going to explore myself, and I'm okay with that."
From here, the Jelena fan era is born and the stars packed on PDA all over the world.

november 2012: selena and justin breakup

After around two years, the couple call it quits for the first time.
"She broke up with him about a week ago," a source told PEOPLE. "With them being apart so much it got complicated. She had some trust issues. It's not easy, but the relationship needed to end."
Speaking to Us Weekly, another insider alluded to cheating on Justin's part.
"Selena broke up with Justin about a week ago. It's been a really challenging experience over the last year because of their crazy schedules," they said. "Selena definitely had some major trust issues with Justin."

2013-2014: nobody knows what is happening with selena and justin

The year between 2013 and 2014 was murky to say the least. Fans really had no idea what was happening between the pair and whether they were on or off.
In April 2013, Gomez released her song Come & Get It, which many thought was directed at Bieber. Days later, Bieber posts and then deletes an Instagram photo of Gomez, causing a lot of confusion.
By December 2013, Bieber tells E! that the pair aren't talking but says he will always love her.
January 2014 was tumultuous for both stars, with Gomez checking into rehab for Lupus and Bieber arrested for drink driving and accused of vandalism.
In July 2014, Bieber makes global headlines for allegedly getting into a fight with Orlando Bloom in Spain (though people still aren't sure what it was about). Many have speculated it had something to do with Gomez, who was previously papped cosying up to Bloom in a nightclub.

november 2014: hailey and justin are spotted on holiday

After dating a slew of models throughout 2014, Bieber is linked to Hailey Baldwin for the first time while on vacation. He also unfollows Gomez on Instagram.
Despite the photos, Bieber denied that he and Baldwin were in a relationship.
"People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise," he wrote on Instagram.

march 2015: selena starts dating zedd

After collaborating with Zedd on her single, I Want You to Know, Gomez and the DJ began dating in March 2015.
"He's this cute little German, and he's got really beautiful eyes, and he's very sweet and funny," she told Radio Disney at the time.
The romance was short-lived however, with the pair calling it off a few months later in July 2015.

november 2015: justin serenades serena

The internet goes wild after Bieber was seen serenading Gomez with the song My Girl at a Beverly Hills hotel bar.

december 2015: hailey and justin share a new year's kiss

Bieber is seen kissing Baldwin on New Year's Eve, seemingly confirming that there is something romantic going on between them.

august 2016: justin starts dating sofia richie

Just less than a year after he was seen with Baldwin, the singer was confirmed to be dating Sofia Richie.
After his fans start trolling Sofia, Bieber captioned a photo of the pair: "I'm gonna make my Instagram private if you guys don't stop the hate this is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like."
To the shock of many, Gomez herself weighed in on the drama, writing: "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol -" she wrote. "It should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love and supported you before any one ever did."
A comment section war then ensues between the former couple, with Justin accusing Selena of using him for fame, and Selena accusing Justin of cheating on her.
"It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love. I'm not one for receiving any kind of hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other. And yes I love my beliebers," Bieber wrote.
"Funny how the ones that cheated multiple times, are the ones pointing the finger at the ones that were forgiving and supportive. No wonder fans are mad. Sad. All love," Gomez replied.
Bieber, who was seemingly intent on having the last word, ended with: "I cheated... Oh I forgot about You and Zayn?"
Was he accusing Gomez of cheating on him with Zayn Malik? This is still unconfirmed to this day.

may 2017: selena and the weeknd go red carpet official

In early 2017, Gomez starts dating singer The Weeknd, with the pair going red carpet official at the Met Gala in May 2017. It wasn't to last however, as they broke up in October of that same year.

november 2017: selena and justin apparently reunite

The following month, Bieber and Gomez are spotted hanging out in Los Angeles for the second time in four days, sparking reconciliation rumours.
"Selena and Justin are back together," an insider told Us Weekly at the time. "Selena and The Weeknd just fizzled and ended amicably — it wasn't dramatic and it wasn't about Justin. But Selena always had feelings for Justin."

december 2017: hailey and justin are spotted out

Despite his apparent rekindling with Gomez, Bieber is still spotted out and about with Baldwin, which enrages many of his fans, despite him insisting they are 'just friends.'
Speaking to Us Weekly, a source said: "They've both moved on. The messages were platonic, and friendly."

may 2018: selena and justin are done for good

For the final time, Gomez and Bieber break up.
"Selena has tried to convince her family that Justin has changed … but her family just isn't budging right now," a source told Us Weekly.
"Selena started seeing the bigger picture when it came to their relationship," another added, noting that Gomez "chose happiness" over her relationship with Justin, which "no one really supported."

june 2018: hailey and justin are back on

Us Weekly broke the news that Baldwin and Bieber were hooking up again in June 2018.

august-september 2018: hailey and justin are engaged and married

Less than a month after getting back together, Bieber proposed to Baldwin while vacationing in Baker's Bay. The opal-shaped engagement ring was a whopping 6 carats and is set in a 18K yellow gold solitaire band. A month after that, they tied the knot in front of 154 people at the Somerset Chapel of Montage in South Carolina.
Despite the happy news, Jelena fans were not so quick to celebrate, flooding the couple's Instagram comments with nasty messages and accusing Bieber of proposing to get back at Gomez.
"Why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back to my ex?" Bieber wrote on Instagram. "Anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn't talk or think this way. You should be ashamed of yourself. I absolutely love and loved Selena, she will always hold a place in my heart, but I am head over [heels] in love with my wife and she is absolutely the best thing that has ever happened to me, period.
Hailey also slammed the hateful comments, writing on her Instagram Stories, "You little internet kiddos need to learn how to move on for real. We're adults that have better things to do than waste time explaining something just so you can stop your delusional fantasies. I'm not gonna sit here and let obsessive strangers try to tell me about my own husband, you wanna talk about somebodies husband then get ur own. G'night!!"
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