The pair were initially introduced at a brief meet-and-greet captured on camera backstage at a Today show appearance for the “Baby” singer, according to Vogue. Hailey, then 12 years old, shyly shook the pop star’s hand at the behest of her dad, actor Stephen Baldwin, whose friendship with Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallette, had prompted the meeting.
February 2, 2011: Hailey Bieber poses with Justin Bieber at his Never Say Never premiere in New York City
Two years after their initial meeting, the two were photographed again — along with Hailey’s dad — at the 2011 premiere of Justin’s Never Say Never documentary in New York City.
Hailey later clarified to Vogue that while she found Justin “cute,” she was never a Belieber. She told the outlet, “I was never a superfan, of him or of anyone. It was never that crazed, screaming thing. I didn’t think about it in any kind of way except for the fact that he was cute. Everybody had a crush on him. But for the first few years we had a weird age gap.”
2011: Hailey Bieber tweets about her support for Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s relationship
In both May and September 2011, Hailey expressed her support for the romance between Justin and Selena Gomez, which would continue on and off until just a few months before she and Justin got engaged in 2018.
“I don’t care what anyone says but Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez together is the definition of a teenage dream! #word,” Hailey said in a since-deleted tweet in May 2011. A few months later, she doubled down on her stance, tweeting, “I’m for sure 100% team #Jelena.”
Hailey tweeted at the singer a number of times over the years, including a January 2012 compliment on his hairdo at the time.
“Can we just talk about your dark hair for a second…” Hailey tweeted, adding the hashtag “#itlooksreallygood.”
November 10, 2014: Justin and Hailey Bieber are seen at Hillsong Church together
The musician and model were seen standing next to each other — as well as pal Kendall Jenner — at a service at the New York outpost of the Australian megachurch.
Hailey later told Vogue that the pair’s friendship blossomed after reconnecting at church. “One day Justin walked into Hillsong and was like, ‘Hey, you got older.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s up?’ Over time he became my best guy friend. I was running around with him as his homie, but we weren’t hanging out [romantically].”
December 15, 2014: Justin and Hailey Bieber deny dating rumors
The pair insisted that they were just “good friends” and that there was “nothing more to it,” according to an interview Hailey did with E! News following an uptick in their Instagram photos together.
“I’ve known him since I was so young — since I was like 13 — and we’ve just been good friends over the years,” she told the outlet, adding, “We have just stayed close and there’s nothing more to it than that.”
Justin appeared to be on the same page, posting a photo of him and Hailey on Instagram later that month with the caption, “People are crazy. I’m super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise.”
December 31, 2014: Justin and Hailey Bieber ring in the New Year together
The two celebrated their first New Year’s Eve together, as seen in a clip Justin posted on Instagram of the duo taking in the fireworks alongside a friend.
December 2015: Justin and Hailey Bieber vacation in Mexico together
Hailey joined the “Boyfriend” singer and his family — including his father and siblings — on a highly-publicized vacation in Tulum, Mexico, over the December holidays in 2015 — just a few weeks after Justin was spotted serenading on-and-off love Gomez at a hotel in Beverly Hills. Justin documented the trip with a number of photos and videos of himself and Hailey on Instagram.
December 31, 2015: Justin and Hailey Bieber share a New Year’s kiss
The pair rang in the New Year together for the second year in a row, this time locking lips at Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Year’s Eve party in St. Barts, where Justin performed for the A-list crowd. The pop star didn’t seem shy about showing off his new love — he even shared a photo of the pair’s sultry smooch on Instagram.
February 11, 2016: Justin and Hailey Bieber publicly acknowledge their relationship but deny exclusivity
In GQ’s March 2016 cover story, Justin addressed his relationship with Hailey, describing her as “someone I really love. We spend a lot of time together.” He explained that there was already “a lot that [he had] to commit to” and that adding a girlfriend to the mix felt like a recipe for disaster.
“I know that in the past I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment. So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them,” he said, before noting that he was making decisions with his and Hailey’s potential future union in mind. “It’s really hard to fix wounds like that. It’s so hard … I just don’t want to hurt her.”
For her part, Hailey confirmed to E! News that the duo were “not an exclusive couple. He’s about to go on tour,” she said. “Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.”
2016: Justin and Hailey Bieber split up in a “very dramatic” fashion
The two went their separate ways some time after the GQ story was published in February — and before Justin was linked to Sofia Richie in August of that year (a brief romance that lasted just six weeks).
“Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through,” Hailey later told Vogue of their split.
“‘Fizzled’ would not be the right word — it was more like a very dramatic excommunication,” she explained. “There was a period where if I walked into a room, he would walk out.”
In May 2018, she also told The Times U.K. that the pair “went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends,” adding that “there was a lot of weirdness that went on.”
June 2018: Justin and Hailey Bieber get back together
Following Justin’s months-long reunion with Gomez — which spanned from October 2017 until March 2018 — and Hailey’s Met Gala appearance with Shawn Mendes (whom she denied a romantic relationship with), the pair reunited at a church conference in Miami, followed by festivities at LIV nightclub.
“The common denominator, I promise you, is always church,” Hailey told Vogue the following year of their reconciliation. “By then we were past the drama. I just gave him a hug. By the end of the conference, he was like, ‘We’re not going to be friends.’ I was like, ‘We’re not?’ “
The pair’s rekindled romance soared to new heights over the rest of the month, with a number of PDA-fueled public appearances, from toweling each other off in Miami to canoodling in Brooklyn and The Hamptons and attending a church service together in Washington.
July 7, 2018: Justin and Hailey Bieber get engaged
The pair shocked fans when news broke that the singer had popped the question to Hailey during a romantic dinner at a local restaurant while on vacation in the Bahamas.
“It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks,” a source told PEOPLE. “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.”
July 9, 2018: Justin Bieber confirms his engagement on Instagram
Justin was quick to confirm the pair’s happy news on Instagram, addressing his bride-to-be: “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,” he wrote.
“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,” Justin continued. “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.”
September 2018: Justin and Hailey Bieber move in together
The couple moved into Justin’s home outside of Toronto together shortly after getting engaged, they revealed to Vogue the following February. The outlet reported that they were in couple’s therapy while adjusting to living together.
September 13, 2018: Justin and Hailey Bieber get married in a civil ceremony in New York City
The musician and model were seen at a courthouse in lower Manhattan where marriage licenses are issued, with Hailey in an all-white ensemble for the occasion.
November 16, 2018: Hailey Bieber officially changes her last name on social media
Two months after tying the knot, the model, né Baldwin, changed her social media handle to Hailey Rhode Baldwin Bieber.
February 7, 2019: Justin and Hailey Bieber pose for Vogue‘s cover story
Marking their first photoshoot together, the newlyweds posed for a series of adorable photos for Vogue’s cover story in early 2019. In a wide-ranging interview, they covered everything from their 2016 split to Justin’s year of self-imposed celibacy which preceded their union to the ups and downs of navigating marriage in your early 20s.
“I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy,” said Hailey. “It’s always going to be hard. It’s a choice. You don’t feel it every single day. You don’t wake up every day saying, ‘I’m absolutely so in love and you are perfect.’ That’s not what being married is. But there’s something beautiful about it anyway — about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone.”
September 30, 2019: Justin and Hailey Bieber wed in South Carolina
Over a year after initially saying “I do,” the pair celebrated with a larger ceremony in front of over 150 family and friends at the Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina, PEOPLE confirmed.
February 5, 2020: Justin and Hailey Bieber open up about their marriage
In an episode of Justin’s Seasons docu-series, he shared that getting “to share my life with [Hailey] just makes it so much more rewarding.”
“He was the first person I ever had real feelings for,” Hailey added. “When things kind of went south for a little bit and we went our separate ways, I just knew that no matter what the outcome was going to be, he was going to be somebody that I loved for the rest of my life. No matter what, he was always going to hold a special place in my heart.”
March 29, 2021: Justin and Hailey Bieber get matching peach tattoos
The pair got matching tattoos in March 2021, celebrating Bieber’s chart-topping single “Peaches.”
One day after Bieber debuted his new ink — a small peach, located on his neck — his wife showed off her identical tat on the inner part of her left arm. Both of the tiny tattoos were done by celebrity-loved tattoo artist Doctor Woo.
February 2022: Hailey Bieber says she “definitely” isn’t ready for kids yet
“I think ideally in the next couple of years we would try,” the model told WSJ. Magazine about her and Justin’s timeline for expanding their family. “But there’s a reason they call it try, right? You don’t know how long that process is ever going to take. Definitely no kids this year; that would be a little bit hectic, I think.”
March 10, 2022: Hailey Bieber is hospitalized for a mini-stroke, Justin Bieber tells fans “it’s been really scary”
The model revealed on her Instagram Story that she had been hospitalized for a mini-stroke on March 10, explaining that she “was sitting at breakfast with my husband when I started having stroke-like symptoms and was taken to the hospital.”
Describing the event as “one of the scariest moments I’ve ever been through,” Hailey later detailed the experience on her YouTube channel, revealing that she was ultimately diagnosed with a PFO — a small opening in the heart that usually closes after birth.
She then underwent a procedure to close the PFO, which she shared went “very smoothly.”
Justin spoke out about the harrowing event during a concert in Denver a few days later. “Obviously you guys know, most of you probably know or seen the news about my wife,” he began. “She’s okay, she’s good. It’s been scary, you know, it’s been really scary but I know for a fact that God has her in the palm of his hands.
April 3, 2022: Justin and Hailey Bieber pack on the PDA at the Grammys
Marking their first joint red carpet appearance since the model’s health scare, the pair stole the spotlight at the Grammys — where Bieber was up for eight nominations — and showed some sweet PDA on the carpet.
After the couple’s romantic appearance, fans began speculating that the model’s flowing gown was covering up a baby bump — a rumor she was quick to shut down. “I’m not pregnant leave me alone,” she wrote on Instagram.
May 2, 2022: Justin Bieber says he went through an “emotional breakdown” early on in his marriage
During an interview with Apple Music’s Ebro Darden shared exclusively with PEOPLE, the Drew House founder opened up about his mental health journey and some of the harder truths his marriage has helped him to face.
“It’s a journey. I remember when I first got married, I hit a little bit of an emotional breakdown because I thought marriage was going to fix all my problems and it didn’t,” Justin said. “It just kind of was a reflection of like, man, you’re a bit of a hypocrite man.”
“You want your wife to do something that you’re not doing and it’s like, it’s hard sometimes to look in the mirror and really have to realize, man, maybe you’re not the person that you necessarily thought that you were,” he continued. “And that’s just a result of trauma and life circumstances.”
June 10, 2022: Justin Bieber is diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome
After postponing a few dates on his Justice tour, Justin revealed on Instagram that he was diagnosed with Ramsay hunt syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that caused paralysis on the right side of his face.
Later that month, a source close to the couple opened up to PEOPLE about how Justin and Hailey were handling their health scares. “Hailey has been so supportive of Justin, just like he supported her with her health issues,” the friend said. “They’re unbreakable.”
Hailey also reassured fans that Justin was going to be okay during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan. “He’s going to be totally fine,” she said. “This is just a really out-of-nowhere, weird situation,” adding that she and her husband are now “closer than ever.”
August 16, 2022: Hailey Bieber discusses the challenges in her marriage to Justin Bieber
Hailey opened up to Harper’s Bazaar about some of the challenges she faces in her marriage to Justin after four years and two serious health scares.
“I just think life is changing all the time,” she said. “Day to day, week to week, year to year. I think a perfect example of that is over the last six months, both of us have gone through very serious health issues. You have to figure out how to deal with this shit as it comes, you know? There’s a reason they say ‘for better or for worse.’ Like, that’s for real!”
Despite any obstacles, however, Hailey said Justin is “still the person that I wanna be rushing back to.”
She continued, “I might fly somewhere and go do a job, but I can’t wait to come back and hang out. And I feel like that’s because of the effort that’s been put in on both sides. At the end of the day, like, he’s my best friend, but it still does take a lot of work to make it work. And then I know eventually, when kids come in the picture, that’s going to be a whole other season of navigating how to make that work.”
September 13, 2022: Justin and Hailey Bieber celebrate 4 years of marriage
Justin celebrated his fourth wedding anniversary by posting a sweet photo of himself and his wife laying with a puppy in between them. “Happy anniversary to my best friend and wifey @haileybieber … thanks for making me better in every way,” the singer captioned the Instagram post.
Hailey also marked the occasion online, sharing an Instagram post featuring various photos of the duo, including one from their South Carolina wedding ceremony. “4 years married to you,” the model wrote. “The most beautiful human I’ve ever known… love of my life. Thank God for you. 🤍🥂.”
September 28, 2022: Hailey Bieber discusses claim she “stole” Justin Bieber from Selena Gomez
In an appearance on Alex Cooper’s Call Her Daddy podcast, Hailey talked about the rumored drama between her and Selena Gomez. “I can say, period, point blank, I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody — that’s the end of it,” she said.
Hailey added that since marrying Justin, she’s cleared the air with Gomez.
“I respect her; there’s no drama, personally,” she said, refraining from sharing any details of the actual conversation.
The model also spoke about the negative attention surrounding her marriage, saying, “Well I think even for starters, even me talking about him, or talking about our relationship, people will take that and be like, ‘all she ever talks about is her relationship with him.’ “
“Even something like that, I’m just like, well we are married, and he’s a huge part of my life, and obviously people are very interested in our life together,” she added.
Hailey also discussed Internet trolls, explaining, “You’re not obligated to like me, but I believe that no matter what, there can always be mutual respect between people,” she said. “To me that means, you don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to like me, but you don’t have to say anything either.”
September 28, 2022: Hailey Bieber shares her favorite sex position to do with Justin Bieber
Hailey also opened up about her sex life with Justin on Cooper’s podcast. “I really like doggy-style,” she said, while also divulging that she and Justin tend to have sex at night.
As for a threesome, it’s off the table for the couple.
“It’s funny because I feel like those ideas can be really fun and sound really exciting, but inside of our [relationship] … it doesn’t work for the two of us,” Hailey explained. “We’ve worked very hard to be in the space that we’re in now. There’s such a beautiful trust and bond. I just don’t think that’s something I’d be comfortable with. Or him, for that matter.”
October 15, 2022: Hailey Bieber poses with Selena Gomez after addressing rumors she “stole” Justin Bieber
Hailey and Gomez posed for photos together at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ 2nd annual gala in Los Angeles. The event came just weeks after Hailey spoke about rumors she “stole” Justin from Gomez.
The two women appeared to be on good terms during the impromptu photo opp, with Gomez’s hand on Hailey’s leg in one snap. In another, Gomez and Hailey stand and smile together.
October 31, 2022: Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber get a second dog
The Biebers’ dog Oscar now has a puppy pal — Piggy Lou. Hailey introduced the world to their new four-legged friend on her Instagram Story.
Since it was Halloween, the couple dressed Piggy up in, you guessed it, a pig costume.
“This is Oscar’s new baby sister,” she captioned the image. Justin later posted pictures of the whole family on his own page.
November 21, 2022: Justin Bieber calls Hailey Bieber his “favorite human being” ahead of her birthday
Justin and Hailey celebrated her 26th birthday in Japan. Due to the time difference, the singer’s birthday tribute on Instagram came 14 hours early, which confused a lot of fans in the United States. Hailey thanked everyone for the early “bday love” on her Instagram Story but clarified that it wasn’t her birthday “back home yet.”
“HAPPY BIRFDAY TO MY FAVORITE HUMAN BEING, XOXO,” Justin captioned a carousel of images from their trip. “YOU MAKE LIFE MAGIC 😭 OBSESSED WITH EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU. LOVE YOU BUM BUM.”
February 2023: Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber visit Hawaii
The couple, along with pals Justine Skye and Fai Khadra, traveled to Hawaii for Kelia Moniz’s 30th birthday party. The professional surfer is one of Hailey’s closest friends.
Justin and the Rhode founder documented their entire trip to Honolulu on Instagram. The visit included a lot of sushi, fun in the sun and time spent with Moniz’s two young children.
February 25, 2023: Justin Bieber interviews Hailey Bieber for Vogue Australia
Justin interviewed Hailey for a Vogue Australia cover story, during which the model praised her marriage to the singer.
“My favorite thing about being married is honestly the companionship I feel we have,” Hailey told her husband. “Genuinely, you are my best friend in the entire world. There’s nobody I would rather spend more time with or do anything with.”
March 12, 2023: Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber attend the Vanity Fair Oscars party
Hailey, who wowed in a black YSL gown, walked the Vanity Fair red carpet solo, but she was later joined by Justin inside the party. The singer arrived in a suit and backward baseball cap and wore a crochet blanket around his shoulders.
“Me and my date,” Justin captioned a photo from the star-studded event on Instagram.
May 14, 2023: Hailey Bieber says she wants kids with Justin Bieber “so bad”
There’s only one thing holding Hailey back from starting a family with Justin.
“I literally cry about this all the time,” she told The Sunday Times. “I want kids so bad but I get scared. It’s enough that people say things about my husband or my friends. I can’t imagine having to confront people saying things about a child.”
Hailey added: “We can only do the best we can to raise them. As long as they feel loved and safe.”
August 2, 2023: Justin and Hailey Bieber go to Soho House together
Justin and Hailey were seen going into Soho House, a social club, in West Hollywood.
The singer wore blue baggy shorts, a navy hoodie and blue sneakers while his wife was seen in a bright orange-red dress.
September 13, 2023: Justin and Hailey Bieber celebrate five years of marriage
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In honor of their marriage milestone, Justin penned a sweet post on Instagram about Hailey.
“To the most precious, my beloved. 5 years. You have captivated my heart,” he captioned a series of images with his wife. “I know from the depths of my soul down to my bones that this journey with you will only exceed our wildest expectations. So let’s keep dreaming big baby. Cheers to forever and ever. I love you with every fiber of my being.”
October 24, 2023: Hailey Bieber says the internet “will be the last to know” when she and Justin Bieber become parents
While talking with GQ Hype, Hailey addressed pregnancy rumors (again).
“There is something that’s disheartening about, damn, I can’t be bloated one time and not be pregnant? It would be a lie if I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I don’t give a s—,’ ” she told the outlet. “When there comes a day that that is true, you, you as in the internet, will be the last to know.”
The model went on to add that motherhood is still something she “look[s] forward to.”