Justin Bieber has grown up in the public eye, with fans following his every move when it comes to his high profile relationships—and boy oh boy, doesn’t he have a fair share of memorable romances.
Before he married gorgeous wife Hailey Baldwin, 23, Justin was linked to several other big names—most notably on-again, off-again ex Selena Gomez, 28, model Sofia Richie, 22 and even his “Baby” music video co-star Jasmine Villegas, 26. Take a look back at some of Justin’s most memorable relationships over the years!
Is it safe to say this is his first love? Jasmine Villegas name went skyrocket after starring as Justin’s girlfriend in his 2010 video for “Baby.” Justin and Jasmine’s on-screen chemistry surely led to a real-life relationship that lasted seven months. Whew. “After filming, we hung out a few times and we did date for a little bit. We were so young so I don’t even know if it counts as a relationship, but we did date for seven months which was really cool,” Jasmine,26, revealed to CelebSecrets earlier this month.
One of the most on and off (if not controversial couples ever). Justin and Selena, 28, first began their romance in 2010 when they were 16 and 18 years old, respectively, with the first PDA pics from a Jan. 2011 vacation in St. Lucia. Just a month later they made their relationship public when they showed up to the Vanity Fair Oscar party as a couple—sadly splitting the following year. The couple continued to split and get back together several times throughout 2014 to 2018. And during their whole time together, they made countless hit songs inspired by their rollercoaster relationship—“Come And Get It,” “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” and last years’ “Lose You To Love Me.” Justin later confirmed speculation that his Purpose songs “What Do You Mean?” and “Sorry” are inspired by the Wizards of Waverly Place alum.
“We were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other. But when it’s like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you,” Justin said of the relationship in a 2015 interview with Complex “Your full identity can’t be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me. When stuff would happen, I would lose my freakin’ mind, and she would lose her mind, and we would fight so hard because we were so invested in each other. Love is a choice. Love is not a feeling,” he also added.
Selena later opened up about the emotional 2019 tune “Lose You To Love Me” to Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. “It’s all very real to me, and I’m sure it’s just entertainment for other people, but I just—I think I had become numb to it, and it would be stupid of me if I didn’t acknowledge what I had felt because it would be inauthentic, and that’s everything I claim to be,” the Rare Beauty founder said, declining to mention Justin’s name. “I mean it’s all the feelings, right? It’s everything from happiness and emotion to just realising it and being frustrated… I just wanted to validate all of those feelings because they were extremely real to me.”
Justin and Sofia briefly dated in 2016—during Justin’s separation with Selena. The relationship first began making headlines in August of that year, and were infamously photographed on a trip for her 18th birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. And much to the chagrin of Jelena fans on social media, they called it quits. The Yummy singer also took a stand against his Beliebers who were flooding his account with hatred comments. “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,” he wrote, including a black-and-white photo of him and Sofia.
Justin soon deactivated his Instagram account, but sadly the relationship didn’t last. Sofia later described her relationship with Justin as “special” to Billboard magazine that year, adding that he’s “very easy to talk to, and that’s hard to find with people in Los Angeles.”
The pair’s first meeting was actually in the year 2009—yes they were youngins back then. Hailey was first introduced to the Canadian singer when her dad Stephen Baldwin took her backstage at The Today Show, and they reportedly shared an awkward handshake. Later, Stephen and Justin’s mom Pattie Mallette connected over a dinner, which Justin and Hailey also attended. The couple didn’t date until 2015—vacationing with Justin’s family in Anguilla—but split after several months. Justin and Hailey eventually reunited in June 2018, legally marrying just four months later and hosting an official celebration for family and friends in Sept. 2019.
“I finally was like, ‘You know what, I’m going to make the decision and follow through with it. Be a husband,” Justin said of his marriage on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Jan. 2020. “This is what I’ve always wanted. I’m going to just choose this woman and just do it’,” he explained. Till today, the couple seem to be happier than ever.
“You don’t feel it every single day,” Hailey told Vogue referring to their marriage. “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,” the model added. They even openly discussed about having kids together. It’s what the old saying, say: When you know, you know.