Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Are Dating Again, But What About Selena Gomez?

It’s summer in New York City, which means the trains are messed up, everyone is sweaty, and celebrities are ready to go buck wild with their PDA. Case in point: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. Justin and Hailey, who famously dated for like 10 minutes in 2016, were spotted making out all over NYC over the weekend, all but confirming recent rumors that they’re back together. Am I surprised? No, not really. Am I intrigued? Abso-fucking-lutely. I’ve been wondering about what Justin has up his sleeve since his latest split with Selena, and this move makes a lot of sense.

This weekend, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were seen making out in two different New York City parks. Yeah, you read that right, TWO parks. Not like these crazy kids could afford a hotel room or a penthouse apartment or anything. To be honest, my public making out days ended somewhere around 2015, so I’m pretty unimpressed. Justin and Hailey experienced the best of both Brooklyn and Manhattan, starting with a broad-daylight makeout sesh in Domino Park, and canoodling after dark in Rockefeller Park, in Battery Park City. Solid park choices, love the landscaping, 10/10. Justin even posted an Instagram, and though you can’t see Hailey’s face, this is the dress/shoe combo she was wearing that day.

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We can talk more about Justin in a minute, but I’m also interested in Hailey’s relationship situation. Just last month, Hailey showed up to the Met Gala with Shawn Mendes, and everyone naturally assumed they were dating. Shawn is also a Canadian musician who makes bops but isn’t afraid to show his sensitive side, aka Justin Bieber but without the erratic behavior. Honestly, Hailey probably should’ve picked Shawn. They claim they were just friends the whole time, but whatever. When Shawn was asked about Justin and Hailey, he said “I think that’s awesome,” so clearly he’s not savage enough to hang out with us. (But we’ll still cry to his music in secrecy.)

Before their erotic parks tour of New York City, Justin and Hailey were also seen partying together in Miami last weekend, so it seems like they’re fully into each other right now. As we predicted, it looks like complete rando Baskin Champion was quickly kicked to the curb. Sorry, Basket, but you’ll always have some paparazzi photos to cherish. It also appears that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are no closer to being back together. It’s been a few months since there was any evidence of them together, which is honestly a few months too long. While Justin was busy exploring nature with Hailey, Selena was actually in Italy with her older brother from Wizards of Waverly Place, David Henrie. And no, they’re not dating, he’s married. Selena kind of always seems sad, so at least she’s enjoying herself now.

So like, on a scale of 1-10, how real do we think Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are as a couple? Right now I’m going for a soft 5, but it’s really too soon to know anything for sure. Last time they were together, she was just 19 and he was a certified mess, so it could be very different this time. But you never know, Justin could be back with Selena by the time you’re done reading this article. For now, it seems like Hailey and Justin are having fun, and that’s really all that matters (but #Jelena forever, just so we’re clear).

Images: Justin Bieber / Instagram

Dylan Hafer
Dylan Hafer
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