It’s time to break it down. Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) opened up about where she really stands with Justin Bieber‘s ex Selena GomezAfter years of fans pitting the women against one another,
“I can say — period, point blank — I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody,” the model, 25, asserted during the Wednesday, September 28, episode of Spotify’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast. “That’s the end of it.”
Hailey went on to confess that “the timeline” of the two relationships was “hard for [her] to talk about” because she doesn’t want to speak for either her husband, 28, or Gomez, 30, who dated on and off for eight years before calling it quits for good in 2018.
Although social media users suspect bad blood between Hailey, the Only Murders in the House actress, the twosome are actually on decent terms — and they’ve spoken since Hailey married the “Baby” crooner. (The couple tied the knot in January 2018 after they exchanged vows in a New York City Courthouse.
“It’s all respect. It’s all love,” Hailey said of the dynamic between her and Gomez. “That’s also why I feel like if everybody on our side knows what happened and we’re good and we could walk away from it with clarity and respect then that’s fine. … Which had brought me a lot of peace and I’m like, ‘We know what happened. It is what it is.’ You’re never going to be able to correct every narrative.”
The podcast features the former.Drop the Mic cohost described her experience dealing with hate online from diehard fans of the “Lose You to Love Me” performer. Hailey prefers to avoid drama but she clapped in a TikTok earlier in the year to urge haters not to hate her or Justin. “Enough time has gone by where it’s valid to leave me alone. I beg you. Truly,” she said in April. “That’s my only request. Be miserable somewhere else, please.”
Hailey claimed Wednesday that Gomez has never been asked to speak out against harassment in the four years she’s been married to the Canadian pop star. “What I will say is that she has been in this industry much longer than I have and maybe there is something that she knows about it wouldn’t fix anything,” the Guess model said. “The thing is too; I think that everyone is trying to create separation even though there’s clearly not always separation. I wouldn’t expect anyone to do that for my sake. She doesn’t owe me anything. Neither of us owe anybody anything except respect.”
Hailey continued: “I respect her a lot and I think there’s no expectations. If that’s something she felt was necessary, that would be amazing, but I respect her. There’s no drama personally.”
Hailey and Justin have been married for four years, despite facing backlash online. “They’ve never ruined anything for me,” she said of trolls. “They’re not ruining my life. They’re not ruining my happiness and that is really the win of the whole thing. You’re actually not taking anything away from me. So, that’s what I keep stepping forward with.”
The Rhode Beauty founder said that she hoped everyone could “evolve together” and eventually leave any drama in the past. Gomez, on the other hand, sent a similar message following her dissing of Hailey in a May TikTok clip that described her skincare routine. “Guys no idea what I did but I really am sorry,” she wrote in a comment at the time. “Zero bad intention. Deleting soon.”