Before she tied the knot with Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, formerly known as Hailey Baldwin, attended the Met Gala on the arm of one Shawn Mendes, sparking dating rumors that were neither confirmed nor denied. Since Hailey married Justin Bieber in late 2018; however, the two have appeared to remain friends, with Shawn openly congratulating the pair on their engagement.
That friendship appears to still be in place — viral Instagram account Comments by Celebs noticed that Shawn “liked” a pic of Hailey on Justin’s account, and Justin stepped in to clarify what exactly that “like” was all about before fans could start crafting conspiracy theories about Hailey and Shawn. “Their [sic] friends relax,” Justin wrote.
Back in November, Shawn talked about his relationship with Hailey in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying that they had had something going on, but “I don’t even wanna put a title on it. I think it was more of a zone of limbo.” He also added that he had texted Hailey “Congratulations” when she got married, saying, “I really am happy for them. She’s still one of the f*cking coolest people ever — she’s not just a beautiful person visually, but she’s one of the most beautiful hearts I’ve ever met.”
It seems like all parties involved have moved on from any potential drama, which means we should, too; if Justin says Hailey and Shawn are just friends, they’re just friends — and we should remember that celebrities are people, too, and their personal lives aren’t always our business. Plus, we’re glad to see that Hailey and Shawn are friends, and we wouldn’t hate it if Justin popped up for a feature on one of Shawn’s songs, either. Just an idea, guys!