Hailey Baldwin Says "It's Hard" to Date Justin Bieber

"You have to have really thick skin and be very strong," she says

By Francesca Bacardi Apr 11, 2016 2:30 PMTags
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Hailey Baldwin wants to be known for her work—not her boyfriends.

The model appears on one of Marie Claire's five May covers in honor of its "Fresh Faces" issue, and inside the glossy pages she opens up about her romance with Justin Bieber. Hailey and Justin really started raising eyebrows with their social media presence over the Christmas and New Year's holidays, posting photos with each other every day while they vacationed together.

Beliebers' jaws dropped when the pictures reached a peak and showed them in a passionate kiss while ringing in 2016. Rumors and headlines have swirled claiming the Biebs would never get over Selena Gomez, but those were silenced with Hailey and Justin's growing romance; however, Hailey tells Marie Claire that her situation with Justin hasn't been the easiest given their circumstances.

"I don't want attention out of dating somebody. Texts started coming through, crazy phone calls...it's hard to date somebody in this industry," the 19 year old explains. "You have to have really thick skin and be very strong. You have to focus on the person and nothing else."


Hailey previously opened up to E! News exclusively about her relationship with the "Sorry" singer, telling us that they weren't 100 percent together. "We are 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."

With Justin on his Purpose world tour and Hailey continuing to make her mark on the modeling world, it hasn't been easy for them to really make it work. In fact, as of March, Hailey is "totally single." But Stephen Baldwin's daughter isn't the type of person to let her emotions show in public. "I'm the type of person where I let things slide. I push it to the side. And then finally explode every so often, but by myself," she tells the magazine.

"I've been in situations with friends [when] someone will have said something that really hurt my feelings, so I sit there choking tears back."

An insider told us that even though these two aren't in the same place anymore, they remain good plas. "Bieber and Hailey are still close friends, but he is on tour and extremely busy now, so they have not seen each other that much," the source said. "Bieber and Hailey love each other but have a good understanding where they both stand at the moment."