Justin Bieber, Sofia Richie, Hailey Baldwin

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UPDATE: Hailey Baldwin took to Twitter to clarify her comments, writing to fans, "The only thing I 'weigh in on' is everyday life in general. Don't rope me into things I'm not a part of and please respect my privacy. x."


Selena Gomez isn't the only one of Justin Bieber's exes who's been throwing some shade amid news of his romance with Sofia Richie...Hailey Baldwin just added to the drama, too.

In case you missed it, the Biebs shared several photos with Sofia and received quite a bit of backlash about it. When he threatened to make his Instagram account private, Selena stood up for his fans, allegedly writing, "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol – it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you."

Fans then screengrabbed comments Justin posted in response to Selena. "It's funny to see people that used me for attention and still try to point the finger this way. Sad. All love," he reportedly wrote. "I'm not one for anyone receiving hate. Hope u all can be kind to my friends and each other. And yes I love my beliebers."

Enter: Hailey Baldwin.

The model (who dated Biebs earlier this year) took to her own Instagram account on Sunday night to warn people not to "misplace blame," seemingly supporting Selena.

"We've all had our fair share of things we've done, both good and bad. What makes the present so powerful is when we take complete responsibility for our actions, we allow ourselves self-growth," the cryptic message read. "Misplacing the blame onto someone else isn't going to get you to the next stage in life. so try not to manipulate a situation to make yourself look better."

The note continued, "No matter how much better off someone may seem, we are all humanly flawed in our own ways, but also share the same endless potential to be better than we used to be."

Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin


A source tells E! News Hailey's post is likely a reflection of her emotions about Justin right now and the heartbreak she's faced as he continues to date many different women.

"Hailey is very upset about Justin," the insider said. "She's sad about him because he's been flaunting around Sofia. She thinks some of the Instagrams he's posted lately with Sofia are pointed and really about Hailey, so it's no surprise she took to Instagram herself to express that."

The source revealed Hailey is still struggling to move on from her relationship with Justin. "Hailey doesn't know how to get over him, so it's hard for her not to pay attention to it...all these fresh Sofia posts are making her very sad."

A second insider agrees, telling E! News, Hailey still "loves" Justin but knows they are "not meant for each other now." The source added, "She is extremely hurt by him."

Meanwhile, she continues to be a friend and a "support system" to him as Justin still texts her and checks in. However, the insider notes, Hailey "knows the drill by now. [Justin] can't be alone and always needs a girl by his side."

As for Sofia, our source said Hailey has always been "friendly" to her, but "they're not actual friends."

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