Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are now speaking out about their recently confirmed relationship. Fans had been left guessing after Justin shared a photo of the young duo kissing on his Instagram. According to Yahoo News, the 21-year-old pop-star is afraid that he will mess things up with his 19-year-old model girlfriend if they move too fast, saying he doesn’t want to ‘damage’ her.
What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right? If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always gonna be damaged. It’s really hard to fix wounds like that. It’s so hard… I just don’t want to hurt her. I know that in the past I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment. So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them.
The two have fueled romance rumours for years due to their close friendship. Justin seems to have learned a thing or two about relationships from his former girlfriend Selena Gomez and now wants to keep things casual in order to not make his life complicated. “I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities. I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility,” he said.
Meanwhile Baldwin has confirmed that the duo are not an “exclusive couple”. Speaking to E News, the model said:
We are not an exclusive couple. He’s about to go on tour. Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.
The star addressed how difficult it is to have a personal life while in the spotlight, and it seems she is on board with keeping her relationship private and casual, saying, “It really is my personal business. And I like to think my relationships are not between me the person and the whole entire world.”