Hailey Baldwin says she and her former friend and ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber are back on good terms.
The supermodel, 21, told The Times U.K. that she and the “Sorry” singer have forged another friendship after their breakup. The two briefly dated in 2015 and Baldwin talked about their time together and their reconciliation.
“Justin and I were friends for a long time,” she said. “I met him when I was really young and he was one of my best friends. Everybody knows that at a certain point in time that turned into something else, but that just happens when you’re 18, 19. It was what it was.
“We went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends,” she explained. “We didn’t speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We’ve moved past that.”
The pair now share a healthy, platonic relationship.
“I’d never been through [a high-profile relationship] like that. But it brought both of us to the realization that we just work much better as friends,” said Baldwin. “He’s somebody I really cherish. Now it’s a very mature situation. It’s good.”
Baldwin was recently linked to another Canadian, rising sensation Shawn Mendes. The two were spotted on social media and attended the 2018 Met Gala together but Mendes downplayed the relationship, recently suggesting he was single and that Baldwin was just a friend.