A Complete History Of Justin Bieber's Love Life: Real And Rumored

Justin Bieber has led one of the most highly-publicized lives in pop culture. Ever since he launched his music career with his single "One Time" at just 15 years old, the public has kept tabs on the singer's personal life. Being the mega-celebrity he is, his successful music career is often overshadowed by his personal life. With the help of his mentor Usher, he practically launched into stardom overnight. The "Yummy" singer went from singing covers on YouTube to an international phenomenon with his first album, "My World" in 2009. 

The pressure of being in the spotlight has led Bieber to have some bumps along his adolescent journey. He was arrested for a DUI in 2014, the same year he battled accusations that he ordered his bodyguard to attack a photographer (which he later settled out of court). However, as of this writing, it seems the bad boy Bieber days are over, as he's traded a life of playing the field for marital bliss. 

Though Bieber may have found the one, fans aren't quick to forget his high-profile relationships of the past. He's had his fair share of romances — though some he neither confirms nor denies. We're taking a trip down memory lane to give you a complete history of Justin Bieber's love life — real and rumored. 

He was on and off with Selena Gomez

No one can forget the on-again-off-again relationship between Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. The two met in 2009 after the "Intentions" singer famously revealed that he had a crush on the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star. In 2011, they made their red carpet debut as a couple at the Vanity Fair Oscars party. Their romance seemed like a fairytale in the beginning. However, while speaking to Complex in 2015, he suggested that their relationship had issues they were both too young to deal with. "It was a marriage kind of thing," he said. "... We were so in love. Nothing else mattered."

The two split up for the first time in 2012 with a source telling People, "With them being apart so much it got complicated. She had some trust issues ... the relationship needed to end." Their up-and-down relationship got another shot in 2013 when they appeared to be back together after Bieber posted a series of throwback photos of the "Come & Get It" star and she flew out to see his tour in Norway. 

A year later, the "One Time" artist posted a photo of Gomez on Instagram that seemingly confirmed that rumors of their reunion were true. But their reunion was short-lived, and they split later that year. The two went on to break up, see other people, and get back together in the years that followed — splitting for a final time in 2018. 

What happened with Miranda Kerr?

Who wouldn't want a Victoria's Secret Angel on their arm? Those were likely Justin Bieber's thoughts when he cozied up to model Miranda Kerr at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2012. The artist was a performer at that year's show, and the two took a photo together backstage with Bieber giving her a kiss on the cheek. The photo fueled speculation that the two were hooking up, with Hollywood Life alleging that they sent each other racy texts following the show.

It wasn't long after the Victoria's Secret gossip storm that Kerr and her then-husband Orlando Bloom separated. Things got even worse when TMZ captured a video of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" alum on vacation in Ibiza purportedly throwing a punch at the "One Time" singer in a restaurant. It isn't clear what was said between the two before the British actor reportedly threw the punch, but as speculated by the outlet, Bloom may have had hard feelings about whatever was alleged to have happened between Bieber and his ex-wife.

While the singer and Kerr have never confirmed or denied the rumors, an inside source claimed to Daily News, "Bieber would 'brag' about sleeping with Kerr while he was in the studio." Still, a dude bragging about his conquests isn't exactly a reliable confirmation of anything. While he may not have confirmed the rumors, he did nothing to shut them down either. Shortly after his fracas with Bloom, the artist posted an Instagram photo of Kerr in a swimsuit (via TMZ). 

A Victoria's secret tryst with Barbara Palvin

Justin Bieber must have a thing for lingerie models. The "Heartbreaker" singer was seen getting close to another model backstage at the same 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show where he was seen with Miranda Kerr. Model Barbara Palvin posted an Instagram photo alongside the singer following the show, and the two were later photographed attending "The Lion King" on Broadway. When Bieber's friend Lil' Twist posted a photo of himself and Bieber with Palvin standing in the background, fans quickly caught on to the rumored romance, and the photo was later taken down, per Hollywood Life.

While it's unclear as to what the nature of Bieber's relationship was with Palvin, the model later went on to date Dylan Sprouse. When Bieber posted an Instagram photo of himself as a kid alongside photos of the Sprouse kids at the same age, the model was quick to clap back at her former fling. "Me and the Sprouse twins looked so similar as a baby. I coulda subbed in for them for big daddy," Bieber captioned the photo. When asked about the post by ET, Palvin cooly responded,  "No one can be compared to the Sprouse twins. I don't agree."

He was linked to model Yovanna Ventura

Nicki Minaj put it best when she said, "Gotta keep an eye out for Selener," alluding to Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. If you're Yovanna Ventura, those lyrics certainly hold true. In July 2014, Gomez seemingly threw shade at the model after Bieber's social media posts showcased the pair getting cozy together (via E! News). In one photo, the model was seemingly embracing him with her arms around his back. Another pic showed her snuggling up to the singer with her head on his neck, which fueled rumors that the pair were dating. 

At the time, the "Baby" singer was on a break from his on-again-off-again girlfriend Gomez. Still, that didn't stop the "Wizards of Waverly Place" star from taking to Instagram to post a quote that many saw as a reference to Bieber's new rumored fling. "The moment you compare yourself to another woman, it weakens you and I'm not here for that," the quote read. "Once you know the reality and claim your space, your life becomes more easy. Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do a lot for them."

As for what happened between Ventura and Bieber, no romance was ever confirmed or denied between the two. And just a month after he posted the photos with Ventura, the singer posted an Instagram photo with Gomez that seemingly confirmed the two were back together.

Chantel Jeffries was by his side during his DUI

Model Chantel Jeffries is no stranger to Justin Bieber's former bad-boy behavior. The North Carolina native was by the singer's side when he rented a Lamborghini and was arrested for drunk driving in 2014. The night of his arrest Bieber was reportedly partying the night away with Jeffries and various other women, and he posted a since-removed Instagram snap of Jeffries in the front seat of the luxury car. "[Chantel Jeffries] taking me for a ride in the lambo," the singer wrote at the time (per E! News.) The two were seen getting cozy together in the studio as well, with Bieber posting snaps showing the actor and her friend Catherine Paiz both cuddling up to him.

Jeffries's criminal history came into question following Bieber's arrest, and the actor issued a public statement defending herself against reports of her alleged criminal background. "For the record, I have not been arrested five times as has been stated in the media, nor am I guilty of physically assaulting anyone, in any way shape or form," she told TMZ. The actor was arrested at 18 due to a misdemeanor charge, but it was tossed out due to a lack of evidence.

He got cozy with Kendall Jenner

Romantically speaking, Justin Bieber may or may not have "kept up" with the Kardashians. In 2014, rumors swirled that Kendall Jenner was driving a wedge between Selena Gomez and her on-and-off boyfriend. The two were spotted partying together and even enjoying a cozy dinner in Paris,  with In Touch (via Daily Mail) reporting from an insider that Gomez was reportedly livid about her beau's secret rendezvous with the model. 

Later, Jenner tried to shut down the rumors, telling "Nightline" (via E! News), "He's a longtime friend of our family." Bieber had his own spin on the rumored romance, with a 2015 Billboard interview suggesting he and the model weren't serious — however, he didn't elaborate further. Earlier that year, the two had certainly looked casual enough during a Vogue photoshoot which included a suggestive image of the model holding on to an open-shirt Bieber.

Whatever the nature of their relationship, it was soon to put to rest as Jenner is best friends with Bieber's now-wife, Hailey Baldwin. In 2018, for an episode of "The Late Late Show with James Cordon," the two besties underwent a lie detector test while asking each other personal questions. When Jenner asked her friend "Does Justin think I'm cool?" Baldwin replied, "Of course!" Ultimately, the lie detector technician concluded, "That's a lie" and the two broke out in laughter together.

Did Justin Bieber hook up with Kourtney Kardashian?

Kendall Jenner isn't the only member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan that Justin Bieber had his eyes on. In 2015, rumors swirled about a possible romance between he and Kourtney Kardashian when the two were seen having dinner together. A source told ET that they arrived in different cars but left together. Following their dinner date, the two were spotted at Universal Studios' Hollywood Horror Nights with three other ladies. The source also claimed that Bieber was walking with his arm around the reality star. The "Love Yourself" artist even posted a snap on Instagram of the two with 3D movie glasses on at the theme park. 

Their night of scares came on the heels of Bieber's break with long-time on-again-off-again ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez and Kardashian's split with Scott Disick, with whom she shares three kids. In 2022, Kardashian went on to marry Travis Barker. During an episode of "The Bert Show" (via Daily Mail) recorded a few months after their hangout, Bieber joked off the rumored romance with the Kardashian, by quipping, "I'm being used, man. What can I say?" He went on to suggest that there was nothing romantic happening between the two of them, noting, "She's great. I've known [the family] for years." Kardashian likewise shot down the rumors during an appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" (via People) where she insisted, "We're friends."

His 'special relationship' with Sofia Richie

Justin Bieber has had his fair share of romances with beautiful models, one of which being Sofia Richie. The pair first met in 2016 after Bieber was on a break from Selena Gomez. At the time, the "Off My Face" singer had been seeing another model, Hailey Baldwin, but it was reportedly written off as a fling. Richie opened up about her relationship with Bieber to Billboard, stating, "We have a special relationship. Justin is very easy to talk to, and that's hard to find with people in Los Angeles."

However, fans who shipped him with Gomez didn't take too kindly to Bieber posting his new girl on social media. The "Peaches" singer even threatened to make his Instagram account private after he accused fans of cyberbullying him. "This is getting out of hand, if you guys are really fans you wouldn't be so mean to people that I like," he wrote in an Instagram post, accompanied by a selfie of him with Richie. In the comments, Gomez sniped (via NME), "If you can't handle the hate, then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol — It should be special between you two only."

Ultimately Richie and Bieber split up after only six weeks together. Whether or not Gomez's shade on Instagram had anything to do with it, we will never know. At the time a source told People, "He's not settling down. It's virtually impossible where he's at in his life and career for anything to last with these girls."

His rendezvous with Nicola Peltz

Justin Bieber apparently also had eyes for "Transformers 4" star Nicola Peltz, and the two may have even had sleepovers at his Beverly Hills mansion. According to Us Weekly, a source claimed that the pair got close in 2016 after meeting at an album release party in Toronto. While their relationship may have been nothing more than a fling, the two did enjoy some date nights out together — including playing some mini-golf. "Justin wants something serious with a girl again," a source told ET at the time. "He doesn't want to f*** around anymore. It was a real date with her." The two also went out to dinner at a Beverly Hills steakhouse, with the source revealing the singer opened the car door for Peltz when they arrived. 

His dates with the actor came on the heels of his former fling with Hailey Baldwin after he ended his long-term up-and-down relationship with singer Selena Gomez. Still, their relationship ended about as quickly as it began. Peltz married Brooklyn Beckham in 2022 and Bieber ultimately found love again with his now-wife Hailey Baldwin.

Was he crushing on actor Paola Paulin?

During his years of playing the field, Justin Bieber certainly didn't suffer a shortage of arm candy. In 2017, he was seen out and about Mexican-Columbian actor Paola Paulin. While the "Ballers" star is certainly beautiful, she's also got brains as she majored in International Business Management at Pontifical Bolivarian University and is said to be fluent in three languages. 

She caught Bieber's eye, and the two even went on a church date together. But despite the rumors that the two stars might have been romantically involved, a source told E! News that they weren't serious. "Justin has been seeing Paola but is not exclusively dating her," the source revealed. "He enjoys her company and hanging out with her, but he has not called her his girlfriend. He is still focusing on his health right now."

However, a separate source had a different spin on things, telling Us Weekly, "They were cute together at church ... Justin wanted Paola to meet the pastor, so he introduced her." The insider also claimed that the pair went on a romantic dinner date to Soho House after the service. However close they may have gotten, their relationship quickly fizzled out. Bieber went on to briefly date Selena Gomez again the following year, before splitting with her for good and marrying his now-wife Hailey Bieber.

He met his match in Hailey Baldwin

After a long dating history full of ups and downs, Bieber finally found his match with his longtime friend-turned-lover, Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin). The pair first met when they were just teenagers after the RHODE founder's father Stephen Baldwin introduced the pair. The two went on to be good friends through the years, with both denying any relationship rumors. In 2014, Justin shared an Instagram selfie of the two together with the caption, "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend [you] would know otherwise." The model echoed that statement in an interview with E! News. "I've known [Justin] since I was like 13 — and we've just been good friends over the years," she said. "We have just stayed close, and there's nothing more to it than that."

Friendship turned into romance for the pair in 2016 when the "Confident" singer shared a snap on Instagram of himself kissing Hailey. However, at the time she told E! News that they weren't exclusive. Meanwhile, Justin told GQ, "[She is] someone I really love." Later adding, "I don't want to be held down by anything." The pair ended their fling in 2016, with Justin getting back together with Gomez briefly before ending things for good in March 2018. By May, there were rumors that Hailey and Justin had rekindled their romance. This fact was seemingly confirmed two months later when the singer announced their engagement on Instagram. The couple obtained their marriage license in September, but only confirmed their status two months later.