Justin Bieber, being the pop superstar that he is, no longer needs any introduction. There’s absolutely no one from this generation who doesn’t know who he is. He basically grew up right before our eyes. We have witnessed how this 15-year-old breakout teen idol, with his iconic flat, pressed-on bowl cut, slowly transformed into the man that he is today. We have watched him fall in love, get his heart broken, then fall in love again. His life is basically an open book.
Justin Bieber’s Rise to Stardom
Looking back at how this music superstar started, there was no doubt that he was meant to perform. He was made for the stage.
The teen pop idol had shown interest in music at a very young age. He, in fact, started learning various musical instruments by himself, such as guitar, drums, piano and trumpet. His mother would record him playing these instruments while singing and upload them on YouTube. Bieber had started to gain a following when a talent agent, Scooter Braun, saw one of his videos. With Braun’s help, Biber was able to do an impromptu audition with Usher. The R&B singer was impressed and helped him get a record deal.
His first single, “One Time”, which was released in 2009, was a worldwide hit and the rest, so they say, is history. However, ever since he started making waves in the music scene, there had always been talks about his sexuality. Well, is Justin Bieber gay? It’s time to dig deeper into the topic.
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How Justin Bieber Debunked the Gay Rumor
It’s no secret that the “Baby” hitmaker was married to Hailey Baldwin for four years now. But did you know that Justin Bieber was actually rumored to be gay in his younger years? It’s not clear how these rumors started, but the pop sensation was quick to debunk them in the sweetest way possible.
Last June 2015, Justin Bieber posted a video on his Instagram account to address the rumor about his sexuality. In the video, the then-21-year-old singer was seen playing with a hoverboard while on the plane. With him is his bodyguard, Mikey Arana, who is known to be close with the pop star. Justin Bieber was seen blowing Mike a peck on the cheek, before he turned to the camera with a wide grin. The video was posted with the caption:
That’s one straightforward way to clear the rumor about his sexuality. And it’s also so sweet of him to clarify that being gay is never an insult. And that nothing’s wrong with it.
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Justin Bieber has always been open about his support for the queer community. In a video that surfaced on the internet last June 2018, the pop star was seen talking to some fans after he attended a church service. One fan shared her struggles in finding a church that’s inclusive of the gay community because, apparently, the church she grew up in is not. And “everybody is so homophobic,” she added.
The singing sensation was quick to comfort the fan. He even invited her to attend his church’s services in the future.
Sadly, some fans had commented that the Hillsong Church, where the singer had been attending services at that time, was not really as inclusive to the gay community as he thought they were.
.@JustinBieber comforts a fan who opened up about the struggles of finding a church that is queer-inclusive, he ends up inviting her to his church:
“That’s the sad thing. It can be like that sometimes, yea. That breaks my heart for you. I’m so sorry. That’s not ok.” pic.twitter.com/VyWcOKQb6W
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 12, 2018
Following the many scandals the said church was involved in, Justin Bieber left Hillsong Church early in 2019.
Justin Bieber’s Girlfriends: Flings, Failed Relationships, and Marriage
Justin Bieber’s life is an open book, it was like there was nothing he could hide from the public — including all the past relationships he had. The singer had his fair share of flings and romance. And here are the girls who he used to love at a certain point in his life.
Justin Bieber and Caitlin Beadles (2008-2009)
The now Instagram star, Caitlin Beadles, used to date Justin Bieber in 2008. She was JB’s first girlfriend — the envy of many way back then. They were together for a year before they had to split up because he got really famous. His sudden rise to stardom was too much for their young love. But the good thing is, they remain friends even after the breakup. Justin was really close to Caitlin’s brother, Christian. As a matter of fact, Christian and Caitlin were both present during Justin and Hailey’s wedding.
Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez (2011-2018)
Selena Gomez is probably Justin Bieber’s TOTGA. That one love that you’d expect to last forever — but didn’t. She was Justin’s first public relationship. And the longest, as well. The relationship was, however, no bed of roses. It was on-and-off and Justin has been linked to a lot of women in between.
They started dating in 2011 and parted ways, for the last time, in 2018 — breaking the hearts of thousands of Jelena fans from all over the world.
And here are the girls who were linked to Justin Bieber in between his on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez:
Justin Bieber and Miranda Kerr (2012)
Justin Bieber was linked to Victoria’s Secret model, Miranda Kerr. The singer was photographed kissing the VS Angel on the cheek backstage during one of Victoria’s Secret fashion shows. The photo surfaced on the internet just days before news about Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s breakup.
Justin Bieber’s fling with the model was never confirmed. However, there was some report about the model’s then-husband, Orlando Bloom, confronting the singer in a club. TMZ reported that the two broke into a fight when Justin Bieber told the actor that he had slept with his wife.
Justin Bieber and Yovanna Ventura (2014)
Justin Bieber dated model/actress/singer Yovanna Ventura in 2014. JB seemed to be head over heels for the model as she appeared a lot on his Instagram account. It has also been reported by E! News that the singer “sought her out” so they could spend time together in Miami and Las Vegas.
The feelings were mutual, said a source, since the model thinks that Justin Bieber is such a nice and sweet guy. However, their romance didn’t last long and the singer had to delete all photos of her from his social media accounts.
Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner (2015)
However, fans noticed that the two had started acting cozier than they usually do. That’s when speculation about them dating started to round the internet.
In an interview with Billboard, Justin Bieber said that what he had with Kendall was never that serious — confirming the speculations that yes, the two really tried to get out of the friend zone but didn’t succeed.
Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie (2016)
The singer dated Lionel Richie’s daughter, social media personality, and model Sofia Richie, for a brief time in 2016. Justin Bieber went public with her by posting a photo of them together on his Instagram account. The post earned a negative backlash from fans (who are mostly Jelena fans), which made the singer call them out.
Justin Bieber and Lionel Richie’s short-lived romance only lasted for a month or two.
Other women who were linked to the popstar were the following:
Pop and R&B singer Jessica Jarrell, who was seen flirting with Justin Bieber during a tour in 2010.
Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Palvin, who was seen with him attending a Broadway musical “The Lion King” in November 2012.
American DJ and model Chantel Jeffries, who was believed to be hooking up with him from 2014-2016, on and off.
British model Jayde Pierce, who was spotted with him during a Bora Bora vacation in May 2015.
American media personality Kourtney Kardashian, who was seen with him in various clubs in December 2015.
Brazilian model Adriana Lima, who was believed to have hooked up with him at a Cannes Film Festival afterparty in December 2015.
American actress Nicola Peltz, who was reportedly doing sleepovers at his Beverly Hills home in June 2016.
Film producer Paola Paulin, whom he had shared a romantic dinner date at Soho House in West Hollywood with in October 2017.
Model Baskin Champion, who he was spotted with at a Craig David‘s concert in West Hollywood in March 2018.
None of these flings were serious. They didn’t last long either.
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin (2018-present)
Justin Bieber shocked the fans when he married his longtime friend, American model Hailey Baldwin, only months after calling it quits for good with Selena Gomez. It has been reported that the singer proposed to Hailey four months after they got back together.
The two met in 2009 through her dad, Stephen Baldwin. They started hanging out in 2014 and became really good friends. They dated sometime in 2016 during one of Justin and Selena’s breakups. They got back together in 2018 after Justin and Selena called it quits for good.
Justin and Hailey tied the knot in October 2018 in a private courthouse wedding, after a couple of months of being engaged. In September 2019, they had a grand Southern wedding which was attended by family, friends, and some celebrity guests.
Although their marriage was no bed of roses either, as they had to face a lot of obstacles along the way, they decided to work things out and stick together. The couple was not yet ready to have kids but are content living with their fur babies, Oscar and Piggy Lou.
Is Justin Bieber Gay?
Considering the insanely long list of women who have been linked to the pop superstar in the past, plus the fact that he is now a married man, the answer is pretty obvious — Justin Bieber is straight! Like the way he said years ago when he directly addressed the issue.