People have been speculating about Justin Bieber’s relationship status with model Hailey Baldwin ever since he posted an Instagram photo of the two smooching to ring in the New Year. The pair was most recently spotted spending Super Bowl weekend together. So are they dating or not?
Justin hasn’t yet confirmed if their friendship has turned romantic, but he told GQ magazine that the two are quite close. In his first cover story with the mag, he said Baldwin is “someone I really love,” adding that they “spend a lot of time together.”
While that doesn’t do much to clear up any rumors, Justin does clarify the meaning of his hit song “Sorry.” He tells GQ it’s not about apologizing for his past behavior.
“People ran with that,” he says, “that I was like, apologizing with that song and stuff. It really had nothing to do with that…It was about a girl.”
He adds, “Everyone when they start growing up realizes, ‘Man, I did some dumb s*** when I was younger.’ It’s not just me…If I could go back I wouldn’t really change much. I think it’s all my journey. That stuff made me who I am.”
Justin’s full GQ interview comes out tomorrow, Feb. 11.