Supermodel Hailey Baldwin recently opened up about the current status with her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, and she says the two have finally “moved past” the “weirdness” that comes along with a breakup.
The 21-year-old model and “Drop the Mic” host was asked about their friendship following their breakup in 2016.
“Justin and I were friends for a long time,” Baldwin said during a new interview with U.K. newspaper The Times.
“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,” she explained, adding that after their relationship status changed “we went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends.”
She added how the two stopped speaking following the breakup.
“We didn’t speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on” but that “we’ve moved past that.”
Baldwin went on to share that Bieber is now someone that she cherishes.
“But it brought both of us to the realization that we just work much better as friends,” she added. “He’s somebody I really cherish. Now it’s a very mature situation. It’s good.”
This comes after reports surfaced last December that Bieber had reached out to Hailey to make peace for any wrong he did to her. This, of course, upset his girlfriend at the time, Selena Gomez, and the two began taking Christian couples therapy classes.
Justin and Selena split once again earlier this year, but there’s still hope for the two lovebirds who have dated on and off since they were teenagers.
Take a look at Justin and Hailey in happier times below.