What It's Like To Date Justin Bieber
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Hailey Baldwin spent this winter as the Instagram-official close-friend-turned-girlfriend of Justin Bieber. And while the romance is done for now (“He’s about to go on tour,” she told E! Online in February. “Relationships at this age are already complicated.”), Baldwin explained to Marie Claire just what happens when you’re the girl Justin Bieber tells magazines he “really love[s].”

“Texts started coming through, crazy phone calls…it’s hard to date somebody in this industry,” she said. “You have to have really thick skin and be very strong. You have to focus on the person and nothing else.”

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Baldwin never wanted the publicity: “I don’t want attention out of dating somebody,” she said. So she did her best to maintain her privacy while with Justin, telling reporters in February, “I live a very public life and I have to keep things personal or else I have no personal life…I like to think my relationships are not between me, the person, and the whole entire world.” She and Justin remain close friends.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR US