“Justin Bieber Never Dated Hailee Steinfeld, Despite Report A Year Ago.” Gossip Cop, 2 May 2018. 2015. “Justin Bieber Hangs with Ashley Benson on Fourth of July.” Just Jared, 5 July 2016. In fact, the superstar has been inaccurately tied to so many models, actresses and singers, Gossip Cop decided we had to limit this look-back just to the last two and a half years. The story was a complete fabrication. “Britney Spears Presents VMA Award for Best Male Video.” People, 30 Aug. And a mutual pal of ours and the actress-singer insisted there was “zero truth, none whatsoever” to the report. The following summer, the Daily Mail made a double oops when it suggested Bieber was romantically involved with Ashley Benson and DawnChere Wilkerson, with whom he was seen spending time in Miami. Last month, Gossip Cop pointed out that a full year had passed since it was alleged Bieber and Steinfeld were dating, and the passage of time showed how untrue the contention was. In fact, she didn’t even stay for the entire awards show. Celebrity Rumors Justin Bieber
Guglielmi, Jodi. Wilkerson, meanwhile, had been deemed a “mystery blonde,” with the outlet speculating she “could have been the girlfriend of one of his friends, or she could have been a new love interest.” In actuality, she was and still is the wife of Rich Wilkerson, a pastor favored by a number of stars. “Shawn Mendes Doesn’t Know If Hailey Baldwin & Justin Bieber Are Dating.” E! Dupre, Elyse. Bieber and Benson’s time hanging out over the Fourth of July weekend included Ryan Good, Benson’s on-and-off boyfriend and Bieber’s close friend. 2016. Based solely on paparazzi photos, the paper wondered, “Who has his heart?” The answer, as Gossip Cop explained, was neither of them. When Gossip Cop investigated, we learned that Spears didn’t go to any after-parties for the VMAs. TMZ, considered by many to typically be reliable, erroneously claimed they had been secretly dating for “a little over a month,” after being “introduced” by Carl Lentz of Hillsong Church. Online reported about Bieber and Baldwin’s relationship status last week, they’re currently without a “label.” That hasn’t stopped the rumor mill from churning, though. Of course, that wasn’t proof of relationship between them. Most recently, he and Baldwin have been showing PDA in multiple states, but as E! There was pretty much no excuse for the blog not realizing this, considering Bieber was regularly seen hanging out with Lentz and his wife, including in New York the month before. “Justin Bieber Hangs with Pastor Pal Carl Lentz and His Wife during a Break from His Purpose World Tour.” Daily Mail Online, 22 May 2017. “Justin Bieber Spent The 2016 VMAs In The Last Place Anyone Would Look For Him.” Bustle, 30 Aug. Online, 19 June 2018. Valadez, Brittany. The blog even asserted fans were “practically salivating at the thought of seeing the two canoodle on the red carpet” at that year’s VMAs. Ferber, Taylor. In the fall of 2015, NW claimed Bieber’s “red-hot fantasies” about Britney Spears “became a reality when they locked lips at his MTV Video Music Awards afterparty.” The tabloid, which was the only outlet reporting this purported hook-up, quoted a so-called “insider” as saying, “She and Justin were all over each other!” But this was the magazine’s fantasy, not Bieber’s. The only evidence the website could offer, though, was an image in which Bieber and Steinfeld appeared to be FaceTiming. The online publication described the woman as a “brunette beauty,” and suggested the performer was a “fan of three’s company” because they were also joined by a young girl who seemed to be “tagging along.” Opined the site, “Looks like he made the most of an off day from performing.” The implication that Bieber was on a romantic outing couldn’t have been more wrong. Only weeks later in 2016, Celeb Dirty Laundry alleged Ariana Grande had her “sights set on” Bieber in the wake of her breakup with Ricky Alvarez. Gossip Cop will continue to tell fans what’s real and what’s not as needed. Spears left after presenting the night’s first honor. Though the pair, who share a manager, had been strictly friends for years, the website claimed a “connection” had been “swirling for some time now,” and predicted a “Bieber hookup” was in the offing. It had also previously falsely blamed Bieber for Grande’s split from Big Sean. Much like that tall tale, Gossip Cop was assured this one was “wrong” and “stupid.” We were proven right when no romance blossomed, and Bieber didn’t even attend the VMAs. Unsurprisingly, though, the site offered no proof, not even a “source,” to back its contentions up. TMZ then stepped in it again last June, almost exactly a year ago, when it offered a post about Bieber finding a “nice chick” in France. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, the “nice chick” was Lentz’s wife, and the “young girl” was the couple’s daughter. And even then, the five wrong rumors below are just a sampling of the untrue stories we’ve busted during that time. And he was on the trip, too. Nicol, Holly. After our bust, the website updated its inaccurate story to tell readers there was actually “nothing to see here.”
Amidst all of this, Bieber has had an on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez, as well as hookups with Sofia Richie and Hailey Baldwin. By the spring of 2017, it was Hailee Steinfeld who was being thrown into Bieber’s orbit. (Getty Images)
Justin Bieber has had one high-profile serious relationship, but that hasn’t stopped the gossip media from falsely linking him to a ton of women over the years.