The shade! Goodness!!!
Just when we think the feud between the past and current loves of Justin Bieber‘s life is completely over, someone breaks the ceasefire.
This time it was Hailey Bieber, who posted a quote to her Instagram Story which seems very much to be a very purposeful slap in the face to the woman many fans still consider to be Justin’s OTP, Selena Gomez.
“A person in 2 months could make you feel what a person in 2 years couldn’t. Time means nothing, character does.”
Then there’s an attribution to an unknown speaker, suggesting this is a quote and not necessarily just Hailey’s random thoughts about her hubby’s ex.
We’ve never heard this one before, but a quick search does show a lot of variations on it, mostly in inspirational poster or meme form. (Damn, that’s shady for an inspirational poster! That’s like the kitten hanging on the branch, only with the words: “Better hope that landing on the feet thing is true, dummy.”)
Look, we can’t even post a Shade or No Shade on this one. It’s impossible for us not to read this as a jab at Selena. The Come And Get It singer was on again and off again with Justin for years before we ever heard him even acknowledged Hailey’s existence in public.
Plus, the two months reference is so specific; it’s exactly the timeframe Selena referred to in the infamous lyrics to her comeback single Lose You To Love Me:
“In two months, you replaced us / Like it was easy / Made me think I deserved it / In the thick of healing, yeah”
Frankly, it seems to us Hailey might still be lashing out at Selly because she’s resentful of that fact. Remember after they got engaged they suddenly both started making a big deal about how they were always soulmates? Like they had this epic love story and this was their happily ever after? She couldn’t just be the current love, she had to replace Selena as the OTP, even retroactively — when she should have just been secure in the fact she won and ended up marrying the man.
Heck, they’re still doing it, all these months later!
In the latest episode of Justin’s reflective YouTube series Seasons, he talks about the proposal, saying:
“She just walked down the stairs…and I was just there with the ring. And I was shaking and I was just like, ‘I’ve loved you for so long and I just can’t see myself being with anybody else.’”
No wonder Selena is singing about being being replaced!
Here’s a quote for ya, Hailey: Living well is the best revenge. Ever heard that one?
[Image via WENN/Avalon/Justin Bieber/YouTube.]