Hailey Baldwin, 24, and Justin Bieber, 27, were verbally attacked at the Met Gala on Monday, September 13. In a video posted on the model’s TikTok page, fans could be heard chanting, “Selena! Selena! Selena!”, in support of Justin’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez, 29, as the famous couple walked the carpet. In response, Ireland Baldwin, daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, came to her cousin’s defense, as the two have always been close.
Ireland proved that she isn’t here for any of the romps of crazed fans. After Hailey shared the video, which she captioned ‘DISGUSTING,’ Ireland, 25, quickly came to her defense in the comment section. She commented, “They’re one of the happiest and most in love couples I’ve ever gotten the chance to be around. They don’t care about them.”
According to a source of the Hollywood Reporter, “They are really as close as two cousins could be and they are practically like sisters because they were pretty much raised together and spent so much time together. Ireland has always been super protective of Hailey so she felt compelled to respond to the haters. She knows that kind of thing doesn’t bother Hailey and Justin, but Ireland adores them as a couple and has no regrets about what she said.”
“Both Justin and Hailey don’t like the bullying they receive and respect the support over the verbal threats when it comes to the past and Selena. As much as they anticipate it and expect it, they both wish that people would have some class to see what is real and that is their relationship,” a second source revealed to the Hollywood reporter. “It is a sad thing to deal with but they try to rise above it day in and day out because they are constantly attacked online and when they are out and about,” the source added.
Despite all of the negativity, the model-musician pair will take the support where they can get it and undoubtedly appreciated the fact that Ireland stood up for them. “Justin and Hailey really like the support they received from Ireland. They are both over the negative statements and the fact that everyone has so much to say about their relationship,” a third source stated. “Ireland to stand up for them meant a lot to them.”
Regardless of the negativity, the power pair proved to rise above and packed on the PDA for the screening of Justin’s documentary, titled Justin Bieber: Our World. The couple hit the carpet and only had eyes for each other. At one point, while walking the carpet on September 14, the Peaches singer cradled her face and gave her a few sweet kisses. It was a night filled with love for the lovebirds which further proved that their love is unstoppable.