Once the tabloid press connects you to Justin Bieber, it seems to follow you everywhere. Hailee Steinfeld, just 20-year-old and already an Academy Award nominee, does not need that in her life Let it be known for once and for all that she is not dating Justin Bieber, not now, not ever. Talk of the would-be pairing picked up steam when TMZ reported that the two have been together for about a month, with the outlet even giving them a meet-cute in which they were introduced by the pastor at the church they supposedly both attend. The story quickly spread, as a match-up of two of young Hollywood’s inner sanctum was bound to do, but in a twist, the truth got in the way of a good scoop: Steinfeld and Bieber are just friends.
Steinfeld avowed the platonic nature of their connection herself on Thursday, stopping by SiriusXM Hits 1’s “Morning Mash Up.” Asked if she was seeing Bieber, Steinfeld insisted, “I am not.” The actress also got real about the oddity of suddenly being romantically linked to someone you’ve associated with forever, saying, “It’s crazy. I don’t know why people make such a big deal. We’re friends. We’ve been friends for years.” Indeed, if Steinfeld’s words weren’t confirmation enough, it seems that little about the initial rumor holds true. Beyond Steinfeld’s own testament that her and Bieber’s friendship is nothing new, she and Bieber couldn’t have met through their church last month, because, as Gossip Cop reports, Steinfeld doesn’t even attend the church in question.
Of course, Bieber is no stranger to dating rumors running rampant, no matter how implausible. Ever since the dissolution of his lengthy on-off relationship with Selena Gomez, he’s been linked to his fair share of new ladies, Hailey Baldwin, Kourtney Kardashian, and Sofia Richie among them. For her part, Steinfeld has historically kept a tighter lid on her personal life, though she did hit the red carpet with paramour Cameron Smoller earlier this year. While Bieber will surely find an Olive Garden dining partner of his own one day, it looks like Steinfeld isn’t it.
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Hailee Steinfeld’s Style Evolution, From Red Carpet Ingenue to International Pop Star
Hailee Steinfeld established her status as young Hollywood’s sweetheart early in her career. At the 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, she opted for a charming pink mini dress by Marchesa. That night, she won her first major award for Best Young Performer for her role in True Grit. 2011.
At the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, Hailee Steinfeld was a vision in white. Her evening gown by Prabal Guring combined the youthful flare of a halter-top with a texturized fabric that added the perfect amount of sophistication. 2011.
Truly coming into her own style, Hailee Steinfeld wore a Miu Miu dress to the 2011 British Academy Film Awards. 2011.
In signature blush pink, Hailee Steinfeld wowed in a tea length tulle skirt by Marchesa at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. 2011.
Wearing a nude, lace gown by Stella McCartney and metallic, platform sandals by Nicholas Kirkwood, Hailee Steinfeld proved she was part of the fashion crowd as she hit the red carpet at the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2011.
Steinfeld is never one to shy away from wearing color. At the 2013 Cinema Con, she gave us just that, wearing a fierce top and skirt by Kenzo with candy blue Nicholas Kirkwood heels. 2013.
Steinfeld’s Donna Karen Atelier dress was true to the PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ Costume Institute Gala theme, made of white leather and detailed with antique, gold safety pins. She completed the look with a shimmery Jimmy Cho clutch and matching shoes that gave just the right amount of sparkle to finish. 2013.
Later that season, Steinfeld brought back her love of playful patterns in this Suno dress, detailed with Swarovski crystals, at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards. She finished the look with shoes by Jimmy Choo and Jennifer Meyer Jewelry. 2013.
Sitting front row at Louis Vuitton for Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014, the actress stunned in the designer’s dress. The look is chic, while maintaining a silhouette that plays to Steinfeld’s youthful flair. 2013.
Celebrating Tory Burch at her Rodeo Drive Flagship opening, Hailee Steinfeld wore an embellished, A-line dress from the designer’s Spring 2014 collection. The look had the fun and flirty vibes of the 60’s, finished with Tory Burch mirrored sling backs and a ladylike top-handle bag. 2014.
In another nod to the 60’s, Steinfeld wore a pink, printed Miu Miu coat from the Spring 2014 collection to the screening of the 7th Edition of Miu Miu Women’s Tales: ‘Spark & Light’. 2014.
Attending the Charles James: Beyond Fashion Costume Gala, with Prabal Gurung, Steinfled wore a custom black and white gown by the designer. The look was complete with jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels. 2014.
Steinfeld brought this embroidered white dress, from Michael Kors Resort 2015, into autumn with tan platform sandals and belt. Truly making it her own, the actress wore a bright, fuchsia lip for a welcomed pop of color. 2014.
At the 2014 AFI Fest screening of The Homesman, Steinfeld tuned into her girlish charm, wearing a bright violet dress from Monique Lhuiller’s Spring 2015 collection. 2014.
The actress attended Prada: The Iconoclasts in New York, wearing a look from the designer’s spring 2015 collection. Her pants speak to the singer’s love of fun prints, but her coat is what truly stands out, as it was the signature piece of Prada’s collection. 2015.
At the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar after party, Steinfeld charmed in a printed gown by Andrew Gn. 2015.
Steinfeld sat front row at Christian Dior during Paris Fashion Week wearing a bright dress and letting her white Dior bag be the pop in an otherwise colorful look. 2015.
On the red carpet at China: Through the Looking Glass Costume Institute Gala, Steinfeld kept her look sleek and elegant in a red ball gown designed by Michael Kors. 2015.
At the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, Steinfeld stunned in a white Stella McCartney jumpsuit. The flare leg and open back of this look were a departure from the singer’s look, but stayed true to her polished, feminine style. 2015.
Steinfeld was all glitz and glam, achieving ultimate sophistication, in glittering black Elie Saab at the Vanity Fair Oscar after party. 2016.
The actress wore an H&M emerald green gown that stayed true to the Met Gala’s ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ theme in 2016. The gown was clean cut with a corset bodice embellished in sequins and giving the singer a bit of edge with a high central split. 2016.
At Swarovski’s Turn Up the Style event, Steinfeld continued her sleek looks in a glittering jumpsuit by Julien MacDonald and crystal bangles and cuffs by Swarovski. 2016.
Ever girlish and charming, Steinfeld was a pop of color in a red Valentino dress as she sat front row during Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2017 runway show at Paris Fashion week. 2016.
At the premiere for her own film, Edge of Seventeen, Steinfeld had all eyes on her in this dramatic, cutaway, black gown. 2016.
At the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globes celebration, Steinfeld tried out a short, flirty dress by Reem Acra’s spring 2017 collection. 2016.
Steinfeld’s bright yellow dress by J. Mendel played with a modest cut, but was chicly covered in sparkle. The orange carpet at the Nickelodeon Halo Awards was the perfect event for the singer to show off this fun, charismatic look. 2016.
At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 8th Annual Governors Awards, Steinfeld stunned in a dreamy gown by Elie Saab. 2016.
Steinfeld visited Sirius XM in New York City wearing a multi-colored brocade dress by Alice & Olivia. The look is sweet and certainly plays to the singer’s affection for ultra feminine style. 2017.
Steinfeld dazzled the crowd on the red carpet in a flowing ball gown by Ralph & Russo Couture. The crystal and floral embellishments and high neckline of the scalloped halter captured the new romance that was trending on the red carpet this award season. 2017.