Do you have between 3 and 46 million Instagram followers, a big-money modeling contract and access to a yacht and/or Caribbean island? Congratulations! You and your respective bad-boy, pop star canoodling buddy probably made your "relationship" social media-official over the weekend.
While the majority of us spent the first days of 2016 nursing a New Year's hangover and buying $7 bottles of water at the airport, fashion's so-called "Instagirls" put on considerable displays of PDA at their vacation spots of choice. Some flames (Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber) were ignited by a passionate kiss on the dance floor, while others (Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik) took their lust to the next level with the help of a cat and soccer jersey. Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles went for it the old-fashioned way: on a double-date with Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. And meanwhile, in Miami, Bella Hadid and her beau The Weeknd put the recent rumors of a breakup to rest by hitting the club and a private yacht party.
Before we dive into the details, we'd like to extend a hat-tip to the parties involved. Are your unions real, or is this all a well-timed publicity stunt? Either way, it was a slow few days and you all really livened up the news cycle. (Plus, love is great and all that.) Thank you!
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber
Last December, Bieber took to Instagram to clarify rumors that he was romantically involved with Baldwin, whom he called a "good friend." Unless "good friends" vacation with each other's families and, again, make out in what seems to be a romantic manner, this looks pretty legitimate to us. We buy it.
Anyway, who took this picture?
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
Where: Miami; New York City.
Estimated extent of relationship: November 2015-present.
Weekend activities included: Sharing clothes, playing with cats.
Since the pair was photographed holding hands exiting a West Hollywood restaurant in November, they've been cropping up on each other's social media accounts somewhat sporadically. Two weeks ago, Malik posted this picture of them smushing each other's cheeks, which Hadid one-upped on Sunday with an image of a shirtless Malik scratching a cat. On New Year's Eve, Hadid tweeted these selfies of her wearing a Bradford City football club shirt, Malik's favorite team. He called the jersey "a lil old," winky face.
Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles
We don't have any official images to show you, but the paparazzi shots look like this:
Where: Anguilla; on a yacht in St. Barts.
Estimated extent of relationship: Dec. 30, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016.
Weekend activities included: Eating dinner, hanging out with their moms, swimming.
It seems Jenner and Styles have reconciled after being linked a number of times in 2013. Last Tuesday, the two ate dinner together at a restaurant in Anguilla, then were photographed doing a bunch of stuff — including "kissing" — on a yacht off St. Barts. If blurry paparazzi photos are to be believed, they were reportedly joined by their mothers, as well as Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. How romantic?