Justin Bieber Hints That He's Dating Someone, So Who On Earth Is He Talking About?!

Justin Bieber ruled the summer radio waves with his singles "Where Are U Now" and "What Do You Mean," and people are starting to believe his talent might be enough to save his career after the many PR nightmares he's gone through in recent times. Bieber has had to explain himself and apologize for past actions, and he candidly shared his side of the story (including his take on the pee bucket hoopla) in a new Complex feature story. When opening up about ex Selena Gomez, he shared, "You get scarred from certain things. Even like — I’m kind of seeing this girl, right? I’m shy about doing or saying certain things, and then I say it and it’s not even a problem." Wait a minute here! Did Justin Bieber just confess that he is dating someone post-Selena? Naturally, I need to figure out who this woman is!

Along with divulging his mistakes, Bieber shared that he actually lived with Gomez, so their relationship and its aftermath definitely makes more sense to me now. As anyone with heartbreak can tell you, it's almost impossible not to compare a new relationship with a former one — especially if it was so serious that you lived together. So, I think first it's important to read into what the 21-year-old had to say about his relationship with Gomez — a lot of which seemed to be brand new information. He said,

I moved in with my girlfriend when I was 18. Started my own life with her. It was a marriage kind of thing. Living with a girl, it was just too much at that age. But we were so in love. Nothing else mattered. We were all about each other. But when it’s like that and you get your value from that, people will always disappoint you. Your girl or your dude, they’re always going to disappoint you. Your full identity can’t be in that person. My identity was in her. Her identity was in me.

Now, that sounds like a mature Bieber to me. Jumping back to the topic of a new girl in his life, he said,

You’re just scarred and you don’t do something because in your last relationship they’d freak out, but [the new person is] just like, "What are you talking about?"

Hmmm, alright Internet sleuths, here is where the fun begins. Some sources over at Hollywood Life have already figured out that the writer noted Bieber that the interview took place at the Montage Hotel in Los Angeles and that Bieber had just had his wisdom teeth taken out, which means that the interview was conducted around July 11.

In an interesting turn of events, Gomez was also spotted at the hotel around the same time and was seen hanging out by the pool with Bieber one afternoon. Was Bieber talking about another girl while Gomez was visiting him? I think that's probably the case. I choose to believe that the two are just friends at this point, because I don't think he would talk about another relationship if he was getting back with Gomez. Not a good way to restart something.

Recently, rumors spread of Bieber romancing his "What Do You Mean" video co-star Xenia Deli in real life. He was seen out on what appeared to be date with the model/actress and seemed to be crushing really hard in an interview, but Deli herself told Bustle in a Sept. 1 interview that she and Bieber are just friends.

So, who could the mystery lady be? My bet is on Hailey Baldwin, who the singer has been rumored to be dating in the past. Sure, the two always claimed that they had been friends for years, but isn't that the best way to start a relationship?

Bieber was seen out and about canoodling and posting social media pics with Baldwin around June and July of 2015, which would line up perfectly with this story. But, then again, since then, Baldwin and Bieber have calmed down on the PDA and rumors, so either things fizzled or they decided not to take the next step in their friendship. All of this just proves to me that Bieber is maturing and having fun, and it seems like the next chapter is going to be a good one for him. Relationships or not, Bieber is happy with himself and that's the most important thing.