Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's romance heats up

They've been friends for years, but it looks like Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin have added romance to their friendship. The pair have been flooding their Instagram accounts with photos from their new year Caribbean getaway, many of which show the couple cuddling and kissing.

The Canadian singer invited Hailey, daughter of actor Steven Baldwin, to join him and his family on vacation. The Biebers jetted off to have some fun in the sun after spending Christmas at home in Stratford, Ont. This isn't the first time romance rumours have circled around Justin and Hailey. In early 2015, the stars were spotted spending time together on numerous occasions in Los Angeles, but the pretty blond has always maintained that the pair are just friends.

Justin Bieber posted a very telling photo that was taken over New Year's. Photo: © instagram.com/justinbieber

Hailey, 19, hasn't been shy about confirming her blossoming romance with Justin and likewise posted a series of photos with her new man on Instagram.

Alec Baldwin's niece cuddled her boyfriend from behind while Justin gave a smouldering look to the camera; in another image she rested an affectionate hand on Justin's arm.

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The couple haven't been shy about hiding their affection for each other. Photo: instagram.com/haileybaldwin

During the holiday the pair shot an impromptu photoshoot outdoors, with Hailey showing off her enviable legs in an oversized T-shirt and hot pants. Justin kept it casual in white shorts, baring his heavily tattooed torso.

Hailey has previously said that she and Justin are "just friends." Photo: instagram.com/haileybaldwin

"We're just friends. I've known him for a very long time, since I was about 13," Hailey told E! News.

"I'm trying to be a good friend and be there for him and support him, but any male in his place, any girl that's around him they automatically assume. That's the world we live in. I'm just trying to be there for him and support him as a friend."

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