You Probably Recognize the "Baldwin" Name, but Can You Name Hailey Bieber's Parents?
Have you ever wondered how Hailey Bieber (formerly Hailey Baldwin) met Justin Bieber? Their on-and-off relationship throughout the 2010s probably never would have happened had it not been for Hailey's famous father. Sure, now, the 26-year-old entrepreneur is renowned in her own right thanks to her successful modeling career and having her own successful beauty brand, Rhode, but she also has a last (maiden) name that we're sure you'll recognize.
There are four famous Baldwin brothers — so who's Hailey's dad? Read on to find out who Hailey calls mom and dad.
Who Is Hailey Bieber's Dad? Stephen Baldwin
Stephen Baldwin is the youngest of the four Baldwin brothers, following older bros Alec, Daniel, and William. Stephen is best known for starring in 1995's "The Usual Suspects," a thriller about five criminals who meet at a seemingly random police lineup. He also starred in 1996's unanimously panned comedy "Bio-Dome" and played Barney Rubble in 2000's live-action film, "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas." Later on, Baldwin took to reality television, appearing in everything from "Celebrity Mole Hawaii" and Ty Murray's "Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge" to Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" and "I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!" — the last of which he quit mid-season.
Stephen met his wife, Brazilian graphic designer Kennya Deodato, in 1987, and the two have been married since 1990. Their first daughter, Alaia, was born in 1993, and their second daughter, Hailey, was born in 1996. A fun fact: Stephen has a tattoo on his left shoulder with the initials "HM" for "Hannah Montana." He'd made a pact with Miley Cyrus that he would be allowed to cameo on the show if he had the initials tattooed on him, but unfortunately, he never got the opportunity.
Most notably, Stephen was the person who kickstarted Hailey and Justin's friendship when, according to People, he introduced them at a "Today" show meet-and-greet in November 2009 when Hailey was just 12 years old and Justin was 15.
Who Is Hailey Bieber's Mom? Kennya Baldwin (née Deodato)
Kennya Baldwin was born in Brazil and is the daughter of legendary Brazilian composer Eumir Deodato. Though she grew up in her father's limelight, she decided to move to New York for school, attending York Preparatory School and later studying graphic design at Parsons School of Design. However, her newly quiet life took a surprising turn when she met her future husband, Stephen Baldwin, on a New York City subway in 1987. The two started to date soon after, and in their three decades together, Kennya has remained impressively obscure despite her celebrity family status. In 2014, Hailey told Grazia Daily that her mom was even approached by Leonardo DiCaprio at a London bar, and he asked her on a date.
In an interview with ABC, Stephen said Kennya helped Stephen return to faith, as she is a devout Christian. She and Stephen have remained faithful and romantic even through tough times, such as when Stephen was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2009 after failing to pay mortgage and income tax. Daughters Alaia and Hailey often refer to their parents' relationship as "couple goals" on social media, as the two represent one of Hollywood's longest and strongest marriages.