Justin Bieber’s newest girlfriend is model, actress and TV host Paola Paulin. The 23-year-old pop star was seen with the 26-year-old actress late last month during a church service and were seen together again on October 4.
Paulin was born in Mexico, but raised in Colombia. She has worked as a model and TV host. In 2015, she landed a two-episode role on the HBO series Ballers with Dwayne Johnson.
Here’s what you need to know about Paulin and her relationship with Bieber.
1. Bieber & Paulin Were First Seen Together on a Church Date in September
Paulin and Bieber were first seen together publicly at a church in Beverly Hills on Wednesday, September 27. They were photographed leaving the church together, with Bieber wearing a jacket that read “fear of god” on the back.
“They met earlier in the day and he insisted she go to church with him,” a source told Us Weekly. “After church, there was paparazzi outside so they snuck away from them and had an intimate, private date.”
“He was with her at Chateau and told people the next day she was ‘hot as s***,'” a source told People.
“They’re totally smitten with each other,” another source told Us Weekly.
E! News reports that they are not “exclusively dating.”
2. Bieber’s Pastor Carl Lentz Reportedly Approves of Him Dating Paulin
The U.K. Sun claims that Lentz “screened” Paulin before their relationship began. Thankfully for The Biebs, he approves of them dating.
“Justin does not make a move without consulting [Carl],” a source told the Sun. “Carl wants to help Justin rebuild his life in a solid way and the woman he is with – his romantic partner – has a big influence on him.”
The source told the tabloid that Bieber will now not date anyone if she doesn’t embrace Hillsong and Lenz “entirely.”
3. She Speaks English, French & Spanish & Has a Degree in International Business Management
Paulin was born in Mexico and raised in Medellin, Colomiba. According to Haute Living, she also speaks English, French and Spanish. She graduated from Pontifical Bolivarian University with a degree in International Business Management.
After working for ProColombia, the Colombian Government Trade Bureau, she moved to Miami and started a modeling and acting career in 2012. She is represented by Elite Modeling Management.
In her interview with Haute Living, she described the perfect place for a romantic date: “Yamashiro Hollywood because is the best view of Hollywood,perfect to go with someone that makes you laugh and tell you some beautiful words.”
She added that she’s been based in Los Angeles full-time since May 2016.
4. Paulin Is Set to Star in a Movie About Mexican Filmmaker Emilio ‘El Indio’ Fernández
Paulin is hoping to follow-up her appearance on Ballers with a role in a biopic about Emilio ‘El Indio’ Fernandez, the legendary Mexican filmmaker. Haute Living reports that she was cast to play the late Delores Del Rio, one of the first Latin stars in Hollywood.
Paulin recently posted on Instagram that she was also working on a project with stunt coordinator Arnold Chon. Chon has worked on over 100 movies and TV shows, including the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp.
According to her IMDb profile, Paulin has also appeared in campaigns for L’Oreal, Bon-Ton, Kohl’s and Sketchers. She also appeared in Nassau Paradise Island Tourism Board advertising. She has also done voice work for South Park.
5. Bieber Was Rumored to Be Dating Hailee Steinfeld Earlier This Year, but She Said They Are Friends
Bieber has been linked to various models and actresses over the years, most notably Selena Gomez. However, it’s been awhile since he’s dated anyone publicly for a long period of time.
The singer was also linked to Brazilian model Gabriella Lenzi, after it looked like she was with Bieber in an Instagram photo in July.