The model, 26, spoke candidly about her and her partner’s clothing choices in the public eye during an interview with GQ Hype, published on 24 October. Her remarks came as their looks have continued to make headlines, since Justin has often opted for sweatpants and a sweatshirt while Hailey typically chooses more glamorous looks.
Speaking to GQ Hype, Hailey said that she found humour in how fans react to their very different outfits, while noting that Justin is usually the one dressed before her when they go out.
“It’s so funny because I see so many people talk about this,” she said. “He may want to wear baggy sweats to dinner, and I might want to wear a tiny little dress just because that’s how I’m feeling.”
The Rhode Beauty founder specified that she and Justin – who’ve been married since 2018 – aren’t concerned about having coordinating outfits.
“We can’t sit there and be like: ‘So I’m going to wear this and you’re going to wear this,’” she added.
In August, fans were quick to poke fun at the pair when Hailey wore a glamorous red dress and Justin wore a pair of casual sweat shorts to a Rhode Beauty event in New York City. At the time, they celebrated the launch of Rhode’s strawberry glaze lip treatment at a Krispy Kreme, with the model wearing a mini-dress and matching heels, which she paired with strawberry-shaped earrings and a necklace with a large, silver “B” hanging from the chain. She also had her hair up in her signature, slicked-back bun.
Meanwhile, her husband opted for a much more casual look: A grey sweatshirt and matching sweat shorts, which he wore with a pink cap and pair of yellow crocs.
On social media, many fans poked fun at the couple’s opposite styles, with influencer Kate Bartlett claiming on TikTok that “nine times out of 10, [Hailey and Justin] are never dressed for the same event”.
In the comments of her video, one fan quipped: “It’s giving he came to pick her up but she made him come in and say hi,” while another added: “I feel like he accidentally showed up.”
During the interview with GQ Hype, Hailey’s longtime friend, Kelia Moniz, expressed how she took issue with the viral commentary about her pals’ outfits during the Rhode Beauty event in August.
“It’s like, it wasn’t Justin’s day. It was Hailey’s day,” she said. “He’s there to support his wife, period. But also, he still looks cool, so you can’t hate the guy.”