OMG OMG OMG OMG! We did NOT see this one coming. After rekindling their relationship mere weeks ago, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged! Yes, we’re 100% serious. They’ve been parading their love in front of the whole world and, though neither of them ever confirmed they were an item, we think an engagement is enough evidence to prove that these two are the real deal.
People has confirmed that yes, Jailey is really getting married. “It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not,” a source said of the proposal. “Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks. He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.” Is anyone else getting serious Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson flashbacks right now?
Here’s everything we know so far:
The engagement took place on Saturday night, July 7, while the pair was having dinner in a restaurant at a resort in the Bahamas. According to TMZ, everyone in the resto was dancing when Justin’s security asked the crowd to put away their phones because something special was about to happen. The “Sorry” singer reportedly got down on one knee and asked Hailey to be his wife. She said yes.
“The proposal was a very happy moment and Hailey was taken off guard, her face was in shock but you could tell they are both so in love,” a source told E! News, adding that Justin is happier than ever.
Following news of their engagement, Hailey was spotted wearing a massive ring on ~THAT~ finger while out in public. Though not much is known about the ring in terms of cut and shape (or price), it’s one hell of a rock. Justin definitely did not hold back when it came to choosing a diamond for his future bride.
A post shared by Justin B & Selena G. Updates™️ (@gomezbieberdayli) on Jul 8, 2018 at 2:41pm PDT
A source close to the Canadian singer told E! News: “Justin made arrangements for the ring when they were in New York City and knew that he wanted to propose to her.”
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Justin’s dad, Jeremy Bieber, shared a cryptic post on IG seemingly confirming his son’s engagement. “Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!” he wrote.
A post shared by Jeremy Bieber (@jeremybieber) on Jul 8, 2018 at 8:31am PDT
Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallette, also shared a message on her Twitter account:
Love Love Love Love Love Love Love.
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) July 7, 2018
According to multiple news outlets, Hailey’s father, Stephen Baldwin, shared his approval in a since-deleted tweet, writing: “Sweet smile on my face! me & wife (Kennya) Always pray 4 Gods will!! He is moving in hearts of JB&HB. Let’s all pray for His will to be done Love you 2 so much!!!”
Justin & Hailey’s Road to Engagement
Justin and Hailey’s relationship actually started years ago. They may have been friends for a long time, but it seems the two were always destined to be more. They actually first met back in 2009 when they were both still basically children. Flash forward two years later when Hailey attended the premiere of Justin’s Never Say Never movie around the same time that he confirmed his romance with Selena Gomez.
He and Hailey remained good friends for years, but romance rumors always followed them. They denied they were anything more than just good buds until January 2016, when the two took a chance on love. They spent New Year’s Eve together and went Instagram official with a kiss.
A post shared by Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) on Jan 3, 2016 at 4:12pm PST
But their fling was short-lived and we never knew what went wrong. Justin did tell GQ in February 2016 that he didn’t want to ruin what he had with Hailey in case she was the one. “What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right? If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always gonna be damaged,” he said. “It’s really hard to fix wounds like that. I just don’t want to hurt her.”
Justin and Hailey then pretty much led separate lives until they reconciled this year. During that time, the singer got back together with Selena for a few months, and Hailey was rumored to be dating Shawn Mendes. Jelena ended before it ever really started up again, and Shawn and Hailey confirmed they were just friends – though she erased all her photos of them together from her Instagram a few weeks ago.
Then in May 2018, Hailey told The Times UK that she and Justin had a hard time being friends after they broke up, admitting it was really awkward. “We didn’t speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on,” she said. “But it brought both of us to the realization that we just work much better as friends. He’s somebody I really cherish. Now it’s a very mature situation. It’s good.”
Following Hailey’s comments, she and Justin started up their relationship again at the end of May. They’ve literally been inseparable ever since, making out wherever – and whenever – they can. In June, Justin made things IG official and then two weeks later… a SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT!
This is so much to take in. Just a few months ago, we were hoping Jelena was going to be together for good – and now Justin’s popped the question to another woman. It’s been a whirlwind.