News broke on July 8 that Justin Bieber put a ring on Hailey Baldwin’s finger. The newly engaged couple seemed to have jumped the gun rather quickly going from getting back together to wedding bells ringing in the distance.
Obviously, the public doesn’t know everything about their relationship, but it seemed like the engagement came out of left field. Well turns out the two have been on and off for years.
TMZ has multiple sources with “direct knowledge” of the couple’s relationship history said that they’ve been serious for some time.
“Justin’s been in love with her for a long time, so this didn’t just come from out of the blue,” a source told TMZ. The source went on to tell the site that the couple has gotten back together a “number of times” since they first publicly dated in 2016.
So the couple truly has been on and off for two years making the engagement a little less random. A source even told TMZ when Bieber got back together with Selena Gomez he was still thinking about Baldwin.
Jelena shippers everywhere are going to riot.
The sources also told TMZ that the couple is not getting married until next year. They feel like they’ve already committed to marriage and are not in a rush to walk down the aisle. But that doesn’t mean they will have a lengthy engagement, they just want to do it on their own time.
At the end of July, Bieber hinted that the couple will be getting married soon because his wedding would come before dropping new music. Without new music, that means Bieber is still going to be M.I.A. at award shows.
We already know who Baldwin’s bridesmaids will be, now we just need a wedding date.
Fans were worried that the couple were on the rocks after photos of Bieber crying into Baldwin’s shoulder were posted on August 7. Every day this summer it seems like the two have been photographed traipsing around New York City. Saying that Baldwin and Bieber were seen making out in an NYC cafe is like saying, summer is hot, the sky is blue and water is wet.
That’s why it was so strange to see the two photographed not kissing and all smiley, instead Bieber was crying into Baldwin’s shoulder. These weren’t “I’m so happy I could cry” tears, these were full on sobbing tears.
The photos were jarring, but mostly it has everyone asking what the heck Bieber was crying about. The couple was mid-bike ride on the west side before he broke down. What could have been so emotional that Bieber had to hop off of his Citi Bike?
On August 9 Bieber told TMZ that he simply just had a “bad day” while showing the paparazzi the cover of Timothy Keller and Kathy Keller’s book The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God.
“You got good days and you got bad days. It’s not real if it doesn’t have any bad days,” Bieber said.