If you only casually follow the details of the Biebs's personal life, his July 2018 engagement to Hailey Baldwin might seem like it came out of nowhere. Bieber's on-again, off-again loves - including, perhaps most famously, Selena Gomez - have caused no end of tabloid buzz over the years. In reality, however, Bieber and Baldwin knew each for several years before their engagement, and dated off and on throughout that time. Where did Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin meet? What has their life as a couple been like? What do we know about their engagement?
Bieber is a pop music luminary, a onetime megastar teen idol of the highest order. Baldwin is a model, TV host, and member of Hollywood royalty - the daughter of Baldwin brother Stephen and his wife Kennya Deodato. Bieber and Baldwin are young and in love, and no matter what happens in the course of their relationship, their engagement will forever be a reminder of the impetuousness of youth and the bliss of new love. It will also be a reminder of the moment that every single Belieber's heart simultaneously shattered.
May 15, 2020: Justin Says He Wishes He'd 'Saved Himself' For Marriage
On an episode of the couple's 2020 Facebook Watch series, The Biebers on Watch, Justin opened up about his past regrets saying that although he would change a lot of decisions, "I don't regret anything because I think it makes you who you are and you learn from things. If I could go back and not have to face some of the bad hurt that I went through I probably would've saved myself for marriage."
He explained that intimacy can be confusing when you are not selective about your partners. And though Hailey agreed with "the fact that being physical with someone can make things more confusing," she expressed that she does not share her husband's sentiment because the two have had different experiences.
November 29, 2018: Baldwin Says She Wants Kids - Eventually
Baldwin rocked the cover of the December 2018 issue of Vogue Arabia, and she gave the magazine a very candid interview in which she touched on the idea of starting a family with Bieber.
"I love kids and I can't wait to have my own. I would say that now, that's a closer reality," she told the magazine, adding that it wouldn't be "any time soon."
Back in 2011, Bieber had expressed interest in wanting to start a family at a young age. "By 25 or 26, I want to see myself, like, married or start looking for a family. I want to be a young dad," he told WWD. "I want to be able to have done what I wanted to do—to be successful, to do a movie or whatever. But if the time is right, I definitely want to be married by 25," he continued. Bieber and Baldwin tied the knot when Bieber was just 24, so he is already sticking to his plan from years ago.
September 13, 2018: They Got Married In An Impromtu Courthouse Wedding
Two months after their engagement, the Biebs and Baldwin tied the knot at a New York City courthouse. They plan on having a religious ceremony in the future.
"They're going to have a big blowout, in front of God and everyone they love," a religious source told People.
July 7, 2018: Bieber Pops The Question In The Bahamas
Bieber proposed to Baldwin in the Bahamas on July 7, 2018, and she accepted. He reportedly proposed at a restaurant in front of a crowd of onlookers. A few days later, Bieber's dad posted an Instagram photo of his son, with the caption, "Proud is an understatement. Excited for the next chapter."
Bieber confirmed the engagement on his Instagram in a post written directly to Baldwin. He called her the love of his life and promised to always put her first.