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.
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.
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.
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.
| Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber on a beach in The Hamptons, NYC. (July 3) #1 pic.twitter.com/wTYq7y8UYp— Hailey Baldwin News (@ItsBaldwinNews) July 4, 2018
Baldwin and Bieber took their lovefest to the Hamptons in July 2018. Their car broke down while they were there, but the stress was apparently short-lived. They were soon relaxing at the beach and looking very much like a couple in love.