Justin Bieber And Hailey Baldwin Are Reportedly Engaged, Ariana Grande Speaks Out In Defence
It looks like Biebs just made Hailey 'One Less Lonely Girl'.
"Sorry" if you had held out hope that one day Justin Bieber would be your "Boyfriend" (and please "Love Yourself" more), because it has been reported that he and on-again-off-again girlfriend Hailey Baldwin are engaged!
According to TMZ the proposal happened during a salsa dancing sesh at a restaurant in the resort before those attending were told to put their phones away for "something special", which turned out to be Biebs getting down on one knee.
The 24-year-old "What Do You Mean?" singer has been friends with the 21 year old model for several years -- though they initially claimed they were just "Friends". It wasn't until 2016 that the pair began to confirm that they were more than that.
In a feature for GQ Biebs went from describing Baldwin as a "friend he kisses" to someone he really loves. "We spend a lot of time together," he said.
Later, Bieber opened up about the then 19-year-old daughter of Stephen Baldwin, saying he couldn't commit to anything further due to his lifestyle.
"Right now in my life, I don’t want to be held down by anything," Bieber explained, "I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities. I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility. I know that in the past I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment.
"So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them. 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. It’s really hard to fix wounds like that. It’s so hard... I just don’t want to hurt her."
Around the same time Baldwin spoke to E! News saying the pair weren't "exclusive".
"Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don't really like to talk about it because it's between me and him."
Bieber and Baldwin are both members of Hillsong, with Bieber's friendship with celebrity pastor (?) Carl Lentz becoming a major impact in the young singer's turbulent career.
While Biebs and Balds have been hush hush on social media -- Bieber's folks both posted semi-cryptic messages to their accounts with Jeremy Bieber writing he was "excited for the next chapter", while mum Pattie Mallette kept things a little more simple.
The news comes just a few weeks after a close workmate of Bieber, Ariana Grande also announced a whirlwind engagement to Saturday Night Live's Pete Davidson. Both Ari and Biebs share the same manager, Scooter Braun, who must have some 2-for-1 voucher for engagement gifts or something.
Ariana spoke out defending both herself and Bieber after a now-deleted tweet went semi-viral.
The initial tweet read, "First Ariana gets engaged to Pete Davidson and now Justin Bieber to Hailey Bladwin [sic] the devil works hard but Scooter Braun works harder".
Grande fired back saying, "You do realise we are human beings who love and have lives... right? And that Scooter is a wonderful human being too who cares first n foremost [about] our health and happiness?"
Anyway congrats to the happy couples (???) and to Scooter for renting a suit he can get two solid wears out of.
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