Reports have it that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were dining Saturday night at a local restaurant in the Bahamas when the 24-year-old Canadian pop star popped the all-important question to the 21-year-old model.
And, just like that, they were engaged!
“They are engaged and it happened Saturday night in front of a crowd in Baker’s Bay,” a source told E! News, exclusively.
“Justin made arrangements for the ring when they were in NYC and knew that he wanted to propose to her. It was a sudden decision but Justin always knew Hailey and him had a special bond that was incomparable,” said the source.
“The proposal was a very happy moment and Hailey was taken off guard,” added the E! News source. “Her face was in shock but you could tell they are both so in love.”
The source went on to tell E! News that the couple has been “inseparable” from the time they got together again and that Bieber can’t live without her.
“Justin and Hailey had talked about marriage before but Hailey didn’t think it would happen so quickly. A few of their friends know from Facetiming them,” added the source.
“They are engaged. It happened while on vacation at Baker’s Bay,” another source told E! News.
“They flew in from New York on the 6th and have been having the time of their lives. Justin is happier than ever and wants to be with Hailey. His family is very supportive and know he has been at his best lately. Everyone is very happy for him,” the E! News source said.
While the couple has so far refrained from going public about the news, the singer’s father, Jeremy Bieber, confirmed the engagement via a somewhat cryptic Instagram post accompanied by a picture of son Justin silhouetted against a setting sun.
“@justinbieber Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter,” read the post.
“Love Love Love Love Love Love Love,” was the tweeted message that mom Pattie Mallette greeted the news with.
Love Love Love Love Love Love Love.
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) July 7, 2018
Meanwhile, Hailey’s dad, actor Stephen Baldwin tweeted a message that read, “Sweet smile on my face ! me&wife (Kennya) Always pray 4 Gods will !! He is moving in the hearts of JB&HB Let’s all pray for His will to be done Love you 2 so much !!! #Godstiming #bestisyettocome Congrats @JeremyBieber @pattiemallette #PraiseJesus.”
However, for reasons best known to him, he later removed the message.
The star couple first met as teenagers back in 2011, when the model’s actor father introduced them at the premiere of Bieber’s film ‘Never Say Never,’ in New York.
Bieber and Baldwin dated for some time in 2016 before they broke up the same year and Bieber got back into his on-off relationship with singer-actress Selena Gomez.
Sure enough and soon enough, the two split once again and for good this time, as Bieber rekindled his romance with Baldwin recently and the two have been inseparable, since, leading up to their Saturday engagement.