Summer 2018 seems to be the season of unlikely celebrity couples, with the likes of Nick and Priyanka and Pete and Ariana keeping us updated on their relationships’ every facet on social media. But Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, who have dated on and off for years and known each other for even longer, have kept things private, no doubt because of the peaks and valleys of Bieber and Selena Gomez’s highly publicized on-again-off-again romance. After breaking things off with Gomez earlier this year seemingly for good, Bieber is back in Baldwin’s arms and, if some anonymous sources are to be believed, they two might have just gotten engaged.
Two women spilled the beans to TMZ this weekend that Bieber had stopped the salsa dancing at a resort restaurant in the Bahamas so he could get down on one knee and propose to Baldwin in front of everyone. His security made sure to tell everyone to put their phones away “because something special was about to happen.”
In a cryptic Instagram post that might or might not corroborate the eyewitnesses’ testimony, Bieber’s dad Jeremy posted a photo of Bieber in profile standing in front of a sunset, with the caption: “Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!” A seagull takes wing in the background of the photo. Is the bird meant to symbolize Baldwin? Who knows?
Bieber and Baldwin have trolled the press with hints of an engagement before, when last month Bieber pranked the paps by wearing a fake wedding band on his finger. A source later said it was just a joke, and that Bieber and Baldwin are “in a great place” and that Bieber is “very calm and normal.”