As of Thursday, September 13, we thought this question was settled: Per a report by People, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were married that very day in a civil ceremony in New York.
OR WERE THEY?
Later that week, Hailey took to Twitter to deny the rumour, writing: “I understand where the speculation is coming from but I’m not married yet!” We can’t show you the Tweet because she has since deleted it, which is… confusing, to say the least. Add to that the fact that other people close to the pair are saying they *did* get married, and it’s all feeling a bit like the lyrics to ‘What Do You Mean?’ They’re nodding their heads yes, but they want to say no.
So, who (or what) are we to believe? Here’s what we know:
1. Alec Baldwin says they *are* married
Hailey’s uncle Alec was asked about their potential nuptials at an event this weekend. “They just went off and got married and I don’t know what the deal is,” he told a reporter before dashing off down the red carpet. Honestly, seems like he knows about as much as we do.
2. They got married but didn’t have a wedding?
According to further reporting by People, Justin and Hailey don’t really count the court house ceremony that (allegedly) happened last week to be a proper wedding. Instead, they’re planning a lavish bash with friends and family in a church, and that’s when they’ll really consider themselves *married*. Important distinctions, people. In fact, according to this source, they don’t even plan on wearing rings until after the party.
3. Justin Bieber’s mom is being cryptic
Patti Malette, a.k.a. Justin Bieber’s mom, has been busy on the Twitter of late, and her tweets may mean nothing… or EVERYTHING. Interpret these as you will.
Haters gonna hate. #LoveWins
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) September 16, 2018
On September 16, she wrote: “Haters gonna hate,” with the hastag #LoveWins.
Y’all read WAY too much into everything. 🙄 Lol. #LoveWins
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) September 17, 2018
The next day, using the same hashtag, she tweeted: “Y’all read WAY too much into everything.” ??????
4. The Took a Euro Trip
Pictures of Justin serenading Hailey with a guitar around Buckingham Palace popped up in mid-September, and this is relevant because: honeymoon??? It’s not Paris, but it’s better than just chilling around the pad in Cambridge, Ont.
5. They don’t have a prenup
According to TMZ (who were standing by the courthouse wedding and have the pics to prove it), Biebs and Hails looked into getting some kind of prenuptial agreement drawn up, but never, like, got round to ensuring that they would each get to protect the assets they entered into the marriage with. FYI: Justin is believed to have a net worth of around $200 million, and Hailey’s is somewhere in the 2 mill range. PSA: There are such things as postnups, which are the same as a prenup but you do them, uh, post the nuptials.
6. Justin is throwing around the W-word
On a casual visit to an exhibit about himself at the Stratford Museum, Justin was heard referring to Hailey as his wife….and they have the chalk-written receipts to prove it (kinda):
7. They *are* planning a wedding for next year
Speaking of the beautiful surrounds of Stratford, Ontario: TMZ is also claiming that per the above point about getting married vs having a wedding, Justin and Hailey plan to seal the deal in the eyes of the Lord next year, and it will either take place in upstate New York or in his southwestern Ontario hometown. It’s apparently slated for early in the year, which makes sense: Nothing says wedding like January in Canada…