Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Just Confirmed Their Engagement But We’re Still Not Buying It

PR stunt or true love? You decide

Victoria Christie
Justin Bieber making a "yikes" face and Hailey Baldwin looking off to the side in a paparazzi shot

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Unless you’ve been living under a legit rock, your feed has probs been blowing the eff up with pics of Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, because guess what? They’re reportedly engaged! The Biebs confirmed the upcoming nuptials on his Instagram with a cute pic of Baldwin sitting on his lap and kissing his cheek. “You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else,” Bieber wrote in the caption. Baldwin also confirmed the news by commenting on her fiancé’s moustache situ:

According to TMZ, the Biebs popped the question on July 7 at a resort in the Bahamas while the couple was out salsa dancing. Looks like they pulled a Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande because they got engaged after dating for one. freakin’. month.

The on-and-off-again pair met at the singer’s Never Say Never premiere in 2011 (can we talk about how similar they looked back then???) when Bieber was 16 and Baldwin was 14. And in an interview with GQ in 2016, he even predicted he was going to marry the model, saying, “What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right?” But as much as we’d like to believe this is a shining example of two people finally getting the happy ending they deserve, we can’t help but think it’s all just one big, Scooter Braun-engineered PR stunt. Here are three (very cynical) reasons why that might be the case.

1. Ariana Grande and the Biebs have the same manager

The aforementioned Scooter Braun manages both Bieber and Grande and they both happened to get engaged less than a month apart? Colour us skeptical.

Grande even took to Twitter defending Braun, saying that he “always puts his artists’ health and happiness first.” (Adding to the intrigue, she deleted the tweet shortly after posting it.)

2. #Jailey have been photographed everywhere (and we mean everywhere)

Lip-locking in Brooklyn Park? Check. Holding hands after a romantic dinner at Nobu? Check. Casually chilling in a public hot tub with a bunch of randos? Check. Bieber literally dropped off the face of the earth until he started dating Baldwin and now he’s suddenly being papped like there’s no tomorrow? Seems suspicious to us.

Also, can we talk about that car accident they had in the Hamptons earlier this month? You’re telling me that their brand new Mercedes Benz coincidentally broke down in close proximity to a photographer? Sorry bbs, we’re not buying it.

3. Bieber is due to drop new music like any second

There have been tons of rumours about his next album, which could also explain why Biebs and Baldwin have been spotted attending church together. It’s all obviously just a plug for his upcoming gospel recording. (Praise be!)

Bonus reason: Selena Gomez is his one true love

Even though our girl Sel seems to be living her best life post-engagement announcement, we believe that our forever OTP are meant to be (I mean c’mon, we’re still not over that adorbs “Call Me Maybe” lip-sync video—ugh, our teenage hearts!). From fights to cheating scandals and plenty of v. moody black-and-white selfies, it’s safe to say that these two have been through a lot together, but they’ve always been able to find their way back to each other. Even Baldwin tweeted this in 2011, shipping the adorable pair:

2011 was a different time!

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And if they don’t want to rekindle their love for their shippers, they should at the very least do it for their careers—goodness knows we need more bops like “The Heart Wants What It Wants,” “Sorry” and “Friends.”

If you’re reading this Justin, you know in your heart that Selena’s The One (I mean, you still have a tattoo of her permanently inked onto your body—doesn’t that mean anything?). And tbh, if you and Hailey even make it to the altar, we won’t be surprised if a Friends-like situ ended up happening where you accidentally say, “I take thee Selena.”

Because Jelena are soulmates. ’Nuff said.

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