Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are engaged

If there's one celebrity out there whose love life is a source of continual fascination, it's Justin Bieber. Ever since the Canadian heartthrob became famous, the media have been desperate to know the details of his various dalliances; particularly since he was famously in an on-again-off-again relationship with Selena Gomez. The two began dating in 2010, and then separated in November 2012. Then they reconciled a few weeks later, before splitting up again in January 2013. Then they were back together in 2017, but then they broke up again in March 2018. Man; it's getting hard to keep up with them!

It's easy to see why the two of them have attracted such media attention, since there's a significant overlap between their fans. Many people hoped that, much like Ross and Rachel, the two of them would reconcile and end up together for good, with no more break-ups this time. However, in a shocking twist, it seems as though Justin has decided to settle down and tie the knot with somebody else; namely model and television personality Hailey Baldwin!

A source close to the singer has confirmed that Bieber and Baldwin got engaged over the weekend, confirming the fevered speculation that the couple are back together again, after splitting up in 2016. The couple were recently spotted together partying and dancing in the sun-kissed Bahamas, and appeared together in a number of Baldwin's Instagram stories. Not only that, but on Instagram, Justin Bieber's father Jeremy Bieber, stated "@justinbieber Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!" adding even more fuel to the fire.

Understandably, social media exploded at the news of the upcoming nuptials. For instance, Twitter-user Shawn Mendes stated: "Kinda disappointed that Justin Bieber and Hailey are engaged, my Jelena heart is crying. I was almost positive that Selena and Justin were going to be one of those couples that randomly get back together and get married," while someone called Carly wrote "Retweet if you feel personally victimised by Justin Bieber’s engagement to someone that isn’t Selena Gomez."

However, not everyone was so enthralled about the news. A Twitter user with the handle '@Bolshyperson' tweeted: "I want to hear about the #thaicaverescue but Twitter keeps telling me the top story is that Justin Bieber might be engaged. Send him in to the cave and I might be interested."

In a previous interview, Hailey Baldwin stated that her 2016 split from Justin had been a tumultuous time for her emotionally, stating: "We didn't speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on ... But it brought both of us to the realisation that we just work much better as friends. He's somebody I really cherish. Now it's a very mature situation. It's good."

We wish Hailey and Justin all the best on their special day. Personally, I hope Selena isn't feeling too down about it though!