Engaged! Things you may not know about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s relationship

News broke out over the weekend that Justin Bieber popped the question to his current girlfriend for a month, Hailey Baldwin. Granted, they did date before, but broke up, and got back together again after the “Sorry” singer called it quits with on-again-off-again girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Coincidentally, singer Ariana Grande shares the same manager (Scooter Braun) as Bieber, and she also got a quick engagement with Pete Davidson. So naturally, when a fan questioned the “timing” of it all over Twitter, Ariana defended Braun, in a reply that said, “Love is lit. S–t happens. I hope to god it happens to you too. U deserve it,” she wrote.

But back to Bieber and Baldwin, who shocked the world Saturday when it was reported that they’re engaged. Here are some facts you might not know about the lovebirds:

First meeting

At 14, Hailey, through her father Steve Baldwin, introduced her to Justin backstage at the “Today Show.” They would meet each other again at the premiere of Bieber’s “Never Say Never” movie at the Regal E-Walk 13 in Times Square, New York City.

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Hailey, Justin, and Selena Gomez share the same group of friends.

There’s a common denominator between Bieber’s ex, Selena Gomez. She is friends with Hailey, Bella Hadid, and The Weeknd, whose dating lives formed a love square when they all pretty much exchanged partners for a time. The two girls also share the same group of “it girl” models: Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.

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Hailey is a fan of “Jelena”

Before feeling the sparks for Justin, Hailey is actually a fan of him and Selena being together. Fondly called by fans as “Jelena,” Justin and Selena had a long relationship history where they kept breaking up and going back together. But when Jelena “officially” went their separate ways on September 2014, that’s when dating rumors started to spread between Justin and Hailey.

Spotted.. at church?

The potential couple were spotted at church with bff Kendall Jenner. During this time, the two were often photographed hanging out together.

In denial

To put the rumors to rest, Hailey said in an interview with E! “I’ve known [Justin Bieber] since I was so young—since I was like 13—and we’ve just been good friends over the years. We have just stayed close and there’s nothing more to it than that.” Justin also posted on Instagram a photo of them together, saying Hailey’s a “good friend” and that he’s super single.

Spotted on vacation

Justin and Hailey kept posting their vacation together in Anguilla (with Bieber’s family) around January 2015. They looked too sweet to be called “just friends,” with people spotting them doing some PDA.

Insta official!

The two never confirmed their relationship except when Bieber posted on Instagram a photo of them kissing.

Sweet moments

The two were photographed being all sweet together and not caring about the cameras.

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The engagement

TMZ reports that the big proposal happened at a resort in the Bahamas. Justin’s security told everyone to put their phones away, because something special was about to happen. And then he proposed in front of everyone! Previously in an interview with GQ magazine, Bieber referred to Baldwin as “someone I really love,” adding, “We spend a lot of time together.” It looks like we’re going to see more of them from now on!


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