22 October 2018: After confirming to a fan that they are indeed married, more details about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin's secret wedding have emerged, with People claiming the city hall nuptials was her idea because she wanted to prove how serious they are about each other.
"The city hall marriage was her idea," their source says. "It was 'you and me against the world'...Let's show [everyone] we're serious and it’s not just some crazy fling."
Speaking of how Baldwin wants a very equal relationship, the insider continued, "Hailey is a very bright girl. She's not just blindly adoring Justin and doing whatever he wants," said the source. "She's wanted to be with Justin for a very long time."
Read the rest of Hailey and Justin's relationship timeline—from meeting for the first time in 2009 to getting engaged in July 2018—below.
Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber are engaged, and if that curveball hit you like a pie in the face, here's a definitive history of their relationship—which might give you a bit of an idea where the proposal came from.
2009: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin meet for the first time after her dad [actor Stephen Baldwin] introduce them. The whole moment was caught on Vine (RIP), which doesn't exist anymore, but Justin retweeted the video in 2016 with the caption, "Haha. Amazing."
February 2011: Hailey attends the premiere of Bieber's Never Say Never at the Regal E-Walk 13 in Times Square, New York City. The singer confirms his relationship with Selena Gomez the same month, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
September 2011: Hailey shows her support for Justin and Selena's relationship with a tweet which reads, "I don't care what anyone says but Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez together is the definition of a teenage dream! #word."
November 2014: Photos start to circulate amongst fans of Hailey and Justin at Hillsong church together, along with Kendall Jenner.
December 8, 2014: Hailey denies she and Justin are romantically engaged after the rumor mill suggests they're getting cozy. She tells E! News in a video interview, "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."
December 15, 2014: Bieber also denies the rumors with a selfie on Instagram with the caption: "People are crazy. I'm super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise."
December 27, 2014: But wait! The pair is spotted having dinner at Mr. Chow and heading back to his, and then pictured having breakfast together the next morning! Is this a thing? Hailey says no, sharing a tweet asking people to "quit the stories."
January 2015: Justin and Hailey bring in the New Year together, and share a video from the party on Instagram.
January 23, 2015: Kendall Jenner shares a pic from a Clippers game on Instagram, in which Justin and Hailey look preeeetty close as they share a cheek-to-cheek kiss.
July 2015: The pair gets matching "G" tattoos to honor a girl at their church, Georgia, who suffers from Lissencephaly.
December 2015: While Selena and Justin's relationship is making headlines for being on again and video footage of him serenading her in a bar does the rounds, Hailey shares a photo on Instagram wearing his sweatpants. Hollywood Life reports he commented on the pic with "Gimme back my sweats dick," to which Baldwin replied, "No sorry they look better on me."
January 2016: The pair rings in the New Year together (again), with a trip to Anguilla with Bieber's family. Both of them chronicled the trip on Instagram, where they went Instagram official with a kiss.
February 2016: Hailey insists it's something casual, telling E!, "He's about to go on tour. Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don't really like to talk about it because it's between me and him."
August 2016: Woah woah woah. Justin unfollows Hailey on Instagram and is photographed with Sofia Richie, whom he also goes Instagram official with, which causes a lot of drama with his on/off beau Selena Gomez. Gomez writes, "If you can't handle the hate then stop posting pictures of your girlfriend lol—it should be special between you two only. Don't be mad at your fans. They love you and supported you before any one ever did."
August 2016 to April 2018: Things go quiet between Justin and Hailey, as he continues things with Selena Gomez. They unfollow each other on social media, don't hang out with mutual friends together, and weren't pictured in church at the same time.
May 2018 : Justin and Hailey are in touch again. Hooray!
"Justin and I were friends for a long time," she tells The Times about their rekindled friendship. "I met him when I was really young and he was one of my best friends. Everybody knows that at a certain point in time that turned into something else, but that just happens when you're 18, 19. We went through a long period of time when we weren't friends. We didn't speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We've moved past that."
June 11, 2018: The pair is spotted at church together and then later at a Miami club, this time getting a bit cuddly. Rumors that they're dating again start to swirl.
June 13, 2018: The pair is pictured loooving paparazzi attention in New York, putting on a show and playing up to the cameras.
June 17, 2018: Fans capture a video of the couple making out on Brooklyn Bridge for everyone to see.
Justin also shares a video of Hailey on his Instagram stories, prompting fans to call this relationship "Instagram official" again.
June 29, 2018: Justin and Hailey go to multiple church services and also swimming in Washington, while a source confirms to Entertainment Tonight that these two are definitely dating. Unsurprisingly.
July 1, 2018: The pair are pictured making out again, and, er, also filmed directing traffic after their car breaks down in The Hamptons.
July 8, 2018: Surprise! Justin and Hailey are apparently engaged. TMZ reported Justin popped the question in the Bahamas, saying two eyewitnesses saw the engagement go down. "Everyone was at a restaurant on the property doing salsa dancing when Justin's security told everyone to put their phones away because something special was about to happen," the site says. "Justin then proposed in front of everyone."
July 9, 2018: Justin's dad Jeremy shares an Instagram post with the caption, " Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!" Proud of what?
July 10, 2018: Bieber confirms the engagement with an emotional Instagram post, where he calls Hailey "the love of his life." The full caption reads:
"Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn't want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can't wait for the best season of life yet!. It's funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it's true GOOGLE IT! Isn't that nuts? By the way I didn't plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! 'He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!' This is the year of favor!!!!"
July 10, 2018: Hailey shares the happy news on Twitter with her 1.2million followers, writing, "Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude."
July 28, 2018: Justin releases a new song with DJ Khaled, "No Brainer," and fans are speculating about whether certain lyrics refer to Hailey Baldwin's Met Gala date with Shawn Mendes. The lyric in question is:
"You stick out of the crowd, baby, it's a no-brainer/ It ain't that hard to choose. Him or me, be for real, baby, it's a no-brainer."
Does this, by any chance, refer to how Justin felt about Hailey while she was spotted out with Shawn? This miiiight help explain why it all happened in such quick succession, and also why both Shawn and Hailey very quickly denied being romantically engaged—despite the fact they looked very into each other on the red carpet in May.
July 30, 2018: Wait, is the wedding happening sooner than we think?! Biebs hinted at it during a conversation with paparazzi. When asked what was next career-wise following his latest tune "No Brainer" being released, Justin flashed a grin at Hailey Baldwin, and said "What's next? Getting married."
August 5, 2018: Hailey shares the love for her future husband on Instagram, after teaching pastor at Hillsong Church Nathan Finochio shares a picture with Biebs on Instagram. "LONG HAIR DON’T CARE #LETTUCE," he wrote, while Hailey left the comment, "Idk who the boy on the right is but he looks FINE from the back."
August 6, 2018: Have Hailey and Justin taken their commitment to the next level with a dog? Let's hope so, because it's bloody cute and we want to see more of it please.
August 9, 2018: Justin explains why he and Hailey were crying in those photos during a hike. "You've got good days and you got bad days," Justin later told fans in a video obtained by TMZ. "It's not real if it doesn't have any bad days."
August 10, 2018: Biebs is papped holding a copy of pastor Timothy Keller's 2011 bestseller, The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God. Getting some advice before tying the knot, eh Justin?
August 14, 2018: Sources tell TMZ that Hailey and Justin aren't planning on getting married until next year, despite their quick engagement. "Justin's been in love with her for a long time, so this didn't just come from out of the blue," a source said.
It's also believed Hailey's cousins Alaia and Ireland Baldwin are bridesmaids.
"As of now, they want a small ceremony with their families," a source told Us Weekly. "They are not planning a huge, celebrity wedding. They are getting married for love and don't want a flashy wedding."
September 4, 2018: In an interview with Australian Magazine Stellar, Hailey Baldwin explained how she is "beyond excited" to be engaged, and is making light work of ignoring the negativity that has surrounded her and Justin Bieber's relationship.
"I don't think it's affected me really," she mused. "I have learned to just try my best to ignore the negativity at this time so that I can enjoy this season of my life."
September 7, 2018: Kendall Jenner, who was rumored to be dating Justin Bieber once upon a time, and is long-term pals with Hailey Baldwin is asked how she feels about the whirlwind engagement on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
"Whatever makes them happy," she responded. "I'm friends with both of them. Everybody's happy, that makes me happy."
September 14, 2018: Everyone thinks Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have already tied the knot. Here's why...
They were spotted at the Marriage Bureau in New York City yesterday, and TMZ reports that he said to a member of staff: "Thanks for keeping it on the DL."
But after Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were spotted at the Marriage Bureau in New York City, everyone thought they had pulled off a secret wedding. But, in a since-deleted Tweet (as if things couldn't get any more cryptic), Hailey squashed those rumors, writing "I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I'm not married yet!"
September 19, 2018: Woah woah woah. According to Hailey Baldwin's uncle and actor Alec Baldwin, his niece and Justin Bieber HAVE married in secret, despite the model tweeting and deleting a denial of the rumors. Speaking with Access at the Emmys, Alec commented, "They just went off and got married and I don't know what the deal is."
People corroborated this last week, after a source said of Hailey and Justin's marriage, "They went ahead and did it without listening to anyone."
September 20, 2018: Hailey Baldwin sat down with Coveteur to get personal about the rollercoaster of her life, exclaiming, "Well, I got engaged. I think that's probably the biggest OMG moment of the year for me, of my life. So that's probably top."
September 23, 2018: Justin and Hailey are reportedly working on their prenup (supposing they're not yet married).
TMZ reports that both have found themselves a lawyer to work through the proceedings, with Justin apparently taking advice that it would be insane not to protect his rumored $245 million (P13.14 billion) fortune. Hailey is apparently worth around $2 million (P107.28 million).
September 25, 2018: For a while there, everyone was confused about whether or not Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber had already got married. But considering they're apparently working on a prenup, we're guessing they're still just engaged. Or not. Who knows...
But at least Hailey's cousin, Ireland Baldwin, seems as out-of-the-loop as we are.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Ireland said: "I have no idea what their situation is.
"I think they're just taking things slow. They're just kissing all over the world. They're just kissing and loving and having fun, and I think people take little details and get too caught up in them, and they're looking too hard. Just let them kiss!"
1st September 2018: Justin has been introducing Hailey to people as his wife! Does this mean they're already married?
During a visit to the Stratford Perth Museum in Ontario, who have dedicated an exhibit to Biebs, The Windsor Star newspaper say Justin "very graciously introduced Hailey as his wife" during the visit, before the museum's official Instagram page referred to him as her husband.
Along with a photo of "I [heart emoji] you forever-Hailey B" scrawled on a chalkboard—presumably by Justin, they captioned an Instagram photo, "We were so pleased to have such a warm and special guest visit the museum yesterday (along with her very special husband). @haileybaldwin @justinbieber."
If the wedding has happened, when do we get to see the pics, please?
2nd October 2018: A reporter asked Hailey's *rumoured* ex-boyfriend Shawn Mendes if he was performing at her wedding to Justin Bieber, and the answer was just as awkward as you'd expect.
"Am I going to sing at the wedding? I, I, of course, I would sing," he stuttered. "I have not been invited yet but I'm sure something will happen soon."
Hailey and Shawn went to the Met Gala together earlier this year, and though he shared a lot of cosy looking Instagrams afterwards, Hailey clarified in an interview that they were still just friends. She told The Times UK, "We hang out and he's super-lovely and a very, very nice young gentleman, but I am single."
Hmm. Has any hanging out happened since the engagement news, though? And will he get an invite to the wedding?
18th October 2018: Er, you GUYS! Hailey and Justin apparently just confirmed to a fan that they are married. Nona Melkoni, 16, was sat beside the couple at a restaurant recently when she asked them what the deal is.
"I asked them if they were married and they simultaneously said yes!" Nona told Us Weekly. "They were both very happy and kind. He told me that she's his angel. They were super-sweet!"