The theme of Summer 2018 is, apparently, getting engaged in your early-mid 20s if Pete Davidson, Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Hailey Baldwin are any indication. First, we got the news that not only were Davidson and Grande engaged after just a few weeks of (publicly, at least) dating.
Now, in a very similar trajectory, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were first seen making out in Brooklyn on June 16. Three weeks later, on July 8, he proposed with a ring TMZ estimates cost $500,000. TMZ reports that the ring weighs between 6 and 10 carats, which you know, might explain the hefty price tag. Jack Solow, the jeweler who made it, gave an interview with E! Where he said that Bieber was shown the ring the morning before the singer proposed to Baldin in the Bahamas.
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!!!!
A source told Us Weekly that while it may seem sudden, “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.” What’s with young celebs marrying young lately? Perhaps it’s a general feeling of the world burning, though I’m not sure these young celebs are thinking along those political lines when it comes to getting hitched. It might also be as simple as boredom. When you’re young and famous and have the world at your fingertips, pursuing a traditional institution may seem, ironically, like the wildest thing you can do.
Either way, Bieber’s somewhat rambling Instagram dedication to Baldwin is low-key sweet, if not a bit scattered. Perhaps sometimes the recklessness of young love is the way to go.