You better Beliebe it.
Pop star Justin Bieber took to Instagram on July 10 to announce his engagement to model Hailey Baldwin. The 24-year-old singer gushed about his fiancee in a lengthy post.
“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,” he said.
Can you hear cries of Jelena hopefuls (Bieber and ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez shippers)? Anyway, that is the past. The heart wants what it wants and Baldwin is now Bieber’s baby.
The pair reportedly got engaged during a recent holiday in Bahamas. Baldwin, who is a 21-year-old model, has been spotted with a massive engagement ring.
Now, just who is this future Mrs Bieber? Here are five things you should know:
1. Hollywood connection
Hailey Baldwin’s father is actor Stephen Baldwin who has starred in films like The Usual Suspects and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. Her uncle is of course, actor Alec Baldwin who has received numerous accolades for his role as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock.
In an interview with Grazia, Hailey acknowledged how having a famous surname meant that it’s somewhat easier to break into the competitive modelling industry. But she is not going to be complacent.
“I want to do everything on my own without my name being a factor. I try to keep myself separate from it,” she said in the 2016 interview.
2. Reluctant model
The leggy blonde who is of American and Brazilian parentage (her mother is Brazilian graphic designer Kennya Deodato) started modelling at age 17. Growing up, Hailey wanted to be a professional ballet dance. However, a foot injury meant she had to give up that dream.
In an interview with Yahoo Style back in 2014, Hailey talked about how she never dreamt about being a model. She says: “It’s not something I always wanted to do. It was something that just started happening naturally which I think is better because then you’re in no way forced…
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