Justin Bieber asked girlfriend Hailey Baldwin to marry him Saturday night, according to TMZ. The happy couple were seen together in the Bahamas, where Bieber popped the question in a crowded bar filled with people doing the salsa.
Bieber and Baldwin have been together for close to a month, though they have dated on and off since 2015. Sources close to Bieber and Baldwin claim the two are very happy and have been inseparable since they reunited, and Bieber’s father was elated at the news of his son’s engagement.
Here’s what you need to know about the proposal:
1. The Two Have Been Dating On & Off Since 2015 But Have Been “Inseparable” Since Reunion
The two have been dating steadily for the last month, but have dated in the past. They were seen together shortly after Bieber and Selena Gomez broke up, and rekindled their relationship last month.
Us Weekly broke the news that the couple, who had previously dated from 2015 to 2016, were seen together again on June 13 after the two were spotted at the W South Beach in Florida.
2. Sources Say That Despite The Short Relationship, the Happy Couple is Thrilled & Very Much in Love
Although the two have only been together for a month, sources say that they are very much in love and can’t get enough of each other.
“Hailey has always loved Justin and they have been best friends, so it’s no surprise that they’re hooking up again,” an insider told Us Weekly.
Another source told Us Weekly that the two were inseparable, and completely head-over-heels for each other since they re-sparked their romance. “They’re on — full-on. Justin is in such a better place. They’ve been friends for years and it never worked out. They’re having fun, but he really likes Hailey. They’re good for one another.”
3. Two Eyewitnesses Claim They Saw Bieber Pop the Question at a Resort in the Bahamas
The singer, 24, and the model, 21, got engaged on Saturday evening in the Bahamas during dinner at a local restaurant, according to TMZ.
The two witnesses told TMZ that they were at a restaurant “on the property doing salsa dancing” when Bieber’s security team asked everybody to put away their cell phones, because something “special was about to happen.” They told TMZ that he proposed in front of everyone in the restaurant.
“It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks,” a source told PEOPLE. “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.”
4. Bieber’s Father Was Overjoyed With The News & Posted an Emotional Tribute to His Son on Instagram
Bieber’s dad expressed his excitement over the engagement in an Instagram post on Sunday, July 8. “Proud is an understatement,” he wrote alongside a pic of the singer in front of a gorgeous sunset. “Excited for the next chapter!”
Bieber’s mother Pattie Mallette also referenced her son’s engagement on Twitter Sunday, writing, “Love Love Love Love Love Love Love.”
5. Twitter is in a Frenzy Over the News, With Many Well-Wishers Congratulating the Couple & Many Users Expressing Sadness at the News
As expected, Twitter is being flooded with well-wishers, excited fans and even some mourners. Many users expressed how excited they were for the happy couple, but there were plenty of sad “12-year-old me” tweets.
“Justin Bieber is engaged and my life is now officially over,” one user commented.
Another user posted a picture of a pillow with a tear stained face across it, showing the devastation her 12-year-old self felt.
This is a developing story. Heavy will continue to update as more information is known.