Singer Justin Bieber and model Hailey Baldwin got engaged over the weekend, a source close to the singer confirmed to CNN.
The couple, who dated in 2016 before splitting, had stirred chatter among fans in recent weeks, appearing together and sparking speculation that they had reunited.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in New York’s Dumbo neighborhood on July 5.
Social media postings popped up over the weekend saying the pair were spotted in the Bahamas.
As reports surfaced that Bieber, 24, had popped the question to the 21-year-old Baldwin during the trip, his father, Jeremy Bieber, set fans to wondering with his own social media post.
“@justinbieber Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!,” the caption on a photo showing the younger Bieber at the beach read on his father’s official Instagram account.
Love Love Love Love Love Love Love.
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) July 7, 2018
On Saturday the Bieb’s mom, Pattie Mallette, tweeted “Love Love Love Love Love Love Love” with no further explanation.
Baldwin’s father, actor Stephen Baldwin, tweeted Sunday that he and her mother, his wife, Kennya, “Always pray 4 God’s will !!”
“He is moving in the hearts of JB & HB,” the elder Baldwin said in the tweet, which also tagged Bieber’s parents to congratulate them. “Let’s all pray for His will to be done. Love you 2 so much!!! #Godstiming #bestisyettocome.”
The tweet was quickly deleted.
Bieber’s love life is a big deal with his fans, who have closely followed his on-again, off-again relationship with singer/actress Selena Gomez which reportedly fizzled most recently after they reunited in October 2017.
Naturally, Twitter lit up with talk of his engagement, with some noting the similarities between it and the recent engagement of singer Ariana Grande to actor Pete Davidson after weeks of dating.
Bieber and Grande share the same manager, Scooter Braun.
First ariana get engaged to pete Davidson and now Justin bieber to hailey Bladwin the devil works hard but Scooter Braun works harder
— gabrielle 🇭🇺 (@mermaiidk) July 8, 2018
Justin Bieber is engaged… here comes the “my life is ruined” tweets from girls who have never even met him
— Brielle Biermann (@BrielleZolciak) July 8, 2018
Justin Bieber is engaged to Hailey Baldwin and I have never been so sad in my entire life… did she know every word to every song? did she go to his concert by herself? did she buy all purple clothes because he said it was his favorite color? did she even watch never say never
— hanna 💫 (@hannalangevin) July 8, 2018
Baldwin was recently linked with singer Shawn Mendes after the pair attended the Met Gala in New York together in May.