Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin: fans take to social media to react to news of engagement

The 24-year-old singer reportedly purposed to the 21-year-old model in a restaurant in the Bahamas

(FILES:) These two file photos show singer Justin Bieber (L) on February 10, 2016 attending the Yves Saint Laurent men's fall line at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California; and TV personality-model Hailey Baldwin (R) on May 20, 2018 at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Resort International in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trouble-prone pop star Justin Bieber will be a married man after popping the question to model Hailey Baldwin whom he has dated for one month, reports said on Sunday, July 8, 2018. The 24-year-old Canadian heartthrob, who has become better known for his off-stage antics, proposed to the 21-year-old over dinner Saturday night at a restaurant in The Bahamas, the celebrity news site TMZ said. The site quoted witnesses at the restaurant, who said that Bieber's security team asked them all to put their phones away for the proposal. / AFP / ROBYN BECK

It’s a joyous (or possibly sad – depending on whom you ask) day for Beliebers. Rumour has it that Justin Bieber is engaged to Hailey Baldwin after proposing to her during a trip to the Bahamas. The couple dated back in 2016, but had broken up only to rekindle their romance once again.

UPDATE: It appears the rumour is true as Bieber took to his Instagram to confirm the news. He wrote on his Instagram:

"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!!

TMZ first reported that the the 24-year-old proposed in a restaurant while members of his security team asked everyone to put away their smartphones because "something special was about to happen".

Justin's father Jeremy Bieber uploaded this post on Instagram with the caption: "Proud is an understatement! Excited for the next chapter!"

While his mother Pattie Mallette tweeted:

For fans of the singer, news of the engagement had a varied mix of reactions on social media. There were those who seemed genuinely happy for the couple:

Because we all know what comes next:

Then there were those who were, well, quite upset and obsessing over details, especially his love for all things purple:

Dreams just crushed in an instant:

With fans left channeling their inner child:

Some were left feeling sorry for former on-again, off-again ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez:

With one wondering if a former Friends plotline would happen in real life?

So while the world mourns, celebrates or just continues moving on, we wish the happy couple all the best.


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