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- Justin Bieber called Hailey Baldwin his wife on Instagram.
- People are freaking out.
- For nearly two months, it’s been unclear if the couple is officially married or not.
- But now that there’s Instagram confirmation, it’s, um, official.
- This has truly been the love story of a generation.
For the last two months, one dark, impossible question has plagued our generation: Are Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin actually officially married or what?
On Friday, the singer called Baldwin his “wife” on Instagram, seemingly confirming their marriage.
“My wife is awesome,” Bieber captioned what appeared to be a candid photo of him and his, um, wife.
But according to Elle, this wasn’t originally the caption of his photo. No, initially Bieber did not caption the photo when he posted it on Thursday.
What could have changed his mind? It’s unclear.
But people are overjoyed about Bieber’s apparent confirmation of his new relationship status.
“And she got married to an awesome man,” someone wrote. “So happy for you guys you both look amazing,” another person commented. “Y’ALL MARRIED,” another said. “I’M GONNA CRY”
Although at least one fan remained confused. “Are they married?” the Instagram user commented.
As Comments by Celebs noted, Baldwin herself commented on the picture before it was captioned, “that’s my babe.”
As they say, a marriage isn’t official until it’s Instagram Official. After all, it’s been a long and winding road for Bieber and Baldwin to get to this point. After they first met at a meet and greet in 2009, they were romantically connected in 2015 and 2016.
In a 2016 interview with GQ, Bieber spoke at length about their relationship, even suggesting that he might marry Baldwin.
“I know that in the past I’ve hurt people and said things that I didn’t mean to make them happy in the moment. So now I’m just more so looking at the future, making sure I’m not damaging them,” he said. “What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right?”
In the time that they were apart, Bieber was entangled in an on-again-off-again romance with Selena Gomez and Baldwin may or may not have dated Shawn Mendes. Baldwin and Bieber then got back together in early 2018 and got engaged in July.
But that’s not all.
In September, reports began swirling that the couple was married after they were seen at the New York City Marriage Bureau. At the time, Baldwin denied the reports on Twitter – although she has since deleted her tweet. So it would appear that, after all that, they really are married.
Life – and love – is a highway.
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