They’re hearing wedding bells! Days after Justin Bieberpopped the question to Hailey Baldwin on July 7, the lovebirds are “discussing having a very small wedding,” a source close to the 21-year-old model reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly . “They want something private, intimate,” notes the pal, who adds that the nuptials are likely to take place in 24-year-old Bieber’s native Canada. “Justin loves Canada and is at home there. It’s a special place for him and he’d love to get married there.”
The engagement comes less than a month after the couple — who previously dated in 2015 and 2016 — reunited June 9 with a romantic jaunt to Miami. Since then, they have packed on the PDA with a series of dates in NYC and the Hamptons before jetting to the Bahamas. There, during a night out salsa dancing, Bieber’s security team instructed onlookers to put their phones away. Bieber then asked Baldwin to marry him. “She wasn’t showing off her ring,” says a vacationer. “They seemed pretty normal.”
Less normal: Though the pair have gushed about each other thoroughly — “You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else,” the singer posted on Instagram July 9 — the engagement’s speed comes as a surprise.
But a friend of the couple explains that Bieber and Baldwin “have always had this weird thing.” Friends for years, the timing for romance was simply right. “He was a very important part of her life way back when,” says a source. “He’s always had a special place in her heart.”
When they do walk down the aisle, one person unlikely to make the guest list is Bieber’s ex, Selena Gomez. On and off since 2011, 25-year-old Gomez last called it quits with the tattooed crooner in March. And this time, says a confidant, “she’s fully done with him.”
Before the engagement, a Gomez pal told Us she wasn’t aware of the media coverage of her ex’s new relationship. “Selena doesn’t have social media on her phone,” says the friend. “No one in her circle speaks about him when they’re on the outs.”
And though the betrothal’s news broke through, the friend swears she doesn’t care: “She’s over Justin. He can do whatever he wants.”
For more on Bieber and Baldwin’s engagement, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.