Justin Bieber promised Oprah he would rethink marrying young

Even as a teenager, Justin Bieber always knew he wanted to get married at age 25.

And with his sudden engagement to model Hailey Baldwin, the 24-year-old musician is sticking to his plan -- even if he did make a promise to Oprah six-years ago that he would "rethink" marrying so young. 

In a 2012 "Oprah's Next Chapter" interview with a fresh-faced 18-year old Justin Bieber, Oprah questioned his plans of young marriage.

"Tell me if it's true...you want to be married by the time you're 25?" Oprah asked. After Bieber confirmed, she explained, "Rethink that, will you? I think 25 is too young...particularly for you because your whole 20's is about discovering who really are - and you owe that to yourself because you are in the business that you are in. It is not a lot of self-discovery time. So much is already defined for you, so you're entitled to your opinion, but rethink it."

Oprah: "So you would want to be married at 25, but you are going to rethink it because I am telling you to."

Justin: "Yeah, I mean you are Oprah and you are telling me not to get married at 25. I should probably listen." 

While we wish the best for Baldwin and Bieber, we can't help but think queen O knows best! Check out the foreshadowing interview below.

Bieber confirmed their engagement on Instagram two days ago captioning a photo of the pair "Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindly." The couple rekindled their romance about a month ago after dating on and off in 2015. 

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen heading to dinner in Dumbo on July 12, 2018 in New York, New York. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen in Brooklyn on July 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. I promise to lead our family with honor and integrity letting Jesus through his Holy Spirit guide us in everything we do and every decision we make. My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! 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!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!! Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts? By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!” This is the year of favor!!!!
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin out and about in Dumbo on July 5, 2018. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 05: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on July 5, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin out and about in Dumbo on July 5, 2018. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are seen on October 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by JMA/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 23: Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber are seen in Los Angeles on April 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
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