We’re still recovering from Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s whirlwind courtship and engagement—and now Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber? That’s right: Baldwin and Bieber really did get engaged over the weekend.
As People reports, Bieber proposed on Saturday evening in the Bahamas. In an Instagram post on Monday, Bieber confirmed the news, writing, “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.”
Though this round of their relationship may feel lightning fast, the two have actually known each other for some time. “It’s kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks,” a source told People. “He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well.”
How well? Here’s a complete timeline of Baldwin and Bieber’s relationship.
2009: A pre-teen Baldwin met her future husband for the first time when her father, Steve Baldwin, introduced her to Bieber backstage at The Today Show. The two kept it just as awkward as you’d expect from tweens:
2011: Once again, Steven Baldwin brought Bieber and his daughter together—this time on the red carpet at the premiere of Bieber’s movie, Never Say Never. The pair smiled (ever so slightly) for the cameras. That same year, Bieber confirmed his budding relationship with Selena Gomez.
2014: By 2014, Bieber and Gomez were broken up. Baldwin, meanwhile, had struck up a close friendship with Kendall Jenner, who also happened to be friends with Bieber, and the three were spotted at the Hillsong Church in New York City that November.
A month later, though, Baldwin shut down any dating rumors, telling E! News, “I’ve known him since I was so young—since I was like 13—and we’ve just been good friends over the years. We have just stayed close and there’s nothing more to it than that.”
2015: On New Years Day, Bieber posted an Instagram video featuring a cameo of Baldwin. But once again, Baldwin denied dating rumors. Baldwin told E!News, “He’s just going through a time in his life where he’s transitioning in a really positive way and he needs good people around him. And I’m trying to be a good friend and be there for him and support him.”
But wait, there’s more: In December of 2015, the pair rung in the New Year together yet again. This time in Anguilla.
2016: Finally, in January of 2016, Baldwin and Bieber reveal they’re an item when Bieber shared a snapshot of the two kissing on Instagram. However, both Baldwin and Bieber tell the press the relationship is a low-key one.
“We are not an exclusive couple,” Baldwin told E! News. “He’s about to go on tour. Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.”
Bieber, meanwhile, told GQ that Baldwin is someone he “really loves” but he’s too busy for a relationship. “I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities,” he said. “I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility.”
2016-2018: Just six months after Bieber posted that picture of himself kissing Baldwin, they were broken up and he was on to a new girlfriend, Sophia Richie. Baldwin and Bieber unfollowed one another on social media and were not photographed together—even in a group setting—for quite some time. During this time apart, Bieber even rekindled his romance with Gomez until the two called it quits in March of 2018.
May-June 2018: Somehow, some way, these two came back together. “We went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends. We didn’t speak for quite some time and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We’ve moved past that,” Baldwin told the Times UK. On June 17, fans photographed Baldwin and Bieber smooching up a storm in Brooklyn, New York.
July 2018: On July 1, they were spotted kissing again in public in New York City. A few days later, they were in the Hamptons when their car broke down.
Then, on July 7, it was reported that Bieber had proposed in the Bahamas. Just two days after that, they confirmed on social media: