Last week, reports surfaced that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were spotted at New York City's marriage bureau, and naturally, fans came to the logical conclusion that they pair was making it official, tying the knot in a low-key civil ceremony. However, the bride took to Twitter in an attempt to set the record straight.
“I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I’m not married yet!” the 21-year-old model wrote in a now-deleted tweet. According to TMZ, Baldwin and Bieber were seen leaving the courthouse last week with a marriage license. Reportedly, Baldwin was in tears and, according to an eyewitness, Bieber told her, "I can't wait to marry you, baby." The pop star also apparently told the officiant, “Thanks for keeping it on the DL.” Hmm... It certainly sounds like they tied the knot to us. So, what's the deal here?
A source close to the model told People that Baldwin “feels a civil ceremony and their ‘real’ wedding are two separate things,” explaining that a religious ceremony is just around the corner. “What happened at the courthouse is a courthouse thing—a legal thing. But marriage is two people making a vow before God and the people they love.”
According to the source, Baldwin and Bieber are planning on having a second, larger ceremony with family and friends following their alleged courthouse nuptials. “They’re going to have a big blowout, in front of God and everyone they love,” said the insider.
The bride previously told The Cut that she dreams of having a whimsical, woodland-inspired wedding. “I just picture lights strung everywhere," Baldwin said. “I think having it in the woods would be so beautiful."
In addition to her plans for the venue, the bride knows who will make up her wedding party. “My sister will be my bridesmaid. I was hers last year. And maybe Justin’s little sister as a flower girl,” she mused.
Baldwin also added that despite her young age, she is ready for the next chapter.
“I see no reason to wait," she said. "When you know it’s right, it’s right.”