Congratulations are in order for Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin, who got engaged over the weekend.
No one saw it coming, except apparently Justin in 2016. The 24-year-old singer predicted their engagement two years ago in an interview with GQ.
Justin on Hailey, his rumored girlfriend at the time:
“I don’t want to put anyone in a position where they feel like I’m only theirs, only to be hurt in the end," he says. "Right now in my life, I don’t want to be held down by anything. I already have a lot that I have to commit to. A lot of responsibilities. I don’t want to feel like the girl I love is an added responsibility. 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."
Then he very casually dropped this bombshell: "What if Hailey ends up being the girl I’m gonna marry, right?" he continued. "If I rush into anything, if I damage her, then it’s always gonna be damaged. It’s really hard to fix wounds like that. It’s so hard.… I just don’t want to hurt her.”
Justin and Hailey first met in 2009 (when Justin was 15 and Hailey was 13), and there's video of the encounter:
Source: Glamour; photo: Instagram