Word does travel fast, as rumors spread of an engagement between Canadian singer, Justin Bieber, and model, Hailey Baldwin, as the two were spotted getting all lovey-dovey while on vacation in the Bahamas over the weekend.
A few days later, The Biebs took it upon himself to put all speculations to rest and confirmed his engagement to Hailey by way of a love letter on his Instagram account.
In the heartfelt caption, he promised his fiancee that "My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first!” And if that isn’t a declaration of true love, we don’t know what is.
His grand gesture gained mixed reactions from fans; devastated Jelena shippers mourned the love story that never was, while true Beliebers celebrated with their idol and wished the couple a happy future ahead.
One such Jelena shipper we know is none other than our girl, Maris Racal. During one of our exclusive One Music PH Instagram Live sessions during #PopssssBigatin, the singer greeted fans by explaining her outfit of choice.
“Hi. Naka-black po ako ngayon kasi nagluluksa po ako… Dahil engaged na po si Justin Bieber kay Hailey Baldwin.” She continued to express her sadness saying, "Ang lunkgot. Ang lungkot ng puso ko para sa mga Selena and Justin shippers.”
She then asked our special guest host, AC Bonifacio, what her thoughts were on the engagement. Though AC was a bit more neutral on the subject, they both felt that Selena and Justin were a better match. They even compared Jelena to KathNiel, saying that the separation was like separating the ultimate love team.
Maris may have been saddened by the news, but we were able to find a fan who was ecstatic about the news. John Roa, viral sensation and former Season 4 One Music Popsss co-host, said that he is happy that they were able to find each other and wishes them the best.
"Happy ako for them. Nahahanap talaga natin ang dapat para sa atin, kaya happy ako sa kanya.”
From one perspective to another, one thing is for sure: there’s one less lonely girl in the world today.
Congratulations to Justin and Hailey! Any bets on whether Justin's next major hit is about his future wife?
A Filipina born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Alyssa always has a story to tell. She is a writer by day, singer on occasion, ballerina by heart, and forever a musical theatre enthusiast. When she's not immersing herself in her Spotify playlists, you'll find her training to be a triathlete or being a full-time cool tita to her 7 nephews and nieces.