Since last week, everyone's been wondering the same thing: Are Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin actually married? Shortly after the couple appeared at a New York City courthouse, sources insisted that they wed in a civil ceremony. But then why did the model deny tying the knot right after the news was confirmed? After a whirlwind of did-they-or-didn't-they speculation, we've gotten to the bottom of the tricky situation. Bieber and Baldwin are in fact married. Here, we break down the confusing timeline of events.
Bieber and Baldwin are spotted at a courthouse that issues marriage licenses.
According to TMZ, the engaged couple visited a New York City courthouse on Thursday, where they met with a judge. Eyewitnesses told the outlet that Bieber said to Baldwin, "I can't wait to marry you, baby," while the two were there.
Sources say the couple tied the knot in a civil ceremony.
A People source revealed that the couple's courthouse visit wasn't just for a marriage license—they actually tied the knot. "They went ahead and did it without listening to anyone," the insider said of the celebrities' civil ceremony.
Bieber's mom seemingly confirms her son's wedding.
On Friday, the rumored groom's mother, Pattie Mallette, appeared to reference her son's marriage with a tweet: "Love is unconditional." While the post was admittedly cryptic, it fueled speculation that the couple really did wed.
Baldwin denies getting married—despite evidence that she did.
The supposed bride quickly followed in her mother-in-law's footsteps, but her since-deleted tweet actually flat-out denied the rumors: "I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I'm not married yet!" What gives?
Sources explain that Baldwin might be a little confused herself.
People insiders stand by earlier reports that Bieber and Baldwin are married. According to them, it's the terminology used that's throwing everybody for a loop. A source explained that Baldwin "feels a civil ceremony and their 'real' wedding are two separate things." A religious insider added, "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."
Whatever the case, everybody will be on the same page soon.
While Bieber and Baldwin are legally married, they'll also feel spiritually married soon—at least according to People. A source said "they're going to have a big blowout, in front of God and everyone they love," in the near future.