Ariana Grande Defends Her Speedy Engagement — And Justin Bieber’s, Too

Over the weekend, Justin Bieber proposed to Hailey Baldwin after the two had only been going out again for a matter of weeks.

The parallels to Ariana Grande’s engagement to Pete Davidson were obvious, since they also dated for mere weeks before Pete proposed.

When fans tried to connect the two as a pair of publicity stunts, however, Ariana was gentle but firm in quashing the rumor.

Someone tweeted the conspiracy theory, perhaps in jest, that Ariana and Justin’s mutual manager was the culprit behind the warp-speed engagements.

“First ariana get engaged to pete Davidson now Justin bieber to hailey Bladwin,” a fan tweeted. “The devil works hard but Scooter Braun works harder.”

The line about the devil works hard has become something of a meme of late. Largely because it is often funny.

Ariana was not amused by the suggestion that her romance was masterminded by her manager.

“You do realize we are human beings who love and have lives …… right …. ?” Ariana asked.

Ariana Grande Tweets About Engagements, Love

Ariana continued, objecting to the characterization of her manager, adding: “And that scooter is a wonderful human being too who cares first n foremost ab our health and happiness?”

Scooter has, in the past, very famously put the health and well-being of performers ahead of (short-term) business interests.

“Love is lit,” Ariana says, adding that “S–t happens.”

She’s right about both of those things.

“I hope to god it happens to you too,” Ariana adds, taking the sting out of her admonishment. “U deserve it.”

That is very sweet.

As we mentioned, over the weekend, Justin and Hailey got engaged.

Though there had been rumors that Hailey wanted to marry Justin, they had only been dating again for a few weeks.

And the last time that they dated was, what, 2016? That feels like at least a decade ago.

But over the weekend, in front of a camera-less crowd at a resort, Justin popped the question to Hailey. 

Since then, the world has gotten a few glimpses of what is widely believed to be Hailey’s engagement ring.

We’re not sure how Scooter Braun is supposed to have masterminded all of this, since it seems very clear that these relationships are real and not manufactured as a PR stunt.

Do they imagine that he manipulated his client Justin into proposing to Hailey?

How, exactly, does that boost the Biebs’ career, which is seemingly on hiatus ever since he ended his tour last year?

And how exactly do people suppose that Scooter tricked Pete Davidson into proposing to Ariana?

It wouldn’t take much. Oh, wait, it wouldn’t take anything, because Pete and Ariana are crazy about each other.

Sometimes, love happens.

Not everyone is going to fall in love. Some people are just unlucky. Others are aromantic and just don’t experience romantic love or even the desire for romance.

But when people do find themselves engaged to people they love, fans should support them (just as they should support them if they end the relationship).

Remember, folks — unless someone might be in danger, someone else’s personal choices are not your business. You can celebrate them all that you like.

Coming up with conspiracy theories about them or trying to tell them that they’re making a mistake isn’t going to go over well with them.

Try to be as loving and supportive as Ariana is. She’s full of love, even when Pete makes unfunny mistakes.


Justin Bieber Breaks Silence on Engagement, Is “Soooo in Love” with Hailey Baldwin

… and just like that, he’s off the market.

Following a day’s worth of (very strong) speculation, Justin Bieber has come out and confirmed what multiple outlets confirmed on Sunday afternoon:

He really is engaged to Hailey Baldwin.

It’s still legitimately shocking, isn’t it?

“Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast,” Bieber wrote as a caption to the Instagram photos above and below on Monday evening, adding in gushing detail:

“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.”

It does seem as if Justin doesn’t seem Hailey all that well.

The two started dating in late 2015 and then continued with their romance into 2016, posing for a handful of cozy photos on Instagram.

But the romance never seemed all that serious.

Heck, Baldwin herself said back then in a magazine interview that the stars were not “exclusive” and shrugged casually at the fact that Bieber was set to go back on tour and the two would therefore be separating soon.

She all but admitted it was nothing but a f-ckfest at the time.

But that was over two years ago and the celebrities have remained tight ever since.

They were spotted making out in New York City about six weeks ago and then… BAM!

The engagement news hit.

In his heartfelt Instagram message, Bieber made vows to Hailey (yes, already!) and even hinted strongly that kids were on the way.

At some point, that is.

“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,” Bieber wrote, going on as follows:

“My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first! You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else.

“You make me so much better and we compliment eachother so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!”

A million hearts of Beliebers just shattered into a million pieces, didn’t they?

Did you ever imagine Justin would write these words about someone NOT named Selena Gomez?

As detailed HERE, Bieber proposed to Baldwin in the Bahamas on Saturday night, doing so in front of many other hotel guests.

The soon-to-be-newlyweds then celebrated their engaged status by going from bar to bar in this same tropical location on Sunday.

They really do seem to be in love.

Just look at the way Bieber concluded this lengthy post:

It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense!

The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!!

Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it’s true GOOGLE IT! Isn’t that nuts?

By the way I didn’t plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured! WERE GONNA VE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!”

This is the year of favor!!!!

So… there you have it, folks.

Now, you tell us:

Do you think Bieber and Baldwin will make it down the aisle?


Justin Bieber’s Engagement Note to Hailey Baldwin, ‘Everything Makes Sense!’

Justin Bieber just broke his silence on his engagement to Hailey Baldwin … and JB held nothing back in describing his emotions. Justin basically wrote a love letter to his fiancee, saying … “I am soooo in love with everything about you! So…


Katharine McPhee Defends Engagement to David Foster

Last November, Katharine McPhee responded to dating rumors by claiming that she was more or less single.

Fast forward half a year, and Katharine McPhee and David Foster are engaged.

Fans had a lot to say, and Katharine is defending her engagement.

Katharine McPhee reminds her fans and followers to keep their priorities in order.

“Y’all should be worrying more about registering to vote and midterm elections,” McPhee admonishes on Twitter.

She writes that the fate of the country and the world is much more important “than who’s marrying me.”

McPhee finishes her tweet with one of the best ways to conclude any announcemeng or argument on social media.

She says: “Thank you for coming to my TED talk.”

Katharine McPhee Tweet - ted talk

In a text message with Jared Eng, who is the Jared of Just Jared and Just Jared Jr., McPhee provided some details on the proposal.

“He did it at the top of this mountain in Anacapri,” McPhee shares.

She also posted a screencap of the conversation to Instagram, so that everyone could get the details.

“Totally dark, only stars,” McPhee described, setting the mood.

“Thankfully he didn’t push me off the cliff,” she joked.

McPhee is known for her wit.

“He said it was one or the other,” she said, continuing the joke. “And in the end he spared me.”

Katharine McPhee, Jared Eng Convo

“He still has the option to push you off another day,” Jared Eng wisely commented.

It’s good when you can have a sense of humor with your friends.

Katharine McPhee also joked on Twitter about her engagement news, acknowledging that fans already knew before she ever tweeted about it.

“Guys HELLO!” She wrote. “i’m back in america and back on stage tonight.”

“Were you saying anything?” she asked, making it obvious that she had seen their tweets about her engagement. “What did I miss?”

Of course, even so, some people decided to respond to the engagement news by throwing some shade.

One person tweeted: “Hope his 5th marriage & 8th engagement works out!”

Yes, he has really been married four times. He also has five (biological) daughters and seven grandchildren.

But neither that, nor the fact that, at 68, he is literally twice the age of the 34-year-old actress, necessarily mean that this is a bad match.

Similarly, just because McPhee had a relationship with a man while he was married and also just because she’s on that awful Scorpion show doesn’t mean that she isn’t marriage material.

For the record, Foster’s daughters Erin and Sara have already weighed in on this happy engagement news.

After David confirmed the news on Instagram, Erin commented: “Mommmyyy” followed by three heart emojis.

(Erin has made this joke before, even when her father and McPhee were “just friends”)

Sara echoed McPhee’s joke, writing: “Out of the country. What did I miss?”

It’s always good when you’re already comfortable with someone who is about to be family.

Congratulations to Katharine McPhee and to David Foster on their engagement.

But we recommend that they avoid honeymooning on any mountains.