According to a new source, the couple have been in love “a very long time.”
The insider spilled to Us Weekly:
“It’s crazy how fast it happened but when you know, you know. They’re so excited. He’s in love with her and they’ve always had that connection. They have been in love for a very long time.”
A very long time? Really??
They have known each other for several years, though they were both SO young when they met. In fact, here’s 14-year-old Hailey with her dad at Justin’s Never Say Never premiere:
Justin was 16 at the time, BTW.
â€‹Four years later they dated for a bit in 2015 and 2016. But we never got the sense it was this deep connection.
Maybe Jelena was in the way?
The source says it’s their faith that has brought them closer together than ever:
“They both go to the same church and they have the same beliefs. That’s very important to them.”
But for Hailey, says the source, this is where she’s always hoped things would lead:
“This is the person Hailey wants to marry. This is the person she’s always wanted to be with.”
Well, good things come to those who wait. And bad boys apparently!