On Sept. 13, Justin Bieber, 24, and Hailey Baldwin, 21, walked into the New York City Marriage Bureau and allegedly got hitched after a two-month engagement.
According to TMZ, the pop star cried at the courthouse, cooing to his model fiancee, “I can’t wait to marry you, baby.”
In August, he was spotted looking disoriented while shopping shirtless in Tribeca and crying on the West Side Highway bike path the same day. One week after saying “I do,” the singer was busking outside of Buckingham Palace while visiting London with his new wife.
Recently, a video surfaced online of Bieber acting jittery and shaking while meeting fans on the streets of Grand Rapids, Mich., leaving many to speculate that something is very wrong.
It all seems like a step back for the Sorry singer, who in recent years has tried to distance himself from the fast life.
After a series of public blunders — a Rio de Janeiro brothel visit (2013), a drug confiscation aboard his tour bus in Sweden (2013) and a DUI arrest (2014) — Bieber sought solace in Hillsong, the Evangelical megachurch that draws 9,000 devotees to its concert-like services at Hammerstein Ballroom in Midtown.
In December 2017, Bieber wrote on Instagram: “Jesus is changing me from the inside out everyday!” But sources close to the pop star worry that his recent erratic behaviour is a sign that he’s become unhinged yet again.
One pal of Baldwin told The Post that he used to party with Bieber back in 2014 and 2015 — and that the disturbing viral video of the singer looking wobbly and wide-eyed was all too reminiscent of the bad old days.
“You could tell he wasn’t all there,” the pal recalled of Bieber’s behaviour during the 30-person — many of them beautiful young women — gatherings at the singer’s Los Angeles mansion, where cellphone photos were banned. “He would be slurring his words or shaking. You could tell he was not normal.”
Bieber’s longtime manager, Scooter Braun, recently admitted during an interview on The Red Pill podcast, that at one point, Bieber’s partying got so bad, Braun thought the singer might die.
“I thought he was going to go to sleep one night and have so much crap in his system that he would not wake up the next morning,” Braun said. “There was a time where I would go to sleep almost every night, when he had the money to fly away from me, and I was worried every night that I was going to lose him.”
Bieber seemed to clean up and get healthy when he doubled down on his devotion to Jesus.
Last summer, he abruptly cancelled his Purpose World Tour, stating on Instagram that, “I wanna be a man that learns from [my mistakes] and grows from them!!” Bieber hid out at the Montclair, NJ, home of Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz instead. It was not the first time he used the place to escape the temptations of Hollywood.
“He’s come a long way,” said New York City-based tattoo artist JonBoy, a friend of Bieber’s who recently inked the singer and Baldwin. “It’s amazing how much he’s changed and how much God has done.”
This article was originally published in the New York Post and has been reproduced ehre with permission.