Fans have been speculating about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin’s relationship status since the pair visited a New York City courthouse last week. While People magazine reported that the couple is legally married, Hailey denied the news in a since-deleted tweet — and now her uncle Alec Baldwin is wading into the story.
On Monday’s Emmy Awards red carpet, Alec Baldwin was asked about the young couple and seemingly confirmed that they are, in fact, already married.
“They just went off and got married!” Alec said in an interview with Access when asked about what a Baldwin wedding was like.
When Baldwin was asked about his niece’s whirlwind engagement earlier this month, his advice was that they needed to “spend time with each other.” He echoed that advice at the Emmys, saying, “We text Hailey every now and then. We met [Bieber] one time, but as I said, you know, when you get married, I think it works best if you can really be together. Like you hook your schedules up where you can really be with each other.”
Finally, the interviewer asked whether Bieber should expect a stern talk from Uncle Alec. “That’s not my job,” he said. “She has a dad, and I’m sure he has a few paragraphs about that himself, so I’m not worried.”
Hailey’s dad is Alec’s brother Stephen Baldwin, who has publicly supported his daughter’s relationship and even first introduced the couple backstage at the Today show when they were teenagers.