There are few things more complicated than relationships. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that even the most complex minds on this planet struggle to comprehend exactly how a relationship works.
The reason for this is that every union is different. There are no two partnerships that are the same. Of course, this individualism is extremely important, but at the same time, it presents a lot of problems. Because, whilst we all may like to think that we are accepting creatures when it comes to relationships, we can suddenly find ourselves becoming quite judgemental.
Recently, evidence of this has come in the form of pop singer Justin Bieber who has hit the headlines for his intense relationship with supermodel, Hailey Baldwin.
The high profile couple has received a great deal of criticism for their rather rushed relationship, which began back in June shortly after Beiber’s split from on-off again girlfriend, Selena Gomez.
That same month, Baldwin was rumored to be dating singer Shawn Mendes. However, when she began her romance with Bieber she removed all evidence that she’d ever associated with Mendes from her social media accounts.
It is unclear exactly how their romance began, but many have hinted that it first blossomed when met in 2012, when they were both minor stars in comparison to the current fame. Since then the pair have been spotted together on several occasions.
Could they have found love at Coachella? Watch as Bieber gets in the party spirit at the festival…
Their relationship has had a mixed response from the 24-year-old singer’s fans, a feeling which only intensified when they announced their engagement after a mere fortnight of dating. The news made people instantly question the legitimacy of their love.
Of course, people instantly wanted to know what Gomez thought of the proposal given that she has a long history with the Sorry singer. But rather than blast her ex, Gomez has kept it classy and remained silent on the matter. However, her comments regarding another high profile celebrity engagement may hint at how she is feeling…
During an interview with Clevver News to promote her latest film, Hotel Transylvania, Gomez was cryptically asked what her character in the movie would think to Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s shock engagement which came in June after the pair had been dating for a few weeks.
Of course, Gomez and Grande have worked together on multiple occasions, having both forged their hugely successful pop careers on the Disney channel.
Clearly uncomfortable with the question, Gomez laughs whilst awkwardly looking left to her co-star, Andy Samberg, who has coincidentally starred alongside Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live.
“What would Mavis say? What would you say?” asks Samberg, before shouting: “Congratulations!”
Gomez, meanwhile, is a little more reserved. “I honestly don’t know what Mavis would say, but I would say that it’s amazing and beautiful.”
The interviewer stopped short of asking Gomez how she felt about the news of her ex’s recent engagement. Although, it’s safe to say that the former Disney star will likely be less supportive.
To add to the cringe, it would appear that Bieber is still sporting a tattoo of Gomez’s face on his arm. Even worse is the fact that the tattoo is situated on Bieber’s left arm, just above where his wedding ring will sit.
Of course, the internet is quite repulsed by this idea. Taking to Twitter, hundreds of Bieber and Gomez’s fans have said exactly what they think about the rather ill-thought-out inking…
Their concerns and criticisms echo those given by Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson fans several weeks ago when the pair began to get very personal tattoos of each other despite having only been dating for a week.
It began with Davidson’s tattoo of Ariana’s iconic Dangerous Woman bunny ears, then he got her initials embedded onto his finger. Then the pair got matching cloud tattoos.
Grande responded by getting Davidson’s father’s firefighter number tattooed on her leg to commemorate the hero who was tragically killed whilst trying to rescue people from the Twin Towers during the 9/11 terror attacks.
Between the tattoos and premature engagements, it’s safe to say that these two couples are the ones to watch – maybe that’s exactly what they want. After all, the Kardashian family have made a fortune as a result of their clever PR stunts.
If that is the case, who could be the next celebrity couple to announce their engagement after a short romance? We have already had Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle…it’s only a matter of time before another eager couple announces their union!