Justin Bieber Is Reading ‘The Meaning of Marriage’ Before His Wedding to Hailey Baldwin

bieber baldwinNEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin (L) visit Frankel's Delicatessen in Brooklyn on July 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Sometimes, books can powerfully move readers to tears, which was exactly the case this week for pop superstar Justin Bieber. On Tuesday, the “Sorry” singer and his fiancée, Hailey Baldwin, were photographed crying and embracing in New York City during a casual bike ride.

The longtime friends-turned-future spouses got engaged last month after a super speedy dating period. While witnesses speculated the tears were connected to a range of reasons, Bieber addressed his emotional outdoor moment and connected it to something else: a book.

“You’ve got good days and you’ve got bad days,” Bieber told TMZ, while holding up a copy of Timothy Keller’s book, The Meaning of Marriage. “It’s not real if it doesn’t have any bad days.”

The title is written by New York Times bestselling author Keller, the founding pastor behind Redeemer Church in New York City. Both Bieber and Baldwin themselves attend church, specifically Hillsong, and they are looking to get through the wedding planning process within the next year—which likely includes premarital counseling sessions.

“Justin and Hailey have already been discussing their wedding plans and want to have a short engagement,” a source told E! News recently. “They want to be married next year and it will be very small. They are having both of their families be very involved in the process and do not want to make a huge deal out of the celebration. It will not be an over-the-top wedding.”

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.