Hailey Baldwin Cozies Up to Justin Bieber in New Photo, Silences Critics

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Rumor has it that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are abstaining from sex until marriage, but this affectionate new photo tells a different story.

Unlike Justin, Hailey has been somewhat shy about sharing pics of her fiance on Instagram.

That makes this cozy image a rare treat for fans. Take a look:

Hailey Baldwin with Justin Bieber, Best Friends Photo

Over the weekend, Hailey Baldwin shared this tender photo of her snuggling up with her fiance, Justin Bieber.

"Absolute best friend," Hailey wrote in the captions.

Interestingly, she turned of comments for the photo.

Though Hailey has no shortage of fans and admirers, a number of her followers are horrified by her engagement and worry that she is making a decision that she will live to regret.

Thinking that is fine. Total strangers writing that on her Instagram is annoying. We totally understand why she's not taking comments from randos.

Hailey Baldwin in Red

This is actually only the second photo of Justin that Hailey has on her Instagram page since the date of their engagement.

Justin has shared several photos of the two of them together since news broke that he'd popped the question.

Hailey has given fans only one glimpse of the two of them together -- a snapshot of them boarding a private plane together.

Justin's face wasn't even visible.

In contrast, look at the kind of content that Justin has been posting all over Instagram:

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Kiss

Reports claim that Justin Bieber always knew that Hailey was the girl for him, even when he was once again dating Selena Gomez.

He is also the one who surprised Hailey -- in public -- by popping the question, just a short while after they'd started dating again.

So it is possible that she is less enthusiastic about her life's sudden new direction and is still coming to terms with the reality of her engagement.

That said, it's possible that she's unsure about posting PDA-filled pics on the Instagram page where her fans and her notoriously awful father, Stephen Baldwin, will see it.

He probably already gives her enough grief over her modeling career. Maybe even worse than whjat her cousin Ireland Baldwin has to put up with.

Hailey Baldwin Flaunts Her Tan Lines

Whether or not Justin and Hailey are equally jazzed -- which is pure speculation -- it sounds like they're lightly tapping the brakes on things to slow down this whirlwind engagement.

According to reports, the two are still very much in love and looking forward to their wedding ... but aren't rushing to the altar.

They're said to be enjoying the significance of the engagement on its own, a symbol of their deep commitment to each other.

That said, apparently fans should not misread this as second thoughts or hesitation about their looming nuptials.

They're just very much in love and taking their time.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin in a Hot Tub

That said, not everyone is wholly convinced that this lovely couple is going to be a couple for all that long, let alone actually tie the knot.

In fact, there's some playful debate about who's more likely to actually wed between Justin and Hailey and Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson.

Some worry that Justin just reused the same tactics on Hailey that he had just used on Selena, right down to the same kinds of dates at the same church.

We all saw how that worked out -- Justin and Selena broke up again after that blew up in his face.

Will his attempts with Hailey blow up in his face, too? Or are these two really well-suited enough for each other that they make to to their wedding day?

Only time will tell.

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