According to most recent reports, Justin Bieber is a very happy man these days.
How could he not be, right?!?
The singer has found faith and religion and, most importantly of all perhaps, the woman of his dreams.
Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are at least engaged and maybe even married and the singer seems very content with where he's at in life right now.
But is this really the case?
There have been a handful of under-the-radar cases and sightings of late that have some close to the artist thinking he's actually struggling and perhaps spiraling very far downward once again.
To wit, as initially outlined by Page Six:
- In August, Bieber was spotted looking disoriented while shopping shirtless in Tribeca.
- He was also seen crying on the West Side Highway bike path the same day.
- Then, Justin went to a music festival in the great city of Grand Rapids, Michigan... only for a video to surface online of Bieber acting jittery and shaking while meeting fans there.
We're not sure how to quantify these examples.
We're not sure what they mean.
Maybe nothing at all.
However, Bieber has sort of been here before.
Remember when he visited a brothel in a Rio de Janeiro in 2013? Or when he had drugs confiscated aboard his tour bus in Sweden that same year?
Then, of course, there was his drunk driving arrest in 2014, which marked a low point for Bieber.
Earlier this year, manager and close friend Scooter Braun said he thought Justin might die while he was going through this dangerous and irresponsible stretch.
But Bieber then found solace in Hillsong, the Evangelical megachurch that draws 9,000 devotees to its concert-like services at Hammerstein Ballroom in Midtown.
He became a fervent devotee, Tweeting several months ago of the changes he made to his life:
"Jesus is changing me from the inside out everyday!"
Friends and loved once have since vouched for the star, saying he truly has seen the light.
“He’s come a long way,” said New York City-based tattoo artist JonBoy. "It’s amazing how much he’s changed and how much God has done.”
Now, though, the concern is that he has rushed into his romance with Baldwin and has lost his way once again.
Bieber's team, for instance, was caught WAY off guard by the couple's alleged marriage.
The stars have not yet signed a prenuptial agreement, meaning Bieber's $275 million fortune could be on the hook if something goes wrong.
It's notable, many believe, that pastor Carl Lentz has not congratulated Bieber on his engagement or his marriage.
According to TMZ, the pastor and the singer had a falling out after the latter dedicated himself more to Baldwin than he did to religion this summer.
Does this mean Bieber will get arrested again for drunk driving or curse off fans again in the street or generally act like a jackass?
But we'll be keeping a close eye on him moving forward.