Well, I guess Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez must be getting pretty serious, because they've recently been spotted perusing a few jewelry stores & checking out some major bling bling. You know -- as in diamond rings? Like the ones guys typically give girls when they get engaged? OMG. Are the Biebs and Selena really thinking about getting married soon?
Yeah, yeah, yeah, they could've been looking at pricey baubles just for the fun of it, but supposedly "sources close to the couple" are hinting at the Biebs popping the question for real. Please excuse me for a moment, because I'm not sure whether to gag a little or roll my eyes and let out a huge sigh.
Selena is only 19, and Justin is barely legal at 18, which makes them way, way too young to get married. I can't for the life of me understand why they would be in such a huge rush to settle down. I mean, it's fun to dream about the future and all that, but considering they both have booming careers and have so much time ahead of them, it just doesn't make sense for them to ruin their lives by taking the plunge this soon.
And the Biebs is the one who would really feel the heaviness of marriage weighing down on his teen heartthrob image. Can you even imagine how devastated his female fan base would be if he went off the market for good? What are all those little girls supposed to dream about if he gets hitched? He can't go and crush the hearts of lovesick teenagers -- that would just be cruel.
There are only two possible reasons for why they would rush into marriage at this point in their lives -- either they're really stupid, or their entire relationship is some kind of sham or publicity stunt and they think getting engaged will fuel the Bieber fever fire even more.
I don't care what anyone says -- the odds of spending the rest of your life with the person you dated when you were 18 are slim to none. Justin & Selena seem to have a good thing going, so why not ride it out for a few more years before making things so permanent? If they are still together when they hit their mid-20s, then I say go for it. But for now, they should just stick to the whole puppy love thing they've got going on. If it ain't broke -- don't fix it.
Check out the video clip below to see Justin & Selena lovin' it up.
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