Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Social Distance Themselves in His Native Canada: Source
PEOPLE confirms that the couple took a private jet home Monday as the country decided to close its borders to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“They plan on socially distancing themselves,” a source close to Bieber tells PEOPLE. “In Canada, their home is very secluded and they are able to be out in nature still.”
“They plan on staying in Canada until it’s safe for everyone to resume their regular lives,” they continued.
On Tuesday, Bieber shared a sweet video of himself and Baldwin passing the time by doing a Tik Tok dance to “Slidegang!” by Lil Jackie.
The news of Bieber and Baldwin’s return to Canada comes after he encouraged Beliebers to follow safety guidelines to fight the pandemic.
“Obviously this is a really scary time,” Bieber 26, wrote in his caption before urging individuals to practice self-isolation. “I wanted to remind everyone what we can do when we come together!! LETS COME TOGETHER BY ISOLATING OURSELVES UNTIL WE HAVE MORE ANSWERS! Our grandparents are counting on us.”
The return to Canada also comes after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that the country has closed its borders to everyone but Canadian citizens, permanent residents and U.S. citizens due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We can still slow the spread of this virus,” Trudeau said. “It is time to take every precaution to keep people safe.”
The news of the border closings come a week after Trudeau’s wife Sophie Gregoire tested positive for the virus.
“Sophie’s symptoms remain mild, but we are following medical advice and taking every precaution. She will remain in isolation for the time being,” Trudeau said in a press conference. “We are thinking about all the families across the country who’ve received the same diagnosis, but we’re in good hands. We have full confidence in Canada’s health officials and professionals.”
As of Tuesday, there are currently 190,140 total confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Earlier this month, Bieber went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and shared with guest host Demi Lovato the story of how he and his model wife first met, joking that their initial introduction as teens may have been a parental set-up.
“We met in the early mornings of a Today show taping,” the Changes singer shared. “I’m pretty sure she didn’t want to be there. Her dad dragged her out of bed in the morning.”
“I think because she was raised Christian … I think it was an arranged marriage, I’m pretty sure,” he teased, hilariously growing suspicious as he recalled the interaction. “Looking back now, it was definitely an arranged marriage, like they set this whole thing up. Since she was raised Christian, it was like, ‘Oh, I want to introduce you to Justin and his mom. They have similar values and believe the same things, we think you guys would be good friends.'”
“It was definitely an arranged marriage now that I’m thinking about it,” Bieber continued. “Goodness gracious.”
Bieber and Baldwin tied the knot in a New York City courthouse in September 2018, just two months after getting engaged. The pair later celebrated with a larger ceremony in front of family and friends on Sept. 30, 2019, exchanging vows as the sun set at the Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina.
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