Canadian singer Justin Bieber has applied for United States citizenship before he ties the knot with Hailey Baldwin, TMZ reported citing multiple sources.
The 24-year-old star has lived in the states since he was 13, when he moved with his family to Atlanta. He currently splits his time between Los Angeles, New York City, and Ontario, Canada.
Earlier, People magazine reported that Beiber and Baldwin got married in a civil ceremony on Thursday at a New York City courthouse.
“They went ahead and did it without listening to anyone,” a source close to the couple told People, with no information at press time about the location or timing of the marriage.
A religious source spoke to the family and confirmed that they were legally married at the courthouse, but are going to have a religious ceremony and celebration with family and friends soon.
“They’re going to have a big blowout, in front of God and everyone they love,” the religious source said.
TMZ also posted a photo of the couple at the marriage licensing bureau in New York on Thursday, reporting that the couple appeared to be extremely emotional, with Bieber telling Baldwin, “I can’t wait to marry you, baby.”
However, Baldwin said that she doesn’t count herself a married woman yet.
“I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I’m not married yet!” the model wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
A friend of the couple said Baldwin “feels a civil ceremony and their ‘real’ wedding are two separate things.”
The whirlwind wedding comes as no surprise as it was revealed in July that the pop star and his then-fiancée preferred quick and quiet nuptials.
“They don’t want a long engagement and are already planning their wedding,” the source said.
“As of now, they want a small ceremony with their families. They are not planning a huge, celebrity wedding. They are getting married for love and don’t want a flashy wedding.”