Justin Bieber has confirmed his engagement to Hailey Baldwin in an Instagram post saying she is "the love of my life".

It had been reported that the Sorry hitmaker had popped the question to the model at a restaurant in the Bahamas over the weekend, with her father Stephen Baldwin appearing to confirm the news on Twitter.

Bieber has now shared their happy news with his 101 million followers, posting two black and white photos of them smiling with Baldwin's arm draped around his shoulder.

The 24-year-old singer wrote along with the photos: "Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY. (sic)"

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He continued: "My heart is COMPLETELY and FULLY YOURS and I will ALWAYS put you first!

"You are the love of my life Hailey Baldwin and I wouldn’t want to spend it with anybody else. You make me so much better and we compliment each other so well!! Can’t wait for the best season of life yet!. It’s funny because now with you everything seems to make sense! The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!!!"

He added: "Gods timing really is literally perfect, we got engaged on the seventh day of the seventh month, the number seven is the number of spiritual perfection, it's true GOOGLE IT! Isn't that nuts? By the way I didn't plan that, anyways My goodness does feel good to have our future secured!

"WERE GONNA BE BETTER AT 70 BABY HERE WE GO! "He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains FAVOR from the Lord!" This is the year of favor!!!!"

Meanwhile, 21-year-old model Baldwin posted about finding "an incredible person to share my life with" on Twitter.

She wrote: "Not sure what I did in life to deserve such happiness but I am so utterly grateful to God for giving me such an incredible person to share my life with! No words could ever express my gratitude."

Reports surfaced at the weekend that Bieber's security team told onlookers at a restaurant in the Bahamas to put their phones away before the popstar got down on one knee to pop the question.

Pictures of Baldwin sporting a large diamond rock subsequently were published on social media.