Potential dog owners Baldwin and Bieber out and about in NYC on July 27, 2018.
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Every all-American family needs a dog. A Tiger to the Brady Bunch family. A Bo to the Obamas. A Stephen Miller to the Trumps. Justin Bieber is a young man who is well on his way to creating an all-American family. He has a good job, good friends, God, and a fiancée (Hailey Baldwin). All he needs is a starter home in Brentwood, and a trusty canine to complete the picture.
Yet he can’t have one. Or he can, but his Q Score won’t go up. It would probably go down. The specter of pets gone by hang over our young Canadian hero. Puppies have come and puppies have gone with little explanation. There was O.G. Mally, the capuchin monkey, left to rot (safely in a zoo) in Germany after a mishap with some papers. “Things get twisted,” he told GQ all those years ago. Yes, they do. Just ask Kendall Jenner. But the damage has been done.
Perhaps Baldwin might be helpful with this. Could she pull him back into the pet-having fold with all the goodwill she’s built in the animal world as an animal lover? Baldwin post a few Instagram Stories of herself with what looks like a husky on Monday. Is it her husky? Their husky? Who’s to say? (Baldwin is to say, but she hasn’t, so we don’t know.) Baldwin seems to have a thing with dogs that strikes yearly between April and August. In 2015, she bought a Shiba Inu and gave it to her parents for their 25th anniversary. The following spring, she bought a corgi. The next summer, she walked a dog named Jim Carrey, but that wasn’t hers—and it was also sponsored content for some dog-walking app. And now she’s palling around with this husky that she may or may not share with Bieber.
Is it theirs? Will Bieber and Baldwin ever be the Norman Rockwell family of Hollywood? Stay tuned for the next segment of Leave It to Bieber.