Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber's relationship has been moving at lightning speeds.
This kind of momentum can only be the product of intoxicating puppy love so potent, that any person who finds themselves within a 20 foot's radius of the couple feels an uncontrollable urge to shout "get a room."
Yes, Baldwin and Bieber are most definitely in love. No arguments here.
However, there is a very big difference between the drug-like and hyper state of being "in love," and the mellow, secure, and liberal sweatpants-wearing state of long-term love.
The question on everyone's mind: Are they moving too fast?
Relationships are like a fire. To build a strong one, it's advised to start small, with little pieces of wood and kindling to get the slow burn going and eventually build up to a great big roaring blaze.
It seems like Alec Baldwin, uncle of Hailey Baldwin, is also asking himself the same question. And he has passed down some sage relationship advice to his niece on her very young relationship.
According to a source, the actor said he wants to see Hailey "spend time" with Justin Bieber. Alec Baldwin seems to be implying that they are very young - Hailey is only 21, and Bieber 24 - and that if they are going to be together for the long haul, they have to get to know each other inside and out.
Alec Baldwin went onto say that an essential part of his life is choosing to spend time with his family.
In other words, the grass is greener where you water it - folks.
I agree wholeheartedly with these wise words. Being together is easy when you're wearing rose-colored glasses and floating on a fluffy honeymoon cloud made of sleepless nights of pillow talk, takeout, and cuddling.
As the drug-like spell of puppy love fades, prioritizing your significant other may come less naturally.
Without a doubt, consciously choosing to put bae as #1 on your list is the cornerstone of a meaningful and mutually fulfilling long-term partnership.