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Faith Evans & Stevie J Wedding Stuns Friends and Fam ... Where Was the Invite?!

7/19/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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The marriage of Stevie J and Faith Evans didn't just take us by surprise ... their loved ones and close friends were blindsided as well, and they're not happy about it.

Family sources on both sides tell TMZ ... they were never given a heads-up marriage was even a possibility.  

We're told there was never talk -- not a hint -- of a wedding. Faith was scheduled to be in L.A. getting ready for a London trip, and Stevie was just in Atlanta for 'Love & Hip Hop' ... so the Vegas rendezvous that ended in "I do" floored everyone.

Our sources say there are a lot of hurt feelings among those close to the couple ... especially their kids. We're told Faith's son, CJ Wallace -- her child with Biggie Smalls -- is especially upset ... because he's also Stevie's godson.

Family sources on Faith's side tell us ... Faith told them Stevie J went to her Tuesday and told her they needed to get married that day. The sources think Stevie J knew if Faith started telling friends and family she was marrying him, they would talk her out of it.

And, get this ... friends and family members were blowing up Faith's phone Wednesday, asking her why she did it. She responded by sending them a song she just recorded with Stevie J called, "A Minute" with the explanation ... it only took a minute to fall in love.

As we reported ... Faith and Stevie tied the knot in their hotel room around 10:30 PM Tuesday. It's his first marriage and her third.

We're told a number of friends and fam are so bitter ... Faith and Stevie won't be receiving wedding gifts.

'L&HH: ATL' Star Karlie Redd Drops A New Single ... Then Gets Engaged!!

7/19/2018 7:18 AM PDT
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Karlie Redd dropped a new single Wednesday ... but that was quickly forgotten when her BF popped the question.

Karlie was hosting a party for her new single, "Ferrari Karlie," at Atlanta club Buckethead Loft when her now soon-to-be husband got down on bended knee and proposed. The pair has only been dating for few months -- he's her first relationship since she split with Grammy-nominated producer Sean Garrett.

There's not a whole lot of info available about Redd's new man ... but his name is apparently Mo, and he goes by Arkansas Mo on Instagram.

Karlie seemed a little more interested in the box the ring came in at first. It's pretty cool ... it displayed a bunch of pictures on an LED screen when she opened it. Her ring ain't too shabby either.

Faith Evans & Stevie J 'Gypsy Mobile Minister' Hired ... Hours Before Wedding!!!

7/18/2018 4:46 PM PDT
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Faith Evans and Stevie J pulled a Cardi B and Offset-style wedding ceremony ... hiring their Las Vegas officiant just hours before saying, "I do."

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... Faith placed a call Tuesday around 6 PM to a local minister, named Joelle Righetti, asking if she was available to do a wedding at Trump Hotel, stat.

Righetti refers to herself on her website as the "Gypsy Mobile Minister."

As we first reported ... the couple was spotted Tuesday outside a Vegas courthouse where they got a marriage license. A little less than 5 hours later -- around 10:30 PM -- the ceremony went down.

The ceremony was performed in the living room of their hotel suite with Faith and Stevie overlooking the Vegas strip. Sources close to the couple tell us they held hands and teared up while "Ave Maria" played on a portable speaker.

We're told the "Gypsy Minister" -- whose services cost a couple hundred bucks -- had no idea she was marrying off celebs. She even asked Faith if she was a model or an actress. Faith politely said she's a singer ... to which the minister said, "Me too!"

Gotta love Vegas.

Faith Evans & Stevie J Married in Vegas!!!

7/18/2018 9:03 AM PDT
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9:55 AM PT -- It's a wrap ... Faith and Stevie have already done the deed. Multiple sources at the ceremony confirm they tied the knot in their hotel room Tuesday night ... around 10:30 PM.

Pass the champagne!

Faith Evans and Stevie J are THIS close to becoming Mr. and Mrs. Jordan ... TMZ's learned they've applied for a marriage license in Las Vegas. 

According to docs, the singer and producer filed for the license in Clark County on Tuesday. The clock's now running, they have one year to tie the knot. But it seems like they won't need that long -- Stevie tweeted Tuesday, "I love you Faith Renee Jordan," and Faith replied, "I love you back Steven Aaron Jordan."

The couple had broken up last year -- but, you know what they say, break up to make up.

The news comes on the heels of a steamy clip Stevie J posted last week from a music video he and Faith shot for their track, "A Minute." They had also been flirting on Stevie's show, "Leave It to Stevie" ... but this is a big turnaround for him.

TMZ broke the story ... Stevie avoided going to prison for failing to pay child support. He's on the hook for over a million bucks. He also battled a nasty child custody case with his ex, Joseline Hernandez.

This would be Stevie's first marriage and Faith's third -- she was previously married to the Notorious B.I.G. and Todd Russaw, whom she divorced in 2011.

Matt Barnes Invited Derek Fisher to Charity Event ... 'We're Good'

7/17/2018 9:03 AM PDT
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Matt Barnes says things are finally so good between him and Derek Fisher, he invited his ex-wife's fiance to his charity event in L.A. -- but, there was just one problem, Fisher didn't show up. 

Barnes was holding an Athletes vs. Cancer fundraiser -- hoping to raise cash to provide college scholarships for kids who beat cancer ... very cool. 

Fisher was on the guest list, so we asked Barnes about their relationship ... and he couldn't have been more positive. 

"Yeah, we're good ... we're fine," Barnes said. 

"The most important thing is to make my kids happy and we're both working hard at that."

The invite comes off the heels of Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan saying Barnes would not get an invite to their upcoming wedding. Seems Barnes is trying to make the relationship work. 

No word as to why Fisher didn't show.  

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin The Only Wedge Between Us ...

7/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been engaged for a little over a week, but they're already like an old, retired married couple ... spending their free time golfing. 

Bieber played golf instructor at Top Golf Sunday in Alpharetta, GA, teaching his future wife how to swing a club. Witnesses tell us he paid extra attention to Hailey and made sure she got the hang of the game. He's been an avid golfer for a while.

Since rekindling things, the duo have been hard to keep track of ... they got engaged in the Bahamas, then returned to NYC, then spent this past weekend in Miami only to wind up in Atlanta.

Love on the run ... it's working for them!

Carl Lentz Hesitates to Congratulate Bieber on Engagement ... After Major Falling Out

7/13/2018 7:41 AM PDT
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Carl Lentz -- the pastor at the Hillsong church who was inseparable from Justin Bieber -- appeared to have trouble congratulating Justin on his engagement, and we're told it's because the 2 have had a major falling out.

Lentz was in Sydney, Australia Friday when the photog asked about Bieber, and it's pretty clear Lentz was uncomfortable.

Sources connected to Bieber tell TMZ ... Justin became angry at Lentz a while ago and broke ties with the pastor.

Justin and his fiancee, Hailey Baldwin, have both been active members of Hillsong and continue to patronize the church but, at least as far as Justin is concerned ... Carl is history. 

We contacted Lentz, who told us he will not comment on his personal relationship with Bieber.

Justin Bieber Hailey's Ring ... Half-a-Million Thing

7/13/2018 1:00 AM PDT
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Justin Bieber
wasn't traveling light when he took off for the Bahamas to pop the question to Hailey Baldwin ... he had a huge and pricey rock on him!

We spoke with Jack Solow -- the owner of Solow & Co. -- about the backstory of Hailey's engagement ring. He tells us he originally met JB through his manager Scooter Braun, a close family friend of his, and Bieber reached out to him a few weeks ago about buying a ring.

We're told he decided on a large, elongated oval-shaped diamond between 6 to 10 carats ... and Jack met Justin at his hotel in NYC to deliver it right before Bieber and Hailey left for the Bahamas.

Solow wouldn't spill the beans on the final price tag, but sources tell us it was around half a mil.

TMZ broke the story ... Justin proposed to Hailey Saturday night at their resort in front of the other guests, weeks after getting the blessing from her father.

She said yes.

Justin Bieber Roller-Coaster of Emotions ... After Engagement Trip

7/12/2018 9:10 AM PDT
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Justin Bieber is catching all the feels after his engagement to Hailey Baldwin, and the question now is -- which ones were on display during this phone call?

The Biebs was spotted outside his fiancee's Brooklyn apartment Tuesday -- shortly before they hopped in a chopper to visit her mom and dad, Stephen Baldwin. He's definitely having an emotional reaction to the phone convo, but hard to tell if he's laughing or crying.

Whatever the topic ... he does seem kinda stressed by it. We know papa Baldwin's already given his blessing, so we doubt Justin was anxious about going to hang with his in-laws-to-be.

It's been a whirlwind of an engagement since he popped the question in the Bahamas over the past weekend. Maybe the guy just needed a breather.

Justin Bieber Impressing Parents 101 ... Take Her to The Choppa!!!

7/11/2018 5:45 PM PDT

Justin Bieber continues to pull out all the stops for his new fiancee, Hailey Baldwin ... taking a HELICOPTER to meet up with her family just a few miles away. 

Justin and Hailey loaded into their very own private helicopter Tuesday for the 70-mile trek to upstate New York. The destination? New Windsor ... a town with a population of about 25,000, where Hailey's dad Stephen and family call home.

TMZ broke the story, Justin approached Papa Baldwin a few weeks back to ask for Hailey's hand in marriage before he got down on one knee in the Bahamas and popped the question.

Unclear how long JB and Hailey will stay upstate -- but if they start to miss the hustle and bustle of the big city -- it's only a chopper away.

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin This Ring Ain't Goin' Anywhere

7/11/2018 8:09 AM PDT

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are making sure her engagement ring doesn't slip off her finger because one of their first stops after getting back to NYC was at a jeweler.  

The Biebs and Baldwin looked super chill and blissed out Tuesday evening as they waited for Hailey's ring to get resized inside Pristine Jewelers. Gotta say ... Justin's acing the fiance thing so far -- he gave Baldwin a shoulder massage while they were waiting.  

She seemed reluctant to even briefly remove the ring. Still no word on the size or cost of her ring -- not that it matters. Hailey and Justin haven't stopped glowing since he popped the question this past weekend in the Bahamas.

We spoke with Avi and Ofir from Prestine who tells us JB also got a white gold ring of his own and picked up a white diamond encrusted Patek Philippe watch. 

The couple did some window shopping while they waited. Wedding bands, anyone?

Justin and Hailey Back to Real World After Engagement Fun

7/10/2018 4:08 PM PDT

Justin Bieber and the future Mrs. Bieber, Hailey Baldwin, are back on US soil after their engagement fun in the islands -- and they're getting flooded with well wishes at every turn.

The couple returned to NYC Tuesday and, as soon as Justin stepped out of their ride, fans and photogs congratulated him on popping the question. Hailey got the same treatment once she stepped out too.

As we showed you ... HB and JB were happy to party with fans down in the Bahamas right after they got engaged. Let's just say, they seem kinda partied out now that they're back home. 

We broke the story ... Hailey's dad, Stephen Baldwin, gave Bieber the green light weeks ago to propose. Looks like they'll be soaking up those good family vibes on the east coast.

Justin Bieber Got Papa Baldwin's Blessing Before Proposal to Hailey

7/10/2018 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Justin Bieber's a sucker for old school traditions -- he made sure to ask Hailey Baldwin's father for her hand in marriage before he popped the question ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the couple tell us Justin and Stephen Baldwin met face-to-face several weeks ago. We're told the conversation was very important to the Biebs, who absolutely wanted the green light from Hailey's pop. Stephen is a minister in NY, and we're told he believes Justin has the same Christian values as he and Hailey do -- and, of course, JB and HB both attend Hillsong Church.

Point is ... Stephen happily gave his blessing. The mano a mano also proves Justin's proposal wasn't an impulsive decision in the middle of a vacation.

We broke the story ... Justin proposed to Hailey Saturday at a resort in the Bahamas. Hailey, obviously, said yes ... and was flashing her engagement ring all day Sunday.

Justin referenced those Christian values that so impressed his father-in-law-to-be when he posted an open love letter to Hailey. The super romantic message was really his first public declaration about Hailey since they reunited. 

It's interesting, Justin got the go-ahead from Stephen sometime in June, and, as we've seen, the couple's been inseparable since their PDA-filled Miami weekend on June 10.

Safe to say, Justin's been in proposal mode this whole time they've been attached at the hip.

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