Justin and Hailey Bieber are celebrating a joyous milestone in their lives as they prepare to welcome their first child together, following a challenging period in their marriage. The couple, who tied the knot in September 2018, recently shared the news of Hailey's pregnancy alongside a video of their vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii, putting to rest speculation about the state of their relationship.

A confidante close to the couple revealed that the Biebers "endured a serious rough patch" but have emerged "happier than they've ever been." The insider told OK! Magazine, "It's a dream come true for the both of them." Hailey, 27, confirmed her pregnancy by displaying her baby bump in the vow renewal video shared on Instagram, which was met with an outpouring of love and support from friends and family, including Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Gigi Hadid.

The couple's pregnancy announcement comes just months after Hailey's father, Stephen Baldwin, sparked concern for their marriage by sharing a post on Instagram requesting "prayers" for them. Church minister Victor Marx, who originally posted the message, cited the "special challenges" faced by those in the limelight and the "spiritual warfare" that can "ship-wreck their faith, marriage, and life in general."

Hailey later addressed the speculation on her Instagram story, dismissing "fake" stories and "blind items" as "100% of the time wrong." However, a source told Entertainment Tonight in April that Justin and Hailey were experiencing "difficult times" but remained committed to their faith and supporting each other.

Now, with the arrival of their first child on the horizon, the Biebers are embracing a fresh start and looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. "They believe that parenthood will elevate their relationship to an untouchable level and deepen their bond even more," a source told Entertainment Tonight. "They're looking at Hailey's pregnancy, as well as their vow renewal, as a fresh start and way to move forward."

The insider added that the experience is "very sacred" to the couple, who wanted to share the joy privately with their intimate circle before making the news public. Despite Justin facing some recent difficulties, the couple is "excited to grow closer, learn together, and share this beautiful experience with each other."

According to another insider, Justin and Hailey have already chosen a name for their baby and are starting to decorate the nursery. "They can't wait to meet the baby," the confidante gushed, adding that Justin will be "super involved" as a parent and is "so excited to raise his baby."

The Biebers have been protective of their pregnancy from the start, sharing the news with family and close friends early on. "It was very important for them to keep it quiet and just enjoy [it] for as long as possible before they publicly confirmed," the insider noted.

Hailey has been open about her desire to start a family, revealing in a 2022 interview that she and Justin ideally hoped to try for a baby "in the next couple of years." She acknowledged the uncertainty of the process, saying, "But there's a reason they call it try, right? You don't know how long that process is ever going to take."