Pop star Justin Bieber and model and "Drop the Mic" co-host Hailey Baldwin, found themselves stranded in the Hamptons Monday when the singer's car broke down.
Bieber's 2011 Mercedes broke down Monday afternoon at the intersection of Old Stone Highway and Town Lane in Amagansett, said East Hampton Town Police Department spokesman Capt. Christopher Anderson. The call came in at 3:22 p.m. "We arrived at the scene at 3:31 and the call was cleared at 4:14" when the car was towed by an unspecified mechanic, he said. Traffic conditions were light.
The police report contains "no indication as to the specific mechanical malfunction," Anderson said. The car appears to be a silver Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a limited-production two-seater with gullwing doors, produced from 2009 to 2014. The 2011 model had a suggested retail price of $183,000.
Online photos show the car stalled in the lane as it was turning right onto Old Stone Highway. Online video shows Bieber, 24, dressed in a white tank top and blue-gray shorts, directing vehicles around his car while Baldwin, 21, in a halter top and jean shorts, looks on.
Neither Bieber nor Baldwin -- the younger daughter of Massapequa-raised Stephen Baldwin ("The Usual Suspects, "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas") and Brazilian-born Kennya Deodato Baldwin -- have commented on social media.
The "What Do You Mean" singer and the model have known each other since meeting backstage at NBC's "Today" show in 2009, when they were teens. They became friends, being photographed together from Beverly Hills to Miami, and often appearing to be romantic. But Baldwin told E! News at the movie premiere of "Exodus: Gods and Kings" in December 2014, "We have just stayed close and there's nothing more to it than that."
Then in February 2016, Bieber told GQ magazine that Baldwin was "someone I really love. We spend a lot of time together." Baldwin almost immediately afterward confirmed a relationship, telling E! News at the 2016 amfAR Gala. "We are not an exclusive couple," adding, "Relationships at this age are already complicated, but I don't really like to talk about it because it's between me and him."
The two have continued to be photographed in public behaving romantically. During the weekend, according to People magazine, they had lunch in Brooklyn at the private members' club DUMBO House, and afterward were photographed strolling together in a local garden, with Bieber kissing Baldwin on the forehead.
The incident was first reported by TMZ.com.