There has been intense speculation in recent days about Justin Bieber and his fiancee Hailey Baldwin, and whether they're already actually married or not.

The young pair were pictured at the end of last week at a New York courthouse picking up a marriage licence - and although the licence is valid for 60 days, there is a suggestion that they may have already tied the knot.

Although Hailey took to Twitter to deny the rumours - later deleting the tweet - her uncle Alec appeared to confirm just that at the Emmys last night. When asked what the story was, he told Access: "They just went off and got married and I don’t know what the deal is. We text Hailey every now and then. We met him one time."

Last week, he weighed in on the couple's romance, saying that they should focus on "spending time with each other". “People who get married young — and they are very young — I want them to just spend time with each other," he said. "Obviously, him, in particular, has this crazy superstar career.”

Looks like they'll be doing just that, if he's right about the latest development...