Justin and Hailey Bieber are basically unparalleled at finding ever more off-putting ways to express their love for one another. Here is Justin talking about how “crazy” sex gets with his cherished wife. Here is Hailey finding comfort in the demise of her husband’s controversial mustache. There he is again, writing experimental love poetry about his beloved.
This behavior continued on Tuesday when Justin went on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show and revealed that the pair have an oddly gelatinous pet name for one another. “Well, she calls me a bunch of weird things,” Justin told DeGeneres as he played a round of “Burning Questions” with the talk-show host. “She calls me ‘Goo Goo.’ which is kind of weird, but I like it. ‘My little Goo Goo.” Also, “We’re both each other’s Goo Goos. Yeah, it’s pretty cute.” On Monday Justin posted a picture to Instagram of the two cuddling, captioning it, “My and my goo goo.”
That’s cool to call each other by the same name. Lots of couples say “babe” to one another. Ashley Benson sometimes refers to her girlfriend, Cara Delevingne, as “squish,” which is surely akin to “goo.” But for some reason I find the idea of the Biebers staring lovingly into one another’s eyes muttering “Goo … Goo Goo …. Little Goo Goo” far more uncanny. It’s like they are babies making friends with each other from adjacent cribs, or wellness initiates trying to figure out how to say “Goop.”