Justin Bieber, 24, and Hailey Baldwin, 22, who changed her last name to Bieber, married in September 2018 at the New York City courthouse. They got engaged in the Bahamas on July 7. In an interview with Vogue, Justin’s first in two years, the couple opened up about what brought them together and how their faith keeps them going through the hard times.
Hailey and Justin first met in 2009 and after year of on-off friendship, dated in 2016 for a brief while.
They rekindled their romance last year after spending time together at Hillsong Church, the Christian church popular with young celebrities.
Justin had recently ended his on-off relationship with Selena Gomez but it seems the stars were aligned for his relationship with Hailey.
The couple opened up in the revelatory interview with Vogue, with photographs by acclaimed celebrity photographer Annie Leibowitz.
In their candid interview, Hailey said of their initial dating period: “Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through.”
Justin and Hailey Bieber: They rekindled their romance last year
But Justin revealed he had been celibate for a year already when he started dating Hailey, which he said was the magic ticket to bag his bride.
The couple said they refrained from having sex until they were married, which they said was one of the best decisions they ever made.
But they admitted marriage was “always going to be hard” and it is not a “magical fantasy”.
Justin said he felt he had a “legitimate problem with sex” before finding his religion.
He said: “God doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff.
“He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain.
Justin and Hailey Bieber: The couple revealed all to Vogue
“I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that and guys do that.
“I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul.
“And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behaviour.”
He admitted that wanting to have sex was part of the reason they got married so quickly, but not all of it.
Justin said: “When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life.
“I was like, ‘Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for’.”
Justin and Hailey Bieber: The couple opened up in the revelatory interview with Vogue
Despite Justin’s views on God, he says his opinions on religion can be confusing to some people.
He said: “I wouldn’t consider myself religious, that confuses a lot of people because they’re like, well you go to church.
“I believe in the story of Jesus – that’s the simplicity of what I believe. But I don’t believe in all the religious elitism and pretentiousness…
“I get sensitive when religion comes up because it’s been so hurtful to a lot of people. I don’t want to be thought of as someone who stands for any of the injustice that religion has done and does do.”
Hailey revealed their previous breakup in 2016 had ended badly, and the nature was toxic between them for a while.
The model admitted Justin was in a dark place with his career and personal life, which affected them immensely.
Justin and Hailey Bieber: Hailey and Justin first met in 2009
She said: “Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through. Fizzled would not be the right word—it was more like a very dramatic excommunication.
“There was a period where if I walked into a room, he would walk out.”
Justin added: “It’s been so hard for me to trust people, I’ve struggled with the feeling that people are using me or aren’t really there for me. One of the big things for me is trusting myself.
“I’m the emotionally unstable one. I struggle with finding peace. I just feel like I care so much and I want things to be so good and I want people to like me.
“Hailey’s very logical and structured, which I need. I’ve always wanted security—with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road.
Justin revealed he had to step back a bit as he had become “arrogant and cocky”, with Hailey revealing he was wearing sunglasses in the house at night.
Justin and Hailey Bieber: The couple said they refrained from having sex until they were married
He said: “I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed.”
Justin said his security had to come in his room and check his pulse each night when things got particularly dark.
Hailey, on the other hand, has never touched a drug, convinced of her genetic vulnerability to addiction as her father had a problem with cocaine.
Justin said he wishes that Hailey would take just a little pressure off herself as a new wife, saying: “She’s trying to be this grown-up. I think we can be married and still have fun and enjoy our adolescence. That’s something we’re talking about.”
She responded: “It’s just that I’m fighting to do this the right way, to build a healthy relationship. I want people to know that.
“We’re coming from a really genuine place. But we’re two young people who are learning as we go.
“I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy. It’s always going to be hard. That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard.
Justin Bieber wife: They rekindled their romance last year
“We’re really young, and that’s a scary aspect. We’re going to change a lot. But we’re committed to growing together and supporting each other in those changes.
“That’s how I look at it. At the end of the day, too, he’s my best friend. I never get sick of him.
Justin replied with a grin: “And you’re my baby boo.”
Hailey also said she felt like people on social media were keen for them to fail and that no one appreciated how seriously she had taken the decision to marry.
She said: “I love him very much. I have loved him for a long time.”
The couple exchanged vows on the same day they obtained their marriage licence and are not believed to have had a “prenuptial agreement in place”.
A source claimed Justin is “so in love and doesn’t see the need for one”.
The couple are still said to be planning a formal ceremony, but it will be simply symbolic now they are officially husband and wife.
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