Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin took the world by storm last year with their epic whirlwind romance. The two reconnected in June 2018, and a few months later, they had tied the knot in a secret courthouse wedding.
It would be some time after they wed that the two would admit to finally being man and wife. But despite all the speculations and rumors, despite all the naysayers, despite all eyes being on them, Justin and Hailey just fiercely and steadfastly continued to love each other and be each other’s person.
Now, for the first time since their whirlwind love story unfolded before our very eyes, the newlyweds have opened up about their relationship and their life together. In an exclusive interview with Vogue, Justin and Hailey bared their soul about their marriage and the love that binds them together for keeps.
And yes, their honest, no-holds-barred interview is totally, totally juicy!
Check out some of the highlights from Justin and Hailey’s exclusive sit down with Vogue:
Justin’s trust issues –
“One of the big things for me is trusting myself. I’ve made some bad decisions personally, and in relationships. Those mistakes have affected my confidence in my judgment. It’s been difficult for me even to trust Hailey. [Turns to his wife] We’ve been working through stuff. And it’s great, right?”
Hailey disputing those Belieber rumors –
“I was never a superfan, of him or of anyone. It was never that crazed, screaming thing. I didn’t think about it in any kind of way except for the fact that he was cute. But for the first few years we had a weird age gap.
One day Justin walked into Hillsong and was like, ‘Hey, you got older.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s up?’ Over time he became my best guy friend. I was running around with him as his homie, but we weren’t hanging out [romantically].”
Hailey on their first brief try at a relationship and messy breakup three years ago –
“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.”
Hailey on what drew them back to each other –
“The common denominator, I promise you, is always church. By then we were past the drama. I just gave him a hug. By the end of the conference, he was like, ‘We’re not going to be friends.’ I was like, ‘We’re not?’ [within a month he had proposed to her]
On their personalities –
Hailey: “He’ll say, ‘I feel,’ and I’ll say, ‘I think.’ I have to really dive deep and struggle to be in touch with my emotions. He gets there immediately.”
Justin: “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… I need one thing that’s certain. And that is my baby boo.”
Justin on his destructive past –
“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… Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.”
Hailey on Justin’s turnaround –
“…I’m really proud of him. To do it without a program, and to stick with it without a sober coach or AA or classes—I think it’s extraordinary. He is, in ways, a walking miracle.”
Justin on fighting without being unkind –
“Fighting is good. Doesn’t the Bible talk about righteous anger? We don’t want to lose each other. We don’t want to say the wrong thing, and so we’ve been struggling with not expressing our emotions, which has been driving me absolutely crazy because I just need to express myself, and it’s been really difficult to get her to say what she feels.”
Hailey on saying ‘I Do’ to Justin –
“I prayed to feel peace about the decision, and that’s where I landed. I love him very much. I have loved him for a long time.”
Justin’s one-year self-imposed celibacy before reconnecting with Hailey in June 2018:
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 behavior.”
Justin on how he felt upon seeing Hailey again that fateful day:
“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.”
On their marriage –
Hailey: “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…
But there’s something beautiful about it anyway—about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone. 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: “And you’re my baby boo.”