Justin and Hailey Bieber Have Revealed Intimate Details About Their Intense Whirlwind Romance

Although Justin Bieber is certainly no stranger to the spotlight, he does still manage to maintain some privacy. And while keeping a relatively lower profile in 2018, he even got married in relative secret. Now, however, Bieber and his new wife have opened up and given the public a rare peek inside their relationship.

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Whether you’re a fan of Bieber’s music or not, you’ve almost certainly heard the pop star’s name. After all, he’s been in the news for various reasons over the years – not just for his records. And that’s been the case ever since Bieber shot to fame in 2008, when he was just 13 years old.

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At that time, the Canadian artist was singing cover versions of popular songs, with the videos of his performances subsequently uploaded to social media. Talent agent Scooter Braun then stumbled across Bieber’s clips by accident as he searched for another artist on YouTube – and, rather fortuitously, he liked what he saw.

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Braun therefore snapped up the teen for his Raymond Braun Media Group label, which the agent had co-founded with R&B musician Usher. And that turned out to be a canny move, as the fledgling star ultimately saw success with his very first single. Yes, Bieber’s song “One Time” hit number 12 on the Canadian Hot 100 in its debut week of release.

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The teenager’s career took off from there, too, with his follow-up track, “One Less Lonely Girl,” also breaking the top ten in his native country. Bieber was gaining recognition in the U.S. to boot; indeed, he even sang “Someday at Christmas” for then-President Barack Obama in 2009. “Baby” – a song from his first album – is perhaps the teen idol’s most well-known hit worldwide, though.

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In fact, “Baby” became so popular that the track’s music video nudged out Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” to become the most-watched clip on YouTube; it also earned the dubious distinction of being the site’s most disliked upload. Perhaps some of the song’s appeal, moreover, came by way of the clean-cut teen himself. But Bieber’s public image would change over time, and that was thanks in part to stylist Ryan Good.

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Yes, seemingly as a result of Good’s work, Bieber turned away from his previous boy-next-door appearance to an altogether edgier look – complete with chain necklaces, hooded tops and baseball caps. In addition, a series of alleged legal infractions threatened to further mar his reputation.

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In 2013, for example, Bieber was apprehended on a charge of vandalism in Brazil. The following year, a neighbor also reported him for throwing eggs at his house – a deed that had allegedly incurred property damage to the tune of thousands of dollars. And also in 2014, officers picked the star up on suspicion of driving under the influence across Miami Beach, Florida.

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These alleged incidents had consequences, too. As a result of Bieber’s several brushes with the law, for example, the Chinese government outlawed him from performing in the country in 2017. Yet despite the singer’s past reputation as a bad boy, he also appears to have a charitable side.

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For starters, Bieber is a spokesman for Pencils of Promise – an organization that endeavors to provide nations in the developing world with schools and improved education. In addition, the pop idol has both performed at charity events and donated portions of his earnings to worthy causes, including disaster relief. Bieber has even earned a star on the Philippines’ Walk of Fame for his charitable work for the country.

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And Bieber’s fans – a.k.a. Beliebers – have been with him throughout all the highs and lows. They’ve almost certainly kept their eyes on his personal life, too. At the very least, casual Beliebers will know that he has long been linked to fellow star Selena Gomez. Gomez first dated Bieber from 2010 to 2012, with the pair’s relationship continuing in a rather on-again, off-again fashion after that.

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However, Gomez wouldn’t be the woman that Bieber would ultimately marry; that particular honor has fallen to model Hailey Baldwin. She and Bieber had originally met in 2009, when Baldwin turned up to the Today show to watch the pop star.

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Yet as Baldwin told Vogue in February 2019, she wasn’t the typical swooning fangirl. “I was never a superfan – of [Bieber] or of anyone,” she said. “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.”

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“Everybody had a crush on him,” Baldwin continued, “but for the first few years we had a weird age gap.” In actuality, though, the model is only two years younger than Bieber. And this difference didn’t stop her and the singer from becoming firm friends, either.

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“One day, Justin walked into [megachurch] Hillsong,” Baldwin recalled to Vogue. “And [he] 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].”

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And one of Baldwin’s tweets seemingly supports her assertion that she only had platonic feelings for Bieber at that time. In 2011, you see, she spoke out against fans expressing doubt about Gomez and Bieber’s relationship. “I don’t care what anyone says, but Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez together is the definition of a teenage dream! #word,” Baldwin tweeted.

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Even so, rumors regarding a possible Bieber/Baldwin relationship continued to swirl over the next few years. And sightings of the two together only served to further stoke the flames. Nevertheless, Bieber would go on to claim that there wasn’t any substance to the speculation.

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“People are crazy,” the singer captioned a picture of himself and Baldwin during one of his splits from Gomez. “I’m super single, and this is my good friend. You would know otherwise.” But the denial may have done little to staunch the internet gossip that labeled them as an item.

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Then there were accounts that on one occasion in late 2014, Baldwin and Bieber had had dinner and then returned to his house. What’s more, the pair had reportedly had breakfast together the following morning. Baldwin later took to social media, however, to refute rumors that the two had spent the night together.

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“Glad I got such a good night sleep last night, at MY own home, alone,” Baldwin wrote on Instagram. “Quit it with the stories!” However, although she may not have been romantically involved with Bieber back then, things changed. And after the pop star separated yet again from Gomez in 2015, he and Baldwin seemingly confirmed their romance via Instagram.

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Yes, Baldwin holidayed with Bieber and his family for New Year 2016, during which Bieber uploaded a picture of the two kissing to the social media site. Yet the model continued to refuse to put a label on their relationship, whatever it was. In February 2016 Baldwin told E! News, “We are not an exclusive couple. He’s about to go on tour.”

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Baldwin elaborated, “Relationships at this age are already complicated. But I don’t really like to talk about it because it’s between me and him.” Just a few months later, though, it transpired that Bieber and Baldwin had since stopped talking, let alone dating. They even cut social media ties.

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“Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through,” Baldwin later told Vogue. “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.”

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In addition, Bieber seemingly dated Gomez again for a little while, although that union finally ended in 2018.  Then, after Bieber and Gomez were finally done, he seemingly reconciled with Baldwin. Witnesses spotted the old friends hanging out, too, and rumors began to circulate again about a rekindled romance.

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This time round, though, the speculation was right. And things turned out to be more serious between the pair than they had previously been. According to TMZ, at least, Bieber chose to propose marriage to Baldwin when the two were in the Bahamas.

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And the singer confirmed his engagement the very next day with an emotional Instagram post. “Was gonna wait a while to say anything, but word travels fast,” Bieber wrote. “Listen plain and simple, Hailey, I am soooo in love with everything about you! So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you.”

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Then, of course, Bieber and Baldwin tied the knot, with a low-key courthouse ceremony in September 2018. And the two offered little comment about married life for months after that – that is, until a February 2019 interview with Vogue. The newlyweds weren’t afraid to open up for the magazine, either.

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For one, the Biebers haven’t hid the fact that they’ve undergone marriage counseling. “The thing is, marriage is very hard,” Baldwin explained. “That is the sentence you should lead with; it’s really effing hard.” And perhaps that’s partly because she and Bieber are pretty different people.

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“Justin is someone who cares too much,” Ryan Good told the magazine of Bieber. “That caring is what makes Justin such a great performer. He can really feel the mood of a crowd. But in his world, where there’s so much take-take-take, it’s hard for him to feel safe.” In this way, Good added, he and Baldwin are very much a case of “opposites attract.”

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“Hailey is this force of calm. She is level,” Good explained. And for her part, the new Mrs. Bieber agreed, although she also suggested that her husband’s behavior compliments her own shortcomings. “He’ll say, ‘I feel,’ and I’ll say, ‘I think,’” Baldwin revealed. “I have to really dive deep and struggle to be in touch with my emotions. He gets there immediately.”

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Bieber added, “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.” But Baldwin could be the answer. “Hailey’s very logical and structured, which I need,” the star continued.

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Furthermore, the singer attributes this desire for a stable existence to the absence of consistency in his childhood. In fact, it’s one of the past demons that Bieber has attempted to face during group therapy sessions. “You sit on a mat, you put a pillow down, and you beat your past out of it,” he said to Vogue.

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“I beat the fact that my mom was depressed a lot of my life and [that] my dad has anger issues,” Bieber elaborated. “Stuff that they passed on that I’m kind of mad they gave me.” In addition, he admitted that there hadn’t been much balance to the way in which he had previously lived.

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“I’ve always wanted security,” Bieber revealed of his desires. “With my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain – and that is my baby boo,” he said of Baldwin.

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Nevertheless, Baldwin and Bieber’s different natures – and their resulting struggle to communicate – are at the core of why they decided to embark on marriage counseling. “Fighting is good,” Bieber reasoned. “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.”

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Bieber continued, “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 [Baldwin] to say what she feels.” Nonetheless, they’re both working through their conflicting issues.

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And while Bieber has mostly put his life of vice and addiction behind him, there’s still one leftover from his past. The star has termed this issue “a legitimate problem with sex,” and it’s something he’s confronting with the help of his wife and their shared Christian faith. Mind you, Bieber actually believes that his marriage was the result of a stint of celibacy.

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The singer explained, “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.”

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Regardless of how Bieber and Baldwin got together, though, they have to deal with something that many other couples don’t: public opinion on their marriage. And the reaction to the union hasn’t always been positive, either. It’s been said, for instance, that Baldwin rushed into the relationship on a whim; as a result, then, some have posited, her romance with Bieber is sure to fail.

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Yet Baldwin has argued to the contrary, remarking instead that she considered the marriage carefully. “I prayed to feel peace about the decision, and that’s where I landed,” she told Vogue. She also said of her new husband, “I love him very much. I have loved him for a long time.”

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