“The thing is, marriage is very hard,” Hailey told Vogue. “That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard.”
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Newlyweds @justinbieber and @haileybieber are our March issue cover stars! Tap the link in our bio to read their full interview. Photographed by #AnnieLeibovitz, styled by @tonnegood, @karlawelchstylist and @michael_philouze, written by @robertjhaskell, Vogue, March 2019.
The interview covers their friendship, their brief relationship three years ago and how it ended badly and how they reconnected.
Hailey and Justin reconnected in May 2018 and soon after were engaged.
Read all of the highlights from their Vogue interview about their crazy relationship below.
Hailey & Justin’s First Relationship
The two first met in 2009 but didn’t start being friends until a few years later when they ran into each other a Hillsong Church services. They casually dated briefly three years ago but it ended dramatically. Both told Vogue that a certain betrayal happened.
“Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through,” Hailey said. “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.”
The couple talks about their yin and yang personality. Hailey is the logical rational side and Justin is emotional. Justin has no problem saying what’s on his mind with no filter while it takes Hailey effort to express her feelings.
To remain mentally and emotionally healthy, Justin and Hailey go to couples therapy together.
“Fighting is good,” Justin says. “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 admitted that at first she felt lonely in their marriage and people rooting against them didn’t help. But she prayed to feel peace about her decision to marry Justin and has found that peace.
A huge part of the interview was about Justin’s rise to fame and troubled past. He is surprisingly honest about the douchery that went on during his teenage years.
“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. My mom always said to treat women with respect. For me that was always in my head while I was doing it, so I could never enjoy it,” says Justin. “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.”
Bieber has since gotten sober.
Justin’s Sex Addiction
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"I’ve always wanted security…With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain. And that is my baby boo," @justinbieber says of his wife @haileybieber in our March cover story. Tap the link in our bio to read more about their passionate, not-always-easy, but absolutely all-in romance. Photographed by #AnnieLeibovitz, styled by @tonnegood, @michael_philouze, and @karlawelchstylist written by @robertjhaskell, Vogue, March 2019
When Justin and Hailey rekindled their relationship in 2018 Justin was over a year into being celibate. He says he has “a legitimate problem with sex.”
He decided sex was a vice of his and his decision to become celibate was a way to feel closer to God.
“He doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff,” Justin explained. “He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain. 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 God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.”
The couple was celibate until they were married in September 2018.