Justin and Hailey (nee Baldwin) Bieber graced Vogue magazine’s March 2019 issue cover and the newlyweds gave us an intimate peek into their relationship. This is the couple’s first interview as Mr. and Mrs. Bieber and they bared it all — from Justin’s struggle to being a better person, their relationship before getting married and the challenges in “building a healthy relationship”. They were photographed by the renowned, Annie Leibovitz.
In the interview, Justin talked about his wayward teen years, admitting he was once “super promiscuous” and dependent on drugs. He revealed how he had sought help and how being with Hailey helps him feel secured. He said, “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. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that is certain and that’s my baby boo.”
According to the Biebers, who got married in a New York courthouse last September, marriage is not a bed of roses. “The thing is, marriage is very hard. This is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard”, says Hailey, who is 22. Last year, Justin had purchased a house in Toronto, in which the couple practiced real cohabitation for the first time in their ten years of knowing each other and this revealed that healthy communication was a constant challenge for them. “Fighting is good. Doesn’t the Bible talk about religious 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”, Justin confessed.
Hailey admitted feeling deeply lonely in the first weeks of marriage, confessing that the hardest part for her was feeling like social media was rooting for her marriage to fail. If we recall, Justin had split from his on-off girlfriend, Selena Gomez, in March 2018, so his relationship with Hailey and speedy marriage shocked his fans. There were pregnancy speculations. The couple, however, cleared the air saying that they were more focused on connecting spiritually than sexually. They were different in almost all aspect and were not unaware that their common denominator was always religion.
With Justin having what he termed “a legitimate sex problem” and already more than one year into self-imposed celibacy, the couple did not have sex until after their marriage. He felt it was a way for him to feel closer to God — “He doesn’t ask us to not have sex for Him because he wants rules and stuff. 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. Men do that. I wanted to rededicate myself to God that way because i really felt it was better for the condition of my soul”, Justin explained.