Hailey Bieber spent the majority of her interview on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast talking about her husband, Justin Bieber, a global pop star turned YouTube sensation.
But she totally understands.
“I think even to begin with — that, even me talking about him or our relationship — people will take that and say, ‘all she’s talking about is her relationship with him,'” the young woman said. of 25 years to the host. Alex Cooper during the episode, which premiered Wednesday.
“I’m just like, well, we’re married and he’s a huge part of my life and obviously people are very interested in our life together and he’s a huge public figure. Sometimes it’s kind of unavoidable. I try to, you know, have my own thing, but it’s like our lives are completely intertwined.
The influencer (née Hailey Baldwin), daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and niece of Alec Baldwin, has known Bieber since 2009 and the two have been linked to some extent since 2014. The “Peaches” singer opened up about the early days of their relationship in a 2016 issue of GQ after briefly dating reality star Kourtney Kardashian and making near-daily headlines for his on-and-off romance with singer-actress Selena Gomez.
The Rhode Skincare founder and maker of the viral $17 Erewhon smoothie has addressed the internet furor over her relationship with the Grammy winner, which came to a head when they got engaged in 2018 as she was only 21 and he was 24. She thinks a lot of the hatred they had had to do with their age, and even she “personally never thought” she would marry so young. (The couple married in a series of ceremonies in 2018 and 2019.)
Bieber said she understands the timing seems “really fast and very quick” from the outside, and that it could be interpreted as “really drastic and really crazy.” But their union “seemed okay for both of us at the time” and still is. “At 18, I knew 100% that he was my husband,” she said.
The model also addressed the perceived overlap her relationship with Bieber seemed to have with “Jelena,” the term for Bieber’s prolonged and highly publicized romance with Rare Beauty founder Gomez from 2010 to 2017.
Gomez fans have long argued the Biebers dated as the “Yummy” singer and Gomez rekindled their relationship in 2017. Some even launched a campaign in December 2020 to troll Bieber’s Instagram Live sessions with negative comments. . But the model tried to shut down overlap rumors on “Call Her Daddy.” (Unsurprisingly, critics have already sued her for speaking out on the subject just before Gomez’s premiere in her documentary “My Mind and Me” and after the actor overcame numerous health issues and “some abuse” then. that he was dating the pop star.)
“Given the timeline of where he was before we got back together and what was going on, there was a lot going on. But I will also say, like, the only people who really know the truth about the situation, what the timeline really was, how it happened and how it happened, are like him and me,” Bieber said.
“Perception is a really tricky thing because when you look at something from the outside you can see it in a way that maybe it’s not really the reality of what happened in camera. closed,” she continued. “And that’s a big challenge, I think, being someone who’s in the spotlight or famous is that I know how we got to where we got to, period… I just know how it happened. I was there and I was going through it on a daily basis. So there’s just, yeah, there’s a lot of things that I can relate to why people were so, like, ‘What’s going on? is going on? Like that sounds crazy.”
Cooper cut to the chase and noted that her husband had been “in a very public relationship” with the ‘Only Murders in the Building’ star since they were kids and that “people were obsessed with the idea of ‘them”.
“People were confused about the timeline you’re talking about, like, ‘Is she a home wrecker? Cooper said. “So I guess my question is, Hailey, have you ever been with Justin romantically at the same time as her?”
“No. Not once,” Bieber claimed. “When him and I started dating, like — OK, let’s just put it this way: when him and I started liking dating or like whatever it’s like that, he’s never been in a relationship at any time. I never would. It’s not my character to mess with someone’s relationship. I would never do that. I have been raised better than that. I’m not interested in doing that, and I never was.
“I think there are situations where you can still go back and forth with someone, but even that wasn’t the situation,” she added.
“As I can tell, point to point, I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anyone. That’s the end. And I had been involved with him since I was 18. The timeline also I think is sometimes about us getting together and getting engaged and he was hanging out with his ex before that – it’s so crazy I literally never talked about that – I understand again, what it looks like from the outside and there’s a lot of perception there, but this was a situation where I know for a fact that it was the right thing for them to close that door.
Bieber, who said he felt anxiety and discomfort during this part of the interview, reiterated that her husband and Gomez were “not a couple at the time” and acknowledged their “very long story” before claiming that she was speaking for herself and not. in the name of Bieber or Gomez.
However, she said that Bieber and his engagement and marriage “was the best thing that could have happened to him for him to move on.”
“And it’s hard for me to talk about it because I don’t want to speak on their behalf anymore, because it was their relationship and I honestly respect that very deeply, but I just know what was going on when we got there. back together. And I know what had to happen for it to come back in a healthy way. And I think that was the most healthy mature decision he could have made and I respect that,” Bieber said.
“As a woman, I would never want to get into a relationship with somebody and be engaged to them and get married to them and think deep down inside, ‘I wonder, like, if that was really, like, closed for you.’ And like, and I know for a fact the reason we were able to get back together was because it was completely closed. And that’s respectful to me.”
Bieber also started crying and said she got nervous when discussing the subject because she didn’t want to “stir up anything, or like, bring anything that’s going to look like a thing.” She said she still received a lot of hate from devout Beliebers, perpetuated by rumors that she “stole it”.
“I guess maybe it comes down to them wanting it like he was done with someone else. And it’s good. Like you can wish for anything you want, but you just don’t,” she said.
She also said that she and Gomez have since spoken and that “it’s all about respect” and love between them, that there’s “no drama personally” and that Gomez “owes me nothing.”
Bieber had plenty of wholesome words for her husband, who suffered from partial facial paralysis this year, including calling him his best friend and saying “there’s nothing better than being with the person that makes you smile”. (She also called him af-boy before backtracking to explain that his viral antics and public acts were a result of his pain inside.)
“He’s overcome so many different things in his life to be famous so young, and the fact that he’s as normal as he is, he’s literally… a very normal, regular guy – I guarantee you, someone takes that and they like f – chop it up and make it sound like I said something different – but I’ve known him a really long time We were friends a long time before anything else and like, I just love,” she said.
“He’s also like, he just has the kindest, sweetest, sweetest heart and soul to me. And I always thought that of him. Obviously, he went through phases of his life where he was, you know, kinda out there.