Pop star, Justin Bieber, is now happily married to his wife, Hailey Baldwin, after they exchanged their vows at a courthouse back in September of 2018, only to have an official ceremony and reception a year later in South Carolina. Since then, things seem to be going well between the two, if Bieber’s new album Yummy is any indication.
However, in a recent interview with Zane Lowe of Apple Music, Bieber shared it wasn’t always amicable between the couple and at one point, told Baldwin he couldn’t be faithful or make a commitment to just being with her.
The comments that Bieber made to Baldwin occurred when the two first began dating. Of course, this was only months after he had broken up with his long-time girlfriend, Selena Gomez. At the time, Bieber was still hurting from his previous relationship and dealing with ‘unforgiveness’.
“I said, ‘Listen, I’m still really hurt and still trying to figure out my way, and I’m not ready to make a commitment to you in a way that … I just don’t want to say something and do the opposite’,” Bieber shared with Lowe, referencing what he had told Baldwin years before.
For Bieber, he was simply being candidly honest with his new girlfriend. “I was at the point where I’d done that in the past. And I just was honest with her, I was like, ‘I’m not in a place to be faithful,’ and all this sort of stuff, that I wanted to be – but I just wasn’t there yet,” the Yummy singer continued.
Lowe then prompted Bieber to explain what exactly he was hurting from, to which the ‘Sorry’ singer shared that it stemmed from his relationship with Selena Gomez and what had transpired between the two of them.
“I think I was just hurt from my previous relationship,” he revealed. “I think I still was dealing with a lot of unforgiveness and all that sort of stuff. To be honest, I don’t think I even knew what I was really struggling with at the time. I don’t think I knew I was dealing with unforgiveness.”
But Baldwin saw how Bieber was hurting and was inspired to try and change is mindset. “I was just in a place where I knew I didn’t want to tell [Hailey] one thing and … I felt like she respected me at the time and I had a lot of respect for her, and so I just didn’t want to say something and then she’d see me off doing some other thing,” Bieber vulnerably shared with Lowe.
Eventually, though, Hailey felt the emotional toll and it began a downward spiral where the two ceased to talk to each other, severing ties. “But either way, she loved me and seeing me with other people hurt her. And so with that being said, she went out and did things that hurt me. And so just this hurt, I’ve hurt her, she hurt me. And then before [the Purpose world] tour we just really stopped talking, I was really upset,” Bieber said.
It looks like time has healed those wounds, though, as the couple is doing better than ever, continually working on building off of their already strong marriage.