After promoting his album Changes this past week with various news outlets, Justin Bieber has been opening up about his wrongdoing in past relationships. In a recent interview with Apple Music, Bieber confessed to having been “reckless” in his past relationships and even admitted to new wife Hailey Bieber that essentially he wasn’t in a place to settle down when they were first dating. With new albums out for both Bieber and Gomez, it can only be assumed that their relationship led to at least some material for each respectively.
Though the sentiment behind Bieber’s words may be too little too late, it has to add at least some type of vindication for what Gomez has shared to be an “emotionally abusive” relationship. Neither of the pop-singers look to continue to rehash the past with every album drop, however, Gomez has admitted that her most recent album Rare has been a cathartic experience of growth and healing. Meanwhile, in his YouTube Documentary series Seasons, much of the music that Bieber has prepared for his album Changes revolves around his new relationship and marriage to model Hailey Bieber.
Justin Bieber hasn’t shied away lately from opening up about his past, including his drug use that was much darker than previously reported. While being interviewed for Seasons, Bieber details his “heavy drug” use starting with marijuana and later introducing alcohol, lean (a liquid mixture of codeine cough syrup and soda), taking various pills, MDMA, psychedelic mushrooms, and more. Bieber went on to share that this was a very dark time in his life and that many members of his team feared that the pop-star wouldn’t make it through the night most nights.
Meanwhile, Gomez has opened up as well about her mental health and how she struggled for years. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar Gomez describes how her life was transformed after she committed to focusing on her own well-being and mental health. Gomez admitted to having low self-esteem and after seeking professional help, she was able to work more on herself and gain more clarity in her life. The singer found out that she suffered from mental health issues, and that it was a relief to finally understand what had been plaguing her for so long.
While it seems as if both Bieber and Gomez would like to move forward from their tumultuous, headline-grabbing relationship, perhaps admitting wrongdoing is going to be the next step in doing so. An exclusive source told Hollywood Life that while Bieber’s admissions and words won’t be of use to Gomez in order to move forward and grow, that is what she has her music for. Seems like there isn’t anything that is going to get in the way of Gomez emotionally moving forward onto better things.