The supermodel recalled how her breakup from the “Beauty and a Beat” singer in 2016 took a toll on her spiritually.
The singer’s wife spoke about how uncomfortable it was for her when she began to feel outcast by people from their church following their split.
Hailey Bieber Talks Church Ostracism During Breakup With Justin Bieber
Hailey opened up to WSJ Magazine about how she felt unsafe to get candid about her breakup with Justin around church members when they parted ways in 2016.
“The Biebers On Watch” star felt appalled by the treatment as she does not consider the church to be a seclusive environment. She recounted:
“There were a lot of people in the church world that made me feel very outcast. When did church become a social club? That was such a bad feeling.”
Last year, Hailey also touched on other judgmental experiences she faced from the members of her religion in a YouTube video.
The 25-year-old said she had met Christian people who judge her and make her feel like a bad person because she does not live according to their views.
The Yves Saint Laurent model does not let the criticism diminish her faith and remains devoted to her religion. She credited spirituality for keeping her relationship with Justin strong. She added:
“They ask me all the time, ‘What would you say is the biggest thing in your relationship? You guys are really happy.’ And I’m like, ‘It’s our faith.’ It’s what we believe in. If we didn’t have that, we wouldn’t even be here. We wouldn’t even be together.”
During a 2020 interview with Elle, Hailey gushed that having a bond of spirituality and faith is critical for her and the “Under The Mistletoe” singer.
The loving wife posited, “it’s the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together.”
The wife of the “Baby” singer explained how critics judge her because of her mode of dressing, saying:
“For my job, I have to show skin or like, I’ll get photographed in underwear, or lingerie or something, and people are like ‘well that’s not a good representation (of Christianity) because you’re not modest.”
Hailey defended her choices by pointing out that people have different relationships with God and varying ways of relating with the Bible and Jesus.
The host noted that her relationship with God is one of acceptance and love. She is aware not everyone will believe or understand that, but nobody is perfect at the end of the day.
“The Biebers On Watch” Star Talks Couples Therapy
While faith is the grounding principle of Hailey and Justin’s relationship, she also believes in the healing power of therapy, especially with their public marriage.
The Blast disclosed that while playing the Red Flag game on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Prada model spoke on how she does not consider a lack of access to therapy as a reg flag.
Hailey said that though some people cannot afford therapy, it is an excellent idea for those in a serious relationship or heading towards marriage.
In an interview with Elle last March, the “Ocean’s 8” actress admitted that she and Justin go to therapy, adding, “I think any relationship can fail, Hollywood or not. Is it harder in the public eye? Absolutely.”
Nevertheless, Hailey said that she and the “Peaches” artist do all they can to make their relationship thrive through faith and occasional conversations with a therapist.
Hailey Bieber Is Proud To Be Called Justin’s Wife
Hailey formerly held the surname Rhode, but after a fairytale wedding to her best friend Justin in 2018, she proudly took on his surname, Bieber.
The Blast revealed that the socialite is not offended to be referred to as the “Justin Bieber: Our World” star’s wife except when people claim that is her only accomplishment.
While on a September 2021 episode of the “4D with Demi Lovato” podcast, the host asked how Hailey feels about being called a “wife,” and she replied, “it doesn’t bother me.”
The runway star told the “Cool For The Summer” singer it only annoys her when people flip the narrative and say nobody would know her if she was not Justin’s wife.
Hailey clarified, “I’m sorry, but I disagree…I have all my own work relationships. I do my own thing. I have my own job. I have my own money.”