‘Marriage is very hard’: Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin get surprisingly candid
The celebrity couple wed last September after just three months of dating – when Bieber says he was celibate.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have made their Vogue cover debut as newlyweds, revealing surprisingly personal details about their marriage in the accompanying interview with the fashion magazine.
The celebrity couple, who tied the knot last September, said they waited until after they were married before having sex. The couple only began dating three months before the big day.
Bieber, who admitted in the interview he was once "super promiscuous”, revealed that he had been celibate for a year before he ran into Baldwin last June at a church conference in Miami.
"The thing is, marriage is very hard,” Baldwin, 22, told Vogue. "That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard.”
The pair first met a decade ago and dated briefly in 2016, before giving their relationship another go after the chance encounter.
Bieber, 24, talked about his issues with trust, admitting, "It’s been difficult for me even to trust Hailey. We’ve been working through stuff.”
“Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through. ‘Fizzled’ would not be the right word – it was more like a very dramatic excommunication,” Baldwin said of their past romance. "There was a period where if I walked into a room, he would walk out."
Bieber also admitted that the desire to have sex was a factor in them getting married – but it wasn't the only reason.
“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life," he told the magazine. "I was like, 'Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.'"
“We’re two young people who are learning as we go. I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy. It’s always going to be hard. It’s a choice. You don’t feel it every single day. You don’t wake up every day saying, ‘I’m absolutely so in love and you are perfect.’ That’s not what being married is,” said Baldwin.
“But there’s something beautiful about it anyway – about wanting to fight for something, committing to building with someone.”