Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) is a winner in her own right. But if there’s one thing that bothered her, especially after marrying singer Justin Bieber, it was the unnecessary attention she received, the lack of anonymity, and the harassment.
The couple married privately in a New York courthouse in September 2018, and in a recent interview with Elbow, Hailey recounted details of her life, including how they were friends for a long time before something romantic happened between them.
“[Justin was] at a stage in his life where he could make decisions like, ‘I’m done with the girls, I’m done with the bullshit, and I’m done with the parties. We were first friends for a long time before there was anything romantic. But we always knew that we were aligned with what we wanted in our future. We had talked about wanting to get married young and have a young family and build a life. Even before we knew we wanted to be together, “he said, according to the quote.
During the interview, the 24-year-old supermodel also shared her thoughts on “getting married young.” “I mean, I got married when I was 21, two months before I turned 22, which is incredibly young. And it sounds almost ridiculous when you say it out loud. Although I think for someone like me and someone like Justin, [it’s different]. We have seen a lot for our age. We’ve both lived long enough to know that’s what we wanted. “
It was not an easy initial few months for the couple. Hailey revealed that “at the beginning of the marriage”, she “wanted to hide”.
“I was like, ‘I don’t want people to be so in my business. I feel like the whole world is on my ass. I was like, ‘Can’t there be anonymity? Can I have some of that back? ‘”
At some point last year, he said the trolling became so acute that he decided to “indefinitely disable public comments” on Instagram. Now only the people you follow can comment on their photos. “I remember someone telling me that [turning off the public comments] it really reduces your commitment. And I was like, ‘I don’t give a damn about engagement! People are terrifying me. Engagement, enchantment. I do not mind!'”
Elsewhere in the interview, he said that despite a “very difficult” first year of marriage, the COVID-19 quarantine period has been a blessing for the couple.
“I try to be careful saying something like, ‘The good thing about the pandemic,’ because I know there has been a lot of sadness and devastation,” he said. “But, for the last six years of my career, I have never gone so long without working. The quarantine has eliminated any expectation of work and there is no pressure to be anywhere. It’s the same for Justin. We have had a lot of time alone. It’s like these long, long vacations where we can hang out together all the time. “