Justin Bieber made a surprise revelation in a recent interview. The singer shared that his first year of marriage to Hailey Baldwin was not an easy one. He said that it “was really tough”.
The Yummy singer revealed in an interview for his May 2021 GQ cover story. This was because of the previous trauma from him being a worldwide pop sensation at such a young age. He shared, “There was just a lack of trust. There were all these things that you don’t want to admit to the person that you’re with because it’s scary. You don’t want to scare them off by saying, ‘I’m scared.”
Justin and Hailey tied the knot in a New York courthouse on September 13, 2018. This was after they got back together four months ago only. The singer popped the question and got engaged in July of the same year. He got engaged to her less than two months after rekindling their relationship.
The Grammy-nominated singer had hit a really low point in his life both mentally and emotionally. He shared that there was this sense of “still yearning for more”. The Holy singer explained that it was like he had all this success and he was still sad and in pain.
“Hurt people, hurt people — you know?”
Justin shared, “It was like I had all this success and it was still like: I’m still sad, and I’m still in pain. And I still have these unresolved issues. And I thought all the success was going to make everything good. And so for me, drugs were a numbing agent to just continue to get through.” The singer’s marriage to Hailey and his faith in God which the model also shares helped him be in a better place. He had admitted in his emotional YouTube docuseries, Justin Bieber: Seasons that Hailey would not get involved with him until he chose to get sober.
The Lonely singer explained his feelings were comforted by his two and a half year marriage to the model. He described his situation with a quote and tried to recall if it was from the Bible. The musician shared that the comforted become the comforters.
He explained, “Hurt people, hurt people — you know? And there’s a quote; I’m trying to remember it. I don’t know if it’s biblical if it’s in the Bible. But I do remember this quote: The comforted become the comforters. I don’t know if you’ve heard that before. But I really do feel comforted.” Justin further added that he has a wife who he adores and feels comforted by. He shared that he feels safe and like his relationship with God is wonderful as well. The singer tried to explain that he has this outpouring of love that he wants to be able to share with people.
Justin tells the publication that he was “compelled” to marry, recalling that “I just felt like that was my calling. Just to get married and have babies and do that whole thing.” Though he clarifies the “babies” part, “Not this second, we will eventually.”
“Before, I didn’t have that to look forward to in my life. My home life was unstable.”
The singer is grounded now because of his marriage with Hailey. He shared that they create these moments for them as a couple, as a family, and building more memories. The musician explained that before he did not have that to look forward to in his life. He admitted that his home life was unstable and he did not have a significant other. Justin said, “Before, I didn’t have that to look forward to in my life. My home life was unstable. I didn’t have a significant other. I didn’t have someone to love. I didn’t have someone to pour into.”
The Lonely singer also thanks God for helping him turn his life around. He shared, “I came to a place where I just was like, ‘God if you’re real, I need you to help me because I can’t do this on my own. Like, I’m struggling so hard. Every decision I make is out of my own selfish ego.’”
Justin said that he questioned God asking what He wants from him. He questioned the desires in his heart of performing and making music and asked where it all comes from. The singer said, “Why is this in my heart? What’s the point? What is the point of everything? What is the point of me being on this planet?’”
Fortunately, Justin is feeling more at peace than ever before thanks to his solid marriage and his faith. He explains, “It’s just rewarding to be all that you were designed to be. And I believe that, at this point in my life, I’m right where I’m supposed to be, doing what I believe that God wants me to do. And there’s nothing more fulfilling.”