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Justin Bieber Gets Honest About Marriage: ‘I Thought [It] Was Going To Fix All My Problems’

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Justin Bieber Gets Honest About Marriage: ‘I Thought [It] Was Going To Fix All My Problems’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Justin Bieber opened up about his marriage with model Hailey Baldwin Bieber and his previous misconceptions about what it means to be a husband. 

“I remember when I first got married, I hit a little bit of an emotional breakdown because I thought marriage was going to fix all my problems and it didn’t,” the pop star said in an Apple Music interview. 

He continued, “You want your wife to do something that you’re not doing and it’s like, it’s hard sometimes to look in the mirror and really have to realize, man, maybe you’re not the person that you necessarily thought that you were. And that’s just a result of trauma and life circumstances.”

Bieber has previously spoken about the work he has put into his marriage with Hailey. In a 2019 Instagram post, he wrote:

“I have been looking, seeking, trial and error as most of us do. I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be. Music is very important to me but nothing comes before my family and my health.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the challenges the Biebers’ have overcome in their marriage: 

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are candid about their faith and how it anchored them despite, struggles before and during their marriage.

Early in their dating relationship, the couple said they uncovered trials that they had to overcome together.

“We always had so many conversations about, ‘What were our goals? Where did we want to end up at a certain age?’” Baldwin, 24, said on the IN GOOD FAITH podcast hosted by their mentors and friends Chelsea and Judah Smith. “We always talked about wanting to be married and be young, and have a young family, and have kids young.”

Bieber and Baldwin married in September 2018 after six months of dating. But Bieber revealed that it was always his dream to lead a healthy family; that started with his relationship with Baldwin.

“I had experienced so many things in my life. So many milestones and traveled the world and seen everywhere in the world. And I just got to a place where I was lonely, and I just didn’t want to do it all alone,” Bieber said. “I realized there was some serious healing I needed to go through in order to get to a place where I could be in a healthy, serious relationship because I had a lot of trauma and scars. So I just committed to working on those things and getting healthy.

“Luckily, Hailey accepted me as I was,” Bieber added. “Even when we got married, there was still a lot of damage and hurt that I still needed to work through, but you’ve seen my heart through it all.”

Baldwin noted that the two overcame Bieber’s mental health struggles through time and a robust support system.

“I was in it. I made a decision. I know for a fact that I’ve loved this person for a very long time and now would not be the time to give up on him. I just wouldn’t do that to him,” Baldwin said. “Imagine abandoning somebody in the middle of the worst time of their life, potentially. I’m not that type of a person. So I was going to stick it out no matter what the outcome was going to be.”

Movieguide® also reported on the role faith has played in the couple’s marriage:

Hailey Baldwin Bieber credits faith in Jesus Christ as the foundation for her marriage to Justin Bieber.

“Being able to share that with each other—to have that bond of faith and spirituality—is so [critical] for us,” Hailey said in her ELLE cover story. “It’s the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together. It’s everything.”