Hailey Bieber Credits ‘Following Jesus Together’ As the Foundation of Marriage to Justin Bieber
By Jessilyn Lancaster, Managing Editor
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.”
The young supermodel was unashamed to share just how significant faith has been throughout her life.
“As I got older, it got harder to follow church and the Bible because it felt very adult. I don’t want to sound wrong, but it was boring. I didn’t care about it anymore, until I found a church I felt was geared toward young people. And for me, that was the Hillsong Church in New York City,” Hailey said. “It started to feel like my own little community of people who were also young and following God and just immersed in a church community. Then I developed my own relationship to church and my own relationship with God, separate from being raised that way by my parents. That’s been a cool journey for me.”
The young wife also said faith was her saving grace when she and Justin first legally wed at a courthouse. At the time, Justin had yet to be diagnosed with Lyme disease.
“When we first got married, we were just figuring out our life together. I felt like putting a wedding in the middle of all of that would be really hectic and stressful,” Hailey said.
“He was really sick. He has Lyme disease, and he was dealing with a bunch of medical stuff. We didn’t have a diagnosis,” she continued. “And it was hard because everybody from the outside was being super mean and judgmental, saying he looked like he was on drugs, saying how unhealthy he looked, when in truth, he was not healthy and we didn’t know why. … It was months of me being a new wife trying to help him figure out what was wrong and what was going on. Now he’s perfectly healthy. But going through that and then trying to be like, ‘So where does our wedding fit into this?’ didn’t feel like the vibe at all.”
Justin’s illness also put their wedding vows to the test.
“We went straight into figuring out the hard stuff. Because you never know what can happen with someone’s health,” Hailey said. “When you don’t know what’s happening, it’s really scary. And then you have the opinions of everybody from the outside, and it just sucks.”
Thankfully, doctors were able to diagnose and treat Justin. The couple had a wedding ceremony in September 2019 that brought together high-profile pastors and celebrities.
Now, the couple resides in the Los Angeles area and regularly attend church together. Each of them has been incredibly open about their relationship with the Lord.
Justin’s documentary, SEASONS, often discusses the musician’s faith and how it’s impacted his life choices.
They also often post verses or biblical encouragements to their social media channels.
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