Hailey Bieber on Her Marriage and Career: ‘I’m Here to Represent Jesus’
By Movieguide® Staff
Hailey Bieber is outspoken about her Christianity and credits her faith with the success of her marriage to pop star Justin Bieber.
During an episode of A CONVERSATION WITH, Baldwin told Christian comedian Yvonne Orji that she keeps Christ at the center of her relationship with Bieber.
“They ask me all the time, ‘What would you say is the biggest thing in your relationship? You guys are really happy,”‘ Bieber said. “And I’m like, ‘It’s our faith.’ It’s what we believe in. If we didn’t have that, we wouldn’t even be here. We wouldn’t even be together.”
Baldwin, daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin, confessed that she struggles with the intersection between her job and faith.
The cover girl also spoke about how sometimes she feels other Christian people judge her for modeling lingerie or bathing suits.
“I felt weird about posting certain photos of myself or feeling like, ‘People in the church are gonna see this. Am I doing something wrong? Am I setting a bad example?’ And the reality is – no,” Bieber said, referencing her career in modeling.
“I obviously believe in modesty but a big part of my job is body and face and vanity and that is the whole premise of what I do, so it’s actually really difficult to try to be like, ‘This is what I do for my job but on Sunday I’m in church and that’s a real thing for me and that’s a real lifestyle for me and Jesus is a real thing for me,’ without it looking like I’m compromising everything,” Baldwin told Natalie Manuel Lee on NOW WITH NATALIE.
However, Bieber said that she wants to represent Jesus through her life and career.
“I think that the bigger purpose behind it is for me to be a light in this place,” she said, “And I’m here to represent Jesus through me for other people — for His will to be done.”
Movieguide® previously reported:
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.”