"We're committed to growing together," the supermodel tells Vogue during an intimate new interview with her husband
The Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin love story runs deep — and for the first time since their whirlwind wedding in September 2018 at a New York City courthouse, the couple is opening up about their relationship, which is a constant work in progress, according to the supermodel.
Baldwin and Bieber did their first exclusive interview together with Vogue and opened up to the magazine about the start of their romance, their previous breakup, and how all they want is to have a healthy marriage done “the right way.”
“The thing is, marriage is very hard,” Baldwin tells Vogue in the intimate interview for the publication’s March cover story. “That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard.”
The couple also reveals that they have been going to therapy to strengthen their communication and are working on making sure they can talk to each other without having their personalities clash.
“He’ll say, ‘I feel,’ and I’ll say, ‘I think,’ I have to really dive deep and struggle to be in touch with my emotions. He gets there immediately,” explains the 22-year-old model.
On his differences with his wife, Bieber, 24, says: “I’m the emotionally unstable one. I struggle with finding peace. I just feel like I care so much and I want things to be so good and I want people to like me. Hailey’s very logical and structured, which I need. I’ve always wanted security—with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain. And that is my baby boo.”
After a two-month long proposal, the couple were quick to tie the knot and secretly got married in September 2018 at an NYC courthouse. And since then, married life hasn’t been easy for the supermodel and pop star. Religion, self-love, and even fighting have helped them grow together.
“Fighting is good. Doesn’t the Bible talk about righteous anger? We don’t want to lose each other,” Bieber shares. “We don’t want to say the wrong thing, and so we’ve been struggling with not expressing our emotions, which has been driving me absolutely crazy because I just need to express myself, and it’s been really difficult to get her to say what she feels.”
At the end of the day, all Baldwin wants is to have a stable bond with her husband — which doesn’t mean perfection but rather a foundation that’s built on always being there for each other through the ups and downs.
“It’s just that I’m fighting to do this the right way, to build a healthy relationship, I want people to know that,” she shares. “We’re coming from a really genuine place. But we’re two young people who are learning as we go. I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy. It’s always going to be hard. It’s a choice. You don’t feel it every single day. You don’t wake up every day saying, ‘I’m so absolutely so in love and you are perfect.’ That’s not what being married is.”
Baldwin adds that while getting married at a young age can be “scary,” she’s committed to building a lasting foundation with her husband.
“But there’s something beautiful about it anyway—about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone. We’re really young, and that’s a scary aspect. We’re going to change a lot. But we’re committed to growing together and supporting each other in those changes. That’s how I look at it. At the end of the day, too, he’s my best friend. I never get sick of him.”