Hailey Baldwin Says She Made the Decision to Stick By Husband Justin Bieber 'No Matter What the Outcome'
Hailey Baldwin is standing by her man — no matter what.
In a joint interview with husband Justin Bieber on the In Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith podcast, which was released Monday, Baldwin revealed that she almost reached a breaking point early on in her marriage to the pop star.
"I remember I called [my mother] a few different times, one particular time [when] we were in Brooklyn and I was calling her, crying, and I was like, 'I just can't do it. There's no way that I'm going to be able to do this if it's going to be like this forever,'" recalled Baldwin on the podcast. "And I just remember she was so calm on the phone and she was like, 'It's going to pass, you're going to be fine and he's going to be healthy and we're here for you.' But I also just think 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."
The 24-year-old model added, "Imagine abandoning somebody in the middle of the worst time of their life, potentially. I'm not that type of person. So I was going to stick it out no matter what the outcome was going to be. It was really hard. … There were days where I literally was like, 'I don't know if he's going to be OK.' Something really deep down inside of me was like, 'He's going to be through it.' I just didn't know how long it was going to take." (Related: Hailey Bieber Swears By This Lifting and Tightening Facial Treatment)
Baldwin and Bieber, 27, tied the knot in September 2018. At the time, Bieber was grappling with mental health struggles. "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," he 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."
Bieber sought treatment for depression in early 2019. The "Peaches" singer added on the In Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith that it was largely Baldwin's influence that helped him recover.
"Luckily, Hailey accepted me as I was," said Justin said, adding to Hailey directly, "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."
"I think it was just time that healed things, just us showing up for each other every day, being consistent, me seeing that she wasn't going anywhere," he continued. "I think I had a lot of, like, rejection issues, that I had to just fight through, but just her just continuously showing up every day and being there for me. I just kept seeing that over and over and over. And it just became more secure, and more secure with where were at in our relationship." (Related: Hailey Bieber Broke Down Her $995 Skin-Care Routine—Here's Where to Buy Every Product)
As for what's in store in the future for Baldwin and Bieber: the possibility of starting a family one day. "We always had so many conversations about, 'What were our goals? Where did we want to end up at a certain age?'" said Baldwin. "We always talked about wanting to be married and be young, and have a young family, and have kids young."