to Stick By Justin Bieber 'No Matter What the Outcome'
Published November 1, 2021
The couple opened up about their bond in an episode of the new podcast In Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are opening up about keeping their marriage strong amid struggles.The "Peaches" singer, 27, and the model, 24, got candid about the challenges they've overcome in the three years since they tied the knot in an upcoming episode of the new podcast In Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith.
"We always had so many conversations about, 'What were our goals? Where did we want to end up at a certain age?' " Baldwin said. "We always talked about wanting to be married and be young, and have a young family, and have kids young."
Baldwin and Bieber, who married in September 2018, have long been open about their desire to grow their family; in the documentary Justin Bieber: Our World, the singer said the pair would ideally start trying for a baby at the end of 2021.
Though the couple's relationship remains strong, Bieber admitted that it hasn't always been easy, especially because he was still working through mental health struggles around the time of their wedding.
"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 on the podcast. "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."
The "Stay" singer sought treatment for his mental health in early 2019, and spoke publicly about the depression he faced two years earlier in the midst of his Purpose world tour, which ultimately led him to call it off.
Though he and Baldwin had first split in 2016, they rekindled their romance in 2018, and were engaged that July.
"Luckily, Hailey accepted me as I was," Bieber said. "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, for her part, never wavered, telling the podcast that she was all in, no matter what twists and turns the world threw their way.
"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," she 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."
The pair's interview with Chelsea and Judah Smith, lead pastors of Churchome, will air on the second episode of In Good Faith, premiering Nov. 1.
"We feel so very grateful for the opportunity to connect with people through this new podcast," Chelsea and Judah Smith said of the show, which is a co-production between OBB Sound, SB Projects and Cadence13. "Connection is one of the most important parts of living! We cannot wait to connect around life with all its love and pain and are so proud to be partnering with OBB, SB Projects, and Cadence13!"