Her side of the story. Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin) peeled back the layers of her marriage to Justin Bieber, the duo’s alleged controversy with Selena Gomez and more on “Call Her Daddy.”
The model, 25 years old, sat down at the table with host Alex Cooper for the podcast’s latest installment on Wednesday, September 28, dishing on everything from her sex life with the “Love Yourself” artist, 28, to his history with Gomez, 30. “It’s hard for me to talk about this because I don’t want to talk on either one of their behalf because it was their relationship,” she said. “I honestly respect that very deeply, but I just know what was going on when we got back together. And I know what had to happen for that to come back together in a healthy way, and I think it was the most healthy, mature decision that he could have made and I respect that.”
She continued: “As a woman, I would never want to get into a relationship with someone and be engaged to them and be getting married to them and think in the back of my mind, ‘I wonder if that was really closed for you.’ I know for a fact that the reason we were able to get back together was because it was very much completely closed.”
Fans got a taste of Hailey’s bombshell episode in a teaser uploaded via the “Call Her Daddy” Instagram account on Monday, September 26, during which Cooper pressed, “Were you ever with Justin romantically at the same time as [Selena]?”
The Arizona native took a beat before responding, saying: “This is so crazy, I’ve literally never talked about this ever. Many of the hate and perpetuation comes directly from this. [people thinking], like, ‘Oh, you stole him.’ It’s about people knowing the truth. Because there’s a truth.”
Hailey and the Canadian pop star, 28, were first spotted making out on New Year’s Eve in December 2015 after Justin’s on-off relationship with Gomez, now 30, hit a breaking point. After dating for several months, the “Baby” crooner and Hailey called it quits. Justin and Hailey, a Disney Channel alum, rekindled their love in November 2017.
The Grammy winner and the Only Murders in the HouseStar split up and was again together after being first linked in 2011. They finally called it quits in May 2018.
“Selena started seeing the bigger picture when it came to their relationship,” a source told Us Weekly exclusively at the time, adding that Gomez “chose happiness” and felt “more empowered than ever” post-split.
Justin proposed to Hailey just two months later. In September 2018, the couple exchanged vows in New York City. A year later, in South Carolina, they held a traditional wedding ceremony with their family and friends.
After her ex’s second nuptials, a source told Use that Gomez was in a “good place” and knew she was “better off” without the “Peaches” artist. “Selena has an amazing support system and couldn’t be more grateful,” the insider exclusively revealed, noting that the Spring Breakers star was “solely focused on herself and enjoying life to the best of her ability.”
Though Justin and his wife don’t cross paths with the “Lose You to Love Me” singer often, fans are still fascinated by their tangled history. Hailey reacted to social media trolls that compared Hailey to Gomez in the comments to her TikTok videos earlier this year.
“Leave me alone at this point,” she pleaded in April. “I’m minding my business. I don’t do anything, I don’t say anything. Please, leave me alone. Enough time has gone by where it’s valid to leave me alone. I beg you. Truly. That’s my only request. Be miserable somewhere else, please.”
One month later, Rare Beauty founder Hailey was subject to backlash after some TikTok users thought that she was mocking Hailey for sharing a video of her meticulous skincare routine. “This is why I believe in taking care of your mental health,” Gomez wrote in a comment in May. “Guys no idea what I did but I really am sorry. Zero bad intention. Deleting soon.”
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