Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Reveal They Waited Until Marriage to Have Sex
The newlyweds sat down with Vogue for their first joint interview, sharing intimate details about their relationship—like the fact that they waited until marriage to have sex. The "Sorry" singer revealed that he was celibate for a year before he reconnected with Baldwin, which according to his relationship timeline means he didn't have sex with ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez when they reconciled in 2018. He admitted that he had a “legitimate problem with sex" and that abstaining from it was the only way to heal his soul.
“God doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff. He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain,” Bieber explained. “I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that."
He added that truly believes his new wife was his reward for the choice he made. “I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result," he said. “There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.”
But that doesn't mean love and marriage are easy. "The thing is, marriage is very hard. That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard," Baldwin admitted. "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 absolutely so in love and you are perfect.’ That’s not what being married is. But there’s something beautiful about it anyway—about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone."
She explained that some bad things happened between them—things they're still actively working through— and there was a point that they couldn't even be in the same room together. But it all worked out in the end and after running into each other in June 2018, the two knew they were going to make it work this time around.
“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life," Bieber said. “I was like, ‘Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.’”