Hailey Bieber Spills the Tea on Why She Wanted To Marry Young
| LAST UPDATE 03/21/2021
In a recent interview with ELLE, Hailey Baldwin Bieber got candid about the pros and cons of marrying Justin and why she doesn't regret making things official at such a young age. Read on for the details.
Hailey discussed how she and Justin always knew they were ready to wed despite their young ages - hubby was 24, and she was 21 when the pair tied the knot. The Lonely singer was "at a stage of his life where he could make decisions like, 'I'm done with girls, and I'm done with fooling around, and I'm done with partying,'" Mrs. Bieber explained. "We were friends first for a really long time before there was anything romantic. But we always knew that we were aligned on what we wanted in our future. We had talked about wanting to be married young and having a family young, and building a life. Even before we knew we wanted to be with each other."
The now 24-year-old wifey continued, "I mean, I was married when I was 21, two months before I turned 22, which is insanely young. And sounds almost ridiculous when you say it out loud. Although I do think for somebody like me and somebody like Justin, it's [different.] We've seen a lot for our age. We have both lived enough life to know that's what we wanted." Growing up in Hollywood's spotlight is something the two celebs have in common.
Hailey admitted that her parents, who met at the ripe age of 19, are a big part of why she wanted to wed at a young age. "I know sometimes they [her parents] drive each other crazy, but they love each other," Bieber said. "When I was young and I would hear the story of how they met, it sounded like the most romantic thing in the world. You fantasize about having the same thing. I do think it influenced me to want to be married young."
The supermodel also opened up about the more negative aspects of post-wedding life with Justin. But these aren't caused by the relationship itself - rather the public reaction to it. "In the beginning of our marriage, I just wanted to hide. I was like, 'I don't want people so in my business,'" Hailey said. About a year ago, the Drop the Mic host turned off public comments on Instagram because the internet hate was just too much. Now, only people she follows can comment.
The happy wife added, "I remember someone telling me that [turning off the public comments] really lowers your engagement. And I was like, 'I could give a f*** about engagement! People are terrorizing me. Engagement, enschagement. I don't care!'" The Hollywood icon has managed to up her social media game in other ways - like with her new YouTube show Who's In My Bathroom, which featured Hailey's BFF Kendall Jenner in the first episode. For more tea, read the full exclusive Elle interview here.