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04th Nov 2021

Hailey Bieber admits her mother convinced her to stay married to Justin

Ellen Fitzpatrick

They made it through.

Hailey Bieber has opened up about the obstacles she and husband Justin Bieber experienced in their first year of marriage.

Revealing that her mum convinced her to stick out the marriage, Hailey said that she’s glad she did after going through a huge rough patch with the singer.

The couple tied the knot in a New York courthouse in September 2018, with an official ceremony the following year with their nearest and dearest in South Carolina’s Montage Palmetto Bluff.

Previously telling Elle that their first year of marriage proved to be “very difficult” and being newlyweds “in the public eye” was hard, she has now opened up about just how hard it really was.

Speaking on the Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith podcast, the couple appeared together to reminisce on the early days of their marriage.

Thinking back to the difficult moment, Hailey recalled crying to her mum Kennya Baldwin on the phone and said: “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.”

Telling her “it’s going to pass”, Hailey said: “And I just remember she was so calm on the phone, and she was like, ‘It’s going to pass, and you’re going to be fine, and he’s going to be healthy, and we’re here for you.”

At the time, Justin was struggling with his mental health, and opened up about his battle with depression and trauma back in 2019 on Instagram, as well as being diagnosed with Lyme disease and suffering from chronic mono at the time.

Justin also spoke on the podcast, saying he came to an understanding that he needed to get through his own issues to be in “a healthy, serious relationship.”

Then speaking directly to his wife, Justin said that while they were married, he still had a lot of damage and hurt he needed to process but she got to see his “heart through it all.”

“I could cry thinking about it, to be honest,” he added. “I just came to a point where there was no other thing that I want more.”