In a brand new interview, Hailey Bieber has spilled buckets of tea on her relationship with now-husband Justin Bieber and whether she “stole” him from Selena Gomez. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Hailey spoke to the Call Her Daddy podcast where host Alexandra Cooper grilled her on every nugget of gossip surrounding her marriage. There’s a lot to talk about, so let’s get into it.
Hailey insists she never stole Justin Bieber from Selena Gomez
Okay, first things first: did Hailey Bieber start dating Justin while he was still with Selena? According to the star, absolutely not.
“Your husband was in a very public relationship. People were obsessed with them being together,” Alex, the podcast host, said.
“Were you ever with Justin, romantically, at the same time as her?”
“No, not one time,” Hailey Bieber responded.
“When him and I ever started hooking up or like, anything of that sort, he was not ever in a relationship ever at any point.
“I would never—it’s not my character to mess with someone’s relationship. I would just never do that. I was raised better than that. I’m not interested in doing that, and I never was. I think that there are situations where you can still kind of have back and forth with someone but even that was not the situation.
“Like I can say, period point blank, I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody. That’s the end of it.”
Justin did NOT ask Selena to stop her fans harassing Hailey
ICYMI, Selena Gomez told her fans in October 2019 to stop bullying Hailey because, as we all know, Jelena fans can be pretty rabid. So it’s probably no surprise that a rumour spread which claimed Justin asked Selena to say what she did. Which, by the way, is so sexist.
A woman? Not wanting drama and using her agency to quell hatred targeted at a fellow woman? Impossible, apparently.
Hailey Bieber confirmed to the Call Her Daddy podcast that neither she or Justin ever asked Selena to openly defend her. Turns out Selena is just a decent human, as everyone should have already assumed.
However, she also implied that Selena had never defended her at all, which we know from above isn’t accurate. Hmmm.
“What I will say is that she has been in this industry much longer than I have and maybe there’s something she knows about this, that it wouldn’t fix anything.
“I would never expect someone to do that for me. She doesn’t owe me anything. Neither of us owe anyone anything except respect. I respect her a lot. And I think there’s just no expectations. If that was something she thought was necessary, that would be amazing. But yeah, I respect her. There’s no drama personally.”
Mind you this is the only time Selena Gomez spoke abt Hailey Bieber pic.twitter.com/H5iZdhJdmN
— kamila 🐚 (@efronsels) September 27, 2022
Hailey clarified her and Justin’s messy dating timeline
For those of you who don’t know, Selena and Justin were on-and-off in a very messy public relationship for years but broke up for good in March 2018. During one of their “off” periods, Justin dated Hailey, before ultimately returning to Selena.
Four months after his final breakup with Selena in 2018, he dated Hailey again in June. Justin proposed a month later, and they got married in September. Because everything moved so fast, there’s a lot of confusion on whether Hailey dated Justin during his relationship. Hailey cleared up the timeline and assured fans they weren’t up to anything suss.
“I had been involved with him since I was 18,” she said on the Call Her Daddy podcast.
“The timeline that sometimes is in question of us getting together then getting engaged and him having been spending time with his ex before that… this is so crazy. I’ve literally never talked about this ever.
“I understand, again, how it looks from the outside. There’s a lot of perception there. But that was a situation where I know for a fact that it was the right thing for them to close that door. They were not in a relationship at that time, but there’s a very long history there, and it’s not my relationship.”
Hailey said Justin and Selena had “closed a chapter” before she started dating him again and that drama is well and truly in the past.
“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 like, closed for you. And I know for a fact that the reason we were able to get back together was because it was very much completely closed. And that is respectful to me.”
Hailey talks to a therapist about the hate she gets from Jelena fans
“I think there’s a certain numbness you get when you know it’s going to happen,” Hailey Bieber said about the trolling she endures because of her relationship.
“It still happens to this day.
“If I was to go live on Instagram right now, it would still be happening. Probably less, which is nice, but you just reach a point where you’re like… you have to just ignore it and be like, OK.”
“I have had this conversation with a therapist before,” she continued.
“I hate comparison. The whole point of this conversation is we’re talking about how my relationship is being compared to something else or I’m being compared to another woman.”
At one point, Hailey didn’t want “to be here anymore”
Hailey Bieber told Alex about her “lowest moment” and how she made a comeback through therapy and talking about her feelings.
“You can start having thoughts of it not being worth it anymore or not wanting to be here anymore, which I have had before in the past,” she explained in the interview.
“Coming out of that, I think a support system is the most important thing, for sure.
“Sometimes I don’t think we can comprehend [those thoughts] on our own.”
She said it was really important for her to be able to “express” her feelings so she didn’t feel so in her head.
“You need to go to someone who is going to feel safe for you and support you in those thoughts, not make you feel like you’re crazy or that you’re wrong for feeling dark and deep and heavy.”
Justin is very hurt by the hate fans have for his marriage
“I know that for him [Justin], it’s hurtful because if we have moved on, why can’t you?” Hailey said while discussing Jelena fans and their grudge against her.
“That’s kind of like the whole thought process. It’s just hurtful. It’s bullying.”
The truth is, Selena Gomez’s online stans are self-evidently horrendous bullies who have been making Hailey Bieber’s life tortuous for years. The fact those kind of stans are mad Hailey was so respectful and wise on the podcast literally proves everything Hailey said was correct.
— Daria_ (@Dariathatsall) September 28, 2022
Hailey and Justin are NOT looking for a third
Pivoting briefly from the Selena/Justin tea, Hailey also divulged some pretty spicy details from her sex life. Namely that a) she and Justin are not into threesomes and b) her fave sex position is doggy style. I mean, fair enough!
“It doesn’t work for the two of us,” she told Alex RE: threesomes.
“We’ve worked very hard to be in the space that we’re in now and trusting each other, and there’s such a beautiful trust and bond that I don’t think that’s something I would be comfortable with.”
She also said that while doggy style is the best, she’s usually in the mood for something different every time she and Justin get it on.
Hailey has spoken to Selena since her marriage with Justin
When Alex asked Hailey if she and Selena had spoken since her rushed marriage to Justin, Hailey gave a resounding “yes”.
“So that’s why I’m like, it’s all respect, it’s all love,” she said.
“I feel like if everybody on our side knows what happened, and we’re good and we could walk away with clarity and respect, then that’s fine.”
Well there ya have it folks.
I’m a little disappointed that Hailey Bieber wasn’t asked about some of the racist tweets and comments people have unearthed from her social media but oh well.
It’s good to hear that Hailey and Selena are on decent terms, and that Hailey was pretty respectful and kind in her assessment of the situation.
I mean, it’s been literal years! Haters need to get over it. There’s so many probbo things to talk about with Hailey, I’ll never understand why people fixate on her dating Bieber as the worst thing. Lord knows Selena is better off without Justin anyway!
You can listen to the full interview here.