After publicly asking fans of Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez to go away her alone in April, Hailey Bieber, Justin’s wife of 4 years now, gave a lengthy interview on Call Her Daddy about whether she and Justin were romantically involved at the identical time he was with Selena in 2018. She also addressed her current relationship with Selena and the effect Jelena fans had on how she saw herself.
Hailey fastidiously tackled the topics, maintaining there was no overlap and speaking truthfully about how much respect she has for Selena, Justin, and their past history. “It’s hard for me to discuss this because I don’t need to talk on either one in every of their behalf, again, since it was their relationship, and I truthfully respect that very deeply,” she said at one point.
She added later that “I just feel like there’s just a little little bit of that anxiety of individuals will probably take it the incorrect way or I just don’t need to say something that’s being disrespectful or bringing up something that may fire up feelings for somebody. I do know that we’re just all so moved on from any variety of drama, and I’m so completely satisfied for that so I get nervous about talking about it because I don’t need to like stir anything up or bring anything up that’s going to be like a thing.”
Still, Hailey revealed rather a lot. She and Call Her Daddy’s Alex Cooper selected to never mention Selena by name either, selecting as a substitute to discuss with her just as Justin’s ex.
For timeline context, Selena and Justin dated on-off for nearly 10 years, and it was very publicly messy at some points. Their last time being romantically involved ran from late 2017, after Selena’s relationship with The Weeknd ended that October, to spring 2018 when the 2 were reported to be on a break in March. That ultimately became a everlasting breakup.
Justin and Hailey, who had dated prior to now too, reconnected in June 2018 at a Miami church conference. That July, Justin proposed to Hailey. In September 2018, they tied the knot in a Latest York City courthouse. They have been married since.
All parties have moved on, with a source telling Entertainment Tonight in December 2020, “Selena, Justin and Hailey are all bored with the Selena vs. Hailey narrative at this point. It’s exhausting for everybody, and so they just want people to maneuver on in order that they can move on too and never concentrate on any further negativity or past situations.”
Hailey has still received harassment though, as has Selena from their mutual fan bases.
Selena did address the hate Hailey was receiving in October 2019 when she publicly called on her fans to stop attacking Hailey.
On the time, Hailey sparked an internet frenzy when she posted an Instagram Story of herself listening to Summer Walker’s “I’ll Kill You” minutes after Selena released “Lose You to Love Me,” a breakup song about Justin.
Like Hailey and Cooper within the interview, Selena never named Hailey explicitly but didn’t must given the context.
Selena said on the time: “I’m grateful for the response that the song is getting. I’m so grateful,” she said. “Nonetheless, I don’t stand for ladies tearing women down. And I won’t ever, ever be by that. So please be kind to everyone. It doesn’t matter what the situation is. Should you’re my fans, do not be rude to anybody, please. Don’t go off and say things that you just just feel within the moment. And just please, from me, know that that is not my heart. My heart is simply to release things that I feel which can be me and that I’m pleased with. And that is all that I’ll say, yeah.”
She added later, “Again, please be kind. Please, please, please be kind. I do not like seeing people being disrespectful or rude to other people, so please don’t do this.”
Hailey said in her Call Her Daddy interview that she and Selena have talked privately and are on good terms. Here, the important thing takeaways from Hailey’s discussion on Justin, Selena, and fans’ treatment of her. The complete interview is an hour long and is well worth the full listen here on Spotify, too.
On public perception of her and Justin Bieber’s rapid engagement:
“To begin with, I feel one thing is that we’re each really young. I feel truthfully that’s for starters, which I totally understand. Once we got engaged, I used to be 21, and he was 24, yeah. 24 and 21. I personally never thought I used to be going to get married that young. I all the time thought I can be perhaps getting married now once I’m 25, and I still think I’m really young. I feel the timing was obviously very rapid and really fast, which now being 4 years past that, looking back on it, I totally get it.
“I’m like, ‘yeah, that seemed really drastic and really crazy.’ But that was what we felt was a choice between the 2 of us, and it felt correct for the 2 of us of us on the time, and clearly, we were right because here we’re, 4 years later. And I feel just given the timeline of where he was at before we got back together and what was happening, and there was just rather a lot happening. But I’ll say too, the one individuals who really know the reality of the situation and what the timeline really was and the way it happened and the way it went down are like me and him.
“Perception is a very tricky thing because if you’re watching something from the skin, you may see it a method when it could not likely be the fact of what happened behind closed doors, and that’s an enormous challenge I feel of someone who’s within the highlight for being famous is that I know the way we got to where we got. Period. I just know the way it happened. I used to be there. And I used to be living it on a regular basis so there’s rather a lot that I can understand why people were so like, ‘what is occurring? Like, this seems crazy.’”
On whether there was overlap between her relationship with Justin and Selena’s with him:
“No, not one time [was I ever with Justin romantically at the same time as Selena]. When him and I began hanging out like, okay, let’s just put it this fashion: When him and I ever began hooking up or like, anything of that kind, he was not ever in a relationship ever at any point. I might never—it’s not my character to mess with someone’s relationship. I might just never do this. I used to be raised higher than that. I’m not keen on doing that, and I never was. I feel that there are situations where you may still form of have backwards and forwards with someone but even that was not the situation. Like I can say, period point blank, I used to be never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody. That’s the tip of it.
“And I had been involved with him since I used to be 18. The timeline also that sometimes is in query of us getting together then getting engaged and him having been spending time together with his ex before that, that is so crazy. I’ve literally never talked about this ever. I understand, again, the way it looks from the skin. There’s plenty of perception there. But that was a situation where I do know for a proven fact that it was the suitable thing for them to shut that door. They weren’t in a relationship at the moment, but there’s a really long history there, and it’s not my relationship. It has nothing to do with me, so I respect that rather a lot, but I do know that it closed a chapter, and I feel it was the perfect thing that would’ve happened for him to maneuver on and be engaged and get married and move on together with his life in that way.
“And it’s hard for me to discuss this because I don’t need to talk on either one in every of their behalf, again, since it was their relationship, and I truthfully respect that very deeply. But I just know what was happening once we got back together, and I do know what needed to occur for that to return back together in a healthy way. And I feel it was probably the most healthy, mature decision that he could’ve made, and I respect that.
“As a girl, I might never need to get right into a relationship with someone and be engaged to them and be getting married to them and think at the back of my mind, I’m wondering if that was really like, closed for you. And I do know for a proven fact that the rationale we were capable of get back together was since it was very much completely closed. And that’s respectful to me.”
On where all of them stand now:
“I do know that we’re just all so moved on from any variety of drama and I’m so completely satisfied for that so I get nervous about talking about it because I don’t need to like stir anything up or bring anything up that’s going to be like a thing.”
On the perception that she “stole” Justin from Selena:
“Well, I feel one in every of the things that we already just covered is the timeline of things and plenty of the hate and the perpetuation comes from like, ‘oh, you stole him.’ And I assume perhaps that just comes from the proven fact that they want he had ended up with another person. And that’s tremendous. You may wish that every one you wish but that’s just not the case.”
On commenters harassing her about Selena on social media:
“I feel there’s a certain numbness you get when you realize it’s going to occur. It still happens to at the present time. You’re talking about something that was two years ago now, almost three [when a fan called on others to harass Hailey on an Instagram Live], and if I used to be to go survive Instagram straight away, it will still be happening. Probably less, which is sweet, but you simply reach a degree where you’re like, you might have to simply ignore it and be like, okay.
“Well, I do know that for him [Justin], it’s hurtful because if we’ve moved on, why can’t you? That’s form of just like the whole thought process. It’s just hurtful. It’s bullying.
“I even have had this conversation with a therapist before. I hate comparison. The entire point of this conversation is we’re talking about how my relationship is being in comparison with something else or I’m being in comparison with one other woman.”
On her message to Jelena fans now:
“You’re not obligated to love me, but I feel that regardless of what, there can all the time be mutual respect between people. And to me, which means just that you just don’t should say anything. You don’t should like me, but you don’t should say anything either because behind this person that you just’re on a screen is an individual with a brain and a heart and emotions and issues that I face and so do you and so does Alex and so does each person on this room. [Treat them] with mutual respect and decency and know that what you say can have impact.”
On whether Justin asked Selena to inform her fans to stop harassing Hailey:
“No [Justin did not ask Selena to ask her fans to put an end to the harassment]. What I’ll say is that she has been on this industry for much longer than I even have and perhaps there’s something she knows about this, that it wouldn’t fix anything.”
On the respect she has for Selena:
“I feel that everyone seems to be just attempting to create separation despite the fact that there’s not all the time separation. I might never expect someone to do this for me [ask her fans to stop harassing Hailey, which Selena did in October 2019]. She doesn’t owe me anything. Neither of us owe anyone anything except respect. I respect her rather a lot. And I feel there’s just no expectations. If that was something she thought was vital, that may be amazing. But yeah, I respect her. There’s no drama personally.”
On whether she has spoken to Selena one-on-one after marrying Justin:
“Yes, [we have spoken]. Yes [we have spoken after my marriage]. In order that’s why I’m like, it’s all respect, it’s all love. It’s also why 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 tremendous. Which had brought me plenty of peace, and I’m like, ‘hey, we all know what happened. It’s what it’s.’ You’re never going to give you the chance to correct every narrative, and there’s going to be latest ones that come [from this interview]. It’s never going to finish, and that’s why I get to the purpose where like, that’s why I didn’t discuss plenty of these items because I’m like, there will likely be something latest. ”
You may take heed to Hailey’s full interview here on Spotify.
Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring Latest York City.