Hailey Bieber has opened up about her marriage to Justin Bieber.
The model spoke on the public scrutiny and rumours surrounding her marriage during an episode of the podcast 4D with Demi Lovato. During the interview, Hailey revealed that she doesn’t mind being referred to as “Justin’s wife,” instead of by her own name.
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“When you marry someone that is really well known, you also accept that a lot of the time people are going to be like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s blah, blah blah’s wife.’ It doesn’t bother me. At the end of the day, it doesn’t bother me when somebody’s like, ‘Oh, you’re Justin’s wife.’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m Justin’s wife!’ Because where is the lie?” she said.
She added that she does want people to recognise her personal accomplishments. “It bothers me when people try to take it and flip it and be like, ‘People wouldn’t know who you were if you weren’t his wife.’ Because I disagree. I’m sorry, but I disagree … I have all my own work relationships, I do my own thing, I have my own job, I have my own money.”
She continued, “When we split up and we didn’t talk for a very long time, I feel like I worked very hard to continue establishing who Hailey was and I still work to establish that,” referring to the period from 2016-2018 when she and Justin stopped seeing each other. The Biebers later reconciled and were married in September 2018.
The model also addressed certain rumours about her relationship. “There’s so many narratives that float around about me, about him, about us together. There’s one big fat narrative that goes around that’s like, ‘Justin is not nice to her and he mistreats her.’ It’s so far from the truth.”
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“It’s the complete and utter opposite. I really am lucky to say I’m with someone who is extremely respectful of me, who makes me feel special every single day. So when I see the opposite of that, I’m just like, ‘Huh?’ And everybody around who knows us personally would say the same thing,” she continued.
She also shared that the “Sorry” singer “does a good job” of supporting her when the spotlight gets to her.
“I have my low days where I’m like, ‘This is too much and all the things people are saying, I can’t take it today.’ Again, he’ll come in and be like, ‘Well, the truth is that you’re good, you’re secure and you’re loved and all of your friends love you and your family loves you and I love you,'” she said.
See the full interview below:
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.