Hailey Bieber

Apart from being the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and married to pop star Justin Bieber, model Hailey Bieber is constantly in the spotlight for her spot-on fashion and new career as the head of her own skincare brand, Rhode. But in a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the 26-year-old opened up about just how much her immense fame has affected her personal life.

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“I want kids so bad but I get scared. It’s enough that people say things about my husband or my friends. I can’t imagine having to confront people saying things about a child.” She continued, “We can only do the best we can to raise them. As long as they feel loved and safe.”

Hailey and Justin Bieber
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Bieber also touched on how much the ongoing “feud” between her and Justin’s ex, singer Selena Gomez, has impacted her both mentally and physically. In a since-deleted Instagram story the model wrote, “I like to make jokes about how I feel because sometimes it’s easier than admitting I’m having a hard time.” She continued, “But truthfully since 2023 started I have had some of the saddest, hardest moments I’ve ever had in my adult life and my mind and emotions have been fragile to say the least. And I know so many other people feel the same way I feel, so just know you’re not alone.”

Bieber recently suffered a mini-stroke due to a heart condition known as Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), while her husband has been dealing with health issues of his own, being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome (which causes facial paralysis). Opening up about her health, the model spoke about empowering women to seek information from their doctors and speak up about their personal issues more directly.

“The day after I was hospitalised, it was on the internet,” Bieber said. “I wanted to talk about what happened in my own words because so many people were making assumptions.”

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Yet despite all these personal setbacks, Bieber says she isn’t letting them hinder her goals for both her skincare brand and her family. “If you let things like that silence you, you’re allowing people to dictate how you live your life,” she says. “Sometimes I do just want to curl up and be a hermit, like, ‘If this is how people feel maybe I should just stay home.’ But I’m really not that kind of person.”