Have you noticed something odd about Hailey Baldwin-Bieber? She gets better-looking the longer she’s married to Justin. The marriage has effectively killed Justin’s looks, but Hailey has gone from “nothingburger blonde” to absolutely radiant. Marriage certainly agrees with her (but not him, weirdly). Anyway, Hailey covers the latest issue of Elle, and the photoshoot is very sunny and beachy and it suits her. The interview is a lot about marriage, her faith, her childhood and more. She’s not really promoting one specific thing, just FYI. You can read the full piece here. Some highlights:
Her mom is Brazilian: “I love the culture of Brazil. It reminds me of my family—my grandma and my mom.” At home, she says, “I can sing a lot of Brazilian music in Portuguese, and I make a really good pão de queijo.”
She moved out at 17: “I’ve always been super independent since I was really young. When I moved out, I was like, ‘Bye guys! See you later!’ I started modeling and made enough money to pay the rent. I was like, ‘Okay, cool. If this is going to work for me, I’m going to stick with it, because I enjoy making my own money and living on my own.’”
Her other career options: “I wanted to maybe go to FIT and learn about design. In another life, I would have also loved to be a doctor. I’m interested in neuroscience; I love learning about the brain.”
Getting married at a courthouse: “When we first got married, we were just figuring out our life together. I felt like putting a wedding in the middle of all of that would be really hectic and stressful.” Justin was also wrestling with his own private health battle. “He was really sick. He has Lyme disease, and he was dealing with a bunch of medical stuff. We didn’t have a diagnosis… And it was hard because everybody from the outside was being super mean and judgmental, saying he looked like he was on drugs, saying how unhealthy he looked, when in truth, he was not healthy and we didn’t know why. It was months of me being a new wife trying to help him figure out what was wrong and what was going on. Now he’s perfectly healthy. But going through that and then trying to be like, ‘So where does our wedding fit into this?’ didn’t feel like the vibe at all…. We went straight into figuring out the hard stuff. Because you never know what can happen with someone’s health. When you don’t know what’s happening, it’s really scary. And then you have the opinions of everybody from the outside, and it just sucks.”
House rules: “I definitely enjoy being home more than I enjoy being away,” she says. She says she and Justin love cuddling on the couch, watching reruns of Friends with their cats, Sushi and Tuna. They are starting to establish some house rules, too. “I try to read more than be on my phone in bed. We have a rule: No phones in bed unless it’s absolutely necessary.”
They didn’t move in together until they were married: “Neither of us believed in doing that, but to each their own. If you live with a boyfriend or a fiancé or whatever it is, that’s cool.”
Her Christianity: “Being able to share that with each other—to have that bond of faith and spirituality—is so [critical] for us. It’s the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together. It’s everything.”
Why she goes to Hillsong: “As I got older, it got harder to follow church and the Bible because it felt very adult. I don’t want to sound wrong, but it was boring. I didn’t care about it anymore, until I found a church I felt was geared toward young people. And for me, that was the Hillsong Church in New York City. It started to feel like my own little community of people who were also young and following God and just immersed in a church community. Then I developed my own relationship to church and my own relationship with God, separate from being raised that way by my parents. That’s been a cool journey for me.”
She’s voting for Bernie Sanders: “Go Bernie! That’s who I’m voting for.”
I have no comment on the Lyme Disease, but I will say that I find it odd that Lyme Disease is becoming so prevalent in the celebrity community. I also think it’s textbook *something* that as soon as Hailey was super-independent and moved away from home, she joined Hillsong. She wanted that structure and Hillsong reportedly has that kind of cult-ike atmosphere. And she and Justin both needed that structure, I suppose. I had no idea her mom is Brazilian though!
Cover & IG courtesy of Elle.
In another life, she could have been a doctor? What, another life where she had money to go to any school she wanted, perfect health, all the free time in the world, and a supportive family? Oh, wait….
Right? I laughed at that too. Did she even finish high school? And i doubt if she even knows what neuroscience is.
I know! What stopped her from doing any of that? And what’s stopping her from doing it now?
I took it as maybe in another life she’d have the brains?
So I am not the Hillsong type but have been a few times with a family member and didn’t find it to be cult-y at all. It’s huge and I kind of got the sense that most people there don’t know anyone else. Just strikes me as the painfully hip place millennials try out when they’re in their first real job. Maybe it’s different if your a celeb?
when people are in a cult, they never realize it until after they manage to get out.
The culty aspects are insidious and start developing once you’ve been there a while, as with all cults. Cults wouldn’t have ‘members’ if on day 1 they were batsh*t crazy. It’s a slow sucking in process until you don’t even realise what’s happened.
These two’s marriage is going to crash and burn in the most spectacular way.
I know. It will be epic…
I’m sure you’re right but I can’t help but root for these two.
She certainly does look lovely here, and she’s a pretty girl in general, but I don’t know about marriage making her look radiant…? As for her moving out so young and being able to support herself, good for her. If only everyone had similar opportunities…
Kim Basinger is Brazilian? Am I missing something?
Ireland is Kim and Alec’s daughter.
Hailey is the daughter of the other forgotten Baldwin besides Daniel, Stephen.
Honestly I can kinda see where you’d think Kim, very similar vibes in that first photo.
She still strikes me as a nothing burger. I don’t find her interesting at all, or intellectual, she’s not educated, or particularly attractive, she’s like oatmeal…
Glad they are happy though.
Sorry Stef, I didn’t mean to attach my comment to yours.
I don’t think she looks radiant at all. She’s an average girl who has had plastic surgery while still very young.
I’m so sick of her and her friends saying they were independent. There’s no way her parents didn’t give her money to move out, start a life, etc. Especially hailey, who does not have a successful career, there’s no way she could live in the posh area of California in which I’m sure she lives in.
All good, Allz.
I agree with you comment completely!
She leached off of the Kardashians and now she’s leaching off Bieber.
she looks dead in the eyes
Good for them. Big purchases always demand a lot of time, effort and research and a husband is a tad more important than a tv, car or home. No way I’d ever get married without a test drive lol. She does look amazing. The hills must certainly be alive with the sound of music. Personally I break out in hives if I find myself within a thousand feet from any church, any version, anywhere, anytime.
I didn’t live with my husband before marriage either. I don’t know why everyone thinks this is such a big deal. If you’re spending a lot of time with someone anyway, moving in doesn’t make that big of a difference. My husband and I were also Christians, which factored into that decision, but I also felt that I never wanted to act the part of wife without a ring on my finger, meaning I never wanted to be cooking and cleaning for a man who wasn’t my spouse. I also am very independent and like my alone time. I’d refused to have even platonic roommates anymore when I met my husband. So, marriage was the only thing that would make me give up the freedom of living alone. Anyway, we moved in together after marriage, and I didn’t find out any horrible surprises about him and vice versa.
I probably would’ve been happy just living together ’till the end. The whole fundamental idea of marriage doesn’t appeal, but you know, taxes, insurance, etc. seem to lean towards a union lol. I think it’s awesome you found happiness in your life, you did things your way, and you’re here telling your story from a perspective of joy and pride. In the end, that’s all that ever really matters.
THIS^ i did not have the energy to set up a home and play as a wife to my husband before we were actually married. i had my own house and bills to worry about, and my career. kudos to those who make it work, but it wasn’t for me. plus, i imagine a breakup would be more devastating once you merged lives. sure, divorce is devastating, but at least there is a symptom in place to protect you legally
Opposite for me. I wanted to make sure before that ring was on my finger he would HELP cook, clean, etc. Going on 6 years married and he still does all the cooking and laundry. Now if he’d just put his shoes away…
To each their own. Personally, I’m so glad I moved in with my now-husband back when we were dating. It was great getting into the rhythm of our expectations of living together, so we could work through any kinks (which are still a work in progress sometimes) before we got married. However, I can see the argument that if you move in together before marriage, it makes getting married feel less “life-changing” or what have you, since it’s basically business as usual.
She looks the same to me. Maybe she looks better next to him since he looks so…not good.
I have no idea why, but I’m starting to kind of like her. I think she’s beautiful and sort of different. Not a super model, no, but kind of the healthy beach blonde of the 70’s. And she seems pretty grounded. She married her teen crush, and it’ll end tragically. He’s a dufus. But I think she may have some prospects in modeling and acting. It’s in her blood. She should try it.
She’s also been growing on me, looks and model wise! Maybe she’s sort of growing into her face?
i suspect shes been slowly tweaking her face like the kardashians. she used to have smaller eyes, and bigger nose and smaller lips.
Well she has a lot more money accessible to her now that she married him
@originaltessa & @dlc
Don’t get me wrong, I feel like she’s been talking about the same thing for months, BUT… I do think she is starting to grow on me. She’s starting to look like a model I guess. I just wish she would be more inclined to education, and not assume she can’t go now due to whatever reasons she tells herself.
She has beautiful lips, which I’m sure she’s used fillers, and I wish I had eyebrows like that.
I agree, she does look radiant! She has always been beautiful though. I actually didn’t live with my husband before marriage either. Not for religious reasons, but we just wanted to hold off on that experience as a part of the adventure of getting married. Luckily, we do get along great living together. We’re also young and newly married, so I’m rooting for Hailey and Justin. People are hard on them, but I think they’re a lovely couple and seem to be doing their best to live a good life together.
@Bash I hope you and your husband have a long, happy, joyful and supportive life together.
She’s easily the worst of the nepotism model crew. There is nothing interesting or appealing about her imo.
She reminds me of a blonde Lily Aldridge here – another model who always looks dead eyed
What any woman sees (other than money of course) in that greasy little douchebag is beyond me.
She doesn’t look radiant to me – the first pic looks like every 80’s “look” re-imagined and the beach photo she just looks hungry.
Her face looks like Lady Gaga´s, not really model type
the body is model category
maybe she looks radiant because she got Bieber, she always loved him, not like him her
Interesting Justin didn’t believe in living together before marriage. He also doesn’t believe in getting pets and being there for them you know, long term. Which has been documented multiple ways and in multiple places. How people treat poor defenseless pets is an indicator of what they are really like. Dim witted wife, you have been warned.