Hailey Bieber on her very public life: ‘I want kids so bad but I get scared’

I’m sort of quietly fine with Hailey Bieber. She’s not my fave or anything, but I believe she gets so much unnecessary hate and online drama from Selena Gomez’s fans. All Hailey did was marry Justin Bieber when he proposed. That’s it. You would think that Selena and her fans would feel like “thank god, he’s moved on.” They don’t. It’s also clear that Justin adores Hailey and that she’s a very stable person, which is what Justin needs. Anyway, Hailey has her skincare line, Rhode, and she models and she’s Justin’s wife. Hailey recently spoke to the Sunday Times about all of that and more. Some highlights:

Hailey & Justin love to throw gatherings: “The Biebers love to host. We had a Super Bowl party this year. I really love to cook.” Does she have a go-to dish? “I like to do some sort of pasta and a protein — whether it’s salmon or chicken. There’s something “really joyful about people consuming your food… I like to take care of people.”

On her skincare line, Rhode: “Skincare is a real-life commitment for me. To this day my nana is obsessed with great skin products. She would take me to the mall and get all the samples.” Although Bieber plans to continue modelling she describes Rhode as a “primary focus”. “It’s my favourite thing I’ve ever done. It has exceeded my wildest expectations.”

Her fresh-faced aesthetic. “As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised how much more comfortable I feel with just fresh skin and brushed-up brows,” she says. For months she buried herself in skincare books and also took an online dermatology course. “I’m fascinated by the medical field. When I started modelling I used to walk around with a medical terminology book in my bag.” She didn’t consider becoming a doctor? “I hated studying, so there was no way I was going to go to school for any of this. I didn’t graduate high school because I was home schooled and I dropped out [at age 18], which I don’t love.”

Wearing a “Nepo Baby” t-shirt. “That was me being, like, ‘I’m very aware of the situation … I’m going to wear it loud and proud because you are already labelling me as such and it’s true.’”

On all of the hate & nonsense she gets online: When I broach the subject today, Bieber’s publicist interjects, telling me to move on. Whatever the truth about her relationship with Gomez, the toxic analysis of it does both women a disservice. While Gomez remains unfairly defined by a relationship she left years ago, Bieber is arguably the victim of mass-scale online bullying that no amount of money or fame can insulate her from. When Bieber later states that she has “accepted” there’s “no winning ever” when it comes to the internet’s perception of her, I can’t help but feel for her.

The possibility of Baby Biebers: At some point baby Biebers will be on the cards. How does she feel about bringing children into her extremely privileged yet public life? “I literally cry about this all the time! 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. We can only do the best we can to raise them. As long as they feel loved and safe.”

She is not a regular churchgoer: “I don’t remember the last time I went to church on a Sunday. [For me] it’s not about having to go to a service on a certain day of the week. It’s more about loving who’s in front of you. I could be sitting at home on Tuesday watching a live stream of a service and that’s church. Having friends over for dinner and just loving each other is church for me.”

[From The Times]

I remember reading Hailey and Justin’s dual interviews when they first got engaged and married, and it was actually pretty clear why Hailey wasn’t focused on having a baby right away – because Justin still needed to figure sh-t out in his life and Hailey wasn’t looking to take care of a baby and a husband. I wonder if she still feels like that? I don’t know. I respect the fact that she’s waiting though. I also respect that she’s not trying to say anything which will get her additional hate from Selena’s fans, who pore over every single thing Hailey says publicly and privately. The Times actually summarized the situation well.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. Ameerah M says:

    Hailey is such a neutral celeb. I have no negative feelings about her but I’m not a stan. What I DO have feelings about is the amount of hate she has gotten from Selena stans who can’t seem to grow up or move on – despite the ACTUAL parties involved having done so. I like what she said about the nepo baby thing because that’s truly the only thing people want: for nepo babies to recognize their privilege and stop acting like they were discovered at a Dairy Queen.

    • ML says:

      Ameerah M, you said this beautifully. She’s sort of “there,” puts up with a lot of internet negativity and owns her Baldwin family advantage nicely.

  2. SarahLee says:

    Hailey has dealt out her share of bullying as well. She just always looks so desperately unhappy. I do feel for her in that she is in a tough spot. I’m not sure Justin adores her. I’m not sure she adores him.

    • Ameerah M says:

      That’s a LOT of conjecture

    • Yesgirl says:

      @sarahLee I agree. She is bland to me personality wise and not innocent in the hate she receives although the Selena fans go to far.

      She spent the first year of their engagement nursing Justin’s broken heart because he was going through a breakup with Selena. Remember him crying all over the place in public and when Selena did her speech. The narrative Hailey hates is that the time lines in the love triangle did overlap and that is the truth of their lovely story and I don’t think she likes it.

      I think she filled Justin’s head with wanting kids just to change her mind once they married. I don’t think it was a manipulation I think people change their minds. I think Justin was infatuated with the idea of having kids and starting over with someone he didn’t have a complicated past with. Even Kendall Jenner said that she never saw that engagement coming because it was random.

      • Ameerah M says:

        Your comment makes literally no sense. If she was nursing Justin’s broken heart wth does that have to do with her being deserving of hate from online trolls?? And even if there was in fact overlap – SO WHAT?? Seriously. This happened how many years ago?? Selena has moved on Justin has moved on. The fact that strangers are so emotionally invested in a breakup from over five years ago is frankly just toxic behavior.

      • SarahLee says:

        @Ameerah, no one is saying she deserves hate or bullying. Like I said above, I feel for her. As for conjecture, this is a celebrity gossip site and people offer opinions. That’s conjecture much of the time. Not like we know these people, right?

  3. Turkeylurkey says:

    Funny that she loves to cook and entertain so much, I always figured she didn’t cook at all seeing all of the pix of her going in and out of restaurants constantly. It seems like they eat practically every meal out.

  4. ama1977 says:

    It’s so strange to me that people have SUCH a stake in someone they’ve never met/will never meet (or if they did, would be in an artificial “fan/star” contrivance, like a meet-and-greet) that they will devote hours and hours to parsing that person and their circle’s online presence for tiny crumbs of information. I cannot fathom spending my free time scrolling through Person A’s SM looking for any tiny slight against Person B, even if I was in-real-life friends with one of them. It’s unhealthy and weird. IMO.

  5. Lens says:

    I too believe she is a victim of really toxic Selena stan behavior. something I dislike about my sex is the way we are so possessive over men. It seems to me most guys just can move on and not decide the new BF of their former GF or ex of their wife is their enemy that they have to be competitive with or have everyone they know to choose a “team” over. Just move on.

  6. Steph says:

    I said this on Twitter last night. They are so mismatched. He always looks like a slob and she always looks extra.

  7. Milkshake says:

    The stalker married her obsession.