Hailey Bieber: ‘Sometimes I miss the crazy spontaneity of being 18’

Hailey Bieber covered a recent issue of GQ Hype, all to promote her skincare line. The interview and photoshoot took place at a resort in Grand Cayman, and Hailey is mostly photographed in swimwear, I guess because it’s a men’s magazine. The photos aren’t super-flattering, but her body looks hot and that’s what counts, I guess. Hailey chats about her early modeling days, her marriage to Justin Bieber and how they rarely consult each other on fashion when they’re doing events together. Some highlights:

She loves Grand Cayman: “The Caribbean is a whole other level of thick. I like the humidity because it makes my skin feel so yummy.”

Moving out of her super-religious house at 17: “I couldn’t wait to just adult. I was young, eyes wide open, super independent, couldn’t wait to move out, couldn’t wait to make my own money. You move into New York City and you’re out at Up & Down at 17.”

Nowadays, home is her husband: “Home to me feels like I can be anywhere. As long as I’m with my dogs and my husband, I’m good. I can make home out of that anywhere.” When I ask what her family thinks of her life, she says, “My dad sometimes is just like, ‘I’m not surprised. I feel like this kind of fast-paced life comes natural to you.’”

She’s been watching Sex and the City for the first time. “It’s way raunchier than I thought. There’s t–ties out all the time. I identify with each of them for different reasons. Shucks, sometimes I think Charlotte’s wide-eyed innocentness in some ways reminds me of me when I was a little bit younger. Just kind of everything is like, ‘Well, why don’t you just try this?’” she says, giving a convincing Kristin Davis impression. She relates to Carrie’s city-girl grit, her love of fashion. She connects with how Samantha “absolutely doesn’t give a f–k, but underneath it all, she actually does really care a lot. And then, who’s the last one? Miranda. I feel like she is just the super-brains, analytical one in the situation. I’m also very analytical, so I kind of identify with that. I was watching an episode, I think it was last night, and she’s like, ‘Let me know when you guys are done talking just about boys. We’re not in seventh grade anymore. Let’s talk about something that matters.’”

Hailey & Justin’s mismatched fashion: “It’s so funny because I see so many people talk about this.” First of all, she insists, Justin’s usually dressed before her. But also, “he may want to wear baggy sweats to dinner, and I might want to wear a tiny little dress just because that’s how I’m feeling. We can’t sit there and be like, ‘So I’m going to wear this and you’re going to wear this.’”

The pregnancy rumors: “Recently, everybody was like, ‘Oh, my God, she’s pregnant,’ and that’s happened to me multiple times before. There is something that’s disheartening about, Damn, I can’t be bloated one time and not be pregnant? It would be a lie if I was like, ‘Oh, yeah, I don’t give a sh-t.’ When there comes a day that that is true, you— you, as in the internet, will be the last to know.”

The idea of motherhood: “[It] is something that I look forward to. It’s also such a private, intimate thing. It’s something that’s going to come when it comes. And it’s just, honestly, at the end of the day, so hilarious how much people f–king care. Let me do what I want to do with my body and you guys can do what you want to do with your body—and let’s just let it be that.”

Missing how free she used to be. “Sometimes I miss the crazy spontaneity of being 18 and running around New York City. It’s like, that’s never going to be my life again. There was also maybe more of a sense of anonymity at the time that I don’t think I’ll ever get back, so maybe I should have appreciated it a little bit more. [But] I very much feel like this is where I’m meant to be. I’ve had times where I didn’t feel so connected to myself or my body for different reasons. Right now in my life, I feel very clear, very solid, very happy. I’m just focused on what’s in front of me.”

[From GQ Hype]

I feel like I’ve read about a dozen interviews with Hailey where she’s said all of this before. It’s her holding pattern, and I don’t blame her for waiting to have kids, but I kind of wish she would find a different way of saying “not yet” or “get the f–k out of my uterus.” I wish someone would tell her that she’s not obligated to answer those questions, much less volunteer that information. Interestingly enough, I found her SATC talk the most curious part – she’s 26, almost 27, so she was just a little kid when SATC originally aired. But the reruns have been all over the place for years, it feels weird that she’s only watching it now. And yes, the first seasons were really raunchy!

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, cover courtesy of GQ Hype.

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27 Responses to “Hailey Bieber: ‘Sometimes I miss the crazy spontaneity of being 18’”

  1. TIFFANY says:

    Maybe she just holding out for the 10 year, community property mark. I don’t blame her. She is smart to get something going in her name. Once one of these projects hit, she will be transitioning out of this marriage.

    Why have another child when she is raising her husband.

    I am not a optimist when it comes to these two and I think Hailey is smarter than giving credit for when it comes to them.

  2. Leigh says:

    I always giggle at the fashion mismatch of these two, that last photo where she’s glammed to 11 for a glitzy night out and he looks like he’s just stepping out to grab a latte on Sunday morning, lol!

  3. Yup, Me says:

    I don’t think they have to consult each other on what they wear, but the fact that they frequently look like they’re going to two different places (in two different moods) makes it seem like they’re possibly disconnected in other ways.

    He’s not even matched with himself so I don’t know what she’s going to do, but…

    Also – for all of Justin Bieber’s years of urban cosplay antics, this is one often undiscussed way his white privilege protects him – the ability to casually walk around looking like a slob who dressed himself in the dark and go places and get in, unchallenged.

  4. Leah says:

    I remember HB running around super close to JB since she was like 16. They met when both were preteens. For all his younger mistakes He was so smart about dumping his toxic abusive drug addict ex gomez or he would be another dead at 27 famous person if he hadn’t.

    It must be bizarre how his lunatic unstable ex still stalks his married ass and is obsessed with both in 2023 painting herself still as a faux victim. Imagine having 430 million bots with half bought harassing you abusing you because your husband loves you and dumped said psycho forever ago.

  5. Maria says:

    These 2 have shared clothes before they got married so much the convenient shortterm memory outlets wrote articles of it 8 yrs ago. Not surprised how the media hyped couples like Jonas, etc who got together when these 2 married in 2018 have all split, or ended in divorce. Yet 2 people who got together for the right reasons marriage and willing to do the hard work remain. The only famed couple who gets hate because neither tells the other what to wear, but the same media/social media crowd would have a fit if there was any hint she told him what to wear or vice versa. Because they weirdly rooted for these 2 to fail so hard.

  6. Bree says:

    Gorgeous. I really like her, such an unbothered sagi which is probably how she can be in such a public rel everyone obsessively creepily loves to make things up about 24/7. Tho she and he are careful about being mostly private. Don’t you know her hubby has been waiting over 5 yrs to have kids because she wanted to get her company established “hates” her bc he doesn’t wear fits for paps and public? Nvrmnd if she wasn’t a model paid via contract to wear a lot of high designer clothes she would wear what her hubby does most of the time.

  7. Kirsten says:

    Most dissected and hate filled jealousy lensed pair of all time by outside world. They get more content done on them driving traffic than Jlo and Ben who are on the carpet every week. Biebers meanwhile may have done 3?4? red carpets in like 6 yrs. One of which was the met gala years ago where they got heckled by his pedophile ex’s stan. Justin not only has health, ptsd from cameras but hates the paparazzi, media stalkers yet always shows up to support her bts. Like his friend said he wants the attention on his wife so he wore sweats to a donut shop yet you’ll hear cute headlines of how Adam Sandler wears sweats to the red carpet with his wife!

    • Mango says:

      Lol some of the comments in this thread are reaching. “Pedophile ex?” She was 18 and he was 16. This would hardly be illegal or scandalous in most countries including his home country of Canada. Anyway pedophiles are attracted to children ten and under, not teenagers two years younger than themselves.

  8. LisaB says:

    I love how Hailey did not deny they enjoy playing with their styles trolling the idiotic mainstreammedia. If anyone was a follower of Hailey before there was a Bieber in her name, you know she and her husband’s style are very very similar. They have said they share clothes since early 2010s. I am glad she laughs at the hideous bs written about them. Her years before she was 18 were filled with first exposure of hub’s crazy fangirls & a decade later she is stuck with loco maga2.0 fans of Justin’s groomer ex selena gomez yuck. She is a strong young lady. I couldn’t deal with the BS all my life.

  9. Kaye says:

    In my opinion, Hailey Bieber, like Uma Thurman, is one of those women who can look plain or gorgeous.

    • bettyrose says:

      I see what you’re saying, but I don’t see Hailey having that same quirky, interesting persona. She seems like a basic hot white girl with a strict daddy and conservative husband.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Lainey (of Lainey Gossip) wrote about meeting her and said she was surprised at how witty and smart Hailey is. She enjoyed talking to her.

    • Golly Gee says:

      She has the most beautiful bone structure from her head to her toes. She always reminds me of those long, lean ebony wood carvings of north/east African women and their sublime bone structure.

  10. Flora says:

    Hailey pulls off the girly girl dresses and tom boy chic looks. Such a draw and influence. Always liked her vibe and was suspicious of the paid off media’s hate for her. The Bieber doc on YouTube called Seasons was illuminating. I really like Justin’s honesty. You will never see selena gomez be honest about her drug use or other issues to this day in fear of losing her fake image and koolaid base. Congrats to the Biebers surviving hollyweird and a psychopath with a big pr team targeting them. Good to see he is ridding of scooter who set up pr stunt of 15 yr old Bieber with 18 yr old coke add adult aided by her mngmnt in 09.

  11. Lilpeppa40 says:

    Can’t say I really follow this couple but kudos to them for doing them. I agree she doesn’t have to answer these questions. Can’t help but notice the oozing hatred for his ex (not mentioned even once in this article btw) in some of these comments though. Yikes.

    • Lux says:

      Yikes, indeed! This was such an innocuous article too.

      I think Hailey seems healthy and fit and an incredibly stabilizing presence for her husband. He has been pretty much controversy-free since their marriage. And she wears clothes super well, with a very distinct sense of style so I do enjoy her looks.

      That said, she is sooooo young—how are you not able to be spontaneous as a childless couple in your twenties? Maybe you can’t go to clubs and flirt/hookup all night but you can certainly have fun at a moment’s notice, especially with their resources. Maybe she is talking about the loss of anonymity, but if someone wants to privately party, it can easily be done (a la Leo his whole life).

  12. SarahCS says:

    I agree with all your points, particularly the last one. Not the usual CB comments vibe.

  13. Layla says:

    Wild the constant false narratives pushed about both Biebers. From her, their lives, career, fashion style, to their marriage. Every part of their life is bombarded with external lies. I recall the clickbait they married after 1 month in 2018 when they dated for years before you would think 2023 would have changed something but no. I wonder what lies will be made up of their babies, I read her say she is scared to have kids because of that. Millions have C r e e p y dm style obsession with them.

  14. Normades says:

    Interesting what she says about her super religious family and wanting to get out. I think she did that through getting married and was able to stabilize him at the same time. I think it was her get away car and she’s not the trad wife. She wants to profit from her young years (professionaly, socially) before having kids and good for her if that’s what she wants to do.

  15. Tila says:

    I like her. She wears clothes well and just seems like decent person. I do not understand the vitriol against her. From what I’ve seen, her husbands ex seems a lot worse.

  16. neocleo says:

    When you get older, throw all that out the window. There are drawbacks to aging (mostly pain) but you also can become after years of experience, exactly who you are. I am 66 and I am enjoying my old age. Most definitely the part where you are totally over what other people think of you and you just become yourself.

    • Jaded says:

      I wish there was a “love” button for your comment. I actually find these 20-somethings annoying because they think they’ve become so wise and understanding and clear and solid and whatever…they seem overly confident. I went through the same nonsense when I was in my twenties, thinking I had all the answers but WHAM! Some awful thing would happen to completely uproot my life that I didn’t know how to handle. I’m 71 and despite aches and pains, my older years have been my best. As you say, we become our true selves, we handle what life hands us with aplomb and strength, and relax into who we really are.

      • Tila says:

        @Jaded You being not that confident at her age doesn’t necessarily make her overly confident. She has more money resources and time then most and probably lived a lot more life at her age than people double her age.

  17. J.Ferber says:

    neocleo, 66 is hardly old age! Enjoy the hell out of being you.

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