Justin Bieber has revealed he told his wife, Hailey, that he couldn’t be faithful to her when they first started dating.
During a recent interview with radio DJ Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Justin opened up about his relationship to Hailey, who he married in a private courthouse ceremony in September 2018.
The singer spoke about how his spouse provided inspiration for his new album Changes, while also reminiscing upon how their partnership has evolved over the past few years.
The 25-year-old said that while he feels “peace” knowing he has the rest of his life “to build a relationship with a solid foundation of trust and patience”, when he and Hailey first started seeing each other, he couldn’t pledge his fidelity outright.
“I’d let her know prior to the tour when we were hanging a lot. I said, ‘Listen, I’m still really hurt and still trying to figure out my way, and I’m not ready to make a commitment to you in a way that... I just don’t want to say something and do the opposite’".
“Because I was at the point where I’d done that in the past and I just was like honest with her I was like, ‘I’m not in a place to be faithful and all this sort of stuff that I wanted to be but I just wasn’t there yet.’”
When questioned by Lowe over why he felt “hurt”, Justin explained that he felt hurt from his previous relationship. Bieber dated fellow-singer Selena Gomez on and off for seven years.
“I think I still was dealing with a lot of unforgiveness and all that sort of stuff. To be honest I don’t think I even knew what I was really struggling with at the time, I don’t think I knew I was dealing with unforgiveness,” the musician stated.
“I was just in a place where I knew I didn’t want to tell her one thing, and I felt she respected me at the time and I had a lot of respect for her and so I just didn’t want to say one thing and then she’d see me off doing another thing.”
Justin continued, recalling how he and Hailey hurt each other before becoming an exclusive couple.
However, he decided to approach the situation in a different way than he had done in his previous relationship.
“I was really upset, rather than before that in my previous relationship I went off and went crazy just went wild, being reckless, this time I took the time to really build myself and focus on me and try to make the right decisions. And I got better,” he explained.
During the interview, Justin also spoke about how living with Lyme disease has affected his life, having revealed his diagnosis in January.
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which can lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage.
“I think just making sure that I am just doing the right treatments for it, doing the right IVs and all that sort of stuff. Taking the necessary precautions, necessary to not get any worse, I guess,” Justin said when he outlined how he copes with the condition.
“Listen to Hailey when she says she feels that I’m run down, and it’s good to have her as checks and balances. She can let me know when I’m like, ‘All right, you’re looking depleted right now.’”
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