Justin Bieber has revealed that he told his wife, Hailey, he couldn’t be “faithful” to her when they first started dating.
He told Zane Lowe in a heartfelt Apple Music interview about his new album Changes.
The singer opened up about his relationship with Hailey, who he married in a private ceremony in 2018.
He spoke about how the model and television personality had provided inspiration for his new album as well as opening up about his recent diagnosis of Lyme Disease.
When he and Hailey first started seeing each other, he was reluctant to be exclusive from the offset.
“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.’”
Before he met Hailey, Bieber dated Selena Gomez on and off for seven years.
When Lowe questioned him on why he felt “hurt” he explained that it was from his previous relationship.
“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.”
“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.” He explained.
“Either way, she loved me and seeing me with other people hurt her and so, with that being said, she went out and did things that hurt me. I hurt her and she hurt me.”
In his struggles with his previous relationship, he said he went out and was “reckless” whereas when he and Hailey ran into problems he said he “took the time to really build myself and focus on me and try to make the right decisions.”
In January, Bieber revealed he had Lyme Disease.
In an Instagram post he wrote: “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, on meth etc. they failed to realize [sic] I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease.”
Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection which can lead to ongoing physical and mental issues if not found. early.
Alongside this, Bieber dealt with chronic mononucleosis, a virus that affected his “skin, brain function, energy and overall health”.
In the interview he credits his wife with keeping his overall health in check.
“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’.”