Hailey and Justin Bieber have opened up about a couple of rough patches in their marriage that made them doubt they could go on.
During a joint appearance on the “In Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith” podcast, Hailey revealed the couple went through a period where Justin wouldn’t speak to her after she did something.
“It was actually very sad when we didn’t speak,” she said. “I did something that really hurt him, and I think that kind of maybe took that idea [of marriage] out of his mind at that point.”
She added that whatever she did was “very immature and stupid,” but offered up no other details.
The model also revealed that her mother, Kennya Baldwin, had to get involved after a particularly tough spot in their marriage as Justin was going through some mental health issues.
“I remember I called her a few different times, one particular time when we were in Brooklyn and I was calling her, I was crying,” Baldwin said. “And I was like, ‘I just can’t do it. There’s no way that I’m going to be able to do this if it’s going to be like this forever’.”
“And I just remember she was so calm on the phone and she was like, ‘It’s going to pass, and you’re going to be fine and he’s going to be healthy and we’re here for you,'” Hailey shared.
“And I do feel like we just had a lot of support. I feel like if I didn’t have support, it would’ve been 10 times harder, and it was already the hardest thing in my life at the time.”
Back in April, the “Stay” singer admitted during a feature with GQ that their first year of marriage wasn’t easy.
“There was a lot, going back to the trauma stuff. There was just lack of trust,” he told the magazine. “There was all these things that you don’t want to admit to the person that you’re with, because it’s scary. You don’t want to scare them off by saying, ‘I’m scared.'”
Bieber also admitted that he spent the first year “walking on eggshells.”
In the end, Baldwin said she knew she had to stick by her husband “no matter what.”
“But I also just think I was in it,” she said of their marriage during the joint podcast. “I made a decision. I know for a fact that I’ve loved this person for a very long time, and now would not be the time to give up on him. I just wouldn’t do that to him.”
“Imagine abandoning somebody in the middle of the worst time of their life, potentially. I’m not that type of a person,” Baldwin explained. “So I was going to stick it out no matter what the outcome was going to be. It was really hard.”
While Hailey remembered having “days where I literally was like, ‘I don’t know if he’s going to be OK,'” she ultimately knew that the “Peaches” singer was strong enough to get through it.
“I just didn’t know how long it was going to take,” she said.