HAILEY Bieber has addressed allegations that she acted as a “homewrecker” in husband Justin’s romance with Selena Gomez.
Hailey Bieber has addressed rumors that she was a “homewrecker” in Justin Bieber’s past relationshipCredit: Spotify/Call Her Daddy
The interview marked the first time Hailey has spoken about Selena and JustinCredit: Getty
During the episode, Hailey was asked several questions from host Alexandra Cooper about her marriage to Justin as well as its origins.
After speaking about the challenges she’s faced being married to such a public figure, the show’s host inquired about the timeline of Hailey’s rekindled romance, subsequent engagement, and marriage to the pop star.
She was interested, in particular, in setting the record straight about Justin’s past relationship with Selena Gomez, who was not mentioned by name.
Justin and Hailey rekindled their relationship in June 2018 but had been linked to Selena just three months earlier.
Asked about rumors she acted as a “homewrecker,” ending the longstanding relationship between the Sorry singer and Selena, Hailey said flatly: “No.”
She went on to explain: “Let’s put it this way. When him and I ever started, like, hooking up or anything of that sort he was not ever in a relationship. Ever. At any point.”
Hailey assured Call Her Daddy listeners: “It’s not my character to mess with someone’s relationship. I would just never do that. I was raised better than that. I’m not interested in doing that and I never was.”
As for her theories on where the rumors stemmed from and how they gained steam, she explained: “I think that there are situations where you can still kind of have a back-and-forth with someone but even that was not the situation. I can say period, point blank, I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody. That’s the end of it. I had been involved with him since I was 18.
“The timeline also that I think sometimes is in question of, like, us getting together and getting engaged and him having been spending time with his ex before that. I understand, again, how it looks from the outside and there’s a lot of perception there but that was a situation where I know for a fact that it was the right thing for them to close that door.”
Hailey acknowledged the history that exists between Justin and Selena during her interview.
She noted several times that she has “respect” for the relationship they shared, and remained adamant that they were not a couple when she and the Canadian star got together.
As for them being linked just prior to her and Justin’s whirlwind romance, which ended in a shock engagement and wedding, Hailey said it was what needed to happen.
“They were not in a relationship at that time but, of course, there’s a very long history there and it’s not my relationship,” she said.
“It has nothing to do with me, so I respect that a lot but, I know that it closed a chapter and I think it was the best thing that could have happened for him to move on and get engaged and be married and move on with his life in his way.”
She added: “It’s hard for me to talk about this because I don’t want to talk on either one of their behalfs again because it was their relationship and I honestly respect that very deeply.
“I just know what was going on when we got back together and I know what had to happen for that to come back together in a healthy way and I think it was the most healthy, mature decision that he could have made and I respect that.”
Hailey had nothing negative to say about Justin’s past relationships or his exes in her interview on the Call Her Daddy podcast.
In fact, asked by Alex if she’s spoken to Selena since she and Justin tied the knot, the star had nothing but kind words.
She said: “It’s all respect. It’s all love. That’s also why I feel like if everybody on our side knows what happened and we’re good and we could walk away with clarity and respect, then that’s fine.”
Hailey was also asked if Selena has ever been asked personally to step in to stop harassment from her fans.
She told listeners: “No. What I will say is that she has been in this industry much longer than I have and maybe there’s something that she knows about, like, it wouldn’t fix anything.”
Justin and Hailey said their I-Dos in September 2018.
The singer popped the question a few months prior, after a two-year breakup.
Two months later, they wed at a New York City courthouse before hosting a real wedding in 2019 in South Carolina.
JUSTIN AND SELENA
The Grammy-winning musician was first linked to Selena in 2011 and went public with their relationship at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February of that year.
They were rumored to be engaged in April 2012, but Justin’s manager Scooter Braun set the record straight, telling Us Weekly at the time the rumors were “complete bulls**t.”
Justin and Selena broke up in November 2012, but were seen dining together around that time.
The second shot at love didn’t last long, however.
Selena joked about the split in a 2013 interview on The Late Show with David Letterman.
She also revealed that she wasn’t dating anyone “yet.”
Months later, Justin shared a series of photos on Instagram that suggested he and Selena were back on.
In January 2014, they were officially back on, but things took a turn yet again when the singer was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida for suspicion of DUI and drag racing.
He was with model Chantel Jeffries, who was rumored the be his girlfriend, at the time.
By August of that year, Justin and Selena were on yet again but not for long as rumors surfaced that he had moved on with Hailey only a few months after the fact.
Justin set the record straight on Instagram, writing: “People are crazy. I’m super single and this is my good friend u would know otherwise.”
In March 2015, Selena moved on with Zedd for a brief time while Justin was linked to Sofia Richie in August 2016.
She then started dating The Weeknd, and the pair were together for quite some time.
She and Justin were linked once more in 2017 after Selena went public about her kidney transplant.
He was spotted leaving her house, which set fans’ tongues wagging.
“Selena is simply trying to make peace with Justin after her illness,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “He has been great to her since her surgery and they are on good terms right now. They got back in touch recently through their friends and have seen each other at church.”
In December of that year, she gave an interview about taking Justin back after all that they had been through.
She said at the time: “I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away. And [that goes for] people in general.”
In March 2018, the couple attended Justin’s dad’s wedding in Jamaica together