In a new cover story for GQ, the pop star revealed that the first year of their marriage "was really tough," but he ultimately saw his nuptials with the model as a personal "calling." The pair first married in September 2018 at a New York City courthouse, two months after initially getting engaged in the Bahamas. The couple then had a lavish South Carolina ceremony a year later with high-profile guests such as Kylie and Kendall Jenner.
"I just felt like that was my calling. Just to get married and have babies and do that whole thing," Justin shared. "[But] the first year of marriage was really tough, because there was a lot, going back to the trauma stuff. There was just a lack of trust. There were 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.'"
Justin later expressed, however, that he and Hailey are in a great place now, and that they lean on each other as they navigate married life together.
"We're just creating these moments for us as a couple, as a family, that we're building these memories. And it's beautiful that we have that to look forward to," he continued. "Before, I didn't have that to look forward to in my life. My home life was unstable. Like, my home life was not existing. I didn't have a significant other. I didn't have someone to love. I didn't have someone to pour into. But now I have that."