Tears, Second Thoughts & Selena: Justin & Hailey's Relationship Scandals Exposed
Bieber and Baldwin went through major struggles before their big second wedding.
Justin Bieber and wife Hailey Baldwin got married for a second time on Monday, September 30, after months of relationship trouble, RadarOnline.com learned.
The pop star, 25, and his model spouse, 22, first tied the knot in a private New York courthouse ceremony on September 13, 2018, after just a two-month engagement. Then, after a troubled marriage year, they finally had their big white wedding in front of family and friends on the coast of South Carolina.
The two have had a tumultuous romance which has culminated in two ceremonies. Bieber and a preteen Baldwin first met in 2009 when her father, actor Stephen, now 53, introduced her to the pop star backstage at The Today Show. The two later traveled in the same group of friends. In 2016, they first dated, but split up, with Bieber moving to Selena Gomez. After Bieber broke up with Gomez in early 2018, he started seeing Baldwin again that May. He moved fast in their reconciliation. In July 2018, the “Sorry” singer and the blonde model got engaged in the Bahamas. They married that September, but it’s been a bumpy ride. Days after saying “I do,” Bieber was pictured crying uncontrollably while driving around with Baldwin.
A source told Radar that Bieber hired a church pal to help keep him on the right track — meaning away from other women. Although he’s stayed faithful to Baldwin, an insider said that he was still communicating with ex-gal pal Gomez, angering his wife. “Justin is constantly talking about Selena and Hailey is at her boiling point with all of this,” a source close to Gomez told Radar at the time. “Hailey absolutely lost it and reached out to Selena to tell her to stay away from her man!” Lately, Baldwin has appeared to be in denial about their relationship woe, talking about starting a family with her husband. She recently wrote to Bieber on social media, “Hi (future) baby Daddy.” The singer’s admitted struggle with emotional issues has also marred their union. They’ve admitted to going to couple’s therapy. Before their second wedding, Bieber shocked fans with a post on Labor Day, admitting to his past mistakes, and coming clean about his crippling mental health issues. He wrote on Instagram, “It’s hard to get out of bed in the morning with the right attitude when you are overwhelmed with your life your past, job, responsibilities, emotions, your family, finances your relationships.” He added that his anxiety about his life has caused him to think like a pessimist at times, and always anticipate “another bad day.” Bieber said that the cycle of dark emotions can get so bad that sometimes “you don’t even want to live anymore.” He didn’t sound like a happily married man.
View More Bieber and Baldwin’s relationship scandals below.
FIRST GO ROUND Bieber and Baldwin hung out as "just friends" after he broke up with girlfriend Gomez in 2014.
FLASH FORWARD In January 2016, Bieber showed he and Baldwin were kissing via Instagram. But both said then that it wasn't a serious romance. BROKEN UP Six months later, Bieber and Baldwin had split and the "Love Yourself" singer was dating Sofia Richie, later to be Scott Disick's girlfriend.
SOCIAL SHUNNING Baldwin and Bieber unfollowed each other on social media and were not seen together for a long time. Bieber reconciled with Gomez, but their second try didn't work and they split in March 2018. REUNION The singer and blonde model were back in each other's arms around May 2018. Bieber said of Baldwin, "We went through a long period of time when we weren’t friends. We didn’t speak for quite some time, and there was a lot of weirdness that went on. We’ve moved past that."
THAT WAS FAST Bieber reportedly asked Baldwin to marry him in July 2018. They later confirmed their engagement news on social media. QUICKIE MARRIAGE The stars raised eyebrows by getting married at a courthouse in New York just two months after the engagement and not long after he'd split from previous gal pal Gomez.
BATTLE ON THE ROAD? Bieber's marriage appeared to be bumpy right away. Just days afterward, he was seen in tears as he drove her around. MARRIAGE MINDER? A source told Radar that Bieber employed a church pal to help keep him away from other women.
EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS In a post via Instagram on March 10, 2019, Bieber wrote that he'd been "struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to ask for you guys to pray for me." HARD TIMES Has Bieber's mental health problems affected his marriage? He and Baldwin have often been seen looking miserable during their year of marriage.
MARRIAGE SECRET Christians Bieber and Baldwin appeared in Vogue's March 2019 issue and they said they'd waited to have sex until after their "I do's." STRUGGLING Still just a newlywed, Baldwin admitted to Vogue, "Marriage is very hard."
BY A THREAD? Bieber aired his marriage dirty laundry in Vogue, saying, "We don’t want to lose each other. We don’t want to say the wrong thing, and so we’ve been struggling with not expressing our emotions, which has been driving me absolutely crazy because I just need to express myself, and it’s been really difficult to get her to say what she feels.” MEGASHE’S BACK Later, according to a Radar source, Bieber and his ex-girlfriend, Gomez began communicating again and Baldwin was miserable about the situation.
OTHER WOMAN Baldwin “exploded” after finding text messages from Justin's ex-girlfriend Gomez on her husband's cell phone, an insider said. MARRIAGE? The insider told Radar at the time, “There is truly nothing that Hailey can do to change how Justin feels. He is talking to Selena again and the two of them are on good terms.”
IMMATURE Also, a source told Radar about the Bieber/Baldwin marriage, “She literally manages every aspect of his day and worries about his state of mind constantly, while he just kind of hangs around playing pranks on her and terrorizing her like a schoolboy.” SAYING SORRY? Bieber bought Baldwin a pricey Cartier ring amid their marriage woe earlier this year. Photo Credit: Broadimage/ShutterstockUNSTEADY This summer, the pop star told a friend he's been "questioning" his marriage to Baldwin, according to a Radar source. WORKING HARD Without mentioning Baldwin, Bieber admitted online that he'd "abused all of my relationships." He then called his marriage "a crazy new responsibility."