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Justin Bieber on his breakdown, faith journey: ‘I thought marriage was going to fix my problems’

/ 03:05 PM May 05, 2022
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Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber. Image: Instagram/@alfredoflores via @justinbieber

Justin Bieber confessed that he had gone through an “emotional breakdown” after realizing his marriage with American model Hailey Baldwin would not fix all of his problems.

The Canadian singer recounted the slump he had after he was asked by radio personality Ebro Darden about the efforts he made to be in a “happy place.” The two had the conversation during an exclusive interview for “The Ebro Show” on Apple Music on Monday, May 2.

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“It’s a journey. I remember when I first got married I hit a little bit of an emotional breakdown because I thought marriage was going to fix all of my problems and it didn’t,” Bieber recalled. “It just kind of was a reflection of, ‘Man, you’re a bit of a hypocrite, man. You want your wife to do something that you’re not doing.'”

While Bieber did not state any specific problem, it can be recalled that he suffered from depression in the past.

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“It’s hard sometimes to look in the mirror and really have to realize, ‘Man, maybe you’re not the person that you necessarily thought that you were,” he said. “That’s just a result of trauma and life circumstances.”

Bieber then spoke about how his faith helped him continue and achieve the things that he has now. He advised his fans to have the same perspective, which is what “really changed everything” for him.

“I’ve been very public about my faith journey and how my relationship with Jesus has helped me to just not be so hard on myself,” he stated. “Just the idea that I’m forgiven and that he’s walking me through this journey and day-by-day I get to just get better and better and not be too hard on myself.”

“I think that’s ultimately what’s going to encourage the people of the world. It’s discouraging out here sometimes,” Bieber added. “Life smacks you in the face and it can be hard to get back up, but when you can have a perspective that God is not an angry dude, He is a loving, considerate, compassionate God who knows what we’re going through and just wants us to be the best version of ourselves.”

Bieber and Baldwin got married in a civil ceremony in 2018 and had a second church wedding in 2019. The couple first confirmed their relationship in 2016, broke up the same year, then reconciled in 2018. JB

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