In a new episode of the podcast In Good Faith with Chelsea & Judah Smith, the 27-year-old “Peaches” singer and the 24-year-old model discussed the challenges they’ve worked through in the three years since they got married.
“We always had so many conversations about, ‘What were our goals? Where did we want to end up at a certain age?’ ” Hailey said. “We always talked about wanting to be married and be young, and have a young family, and have kids young.”
She went on to say that while their relationship has stayed strong, it hasn’t always been easy, particularly around the time they tied the knot.
“I had experienced so many things in my life. So many milestones and traveled the world and seen everywhere in the world. And I just got to a place where I was lonely, and I just didn’t want to do it all alone,” Justin said on the podcast. “I realized there was some serious healing I needed to go through in order to get to a place where I could be in a healthy, serious relationship because I had a lot of trauma and scars. So I just committed to working on those things and getting healthy.”
The musician decided to seek treatment for his mental health in 2019 and publicly opened up about the depression he experienced during his Purpose world tour, which led him to cancel the remaining dates in 2017.
“Luckily, Hailey accepted me as I was,” he continued. “Even when we got married, there was still a lot of damage and hurt that I still needed to work through, but you’ve seen my heart through it all.”
Hailey said that she was all in on their relationship.
“I was in it. I made a decision,” she shared. “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. So I was going to stick it out no matter what the outcome was going to be.”
Last month, Justin revealed that he wants to “start trying” to have a baby with Hailey