Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been married for months.
The famous couple exchanged vows in a court room last fall and may one day hold a more elaborate and more religious ceremony.
For the most part, the singer and the model have been content to stay out of the spotlight and enjoy their life as husband and wife...
... UNTIL NOW!
The stars just sat down with Vogue for their first-ever joint interview, in which they touched on such personal subjects as God, sex and how God has blessed their sex life.
Scroll down for the most revealing quotes from this cover story.
Let's Get Right to It
Let's talk about sex, shall we? Because Bieber and Baldwin sure did in this candid interview.
Bieber Was Celibate When He Got Back Together with Baldwin
He had taken a break from sex, which he refers to here as a "vice," explaining further: "I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don't feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that."
Justin Had Been Having A LOT of Sex
But he took a hiatus because "I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul," he tells Vogue. "And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior."
What Did Justin Think When He Saw Baldwin Last Year?
The pair briefly dated and then split and then: "When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life," the artist tells Vogue. "I was like, 'Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for."
And What Did Baldwin Think of Bieber?
“I was never a superfan, of him or of anyone,” Baldwin told the publication. “It was never that crazed, screaming thing. I didn’t think about it in any kind of way except for the fact that he was cute. Everybody had a crush on him. But for the first few years we had a weird age gap.”
Years Later, They Reconnected And...
... “one day Justin walked into Hillsong [church] and was like, ‘Hey, you got older.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s up?’ Over time he became my best guy friend. I was running around with him as his homie, but we weren’t hanging out [romantically]."
They Dated Three Years Ago. Why Did They Split Then?
"Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through,” Baldwin says. “Fizzled would not be the right word - it was more like a very dramatic excommunication. There was a period where if I walked into a room, he would walk out."
They Have One Major Thing in Common
“The common denominator, I promise you, is always church," Baldwin continues, expounding on why things worked out after they reconciled in July 2018. "By then we were past the drama. I just gave him a hug. By the end of the conference, he was like, ‘We’re not going to be friends.’ I was like, ‘We’re not?'” Weeks later the two were engaged.
Baldwin Was Cyber-Bullied for Marrying Bieber
But she stayed strong because she was sure of her decision, saying here: “I prayed to feel peace about the decision, and that’s where I landed. I love him very much. I have loved him for a long time.”
What Sort of Issues Do They Have?
Says Bieber: “She’s trying to be this grown-up. I think we can be married and still have fun and enjoy our adolescence. That’s something we’re talking about."
Marriage is a Huge Deal. They Know This.
“It’s just that I’m fighting to do this the right way, to build a healthy relationship,” Baldwin says. “I want people to know that. We’re coming from a really genuine place. But we’re two young people who are learning as we go. I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy."
Their Romance is Not a FairyTale
Baldwin has a very mature point here when she goes into detail about being wife and husband: "It’s always going to be hard. It’s a choice. You don’t feel it every single day. You don’t wake up every day saying, ‘I’m absolutely so in love and you are perfect.’ That’s not what being married is. But there’s something beautiful about it anyway — about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone. We’re really young, and that’s a scary aspect. We’re going to change a lot. But we’re committed to growing together and supporting each other in those changes. That’s how I look at it. At the end of the day, too, he’s my best friend. I never get sick of him.”
Bieber is a Little More Succinct
“And you’re my baby boo," he said after Hailey was done making this great point.
How Are They Different?
"I have to really dive deep and struggle to be in touch with my emotions. He gets there immediately," Baldwin says.
Does Bieber Agree?
"I'm the emotionally unstable one," he says. "Hailey's very logical and structured, which I need. I've always wanted security - with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that's certain."
Bieber Got Very Personal
To wit: “I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed.”
Things Got Very Bad for Justin, He Admits:
“Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.”
For Even More from the Married Stars...
... pick up the March 2019 issue of Vogue, which hits newsstands nationwide on February 19.