Before they tied the knot and lived happily ever after, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin went through a tough breakup. In the couple’s new Facebook Watch show, Hailey reflected on the split and admitted that she ‘grieved’ Justin’s loss during the ‘painful’ time.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are undoubtedly Hollywood’s most solid couple. But, things weren’t always picture perfect. Before the “Yummy” singer, 26, proposed to the supermodel, 23, in July 2018, they broke up and spent time apart — a situation Justin described as being “so painful.” The couple, who are quarantined together in his native Toronto, Canada, opened up about that tumultuous time in a new Facebook Watch series, The Biebers on Watch.
While filming on GoPro cameras during a canoe ride, Justin asked Hailey how she regained trust and confidence in him when “at the time there was so much hurt and so much pain.” Hailey explained that focusing on herself was what helped her through the breakup.
“I think that one thing that’s really important is that from the time you and I ended and were not on good terms, I was on my own essentially. I didn’t just throw myself into a relationship, throw myself into something else to try to … distract myself and forget,” she told her husband, who was behind the camera.
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“I didn’t search for somebody to take your place and take another relationship or fill a void in that way. I really let myself feel the emotions I was feeling,” she said, explaining, “It feels like grieving, it is grieving actually. You feel like you lose someone you really, really love and care about,” the model said. “I just remember I cared about you so much that I was like, ‘It doesn’t even matter to me if he’s in my life, in like, a romantic way. I just care about him so much that I want us to be in each other’s lives and that be okay.'”
Hailey continued, “When I looked back on it, it was the best thing that we took time apart and had time to do our own thing. I felt like I found my footing in my career and on my own and as a young adult. I did a lot of work by myself and on my own before we got together.”
After taking time apart, Justin and Hailey rekindled their romance in the summer of 2018.
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