During an appearance on the Call Her Daddy podcast with Alex Cooper, Hailey Bieber addressed the rumors that mentioned she stole her now-husband Justin Bieber from his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez. Hailey said that it’s crazy because she has never really spoken about it before, but the thing is, people do not know that truth, and she added that maybe all the hate comes from the fact that they wanted him to end up with someone else, which is fine, fans can wish, but that is just not the case.
Since she and Justin got engaged in July 2018, shortly after the singer and Selena Gomez ended their on-again, off-again relationship of nearly seven years, Hailey has frequently been the target of internet vitriol. Trolls frequently put the two ladies against one another and attribute Hailey Bieber's role in Justin and Selena's split to them.
Without using Selena's name, Hailey said that she respects her and that there is no personal drama. She also said that she spoke to Selena Gomez after Hailey and Justin got married and that everything is OK between them. She claimed that perception is a very complex concept because, when you observe something from the outside, you can form an impression that may not be accurate.
Hailey Bieber, who has been a victim of bullying by the fans of both Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, after it was reported that she had entered into their relationship and sort of "stole" the pop star from Selena, Hailey shared that because she has reached out to her and they have spoken, it’s all respect and love between them, but she added that she also feels like if people just knew their side, like they are good and respectful with each other, both parties could walk away from it with clarity and respect.
The founder of Rhode Skin said that the communication between them brought her a lot of peace and that all three of them knew what had happened and how things turned out for them. No matter how hard they try, they can never change the narrative of the public and there will always be some news coming their way and it’s not going to end, which is one of the reasons why she had never talked about it before.
On asking if she was together or hooking up with Justin Bieber when he was still with Selena Gomez, Hailey Bieber clarified that those accusations are absolutely not true, when she and Justin Bieber hooked up, he was not in a relationship at any point, and she added that it’s not her character to mess up someone’s relationship. Hailey continued that she would never do something like that because she was raised better and she was or is never interested in doing that.
She added further that she thinks that there are situations where one can still kind of have back and forth with someone, but even that was not the case when she and Justin hooked up or something. Hailey Bieber stated out loud that she was never with Justin when he was in a relationship with anybody. That was the end of it. She had been involved with the singer since she was 18 years old. Hailey added during the conversation that she understands how it looks from the outside, and because of that, there are a lot of perceptions about it, but that it was a situation where she knew for a fact that it was the right thing for them to pull the plug on their relationship.
The model explained that they were not in a relationship at the time, but of course, there is a very long history there and it is not her relationship to comment on. It had nothing to do with her, so she respected that a lot, but she said that she knows for sure that it is a closed chapter, which has been one of the best things that could have happened for Justin Bieber to move on. Hailey notes that she didn't want to speak for Selena Gomez or Justin Bieber in this scenario, but that the knowledge that their romance was over helped her to meaningfully move forward with her now-husband.
Hailey said that she thinks it was the most healthy, mature, and honest decision Justin could have made. She expressed her admiration for it and continued by saying that, as a woman, she would never want to start seeing someone, become engaged to them, get married to them, and then worry in the back of her mind if that was closed for him. She continued by stating that it was entirely closed, which is courteous to her, and that she knows for a fact that the couple was able to get back together.
Hailey Bieber also talked regarding the negative feedback, she has received from Jelena shippers, which she said has driven her to a dark place where she used to have extremely bad ideas like "I'm not worth it anymore" or "I don't want to be here anymore." When asked if she or Justin had ever written to the singer-actress to ask her fans not to criticize the couple, Hailey said there was nothing they could say to her because she has been in the business for a lot longer than she has, and perhaps there is some truth to the fact that whatever she says won't change anything. She claimed that eventually, one simply had to put everything aside and say, "Okay."
Hailey mentioned that this is the only and only time she is ever going to talk about it because she and Justin are focused on themselves and their marriage. She added that nothing has ever been wrecked for her by the fans and that they are not ruining her happiness or her life. She concluded that she believed the actual winner of the situation was that the supporters were unable to harm the pair in any way. That is why she continues to move forward.
During the podcast, she also addressed the infamous MET Gala 2021 incident where it was claimed that Hailey had sobbed after hearing people chant Selena Gomez's name while the two were on the red carpet. She responded by denying that she had cried, but rather by stating that she was shocked and that it was disrespectful to chant someone else's name. She clarified that she thought she had something in her eye and asked him to check.
The Selena Vs. Hailey's story is wearing thin for them, according to a source who recently revealed that all three of them are very weary of it. They simply want others to move on from their relationships since it will, in a way, aid in their transition.
The episode is now available for the fans to listen on Spotify.