Justin Bieber, That Vogue Interview, and His Depression

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, March 2019

I like Justin Bieber. In fact, I might be one of the only people to defend his many random rants. But the news that he’s receiving treatment for depression coupled with the insistence that it “has nothing to do” with his wife Hailey is not surprising. The new couple recently did an interview with Vogue Magazine, and while others thought it a cute inside look at their romance, I saw their mutual misery as absolutely alarming.

Read the most telling quotes below:
Hailey
“The thing is, marriage is very hard. That is the sentence you should lead with. It’s really effing hard.”
Justin

“I’ve made some bad decisions personally, and in relationships. Those mistakes have affected my confidence in my judgment. It’s been difficult for me even to trust Hailey. We’ve been working through stuff. And it’s great, right?”

Hailey (of a past betrayal)
“Negative things happened that we still need to talk about and work through.”
Justin“Fighting is good. Doesn’t the Bible talk about righteous anger? We don’t want to lose each other. We don’t want to say the wrong thing, and so we’ve been struggling with not expressing our emotions, which has been driving me absolutely crazy because I just need to express myself, and it’s been really difficult to get her to say what she feels.”

Hailey (in reference to the Belieber backlash about their marriage)

“I prayed to feel peace about the decision [to marry], and that’s where I landed. I love him very much. I have loved him for a long time.”

Justin (on being homebodies)

“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.”

I realize that I’ve plucked out the most negative parts of the interview, so if you’d like to read it in full and judge for yourself, head on over to Vogue Magazine. But be aware that I generously only pulled the actual quotes, because the interviewers observations and asides are even worse.

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