Justin Bieber opened up about his early days being married to Hailey Bieber saying that he had actually had an emotional breakdown at that time.
He told Apple Music’s Ebro Darden that he believed marriage was the answer to his problems and he thought having a partner was a solution.
It took him a long time to realize that marriage isn’t the answer. “I remember when I first got married, I hit a little bit of an emotional breakdown because I thought marriage was going to fix all my problems and it didn’t. It just kind of was a reflection of like, man, you’re a bit of a hypocrite man. Like you want your wife to do something that you’re not doing. And… it’s hard sometimes to look in the mirror and really have to realize. Man, maybe you’re not the person that you necessarily thought that you were. And you know that’s just the result of trauma and life circumstances.”
The singer spoke about self acceptance and taking a hard look at oneself in the mirror. He said that religion had played an important part in his life, positively impacting it.
“Obviously I’ve been so just very public about my faith journey and how my relationship with Jesus has helped me to just, you know, not be so hard on myself.”
“Just the idea that I’m forgiven and that he’s walking me through this journey and day by day, I get to just get better and better and not be too hard on myself.”
Aside from working on his marriage, Bieber is also cutting his next album revealing that the record is “almost done” and “sounds really good” crediting this to the fact that John Mayer has a guitar solo.
Bieber said that the guitar solo was simply “wicked” and that Mayer was someone who he had looked up to for a long time.
“…It was mind blowing to see him actually operate his gift like that, being able to see it first-hand, because like he is on another level. It’s insane.”
Bieber feels that the collaborative aspect of music making is of the utmost importance. “For me, I was embraced by the older generation,” he explained.
“And it’s so funny because I’m becoming a little bit of the older generation – not old, but there’s a new generation that’s coming before me, or after me now. And it took for me to be in this position those people that embraced me. So the Kid Larois of the world and these new artists, like for me, it’s fulfilling to be able to embrace these young cats and help their music out there because I know what it’s like to have this vision and want people to hear your music.”
Bieber’s album Justice marked his eighth number one Billboard 200 albums chart. The album got him eight Grammy nominations at the 2022 ceremony, including album of the year and best pop vocal.