For years, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez ruled Hollywood as its power couple, a pair of A-list celebrity teenagers who seemed to be on top of the world. Despite a topsy-turvy off-and-on relationship, they always seemed to get back together.
Eventually, they seemed to go their separate ways once again, but they didn’t get back together. Selena spent some time with The Weeknd and Justin got together with Hailey Baldwin.
While Selena and The Weeknd didn’t stick, Justin and Hailey got married quickly, which could seem odd to anybody. From the best anybody could tell, here’s why.
Why Did Justin Marry Hailey And Not Selena?
1. Justin Thought Hailey Would ‘Fix Him’
In May 2022, Justin revealed in an interview that he had suffered an emotional breakdown after his marriage. He claims this was because it wouldn’t fix his problems as he had expected.
If Justin had problems that he thought would be fixed by marriage, then obviously a marriage was on his agenda- and Hailey was right there.
This is something of a toxic attitude to have, and thankfully, Justin did not seem to hang on to it- he mentions realizing that his actions are hypocritical and striving to change his ways and his attitude on marriage.
Good for you, Justin. It’s always a good thing to keep your mind open and recognize the way you influence the world and the people around you.
2. Justin Was Not Dating Selena
Justin was not dating Selena, so how would he marry her? Sure, more bizarre things have happened in Hollywood, but for these two living, breathing people, the relationship was over.
However, Justin was dating Hailey Baldwin at the time, and we all know how that turned out. She became Hailey Bieber, and the couple seemed very happy about it!
3. Justin And Selena Had Problems
There was a reason that Justin and Selena broke up and got back together so often. While not overtly public about their relationship, it was evident that the pair had issues.
While we can’t be sure exactly how many times the pair split up and reconciled, we know that the relationship happened over about eight years. That’s a lot of time to spend partially dating somebody!
With an on-again, off-again relationship of almost a decade being called quits, there are surely some issues between the two that haven’t been shared.
Of course, Justin and Selena have a right to privacy, so we may never hear anything further on their split. That won’t stop people from being curious, however.
4. Justin Loved Hailey
If you’ve heard Justin talk about Hailey, you’ll know he adores her.
Justin talks about his wife in a doting manner, and while he has admitted to needing to learn how marriage works, he seems to be up to the task.
Justin has mentioned finding it difficult to be faithful to Selena, which is the foundation for any successful relationship.
While he mentioned it was difficult with Hailey in the beginning he has said that it became far easier over time.
5. Hailey Is Good With Kids
Justin has been pretty open about wanting kids, and it seems Hailey is in the same boat as him.
Moreover, Justin recalls an occasion when he saw Hailey carrying a baby and looked at it tenderly. Later, he would mention in an interview that he felt he wanted the mother of his children to look at their child like that.
It seems that Justin and Hailey are not only compatible as spouses but as parents, which bodes well for their future children!
While we know that Selena does want kids, we also know that kids are not her current priority, so Justin likely wanted kids far sooner than Selena was comfortable with.
6. Hailey Loved Justin
It should go without saying that a married couple loves each other, but Justin revealed that Hailey loved Justin first.
He mentioned how it hurt her to see him with other people, and that he has felt closer to her than anybody else.
7. Selena Didn’t Want Marriage
Now, this is a little bit of hearsay, but the rumor mill has it that Selena didn’t want to marry Justin at the time.
As years of news stories could prove, Justin can sometimes be a bit immature, a streak that seems to have held up through to his current age.
The rumor says that Selena did not want to take care of Justin and thus refused marriage. As a woman focused on her career, she probably made the right move.
If Justin had expected marriage to fix his issues as he had indicated earlier, he had most likely thought marriage to Selena would have the same effect. It seems Selena disagreed!
Selena either believed she was in no place to fix Justin’s problems or just did not want to fix them. Selena does not believe she is responsible for his issues, as is her right!
Sorry, Beliebers! If Selena turned down Justin like that, it seems that this power couple won’t be getting back together.
Ultimately, Justin and Selena had to take their separate individual paths in life. As much as it can hurt to hear about, it’s unlikely they’ll ever get back together.
Justin and Hailey seem happy together, with Selena focusing on her life and career. With the many reasons Justin chose to marry Hailey instead of Selena, it seems to be a choice that he will stick with.