Justin Bieber Confesses to Yearlong Celibacy Before Marriage

By Sarah Le, Epoch Times
February 9, 2019 Updated: February 9, 2019

Singer Justin Bieber has confessed to committing to more than a year of self-imposed celibacy before marrying model and television presenter Hailey Baldwin in 2018.

The couple confirmed that they married in secret last year, a few months after entertainment media outlets reported the pair had obtained a marriage license in September.

In an interview with Vogue published on Feb. 7, Bieber said he made the decision to give up sex to “rededicate myself to God.”

“I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior,” he told the magazine.

Bieber admitted that before he reconnected with his soon-to-be wife last summer, he had “a legitimate problem with sex.” It was an addiction and a source of suffering, not joy.

He then decided to focus on his spiritual health and dedicate himself to a higher standard.

“[God] doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff,” Justin said. “He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain. I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that.”

The Commitment

While some people wondered if the Biebers rushed into getting married because they were expecting a baby, the couple said that was not true. Bieber said he was simply 100 percent certain he had found his future wife.

“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her, and how much of a positive impact she made on my life. I was like, Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for,” he told Vogue.

The couple had also dated a few years back and endured a bad breakup but the strongest part of bringing the couple back together was their faith, Hailey said. In June, they spent some time together at a church conference in Miami.

“The common denominator, I promise you, is always church. By then we were past the drama. I just gave him a hug. By the end of the conference, he was like, ‘We’re not going to be friends.’ I was like, ‘We’re not?'”

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Soon, Justin and Hailey were engaged and spotted surreptitiously visiting the Marriage Bureau in New York City.

Honoring the Plan

In January in a viral Instagram post, Hailey hinted at the fact that although life may be difficult, it has a divine purpose and God “makes no mistakes.” She assured people that no matter how it looked, she has challenges just like any other person.

“I’m insecure, I’m fragile, I’m hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry,” she said.

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stepping into 2019 I want to be more open, I want to be more open about the things I struggle with, and be able to be more vulnerable. I’m a 22 years old, and the truth is no matter how amazing life may look from the outside I struggle… I’m insecure, I’m fragile, I’m hurting, I have fears, I have doubts, I have anxiety, I get sad, I get angry. I have had more days than I can count where I’ve found myself scrolling through Instagram comparing myself, comparing my looks, feeling like I’m not good enough feeling like I lack so many things and really struggling to be confident in who I am because I constantly feel like I’m just not good enough. Every single day is a confidence battle for me. I’m not writing this for a pity party or for sympathy but just to simply say, I’m a human.. I’m a young woman, I’m learning who I am and, it’s REALLY FREAKING HARD. It’s hard finding who you are, but what’s even harder is being picked apart and compared to other women while trying to do that. There are days that I’m simply broken because of it. It would be incredible if other young girls and women could find it in themselves to lift each other up, to stop making other women who are struggling JUST LIKE THEM, feel incompetent and less than. We ALL have flaws, and that will never change. What I do know is, God made us individuals for a reason, with our own beauty, our own personalities, and our own story because there’s a specific plan and purpose for each and every human created and he makes no mistakes!! So this year I’m gonna do my very best to just be ME and be confident with who I am. Cause I am enough, and I’m loved, and you are enough and you’re loved.

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“We ALL have flaws, and that will never change,” she continued. “What I do know is, God made us individuals for a reason, with our own beauty, our own personalities, and our own story because there’s a specific plan and purpose for each and every human created and he makes no mistakes!! So this year I’m gonna do my very best to just be ME and be confident with who I am. Cause I am enough, and I’m loved, and you are enough and you’re loved.”

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