Hailey Bieber is describing for the first time how her husband, Justin Bieber, “closed a chapter” with his ex Selena Gomez before their marriage.
The model broke down the “timeline” of her July 2018 engagement to the singer — which came on the heels of his brief reunion with Gomez — on the Wednesday episode of Alexandra Cooper’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
The former “Drop the Mic” host said that she “period point blank … was never in a relationship with him when he was with anybody.”
Hailey, 25, went on to clarify that she never “stole” the 30-year-old “Wizards of Waverly Place” alum from Justin, saying that’s “not [her] character to mess with someone’s relationship.”
The former ballerina explained that before her partner got down on one knee, he had “closed a chapter” with Gomez.
“I think it was the best thing that could have happened for him to move on and be engaged and get married and move on with his life in that way,” Hailey explained. “I know what was going on when we got back together and I know what had to happen for that to come back together in a healthy way.”
She praised the 28-year-old’s “mature, healthy decision,” calling it “respectful to” her.
“I would never want to get into a relationship and get engaged and be married to them and think in the back of my mind, ‘I wonder if that was really, like, closed for you,’” Hailey added. “I know for a fact that we were able to get back together was because it was very much completely closed.”
The Rhode skincare creator, who married Justin in September 2018, noted that they are “so far moved on from any type of drama” with the actress.
“I don’t want to stir anything up or bring anything up,” she said. “[Fans] wish he ended up with someone else and that’s fine. You can wish that all you want, but that’s just not the case.”
Hailey asked, “If we have moved on, why can’t you?”
She was first romantically linked to Justin in December 2015 when the “Baby” singer and Gomez were broken up.
The on-again, off-again couple split in 2016, and Justin moved on with Sofia Richie.
Following their courthouse wedding three months later, the duo wed again in front of family and friends in September 2019 in South Carolina.
Hailey has clapped back at those against her marriage multiple times in the past, telling haters in April to “leave [her] alone.”
“Enough time has gone by,” she said at the time. “I’m minding my business. I don’t do anything, I don’t say anything.”
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