Hailey Bieber calls Canada ‘home’ in new cover story with 'Elle'

Bieber also revealed who is getting her vote in the US election.
Published February 5, 2020 11:53 a.m. EST
Last Updated February 8, 2020 11:00 p.m. EST
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Hailey Bieber is on the March cover of Elle and opened up to the magazine about her faith, her marriage to Justin Bieber, her aspirations as a fashion designer, who she’s voting for in the upcoming US Presidential election, and what she considers home. Hint, it’s wherever her husband is, which is often Canada.The new interview covers the topics closest to Hailey’s heart, starting with her commitment to her faith. The model credits her upbringing in the church and her discovery of the more youth centric Hillsong Church during her teen years with giving her the solid foundation for her marriage with popstar Justin Bieber. “Being able to share that with each other—to have that bond of faith and spirituality—is so [critical] for us,” says Hailey of the couple’s commitment to Christ, adding that religion helped her parents weather her father Stephen Baldwin’s struggles with addiction. “It’s the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together. It’s everything.”Bieber says that she didn’t go through a typical rebellious phase during her teen years. “I think [my parents’] approach was, ‘Your dad had an issue with all things alcohol and drug related. And this is why you need to be really careful.’”
Hailey and Justin were first married in a courthouse ceremony in 2018 before celebrating with friends and family in a more traditional wedding in September 2019. The newlyweds have already endured hurdles in their union with Justin’s health. The singer was suffering from an undiagnosed case of Lyme disease for months while tabloid headlines called the singer’s sobriety into question. The couple put off their second wedding until Justin was once again healthy. “He was really sick,” says Hailey. “And it was hard because everybody from the outside was being super mean and judgmental, saying he looked like he was on drugs, saying how unhealthy he looked, when in truth, he was not healthy and we didn’t know why,” adding “It was months of me being a new wife trying to help him figure out what was wrong and what was going on.”[video_embed id='-1']RELATED: Hailey Bieber reveals she doesn’t ‘have it all together'[/video_embed]Moving from the personal to professional, Hailey, who began working as a model at 17, says that she has aspirations away from the camera as well. The BareMinerals ambassador revealed that she would like to start a skincare line and step into the world of fashion design, combining her love of high end items and streetwear. “I also want to create comfy athleisure. I love what Rihanna is doing. I think she’s incredible, and her line is great. I also love the Olsen twins. I’ve been a fan since the days of Passport to Paris. It’s the same kind of thing I want to do—make stuff for myself, and if people gravitate toward it, brilliant.”When Justin kicks off his Changes Tour in May, Hailey will hit the road with her husband and is likely looking forward to his stops in Ottawa, Quebec, Montreal and Toronto. In her #AskMeAnything video for Elle, Hailey said that she considers her home to be her home state of New York, as well as Canada and Los Angeles, where she and Bieber have houses. But even though the American model appreciates a good Double Double (with the old lid), she’s still involved in her country’s politics. “Go Bernie! That’s who I’m voting for,” says Hailey.
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