Hailey Bieber has been through her fair share of drama with Selena Gomez, and while the women have seemingly called a truce, and have even been photographed together having a laugh, the supposed tension between the two has still been weighing heavy on the supermodel and Rhode skincare entrepreneur.
With her recent claims of Selena Gomez fans (aka Selenators) bullying her in mind, the wife of popstar Justin Bieber has gone on record saying that the pain and anguish has affected her wish to have children with the “Peaches” singer.
"I literally cry about this all the time!" she told The Sunday Times, going on to reference all of the online drama and trolling she’s experienced, noting that she wouldn’t want that for her child.
"I want kids so bad but I get scared. It’s enough that people say things about my husband or my friends. I can’t imagine having to confront people saying things about a child."
She then added, “We can only do the best we can to raise them. As long as they feel loved and safe."
This is a bit of an about-face for the model and entrepreneur, who in the past has gushed about her wish to have children without reservation. In 2018, Hailey told Vogue Arabia, "I love kids and I can’t wait to have my own. I would say that now, that’s a closer reality, but definitely not anytime soon."
This change of heart for Hailey and the “Monster” singer comes after a tumultuous early 2023 for her, as she dealt with the fallout of claims from Gomez fans that she had been bullying the “Lose You To Love Me” singer. Gomez, who is Justin’s ex-girlfriend, had to step in to ask her voracious fans to leave Hailey alone.
In March, Gomez wrote in her Instagram Stories, "Hailey Bieber reached out to me and let me know that she has been receiving death threats and such hateful negativity. This isn't what I stand for. No one should have to experience hate or bullying. I've always advocated for kindness and really want this all to stop."
After this, Hailey posted an Instagram Story of her own, thanking Gomez for her kind words. "I want to thank Selena for speaking out, as her and I have been discussing the last few weeks how to move past this ongoing narrative between her and I. The last few weeks have been very hard for everyone involved and millions of people are seeing so much hate around this which is extremely harmful.”
"While social media is an incredible way to connect and built community, moments like this only create extreme division instead of bringing people together," she continued.
"Things can always be taken out of context or construed differently than they were intended. We all need to be more thoughtful about what we post and what we say, including myself. In the end, I believe love will always be bigger than hate and negativity, and there is always an opportunity to meet each other with more empathy and compassion."
In April, it seems that Hailey was still struggling because she took to her Instagram Stories to let her followers know that she's been struggling in an incredibly candid way.
"I like to make jokes about how I feel because sometimes it's easier than admitting I'm having a hard time," the model wrote. "But truthfully, since 2023 started, I have had some of the saddest, hardest moments I've ever had in my adult life, and my mind and emotions have been fragile, to say the least," Hailey told fans that she wrote the post, in part, to make them feel like they're not alone.
Hailey followed her first post with a second to further hammer her point home. "That being said, let's keep being there for one another. Let's be there for loved ones and friends and family and strangers," she shared.
To conclude, Hailey encouraged her fans to "just be there for people" since everyone is better when they're together.