Hailey Bieber describes for the first time how her husband, Justin Bieber, “closed a chapter” with his ex Selena Gomez before their wedding.
The model broke the “timeline” of her July 2018 engagement to the singer — who came on the heels of his brief reunion with Gomez — on Wednesday’s episode of Alexandra Cooper’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast.
The former “Drop the Mic” host said she was “without point … never dated him when he was with anyone.”
Hailey, 25, went on to clarify that she never “stole” Justin’s 30-year-old “Wizards of Waverly Place” alum, saying that “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 the best thing that could have happened to him was to move on and be engaged and get married and move on with his life that way,” Hailey explained. “I know what was going on when we got back together and I know what needed to be done to get back together in a healthy way.”
She praised the 28-year-old’s “mature, healthy decision” and called it “respectful” of her.
“I would never want to get into a relationship and get engaged and marry them and think in the back of my mind, ‘I wonder if that was really, like, closed to you,'” Hailey added. “I’m sure we could get back together because it was pretty much completely closed.”
The skincare maker from Rhode, who married Justin in September 2018, noted that they have “no more drama so far” with the actress.
“I don’t want to stir anything up or bring up anything,” she said. “[Fans] wish he ended up with someone else and that’s fine. You can wish what you want, but that’s just not the case.”
Hailey asked, “If we’ve moved on, why not you?”
She was first romantically linked to Justin in December 2015 when the “Baby” singer and Gomez broke up.
The on-again, off-again couple broke up in 2016 and Justin moved on with Sofia Richie.
In November 2017, he was spotted on a bike ride with Gomez. In March of the following year, the reconciled exes called it quits and in June 2018 he reunited with Hailey.
After their courthouse three months later, the duo married again in front of family and friends in September 2019 in South Carolina.
Hailey has hit back at those who opposed her marriage several times in the past, telling haters in April to “leave” [her] alone.”
“Enough time has passed,” she said then. ‘I mind my business. I do nothing, I say nothing.”