- Hailey Baldwin opened up about why she and Justin Bieber didn't have their wedding ceremony right after getting legally married.
- She said planning a wedding amid Justin's health issues "didn't feel like the vibe."
- Justin was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin have been married for almost two years now, but when they first legally tied the knot, everyone wondered why they didn't have the wedding ceremony soon after. Instead of doing it all at once like couples traditionally do, Justin and Hailey waited a full year before hosting a celeb-filled ceremony in South Carolina. For a while, most thought it was because they were planning the perfect religious ceremony for God, but Hailey just opened up to Elle and said it was actually because Justin's health was in such a bad place, planning a wedding didn't feel right.
Justin was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, but at the time, they didn't know why he was so sick. Hailey told the magazine, "When we first got married, we were just figuring out our life together. I felt like putting a wedding in the middle of all of that would be really hectic and stressful."
She also added that the public's perception of Justin really weighed on them. "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," she shared. She went on to say, "It was months of me being a new wife trying to help him figure out what was wrong and what was going on. Now he’s perfectly healthy." But ultimately, for her at the time, "going through that and then trying to be like, ‘So where does our wedding fit into this?’ didn’t feel like the vibe at all.”
Justin also spoke about his recent diagnosis in his new YouTube documentary and said he's committed to getting healthier because "being the best me is gonna help me be the best husband, the best father, the best friend that I can possibly be."
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.