Vogue has chosen Justin and Hailey Bieber to grace the cover of its March 2019 issue. In addition to a spread by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, the issue features an interview with the Biebers as they discuss their relationship trials.
Justin is pictured wearing Dior shorts on the cover of Vogue March 2019, while Hailey dons a Prada dress and Tiffany & Co. earrings. Elsewhere, Justin sports styles from Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, and Stella McCartney, with Hailey rocking Dolce & Gabbana and Stella McCartney, among other designer pieces.
The issue also finds Justin and Hailey delving into their marriage, after tying the knot in September, following a 12-week romance. The couple has known each other for years, however, and they have been virtually inseparable since getting married.
While speaking with Rob Haskell for Vogue, the Biebers touch on everything from communication to cohabitating, including this very intimate detail: “Justin admits that while a desire finally to have sex was one reason they sped to the courthouse, it was not the only reason.”
In addition to that revealing info, we’ve highlighted some of the key excerpts from the interview below.
Justin on his difficulty trusting people:
“It’s been so hard for me to trust people, I’ve struggled with the feeling that people are using me or aren’t really there for me, and that writers are looking to get something out of me and then use it against me. One of the big things for me is trusting myself.”
Justin on religion:
“I wouldn’t consider myself religious, that confuses a lot of people because they’re like, well you go to church. I believe in the story of Jesus–that’s the simplicity of what I believe. But I don’t believe in all the religious elitism and pretentiousness… I get sensitive when religion comes up because it’s been so hurtful to a lot of people. I don’t want to be thought of as someone who stands for any of the injustice that religion has done and does do.”
Justin on not having sex in order to feel closer to God:
“He doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff. He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain. I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don’t feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that. I wanted to rededicate myself to God in that way because I really felt it was better for the condition of my soul. And I believe that God blessed me with Hailey as a result. There are perks. You get rewarded for good behavior.”
Justin on a rushed wedding at the courthouse:
“When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life. I was like, Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.”
Hailey on navigating being a newlywed:
“It’s just that I’m fighting to do this the right way, to build a healthy relationship. I want people to know that. We’re coming from a really genuine place. But we’re two young people who are learning as we go. I’m not going to sit here and lie and say it’s all a magical fantasy. It’s always going to be hard.”
Justin’s stylist and road manager, Ryan Good, on the relationship:
“Justin is someone who cares too much… That care, is what makes Justin a great performer. He can really feel the mood of a crowd. But in his world, where there’s so much take-take-take, it’s hard for him to feel safe. Hailey is this force of calm. She is level.”
For Vogue‘s entire interview with Justin and Hailey Bieber, follow here.
Vogue‘s March 2019 issue hits newsstands in New York and Los Angeles February 12, and nationwide February 19.