Life hasn't been plain sailing for Justin Bieber recently, especially in the wake of his recent announcement that he intends to take a step back from music to focus on "deep rooted issues". Even so, the singer made clear that he isn't going to sit quietly if anyone dares to attack his marriage.
After an Instagram troll questioned his relationship with new wife Hailey Baldwin, and even suggested that he was still in love with his former girlfriend Selena Gomez, the singer launched a furious defence of his relationship. And safe to say, he did not come to play.
The 25-year-old pop star unleashed a tirade after one follower by the name of @jaileyisjoke wrote an accusatory comment on a photo of Hailey: "You are NOT in love with Hailey! You only married her to get back at SG [Selena Gomez] plus Hailey sleeps with men like @shawnmendes for fame and she's a racist @wflig."
Naturally, the singer leapt to his wife's defence, shutting down the troll with a lengthy clapback.
“ur immature the fact that you have an account dedicated to dissing my wife and I is absolutely absurd why would I dedicate my whole life to someone in marriage to get back at my ex, anyone who believes this is mean spirited or 10 years old or younger because a logical person doesn‘t talk or think this way u should be ashamed of yourself really,” he commented at first.
The singer then took a moment to address the barrage of hateful abuse that the couple have received, admitting that although Selena still holds a place in his heart, he is "head over heels" in love with his new wife.
"I absolutely loved and love Selena she will always hold a place in my heart, but I am head over heals in love with my wife and she is absolutely the BEST THING that has ever happened to me period. The fact that you want to spend your day dedicating yourself to hate says a lot about you, and if this was some sick ploy to get my attention U to get are wrong on so many levels I’ve seen multiple people say things like this and will never respond again to a message like this because I don’t like to even give it my energy but this is a reply to all the immature sick people who send Hailey hurtful messages like ‘he always goes back to Selena’ or ‘Selena is better for him’ YOU HAVE NO IDEA MY LIFE AND WHAts good for me!!"
The singer then posted a screenshot of the heated exchange on his Instagram Stories along with the caption: "Stop sending hailey and I these messages if you love me screenshot this and repost everywhere," prompting his loyal army of Beliebers to jump to his defence online.
The couple became engaged in the summer of 2018 and legally married in September, although a wedding ceremony is still being planned for a later date.
At the start of the year, Hailey's dad Stephen Baldwin to TMZ that the loved-up couple are looking forward to starting a family, especially now that Justin is taking a step back from music to focus on family life.
“He knows what he wants and he's now taken care of that, and pursuing the vision and the dreams that he has for himself, to have his own family etc," the actor said about his son-in-law.
“We're blessed and we're praying and we're excited. His whole career he has given; so now he's taking this time to kind of take some time for himself, and that's important too in one's growth.”
Back in September, the newly-weds postponed their main ceremony for the second time, after tying the knot in a registry office in New York.
“It takes a lot to coordinate what they're doing, and a lot of moving parts as you can imagine on both sides for families," he added. "I'm not sure where it's all going to land but it's all coming together nicely".
After their nuptials last September, the pair were quick to showing off their new marital status online.
Hours after Justin hailed Hailey his 'wife' on Instagram, Hailey changed her name to 'Hailey Bieber' on the social media site. This is proof enough for us, people.
And it seems it's business as usual for the newlyweds after Hailey took to Instagram to share these adorable videos of her singing along to Justin's Christmas albums.
Hailey was seen with a cute reindeer filter belting out the lyrics "Your lips on my lips, that's a merry merry Christmas" from Mistletoe and it's left us feeling festive AF.
While the engagement took us by surprise, this marriage has shocked us even more but we're SO happy for them and how happy they make each other. Proving they're absolute couple goals, a recent romantic show from the pair came when Justin decided to serenade Hailey outside of Buckingham Palace... Casual!
After Hailey's London Fashion Week visit, the pair did some sightseeing but rather than go incognito, they treated fans to a very public romantic display. Opening up his guitar case, Bieber serenaded the 21-year-old model and we've got chills...
To confirm the pair's engagement, Biebs shared an adorable snap of himself and Hailey with the most epic caption - and prepare to feel all the emotions when you read it in full...
Dubbing Hailey 'the love of his life', Justin said he'd be committed to spending his life 'getting to know every single part of her', and loving her patiently and kindly. All the feels.
Justin popped the question on a romantic trip to the Bahamas this weekend. According to TMZ, Justin's security told restaurant goers to put their phones away as 'something special was about to happen' before Bieber popped the question.
Hailey also shared a sweet sentiment on Twitter.
Needless to say, the ring is a complete showstopper (we've seen it in real life). Just look at that sparkle! We'd expect nothing less from Biebs, naturally.
A source told People at the time of the announcement: "It's kind of a surprise, but kind of not. Justin has been extremely happy these past few weeks. He has known Hailey for a long time. This might seem sudden, but they know each other very well."
Now we're not ones to gossip, but we're all wondering how the hell do the pair's exes, Selena Gomez, and Shawn Mendes, feel about it all...
A source told : "Selena was surprised an engagement happened this quickly but not surprised Justin would do something like this knowing who he is. At the end of the day though she doesn't really care.
"Selena is totally over him. She had tried again to make it work that last time and it didn't work out.
"Selena is definitely on a different path right now and in a much better place since Justin is out of the picture. Mentally, she is done with him. She isn't focused on dating as much as she's just really focusing on herself. She's happy right now just spending time with her girlfriends and going to church."
We're happy to hear she's doing her.
Shawn, who Hailey was linked to earlier this year when the pair attended the MET Gala together, has also broken his silence on the matter.
In an interview with Australian talk show, The Project, Shawn said, "I texted Hailey the day of, and I said congrats. That's what it is. I think everybody wants there to be more — there's not."
He also hailed Justin a "massive influence" on him. Cute.
After rekindling his romance with Selena Gomez in 2017, the Sorry singer seems to be really committing to the back-with-an-ex-trend after rebooting his relationship with ex-girlfriend, Hailey Baldwin.
Earlier in the year, a video surfaced on Instagram of Hailey getting cosy with Bieber at LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau, sending the internet into overdrive with rumours that the pair were an item once more.
Then, the What Do You Mean singer was photographed passionately kissing Baldwin while out and about in New York. Next, the pair were spotted indulging in some PDA in LA.
Bieber was photographed carrying the 21-year-old model around a film studio, where he was onset to film a new music for an upcoming collaboration with DJ Khaled.[ id="BkQdzg_gfZU"]
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The on-off pair dated from 2015 to 2016, with Bieber and former long-term girlfriend, Selena Gomez, giving their relationship a second chance in November 2017. Gomez and Bieber split again earlier this year and it seems that Hailey and Justin have been getting pretty close ever since.
Congrats, you guys!
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