Hailey Bieber recently uploaded an interview to her YouTube channel. She carried the interview with Nigerian-American actress and comedian Yvonne Orji. She talked about her thoughts on dealing with judgmental comments about her faith.
Both actresses had a conversation about how to hold onto their religious beliefs while being in the Media and Entertainment industry.
Hailey has a Christian background. She confessed that she often reads comments on social media. She noted that some netizens can be very judgmental.
"I've met Christian people that are just super judgmental and made me feel like I'm a bad person because I don't live my life the way they think I should live my life," she told Yvonne. "And I felt weird about posting certain photos of myself or feeling like, ‘People in the church are gonna see this. Am I doing something wrong? Am I setting a bad example?'" said Hailey.
But, ultimately, she clarifies by saying, "And the reality is—no."
"They ask me all the time, ‘What would you say is the biggest thing in your relationship? You guys are really happy.' And I'm like, ‘It's our faith.' It's what we believe in. If we didn't have that, we wouldn't even be here. We wouldn't even be together."
Hailey credits faith for her strong relationship with her husband, Justin Bieber. In an interview with Elle in February 2020, she said, "We ended up being at this church conference together in Miami, and it was the first time we'd seen each other in a while."
"I remember we were hanging out and I was like, ‘Listen, I'm really, really happy for us to be friends again. I want us to always be cool and befriends,'" she recalled. "He was like, ‘Yeah, here's the thing: We're not going to be friends.' And I was like, ‘Oh. Is that so?'" she said
"Being able to share that with each other—to have that bond of faith and spirituality—is so [critical] for us," she continued. "It's the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together. It's everything," she further explained.
Although, the 24-year-old did admit that maintaining a healthy balance between holding onto her faith and being in show business is a pretty tough job. She shared, "Being in this industry and believing in what we believe in can be hard sometimes."