Speaking of one trying moment in the relationship, Baldwin said that she was crying and called her mother, Kennya Baldwin, a few times and said, “I just can’t do it. There’s no way that I’m going to be able to do this if it’s going to be like this forever.”
But Baldwin’s mom convinced her to wait things out and that “it’s going to pass.”
“And I just remember she was so calm on the phone, and she was like, ‘It’s going to pass, and you’re going to be fine, and he’s going to be healthy, and we’re here for you.”
Within the same podcast episode, Bieber said that he came to the understanding that he needed to heal to be in “a healthy, serious relationship.”
Directly addressing Baldwin in the interview, Justin said that while they got married, he had a lot of damage and hurt to sift through, but she’s witnessed his “heart through it all.”
“I could cry thinking about it, to be honest, “he added.
Bieber has been transparent about his depression. In 2019, he took to his Instagram to speak on his challenges.
“You start foreseeing the day through lenses of ‘dread’ and anticipate Another bad day. A cycle of feeling disappointment after disappointment. Sometimes he can even get to the point where you don’t even want to live anymore. Where you feel like it’s never going to change...I can fully sympathise with you,” he wrote, in part.
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