Justin Bieber is going through some stuff. For months now, he’s been very open about his process – he’s been going through therapy, he’s been taking a lot of time away from music and that lifestyle. He’s spending a lot of time with his new wife Hailey Baldwin, and they’ve been going to therapy together. I think Justin has sought a mix of mental health options: he’s doing talk therapy, he’s trying more Eastern spa/holistic medicine type options, and he’s also getting counseling from religious peeps. All in all, Justin is trying to do the work to make himself a mentally healthy person. And that means he doesn’t have a lot of time to work on music. He posted this to his Instagram last night:
So I read a lot of messages saying you want an album .. I’ve toured my whole teenage life, and early 20s, I realized and as you guys probably saw I was unhappy last tour and I don’t deserve that and you don’t deserve that, you pay money to come and have a lively energetic fun light concert and I was unable emotionally to give you that near the end of the tour. I have been looking, seeking, trial and error as most of us do, I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep rooted issues that I have as most of us have, so that I don’t fall apart, so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be. Music is very important to me but Nothing comes before my family and my health. I will come with a kick ass album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable…. the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so. 👑 but I will come with a vengeance believe that.. (grammar and punctuation will be terrible pretend it’s a text where u just don’t care).
“…So that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be…” Are we getting a pregnancy announcement? Or is he speaking as someone who looks forward to fatherhood further down the line? I don’t know. What I will say is that… I don’t hate that Justin is making his marriage a priority right now. Like, I think there are problems with the idea of “I want to get better for Hailey,” because I believe that he should want to get better for himself. But I think he feels that way too – he’s doing all this because he’s learning to make his own mental health a priority AND to be better for Hailey.
Here’s a photo of Hailey this week, out and about with Justin’s mother. Look at the way Hailey is touching her stomach… what do you think, peeps? I think Baby Bieber might be happening.
Photos courtesy of Backgrid.