From Belieber to Believer

From Belieber to Believer Justin Bieber and his wife, Hailey Baldwin.

While many Hollywood celebrities are known for having liberal sexual lifestyles, popstar Justin Bieber has revealed that he remained celibate for a year prior to his 2018 marriage with model Hailey Baldwin, for religious reasons.

Speaking with Vogue about his relationship with his now-wife, Bieber confessed to giving up sex for a year, and admitted that he had a “legitimate problem” with premarital sex.

The megastar added that Christian teaching on sexuality shouldn’t be misconstrued as just “rules”, as living it faithfully out is a means to liberation.

“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,” Bieber said.

The singer, who has sold an estimated 140 million records, also said that many people rely on pre-marital sex as a source of perceived self-worth, and going against the current wants to “rededicate” his body to God.

“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 behaviour.”