Model and media personality Hailey Bieber recently took to YouTube to talk about the difficulty of maintaining faith in the celebrity circles she moves in.
Married to pop-superstar Justin Bieber, Ms Bieber said we “work in this industry where I feel like a lot of the time people misunderstand God and believing in Jesus and sometimes it can be difficult to be in this industry, believing what we believe in”.
Speaking on her A Conversation With show, Ms Bieber said that people ask her what the “biggest thing” is in their relationship, to which she responds “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.”
She said she doesn’t credit herself with changing anyone’s mind about God in America’s celebrity culture, referring the credit to God instead.
“I’m not the one that can do the persuading…it has to be God that persuades somebody’s heart to believe in what I believe,” she said.
The Biebers are one of America’s highest profile Christian couples, speaking openly of their faith and regularly attributing their relationship to their faith in Christ.
In an interview with Elle magazine, Ms Bieber said “Being able to share that with each other—to have that bond of faith and spirituality—is so [important] for us.
“It’s the most important part of our relationship, following Jesus together, being a part of the church community together. It’s everything.”
As she got older, it “got harder to follow church and the Bible” because it “felt very adult,” she said.
“I don’t want to sound wrong, but it was boring.”
However, finding some community at a church enabled her to “develop my own relationship to church and my own relationship with God, separate from being raised that way by my parents. That’s been a cool journey for me”.