Hailey Bieber
PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 27: Hailey Bieber attends the Saint Laurent Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on September 27, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Even as Hailey Bieber celebrates four years married to Justin Bieber she has faced an onslaught of hate from Selena Gomez fans. A prime example is from the 2021 Met Gala when on the red carpet Jelena stans began chanting “Selena” to a visibly upset Hailey. In an episode of Call Her Daddy, the model settled rumours that she cheated with Justin before he split with Gomez in 2018, once and for all.

Podcast host Alexis Cooper quizzed Hailey about the “timeline” surrounding the split and her romantic involvement with the pop star. Without missing a beat Hailey responded to the cheating allegation, “No, not one time.”

“When him and I started hooking up, or anything of that sort, he was not in any relationship,” she said. “It’s not my character to mess with someone’s relationship, I was raised better than that.”

The model continued, “I understand how it looks from the outside, but that was a situation where I know for a fact that it was the right thing for them to close that door, but of course, there’s a very long history there and I respect that a lot. I don’t want to talk on either one of their behalf’s.”

The Rhode Beauty founder added how the Jelena hate affected her mental health and revealed it was “hurtful” for her husband as well. “A lot of the hate comes from like ‘oh you stole him’ and the fact that he wished he ended up with someone else. And that’s fine, you can wish that all you want, but it’s not the case.”

“There’s a certain numbness that you get,” she echoed. “It still happens to this day, if I was to go live right now, it would still be happening. You reach a point where you have to ignore it.”

“If we have moved on, why can’t you,” she said.

The podcast also details her response to her controversial engagement, how she deals with mental health struggles and how the marriage impacted her identity. You can listen to the full episode here.

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