Whatever you thought you knew about Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin‘s marriage is likely wrong. When the couple tied the knot after just a few short months as a couple, the rumors started flying — that they’d done it on a whim, that she was pregnant, that it was more about Selena Gomez than the two of them as a couple — but it turns out, the young newlyweds have taken this whole getting hitched thing super seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they even waiting for their wedding to consummate the relationship. According to the singer, he had a “legitimate problem with sex,” and before he and the model made things official, he’d been celibate for over a year. Watch the video above to see what he revealed and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Walking

In a new interview with Vogue, the couple opened up about their relationship, admitting that things behind the scenes can be difficult, though worth it. And one of the struggles they’ve had to overcome was Justin’s struggles with sex, battling it like his previous addictions. According to the magazine the “What Do You Mean?” crooner sat down with, sex had become his “remaining vice, an addiction that had long ceased to provide him any pleasure.” In reaction, he had sworn off it, in part for religious reasons. “[God] doesn’t ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff,” Justin said. “He’s like, I’m trying to protect you from hurt and pain.”

For him, it had become a complicated issue. “I think sex can cause a lot of pain,” he continued. “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 behavior.”

Sure, he wanted to have sex with his now-wife — and that want definitely sped up their timeline when it came to deciding to just get married at a courthouse rather than waiting for a big wedding — but the whole thing was bigger than that. “When I saw her last June, I just forgot how much I loved her and how much I missed her and how much of a positive impact she made on my life,” said Biebs. “I was like, ‘Holy cow, this is what I’ve been looking for.'”

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