Justin Bieber has been struggling with feelings of guilt in the wake of ex Selena Gomez’s breakdown.
That continues, and a new report says that he believes that his newfound happiness and marriage are to blame for his ex’s downward spiral.
Poor Hailey, in the mean time, is trying her best to be supportive.
Earlier this month, shortly after news broke of Selena Gomez’s breakdown, the Biebs was photographed crying with his wife, Hailey.
HollywoodLife reports that now, even weeks later, Justin is still feeling guilty for Selena’s health crisis.
An insider says that Justin “won’t stop blaming himself for her breakdown.”
“Deep down,” the source says. “Justin knows she still has feelings for him.”
“And,” the insider continues, Justin fears “that his marriage to Hailey would’ve upset her.”
In reality, of course, Selena was undergoing treatment for an alarmingly low white blood cell count.
It appears that the treatments themselves and the strain of her ongoing health battle with lupus was too overwhelming.
But in Justin’s mind, this is all about him.
“Selena was Justin’s first love,” the source points out.
“And,” the insider continues. “Everyone can see that he still cares for her.”
Hailey Baldwin deserves better than this, folks.
As you can imagine, she has definitely noticed — and she’s even trying to be helpful.
“Hailey is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet,” the source says.
That is totally consistent with everything that we’ve heard. She is nothing like her father or uncles.
“And,” the insider continues, Hailey “is doing her best to support Justin.”
“But the whole Selena situation is putting a strain on their marriage,” the source admits.
We can imagine so.
The good news is that Justin and Hailey are taking steps to make sure that their marriage is off to a healthy start.
The two of them have reportedly entered some form of couple’s counseling.
“Justin and Hailey want to ensure that they deal with any hiccups like adults,” an insider explains.
The source says that they want to deal with things now “rather than letting them drag out and develop into something bigger.”
That is … astoundingly wise and healthy.
A lot of couples could benefit from doing the same.
Of course, in the mean time, some people are worried about Justin’s behavior.
Recently, he was out and about barefoot and wearing a bathrobe. That’s normal for a college student but a little odd from an adult celebrity.
Justin, a source says, “has been acting bizarrely.”
“His friends are begging him to get help,” the insider reports.
Some worry that Justin may fall back on old habits — from bad behavior to substance abuse.
We think that those concerns may be a little premature.
It’s funny — though not in a way that makes you laugh — that Hailey and Justin are in this situation because of Justin’s ex’s health.
As soon as these two became engaged, they were immediately compared to Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s engagement.
Well, Ariana and Pete fell apart, and it was Ariana’s ex’s fatal overdose that is said to have ultimately broken them up.
Now, Justin and Hailey are having their newly wedded bliss strained by Justin’s ex’s health.
Will their relationship survive? And, if Justin is really this hung up on Selena, should their relationship survive?