“I could hear everyone screaming and again I think there’s a certain part of you that has a numbness [to it]. I was really surprised,” she tells Cooper of her experience at the Met.
In the same interview, she addresses the years-long speculation that Justin was still in a relationship with his ex when he and Hailey got together. “I can say, period, point blank, I was never with him when he was in a relationship with anybody—that’s the end of it,” she says of the pair’s relationship timeline.
Justin stirs up pregnancy talk when he says 2021 is the year the couple will start “trying,” even though Hailey’s already had to deal with these rumors for years.
After usually denying reports of tension and other issues, Hailey admits that she did previously reach a “breaking point” in her relationship with Justin. “I remember I called [my mom] a few different times, one particular time [when] we were in Brooklyn and I was calling her, crying, and I was like, ‘I just can’t do it,’” the model says in an episode of the In Good Faith With Chelsea & Judah Smith podcast. “But I also just think I was in it. I made a decision. I know for a fact that I’ve loved this person for a very long time and now would not be the time to give up on him. I just wouldn’t do that to him.”
“Imagine abandoning somebody in the middle of the worst time of their life, potentially,” Hailey says. “It was really hard…. There were days where I literally was like, ‘I don’t know if he’s going to be okay.’ Something really deep down inside of me was like, ‘He’s going to be through it.’ I just didn’t know how long it was going to take.”
On her birthday, Justin writes a super-dramatic Instagram post as a tribute to his wife. The gushy caption accompanies a handful of selfies of the pair.
Hailey is rushed to the hospital after suffering a “mini-stroke” due to a blood clot in her brain. Thankfully, her body was able to process the clot on its own and she fully recovered. “Although this was definitely one of the scariest moments I’ve ever been through, I’m home now and doing well and I’m so grateful and thankful to all the amazing doctors and nurses that took care of me! Thank you to everyone who has reached out with well wishes and concern and for the support and love,” the model shares.
At a concert a week later, Justin reflects on Hailey’s health scare, telling his audience, “She’s okay, she’s good, she’s strong. But it’s been scary, you know, like, it’s been really scary. But I know for a fact that God has her in the palms of his hands, and that’s a good thing.”
The couple attend the 2022 Grammy Awards, where Justin is performing. After sharing photos of her look on social media, Hailey once again confronts rumors that she’s expecting. “I’m not pregnant leave me alone,” she writes in a comment on an Instagram post speculating about her “baby bump,” per Harper’s Bazaar.