Hailey Bieber Opened Up About The Realities Of Marriage And Why Effort Should Be Put In On Both Sides

    "He's my best friend."

    Next month, Hailey and Justin Bieber will be celebrating their fourth wedding anniversary. And now, Hailey's opening up about the realities of marriage.

    Justin kissing Hailey on the cheek

    In a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, Hailey talked about the effort she and Justin put into their marriage, as well as the hardships they've faced so far.

    Hailey looks over her shoulder as she poses for a photo

    Ever since they tied the knot in September 2018, Hailey said Justin is always the person she's excited to come home to. She credits that feeling to the work they've put into their relationship.

    A closeup of Justin and Hailey at an event

    "And I feel like that’s because of the effort that’s been put in on both sides," Hailey told Harper's Bazaar. "At the end of the day, like, he’s my best friend, but it still does take a lot of work to make it work."

    "And then I know eventually, when kids come in the picture, that’s going to be a whole other season of navigating how to make that work.”

    She also talked about their recent health scares and how it gave new meaning to the vow, "For better or for worse." Back in April, Hailey revealed she was hospitalized in March for a transient ischemic attack, commonly known as a mini-stroke.

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    Hailey Bieber

    Following her recovery, her husband was diagnosed with a viral infection known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome. In June, he shared his diagnosis along with the devastating effects its had on his body, including paralysis of half his face.

    Hailey admitted you don't truly know the challenges that will come your way in a marriage until you're in one. But no matter what comes their way, they plan to figure them out together.

    Justin with his arm around Hailey on the Grammy's red carpet

    "I just think life is changing all the time," Hailey said. "Day to day, week to week, year to year. I think a perfect example of that is over the last six months, both of us have gone through very serious health issues."

    "You have to figure out how to deal with this shit as it comes, you know? There’s a reason they say, ‘for better or for worse.’ Like, that’s for real!”

    The couple kissing

    To learn more about Hailey, check out her full interview in Harper Bazaar's Icon issue, which hits newsstands on Aug. 30.