Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber attend the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Justin and Hailey Bieber haven’t been shy about sharing the struggles in their relationship and in a new interview, Justin, 28, has opened up about his initial outlook on his marriage to his wife. The couple wed in 2018, and since that time, they have often taken to interviews to share intimate details about their love life.

During a new interview, Bieber revealed that when he went into his marriage, he believed that it would be the solution to life’s issues.

“It’s a journey. I remember when I first got married, I hit a little bit of an emotional breakdown because I thought marriage was going to fix all my problems and it didn’t,” Bieber said. “It just kind of was a reflection of like, man, you’re a bit of a hypocrite man.”

“You want your wife to do something that you’re not doing and it’s like, it’s hard sometimes to look in the mirror and really have to realize, man, maybe you’re not the person that you necessarily thought that you were,” he added. “And that’s just a result of trauma and life circumstances, but for me obviously, I’ve been super public about my faith journey and how my relationship with Jesus has helped me to just not be so hard on myself. Just the idea that I’m forgiven and that he’s walking me through this journey and day by day I get to just get better and better and not be too hard on myself.”