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Justin & Hailey Bieber’s Secret Reality Show Is Definitely Not ‘Britney & Kevin: Chaotic’

There are a few bleeps, but a lot of peace.


With little else to do in lockdown, Justin and Hailey Bieber have spent their time filming a secret reality show. News of the very existence of the project was only made public when the first episode was uploaded to Facebook Watch today at noon. With GoPro cameras stationed around the Bieber manor, the show purports to give unprecedented access into the couple’s marriage. Of course, when we think of a high-profile pop star relationship, cinéma vérité reality shows, and intimate self-shot footage, we can’t help but think of one thing: the cultural relic that is Britney & Kevin: Chaotic.

The hastily produced 2005 UPN series chronicled the early days of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s brief marriage, relying heavily on their own self-shot home footage. In the times before Instagram Live, the very idea was considered scandalous in and of itself. Though, the show’s popularity quickly waned throughout its run.

There’s precisely zero chaos to be found in the first episode of The Biebers on Watch. In fact, Justin remarks at least twice in the nine minute clip how “peaceful” everything is.

The pair heads out to the lake behind their home in a blue row boat, its seats covered in Drew House stickers, and discuss the first fish Justin ever caught and their lives as a young Christian married couple.

Justin notes that he’s realized through marriage he had issues with jealousy and insecurity to work through. The duo also talks about the break in their relationship, and their eventual whirlwind reunion. Hailey says while she dated a bit, she never tried to fully replace Bieber and had hoped for a reunion.

There are a few moments of intrigue. Hailey talks about how, during the break, she started to hear that Justin had done serious work on self improvement through mutual friends.

“They told me you were working on yourself, and doing really well, and they had been really impressed by how you were living your life, and you were trying to keep to yourself,” she says.

“You weren’t on any, if I’m allowed to say this, you weren’t on any [censored] anymore,” she says. Apparently, she wasn’t quite allowed to say this.

She also talks about dealing with social media commenters reminding her Bieber had dated other girls. We’re sure some thirsty websites will turn this into “Hailey Talks About Selena” headlines, but ultimately Hailey says she’s able to forgive Justin, because we’ve all been forgiven by Jesus in the first place.

“Will you remember that for the rest of your life?” Justin asks Hailey when they’re back on land. She nods affirmatively. We’re not completely sure we can say the same, but if you want to watch 10 minutes of the Biebers in a boat, we’ve all certainly got the time.

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Celebrity Couples Before They Were Couples, From Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin to J.Lo and A-Rod

Yes, even before they were engaged, Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber have had remarkably similar hair. The pair has, after all, as they’ve repeatedly stated, been longtime friends, as evidenced here in this photo of them with Hailey’s dad, Stephen Baldwin, on the red carpet of the Times Square premiere of Bieber’s 3D film Never Say Never in 2011.

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Before showcasing their love for each other via many tattoos and Pete-emblazoned sweatshirts, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, who of course are now engaged, first met when Grande appeared at Davidson’s workplace, Saturday Night Live, and made a joke about them smoking crack.

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At the time of this meeting Lopez was with Marc Anthony, but it’s only fitting given that more than a decade later, J.Lo would move on from her then-husband to the much more fittingly named A-Rod, both seen here at a Yankees game in 2005. Their relationship started off with a bang late last year, when they had to evacuate the restaurant during their first date.

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Before Instagram, their family’s platform of choice, was even invented, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen met when it came time for Legend to film the music video for his 2006 song “Stereo,” which starred a nearly naked (and at times animated) Teigen.

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Feast your eyes upon Kim Kardashian with bangs—as well as her sister Kourtney and, of course, Kanye West, at a get-together all the way back in 2008. The pair looks a world away from the Kimye they are today—and even the Kimye they were when they first began, seeing as early on, Kanye transformed Kim’s grin into tears by throwing away 250 pairs of her bangs-era shoes.

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Back in 1991, there was no Victoria Beckham. Instead, there was a Victoria Adams, aka Posh Spice, who hung out with David Beckham and Elton John on red carpets, before marrying the soccer star later that decade, in 1999.

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Long before they married in 2015, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were red carpet pals and costars on That ’70s Show, beginning when Kutcher was 20 and Kunis was just 14.

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Pete and Ariana’s union is a bit less surprising when you consider that back in 2002, the power couple-to-be Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles also stood side by side on SNL‘s stage. (Technically, they began dating a bit earlier, when Beyoncé was 19, but they had a phone-only relationship for the first year and a half.)

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are perhaps one of the only couples who can say their relationship began backstage at the VH1 Awards, which is exactly where they first met in 2004. Making it official, though, took a bit of waiting: They didn’t marry until 2010, after the California Supreme Court ruled that the ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional (and after de Rossi had split up with the director Francesca Gregorini, whom she’d been dating when she and DeGeneres first met.)

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The Olsen twins may be the first to catch your eye, but this photo primarily documents the early, 2005-era spark between Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem, who’d go on to marry in 2010.

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In 2007, Salma Hayek announced that she was both pregnant and engaged to the French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault. They wed on Valentine’s Day in 2009—and again that April, this time in Venice—and Hayek hasn’t stopped making Fashion Week front row appearances since.

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Ryan Reynolds was still married to Scarlett Johansson when he and his Green Lantern costar Blake Lively appeared at Comic-Con in 2010. Two years later, a then-divorced Reynolds in turn made things official with Lively, who, in addition to giving birth to two children, has made a point to troll him ever since.

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Back when she was still making a name for herself as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in 1997, Sarah Michelle Gellar starred in first-ever major movie: I Know What You Did Last Summer—and just so happened to meet Freddie Prinze Jr., her then-costar who, in 2002, would go on to become her husband.

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Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, one of this year’s most surprising couples, came to be after they met at the 2017 Met Gala, which saw Ralph Lauren, whose designs they each wore, pair them up. Fast forward to just over a year later, and suddenly they’ve become attached at the hip. They’ve wasted no time with their relationship, which they struck up less than two months ago; both Jonas and Chopra has already met the other’s family.

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