Before announcing baby no. 1 in May 2024,  Justin and Hailey Bieber have spoken about wanting to have kids together multiple times since they were married in 2018. Keep reading for everything they’ve said.

The “One Time” crooner addressed why his wife wanted to wait to get pregnant during a December 2020 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “There’s not really an issue, but I think Hailey still has some things she wants to accomplish as a woman,” Justin explained at the time. “And I think she just is not ready yet, and I think that’s OK.”

As for how many babies the couple hopes to have? Justin shared that Hailey “wants to have a few,” while he wants “to have as many as Hailey is willing to push out.”

“I’d love to have myself a little tribe,” the Canada native explained. “It’s her body and whatever she wants to do.”

The singer and model officially tied the knot in September 2018, holding a bigger ceremony one year later to celebrate their first anniversary. “No babies for at least a couple of years,” Hailey told Vogue in the couple’s February 2019 joint cover story.

“Hailey is super focused on her career right now and isn’t in a rush to have kids,” a source told Entertainment Tonight in May 2021. “Of course, they have talked about their future and building a family together someday, but both of them are busy with work right now and Hailey really wants to build up her YouTube channel. The two of them are very supportive of each other.”

Additionally, the pair made it clear that they “didn’t make any babies” during 2020’s coronavirus quarantine.

“Honestly, I really do think we’ve enjoyed this time. Even through the quarantine, we’re still pretty newly married. We’ve just been … getting to know each other deeper,” Hailey shared during PaleyFest L.A. in August 2020. “We’ve been having a really fun summer, regardless of everything that’s been going on.”

Prior to their baby announcement in May 2024, they’ve definitely talked a lot about welcoming a baby when the time’s right. Scroll through our gallery for the couple’s honest quotes about having children. 

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