Bieber may seem to be living a charmed life, but he admits that looks can be deceiving. He revealed, "It might seem awesome from the outside, but I'm struggling… Certain things broke my trust with people… I felt like people were judging me all the time. I came out alive. I came out swinging. But I was close to letting [fame] completely destroy me."
Last month, Bieber was photographed nude during a vacation in Bora Bora, and he struggled with the aftermath after the photos surfaced online. The nude photos broke the Internet — even his father slyly commented on them. Bieber said about the pics, "I do feel the photo was an invasion of my privacy. I felt super violated. My dad made light of it, but I don't think that's sick and twisted. It was funny. Dads are going to be dads."
Over the years, Justin has also faced the scrutiny for his on-again-off-again relationship with his ex Selena Gomez, however, he still only has wonderful things to say about her. He gushed, "I'm proud of the woman she is today… When you love someone that much, even if something comes between you, it's a love that never really dies."
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