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Hailey devoted twelve highly disciplined years to ballet. She was mostly homeschooled in suburban New York. She has never touched a drug, convinced of her genetic vulnerability to addiction.
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Her father had a severe problem with cocaine before she was born and has been sober for nearly 30 years. Friends describe her with words like secure , steady , and strong. The vibe is a house in the San Fernando Valley where everyone is welcome: corduroy, primary colors, grunge, and skater influences.
Justin loves hotel slippers. He can really feel the mood of a crowd.
Hailey is this force of calm. She is level. Hailey views her own temperament as requiring the corrective of his. He gets there immediately. I just feel like I care so much and I want things to be so good and I want people to like me. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. High fives and bro hugs ripple through the auditorium. Tonight Smith, in a raw denim jacket with a shearling collar and black skinny jeans, has crafted a sermon around Old and New Testament stories of pairs of brothers: Cain and Abel, the Prodigal Son. He weaves in the tale of a recent trip in which his ear-hair trimmer was mistaken for a vibrator by the TSA.
Justin, Hailey, and their friends listen intently from a dozen reserved seats in the first two rows, their giant parkas making cartoon silhouettes. Justin was raised by a single mother in small-town Ontario public housing, and he burst into fame at age thirteen when the man who would become his manager, Scooter Braun, discovered a group of YouTube videos that his mother had posted.
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Braun brought him to Atlanta, where he was introduced to Usher and given a new style and a new sound. He worshiped his mentors in hip-hop, absorbing their vernacular, singing about shorties before he knew what the word meant. At sixteen, he blindly believed the hype. I got very arrogant and cocky. I was wearing sunglasses inside. By , he had immolated the sugary, prepubescent teen idol.
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And within another year he was a train wreck. Oh, and there was the unfortunate capuchin monkey seized at customs in Germany. Justin would like to laugh at his teenage self, and indeed he seems torn between self-flagellation and a desire to give himself the break that few others were offering. But a lot of the stuff was like—me peeing in a bucket, people made such a big deal of that. Or me owning a monkey. You would get a monkey! He was abusing Xanax, which allowed him to somnambulate through a social life that never squared with his upbringing. My mom always said to treat women with respect.
For me that was always in my head while I was doing it, so I could never enjoy it. Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.
Smith had always been clear that he was there if Justin needed him, but he did not see it as his place to intervene. His spider sense is remarkable, but it haunts him a bit. I get emotional now, watching him make a great effort to care about the people around him when the last decade of his life was lived in a glass box. Lentz has a more tough-love style, and in , as Justin was tanking, he pressed for the singer to move into his home in New Jersey for an informal detox.
For several weeks they played basketball, hockey, and soccer. Justin interned for Lentz at Hillsong and refocused on his religious faith. Though he drinks alcohol socially, Justin says that he has not ingested a drug since. He is, in ways, a walking miracle. Last summer, after years as a nomad, Justin bought a house outside Toronto. They are squabbling over decorating decisions. Sometimes they tiptoe around each other, and at others they practice arguing without being unkind.
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