Hailey Bieber Thinks the Met Gala Is ‘Cursed’ For Her

Hailey Bieber has attended the Met Gala six times, but she’s afraid the huge fashion event might be “cursed” for her. The model recently explained her lousy luck surrounding the event and the special precautions she took this year to avoid any mishaps. 

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber pose together at the 2021 Met Gala.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber | Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue

Hailey Bieber shared why she thinks the Met Gala is a ‘cursed’ event for her

The model has attended the Met Gala many times. Bieber shared that she thought the event might be ‘cursed’ for her after she experienced the same injury two years in a row, each time within 24 hours of the fashion event. 

“The first time I ever went to the Met, the morning after, I twisted my ankle and broke my foot. It was a whole thing!” Bieber revealed (via Daily Mail) to guest host Yvonne Orji on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. 

“I was 18, so this was a long time ago,” Bieber explained. “But then the year after, 365 days to the day, because it was midnight of the Met Gala, I broke the same foot. But, the bone next to the one I broke the year before.” She posted a photo of her foot in a boot to her Instagram at the time.

“So I had this whole thing in my head where I was like, the night of the Met Gala or the 24 hours within the Met Gala are cursed for me. It happened the two times, and it hasn’t happened since, knock on wood.”

Shawn Mendes and Hailey Bieber pose together at the 2018 Met Gala.
Shawn Mendes and Hailey Bieber | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Hailey Bieber and Justin Bieber had an awkward encounter with Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello at the 2021 Met Gala

In 2021, Justin and Hailey Bieber made their Met Gala debut as a couple. Although Hailey Bieber has attended the Met Gala many times, her husband had only gone once before, back in 2015 (when Hailey broke her foot the first time). 

The couple had an awkward encounter with another famous couple, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello. The four celebrities ran into each other at the star-studded event and were filmed making stilted small talk before going their separate ways. 

The exchange was so uncomfortable because Hailey Bieber and Mendes went to the 2018 Met Gala together, and they were rumored to be dating. In June 2018, just a month after attending the event with Mendes, she reunited with Justin Bieber (they briefly dated in 2016). By July, Justin and Hailey were engaged. 

Hailey Bieber poses at the 2021 Met Gala.
Hailey Bieber | Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Hailey Bieber revealed that her 2021 dress was so fitted she couldn’t sit down before the event

Bieber shared that although she didn’t injure her foot at the 2021 Met Gala, she nearly had a serious wardrobe malfunction. Her gown was so tight that she was afraid it would tear while walking the cream carpet. 

“I am really, like, OCD and crazy about the way things fit, like I’m always, like, pinching things, like it can go in here, it can go in here,” Bieber explained to Orji. “So we were kind of tailoring til like the very last day and the very last second.”

Bieber said that her team instructed her not to take a seat or even move too much until after walking the carpet. “My whole team was like, ‘You cannot sit or like, move in a weird way until you get inside.’ They were like, ‘If you rip the dress inside, that’s fine. But if you rip it before, there is nothing we can do.’”

Luckily, Bieber’s gown remained intact throughout the event. “It didn’t rip at all; that’s the good news. I was able to sit when I got inside. But it was very fitted.”

The model shared that the dress was so tight, she had to stand up in the car on the way to the Met Gala. “It’s such an intense, big carpet that you don’t want [the dress] to wrinkle … so I stood in the car the whole way there.”

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