Meet the woman behind Bieber’s success!
Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mom, penned her memoir, “Nowhere But Up,” and sure did we get to know her more. During her promo on TODAY, Mallette, 36, talked about her teenage years and how she lost her virginity at just 15 and had the Biebs at 17.
Pattie shared that she got addicted to drugs and alcohol and that she almost committed suicide after she was abused sexually. However, she had a “spiritual awakening” when she had a talk with a Christian counselor. She explained:
“I just knew I couldn’t [abort it]. I just knew I couldn’t. I just know I had to keep him. I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew that I couldn’t abort. I had to do my best. I had to see what I could do. And I was determined to do whatever it took.”
She also added that she wanted to inspire young girls, most of whom are fans of her sons and who could relate to the struggles she faced.
“I pretty much bared my soul. It definitely furthered my healing process. Justin’s really supportive, and really proud of me.”
Well, we’re sure that all the Beliebers out there are more than thankful that she didn’t choose to abort!
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