Pattie Mallette On Being A Teen Mom To Popstar Justin Bieber

With over two million Twitter followers and a NY Times Bestselling book under her belt, Pattie Mallette, a.k.a. Justin Bieber‘s mom, has really made quite a name for herself.  She recently unveiled the teen version of her bestselling book Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom.

Pattie opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about her book and how she had to overcome painful circumstances like sexual abuse in her childhood and teen years. She also shares how she lived in government housing, “worked 2 to 3 jobs to try to put food on the table,” and nurtured Justin‘s talents to become the sensation he is today.

CBS: Tell us about your book, Nowhere But Up. What is the book all about? 

PM: “Nowhere But Up is my life story.  A lot of people think my life has always been great because I’m Justin Bieber‘s mom. What many people don’t know is that I had to overcome a lot of painful things in my childhood and teen years. I wanted to share my story and healing journey to help inspire other people.”

CBS: What was the inspiration behind writing the book?

PM: “When I was younger, people told me their stories about how they overcame difficult circumstances. This gave me the hope to get through, and I hope my book does the same for other people.”

CBS: In the book, you open up about being sexually abused and turning to drugs and alcohol to cope. How did you turn your life around?

PM: “I lived with a lot of shame and pain because of the abuse. After turning to drugs and alcohol to cope, I ultimately ended up in the hospital after trying to commit suicide. What turned my life around was a combination of amazing people not giving up on me, counseling, my faith, and my determination to be healthy.”

CBS: You were a teen mom to your son, popstar Justin Bieber. How did you survive? Did you have support of Justin’s father? Your family? Were you working? Getting educated? What kind of mom were you at that time?

PM: “I lived in a maternity home throughout my entire pregnancy with Justin. Afterward, I lived on social assistance and in government housing and worked 2 to 3 jobs to try to put food on the table. I was determined to do what I had to do in order to be the best mom I could be.”

CBS: How did you nurture and foster Justin’s talents to become the huge success that he is today?

PM: “I did what I could to ensure that he was able to play the sports that he was interested in and had musical instruments in the house available to him.”

CBS: What is your best advice to parents who have children entering showbiz/the music industry?

PM: “I didn’t seek out the entertainment industry for my son, so I’m probably not the best person to ask for advice! He uploaded his videos a local singing competition to YouTube it went viral from there.”

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Pattie Mallette:  “I’m Not Naive To Think Justin Is Perfect”

Justin Bieber Is Ready To Get Married & Start A Family

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  • Sweetpea

    I never thought that.

  • Anonymous

    And this is on celebrity baby scoop because?

    • Jen

      Well this comes to mind…maybe because she’s a celeb mom and he’s a celeb kid? And you felt the need to click the link and read it didn’t you?

      • Ashley

        She isn’t a celeb mom. She’s a celebrity’s mom. She’s not famous at all. He’s not a celebrity baby. He’s a celebrity.

  • Anonymous

    Well, this can’t be true! According to every know-it-all on this site, all teen mothers are incompetent trash!

  • Anonymous

    Jen, you’re an idiot. She has no business being on celebrity baby scoop. She doesn’t have a baby, she’s writing a book. If you can’t figure that out, you’re a bigger moron than I thought you were.

    • Marie

      Articles on babies aren’t the only things posted here. There are posts of children of any age. I don’t see what the big deal is. Who cares? She’s a mom of a celebrity so what does it matter?

    • InTouch

      He’s a celebrity and a child, I think he qualifies.

  • Sam

    So she’s the one solely responsible for teaching her son that obnoxious behavior like pissing in a restaurant mop bucket is ok?

    • Amy

      Unfortunately, he’s over 18 and can live his life however he wants. If he decides to surround himself with a bunch of lowlifes that are a bad influence, only using him because of his money and celebrity status, that’s his decision.

      The problem that I have with her, is that she tries to justify his bad behaviour by saying that he’s young and he’s going to make mistakes. A mistake is forgetting to brush your teeth. He is just an ungrateful brat that thinks he can get away with whatever he wants because he’s famous and has money.

      • @ Amy

        Don’t plame the friends for Justin bad behavior because he was the one peeing in the bucket not them, he was the one spitting in people face not them, throwing tantrums not them. Their just sitting back laughing at his stupidity.

        Yes they are users but like you said he’s an adult who making his own bad decisions.

      • InTouch

        Uhh.. he CAN get away with anything he wants because he’s famous. It sucks, but it’s true.

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