Justin Bieber has reunited with his mother,
months after telling the world that their
relationship had become distant.
Pattie Mallette, Bieber’s mother and the author
of Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s
Mom, expressed her excitement at attending
her son’s Purpose Tour in Los Angeles Sunday.
“Okay @justinbieber I’m so excited, lets do
this!” Mallette tweeted. “May tonight’s show be great and please don’t break a leg!!”
She later encouraged her 22-year-old son on
social media about how great his show was.
“Amazing show @justinbieber! I’m so proud of
you,” Mallette tweeted. “Keep going honey. Live your dream every day on stage or off.
Cherish what you have.”
Mallette has witnessed her son go through
some dark times since rising to fame at the age
of 13. In 2014, Bieber had an especially rough
year after he was accused of assaulting a
limousine driver in Toronto, egging his
neighbor’s home, being arrested for a DUI and questionable driving in Miami, and allegedly
taking part in lewd acts like urinating in a
In an interview with Billboard last year, Bieber revealed that the behavior put a wedge in the
relationship he had with his mother.
“I was distant because I was ashamed. I never
wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and
I knew she was,” he admitted. “We spent some
time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that
trust. She’s living in Hawaii now, so it’s hard,
but getting better.”
Still, Bieber had to admit his mom was “an
amazing woman and I love her.”
It was Mallette who gave Bieber his foundation
of faith at a young age, introducing him to his
now pastor and friend Judah Smith.
“When I was 7, she wouldn’t let me listen to
anything but [Pastor] Judah’s tapes falling
asleep,” Bieber told Billboard.
When he was going through his tough times,
Mallette did not address her son’s personal
behavior while making her media rounds to
promote her 2013 book Nowhere But Up.
“He wants me to continue to respect his
boundaries and my relationship with him,”
Mallette previously told Access Hollywood. “Everybody has their own opinion and
everybody wants to sensationalize
Still, the Christian mother, who had Bieber
when she was a teenager, spoke about her
approach to parenting concerning her son.
“You have to sort of let them make some of
their own decisions,” she said. “Me, personally,
I would love to be with him all the time and to
be able to ground him and deal with his
problems and do all of that stuff, but at some
point the parenting style changes. I hope to still be a respected voice in his ear.”