Justin Bieber isn’t someone that needs any introduction unless you have been living in a cave and completely isolated from the rest of the world for the past 15 years. The Canadian singer-songwriter is easily one of the most celebrated entertainers the world has ever seen. Beginning his career as a teenager in 2007, the singer wasted no time in popularizing his name in the music industry. He has thus far sold no fewer than 150 million records across the globe and has won almost all of the most coveted awards in the business. Bieber has been named several times among the most powerful celebrities in the world. In 2011, Time magazine recognized him as one of the 100 most influential people on earth.
Given such a resume, it is only natural that the singer has millions of dedicated fans who are not only interested in following his career but also the events that go on in his personal life, like his relationship with his parents. Bieber’s relationship with his parents has been a troubled one over the years but as he grew older, he has been working things out with them. His father is Jeremy Bieber while his mother is Pattie Mallette. Justin is the only bond between Jeremy and Pattie; he is the only child of the former couple that never got married. The two went their separate ways when the Never Say Never singer was a toddler, leaving Pattie to raise Justin alone. This marked the genesis of Justin Bieber’s wobbly relationship with his father.
Meet Justin Bieber’s Dad
- Full Name: Jeremy Jack Bieber
- Date of Birth: June 4, 1975
- Age: 46 Years Old
- Occupation: Former Carpenter and Pro-am Mixed Martial Artist
Jeremy isn’t a man that has had it easy with life, this is apparent when one considers the various things he has done to make a living. Jeremy was once a carpenter and construction worker. And at some point, he became a pro-am mixed martial artist. For the uninitiated, that simply means he participated in combat sports events where both professional fighters and amateurs compete. Much later in life, he became a musician and played in several bands. But his attempt to build a career in the music industry never got to yield any positive results.
Thanks to the popularity of his son, the man is now a popular social media personality with millions of followers on sites like Instagram. He is also a YouTuber with a page that has accumulated almost 13 million views with thousands of subscribers as of February 2021.
Jeremy reportedly abandoned little Justin Bieber and his mom Pattie Mallette. Although he would visit from time to time to check on his child, it has been claimed that it wasn’t enough to sustain a smooth relationship between him and the singer. Through him, Bieber would come to have half-siblings named Bay Bieber, Jazmyn Kathleen Bieber, and Jaxon Julian Bieber. Jeremy had the last two with his former partner, Erin Wagner. He is currently married to Chelsea Rebelo with whom he had Bay.
Justin Bieber’s Relationship With His Father Isn’t as Bad as It Seems.
Over a number of years, the media painted Jeremy to be a deadbeat dad who abandoned his son, only to reintroduce himself into Justin’s life when he became rich and famous. Nonetheless, Justin Bieber has been changing this narrative in the course of time.
True, Jeremy left Bieber and his mom when he was a kid. The singer once disclosed that the man left for about a year when he was four years old. But then, he pointed out that Jeremy was only 18 when he had him and wasn’t ready nor prepared to take on the responsibility of a father.
According to the singer, apart from the earliest years of his life when his father was absent, he has been a big part of his life and was very much involved in his upbringing. Based on what he said, he spent his Wednesdays and weekends with Jeremy, almost always.
The Singer Thinks Highly of His Father and Regards Him as His Superhero
On a few occasions that Jeremy was lashed at for his parenting style, Justin has defended the man. An instance was in 2014 when Jeremy was dragged for having a wild party with his son and allowing him to drag race in a rented Lamborghini while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Around the same time, Justin had a series of run-ins with the law, and his father was largely blamed for not keeping him in check. The singer took to Instagram to celebrate Jeremy, calling him the greatest dad in the world and his superhero. It was a move that was regarded as his way of letting the public know that Jeremy was not to be blamed for his troubles.
Another instance was in October 2015 when nude pictures of the Canadian singer were leaked online. Reacting to the pictures, Jeremy tweeted at his son thus: “what do you feed that thing. #proud daddy.” People found the tweet offensive and came for the older Bieber. Justin would later comment that the leaked pictures were an invasion of his privacy. Adding that he felt violated, he asserted that his father’s remark made light of the issue and helped him look past it.
Does Justin Bieber Support His Dad Financially?
Based on the foregoing, it is clear that Justin Bieber and his father are on good terms. Given that, it is natural to assume that the singer supports the older Bieber financially; and he does. According to reports from various quarters, the Canadian pop star hands his father as much as $50,000 per month.
It is said that he also bought Jeremy a ranch home worth $850,000 in Stratford, Canada. For a successful singer estimated to be worth $285 million with an annual income of around $80 million, providing financial support to his parents and relatives shouldn’t be the hardest of things to do.
However, it circulated sometime in 2013 that his grandfather George Bieber was sick and living in poverty. As it was reported, George expressed bitterness over the lack of support from the famous singer.
Justin Bieber’s Mom Had a Troubled Childhood that Led to the Birth of the Famous Singer
- Full Birth Name: Patricia Lynn Mallette
- Date of Birth: April 2, 1975
- Age: 46 Years Old
- Occupation: Author and Film Producer
As culled from her autobiography titled Nowhere but Up, Pattie had a difficult childhood that culminated in the birth of Justin Beiber. She is now renowned as an author and film producer but is widely known as the mother of the talented pop star. Even though things seem to have fallen in place for Pattie, it was a hell of a ride that left her wanting to end her life at some point.
Her troubled childhood began at the age of 3 when she was first sexually molested. This continued all through her childhood until she became a teenager and then went on throughout her teen years. Pattie said she was sexually violated so many times that it began to feel normal.
She started using drugs when she was 14 and commenced dating Jeremy Bieber when she turned 15. At the age of 16, Pattie left home and began supporting herself. She indulged in stealing to afford food and drugs, became depressed, and then jumped in front of a truck to end her life which landed her in a mental ward. When she was released from the hospital, she resumed her relationship with Jeremy only to learn six months later that they were going to become parents.
Pattie had Justin and was soon left with the responsibility of raising him as she parted ways with Jeremy. Now a single mother, Pattie raised Justin with the help of her parents until Jeremy reintroduced himself into the life of his son. Unlike Jeremy who got involved with other women and fathered other kids, Pattie has not had any serious relationship that is known to the public. Apart from the book she has published and the few film she has produced, her life had completely revolved around her son and it played a role in the rocky relationship they had.
The Singer’s Perverse Behavior Ruined His Relationship With His Mother
Pattie Mallette is often credited for nurturing the music career of her son. When she noticed that her boy has a thing for music, she encouraged him in many ways, including having him compete in a local talent show. She also posted videos of young Justin Bieber’s performances on YouTube and the clips gained Bieber online popularity that subsequently birthed his career as a mainstream artist.
Being someone that had a rough childhood, Pattie Mallette became very protective of her child. On the other hand, Justin had become a megastar and wanted to live like one. This strained the relationship between mother and son that they became strangers over time. Bieber went about his wayward lifestyle; having wild parties, dealing drugs, drinking excessively, and running into a series of troubles with the law. While at it, he avoided his mother and it was only a matter of time before nothing was left of their relationship.
Speaking about this in one of his interviews, the pop star disclosed that he had a “pretty nonexisting” relationship with Pattie for at least two years. Based on what he said, he would never have wanted to have a rocky relationship with Pattie. He was only ashamed of his way of life and knew his mother was disappointed in him, so he distanced himself from her.
How Did Justin Bieber Mend the Strained Relationship With His Mom?
Realizing he needed to fix the relationship with his mother, Justin began with fixing his life. He became a gentleman and started taking his Christain faith seriously. In the fullness of time, it became apparent to the public that the Canadian is a changed man. While his wife Hailey Baldwin has often been credited for helping the singer turn his life around, it has been expressed in some quarters that the change was nothing but the product of Bieber’s determination to not let fame ruin his life.
Speaking about her relationship with her son, Mallette admitted that it was hard for her to live with the fact that she wouldn’t be able to control everything Bieber does. However, she realized that she had to let him go, to let him be independent even though she may not agree with some of his life choices.
Anyway, Justin reintroduced himself into the life of his mother and they started talking again. According to him, it was a difficult thing to do and it took him time to rebuild the lost trust. The singer apologized to his mom and they are now on good terms. In January 2018, Pattie shared a lengthy write-up on Instagram, appreciating his son for who he has become.
Bieber Is Now Very Eager to Be a Good Husband and Father
Following the eventual end of his on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber has become devoted to Hailey Baldwin whom he married in September 2018. Because of how unstable his previous relationships were, it is a big surprise to a lot of people that Justin has been able to stay loyal and committed to Baldwin.
Be that as it may, the pop star has made it clear that he desires to be a good husband to Bladwin and a fine father for their kids. In an Instagram post, the famous singer divulged that his years of debauchery made him realize what’s important in life. Specifying that he truly desires healthy relationships, Justin Bieber bewailed how he allowed ego and power to take over his relationships.
If anything, what the singer shared in the Instagram post above shows he is truly a changed man. He learned a great life lesson from the years his popularity made him believe he was on top of the world.