Are Justin and Pattie patching up their rocky relationship?
Although Justin Bieber is slowly winning over our hearts with his new music and image, his relationship with his mom remains a mystery. Last month, the singer admitted in a
Billboard interview that his mom had moved to Hawaii and cut off most communication with him after an especially tough year, which included Bieber going to jail and police raiding his house.
Bieber said last month that his relationship with his mom was “pretty nonexisting” during this rough patch, telling the mag: “I was distant because I was ashamed. I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. 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. She’s an amazing woman and I love her.”
But recently it looks like Justin and his mom are starting to repair their bond.
Justin closed out the 2015 American Music Awards on Sunday night, performing a medley of “What Do You Mean,” “Where Are Ü Now” and “Sorry” and ending his set hunched over and dripping from the theatrical rain pouring down. The performance definitely fit as a showstopping finale, and it seemed like Bieber’s mom, Pattie Mallette, couldn’t be prouder.
Good job @justinbieber! You were born for this. You shine so bright. Thank you for sharing ur gifts! #SoProud love love love xoxo Mama
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) November 23, 2015
Last week, a few days after her son released his Purpose album, she also made sure to send him some support.
I can't get enough of @justinbieber new music. No really. How good is this kid? I mean man?
— Pattie Mallette (@pattiemallette) November 18, 2015
Which just goes to prove — even if Justin and Pattie aren’t in the same place (either physically or mentally), they’ll always be there for each other. Let’s take a look back at their adorable come-up.
At the 2010 White House Correspondents’ Dinner Pre-Party
With ’Never Say Never’ buddy Jaden Smith.
Wearing a purple bow tie at the premiere of his ’Never Say Never’ movie in 2011
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When Bieber got a wax clone at Madame Tussauds in 2011
Arriving in Taiwan in 2011, when they used to travel together
At the American Music Awards again… this time in 2012
Remember when he brought his mom onstage and thanked her?
Bieber’s mom showed her support at ’The Comedy Central Roast Of Justin Bieber’ earlier this year