We are sure you didn’t know these details of about the life of one of the most famous stars in the world. His mom had to go down a very harsh road, but today she is so proud of her son.
“My childhood was dominated by s**ual abuse and violence, I was first molested around age 3. My offenders include a male babysitter, the grandfather of one of my friends, and neighborhood children reportedly mature beyond their years. I was s**ually violated so many times that as the years went by it began to feel normal”, says Justin Bieber`s mother.
The downside in his mother’s childhood
Pattie Mallette, a Canadian screenwriter and film producer in her forties, is also the mother of Justin Bieber and oversaw his early musical endeavors.
Pattie gave birth to Justin when she was 17 and emotionally upset because she was still single.
Quoting Mallette, “My childhood was dominated by s**ual abuse and violence, I was first molested around age 3. My offenders include a male babysitter, the grandfather of one of my friends, and neighborhood children reportedly mature beyond their years. I was sexually violated so many times that as the years went by it began to feel normal. It`s a strange marriage knowing something is wrong yet at the same time finding it familiar and commonplace.”
She started using booze, pot, and acid at the tender age of 14. Also, she began stealing from stores. They expelled her after she set a fire in a school bathroom, committing an act of vandalism. She started dating Jeremy Bieber when she was 15 years old, and the couple stayed together for four years. At the age of 16, she ran away from home and has since survived by a combination of petty stealing and drug selling. She felt alone, depressed, and suicidal throughout this period. A suicide attempt at age 17 landed her in a psychiatric hospital. There, she had a conversion to Christianity.
After Mallette got out of the hospital, she tried to reconnect with old acquaintances who didn’t share her newfound religion. And she’s been talking to Jeremy Bieber again. A pregnancy occurred six months later. On March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario, Mallette gave birth to her son, Justin. Mallette and Jeremy Bieber continued their relationship for a while after the birth of their son, but eventually broke up.
After two years of exhibiting interest in music, Mallette supported her son’s abilities. She enrolled Justin, then a teenager, in the 2007 Stratford Star talent show, where he sang “So Sick” by Ne-Yo and placed second. A video of the performance was uploaded by Mallette on YouTube for her family and friends to watch, and she continued to do so for following performances as her son gained notoriety on the internet.
Her autobiography, titled “Nowhere but Up,” was published by the Christian publishing house Revell in September of 2012. The book details Mallette’s difficult upbringing and her journey to overcome abandonment and single parenting to build a strong faith and a life full of grace and optimism.
On the New York Times Best Seller list it debuted at position number seventeen. The book has been reviewed in numerous publications from all over the world.
While Justin did not have a traditional family upbringing, he was assured by his mother that he would be able to provide the same for his own children.