Pattie Mallette: Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom
Justin Bieber is a teen heartthrob and one of the most successful artists in the world of music. His story is one of incredible success, but for his mom, Pattie Mallette, there were plenty of struggles along the way. Justin’s mother, Pattie, is sharing her own story with a new book, Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom. Pattie joined Ellen to share some details from her book.
Pattie Mallette: Justin Bieber Moved Out
Pattie Mallette joined Ellen, and like many moms, admitted that she shed some tears when her son moved away from home. It just so happens that her son is one of the most famous people on the planet, although, it doesn’t make it any easier!
Ellen complimented Pattie on the great son that she was able to raise under some tough circumstances. Justin is kind, polite, well-mannered, and compassionate. The fact that he is a good person just makes Pattie so much more proud of all her son’s success.
Pattie Mallette: Teen Mom
Justin is now eighteen, and Pattie was just eighteen when she had him. She had a very tough life filled with many hardships as a teenager, and when she found out that she was pregnant, she was very scared. While raising her son, Pattie was often on government assistance, and received help from neighbors and her local church in order to get by.
Pattie wrote Nowhere But Up because, when she was struggling, she found it helpful and inspiring to learn from others who had had similar experiences. She hopes to bring healing and hope to people going through hard times just like she once did.
Pattie Mallette: Justin Bieber’s Dad
Justin’s father was also just a teenager when he was born, and he and Pattie are no longer together. She admitted that when they were younger, they did not have a good relationship, although she now considers him a good friend. Contrary to many rumors, Justin’s dad has always been there for him, and did not just appear in their lives as Justin became famous. Recently, they all went to Disneyland together as a family.
Justin loves Disneyland, and so does his girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Pattie likes Selena a lot, and said that she and Justin are great together.
Pattie Mallette: Vow of Celibacy
When Pattie was twenty-one years old, she promised herself that she would not have sex again until she was married. Pattie is now thirty-seven, and she revealed that she has kept this vow, focusing instead on raising her son. “How are you feeling today?” Ellen joked. “Anybody in the audience you wanna marry?”
Now that Justin is a young man living on his own, Pattie said that she is ready to date again. In order to help her out, Ellen gave Pattie six months of Match.com in order to find someone. Good luck!
You can read more about Pattie Mallette’s journey in her book Nowhere But Up.