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NEW YORK: As Justin Bieber faces many battles after his DUI arrest in Miami and throwing eggs on a neighbour’s property in LA, his mom is standing by him.
Pattie Mallette, who singly raised the 19-year-old singer, is feeling the pressure of her son’s troubles, reports E! Online.
“As any mom of an adult child, Pattie is holding him close and talking to him about everything, but she can’t make his decisions for him,’’ the report quotes a source close to Mallette as telling E! Online.
The source says, “As any caring mother would be, Pattie is genuinely concerned for Justin, and she has said in many interviews before that she doesn’t have her head in the clouds and keeps in very close touch with Justin.
“She talks with him almost every day, which is likely more than any mom and a 19-year-old son…and she is in the public eye dealing with all of this.’’
The source adds, “If she is with Justin, she is accused of endorsing or enabling him, yet if they find out she is not with him, they accuse her for not being with her own child in a time like this.
“Pattie has a great relationship with Justin. He knows where she stands on the decisions he’s making in his life. He knows what she is proud of and what she has serious discussions with him about.”
Though she never makes excuses for her son, “she is not going to turn on him for the approval or opinion of the world,’’ the source says.