JWK: Because you have been through so much, was it a difficult decision to literally turn your life into an open book? I really want to give somebody that hope that they need to keep going. PM: My dad abandoned me when I was about two years old.PM: It’s hard to be vulnerable in front of the whole world because everyone’s a critic — but I know why I’m doing it and I just have to keep remembering why I’m doing it. So, he wasn’t around to protect me the way I needed to be protected.JWK: Between writing books, speaking at places like Covenant House and being a rock star’s mom, you juggle a lot of balls in the air. JWK: Nowhere but Up was a big New York Times bestseller and now you’re out with a version aimed squarely at teens. PM: I’m hoping the teen readers get a sense of hope and inspiration to get through whatever difficult circumstances come their way. ” They’re showing me their arms and where they used to cut (themselves) and they don’t anymore “because of you and because or your story and because of your courage.
JWK: As you mentioned, you were suicidal at one point. Getting into my teen years, I was filled with so much shame and pain that I got really involved with drugs and alcohol.
I was hanging out with the wrong people and getting involved in the wrong relationships and everything just sort of spun out of control.
"That's one of those things that I don't necessarily have to like," Mallette said, also acknowledging that her son is legally an adult.
"He's going to make his own decisions." Bieber, however, is notably close to his father, Jeremy Bieber, and says he wants to clear the misconception that Jeremy was a "deadbeat dad." But he does concede that Jeremy was "not in a place to raise a kid," when he was 18 years old. He left for like a year when I was about 4, went to British Columbia, came back on Father's Day," Bieber shares.
Bieber responds to Bette Midler's headline-making diss about his dad in the new interview, after the 69-year-old legend tweeted last month, "@justinbieber dad tweeted he's proud of his son's penis size.
I think the biggest d**k in this situation is the dad who abandoned his son." "This Britt Meddler, I don't even know who that is, honestly," Bieber says, mangling her name.
"She's an amazing woman and I love her." Mallette, who gave birth to Bieber when she was 17 years old, wrote a best-selling book about her struggles growing up -- 2012's .
ET caught up with her in February 2013, when she admitted that she wasn't always a fan of her superstar son's life choices, particularly, his multiple tattoos.
I recently caught up with Pattie following a Q&A she had with a group of young people at the New York base of Covenant House, an organization that for decades has served as a sanctuary for homeless teens.
The group assembled definitely related to her struggles and seemed to draw enormous encouragement from her current success.
So, one day I was 17 years old and I ended up trying to commit suicide and I ended up in the hospital. JWK: How old were you when you met (Justin’s father) Jeremy Bieber?