Despite being one of the most popular teen stars nowadays, Justin Bieber didn’t have it easy from the start. The mother of the Canadian singer was barely 17 years old when she got pregnant with him. Patricia “Pattie” Malette has never been married to Jeremy Jack Bieber, the singer’s biological father, although the latter did give his name to the child and maintained a close relationship with him. Pattie Malette managed to raise her son thanks to the help and support of her own mother and stepfather.
In her book ‘Nowhere But Up’ Malette talked about how everyone around her was trying to persuade her to have an abortion due to her being under-aged and completely unfit to be a mother yet. However, Malette was completely convinced she was going to have her baby no matter what. She also stated she knew her child was going to be special from the minute she found out she was pregnant. Malette had several low-paid jobs in order to support Justin whom he had to raise in a house provided by the state.
In an interview a couple of years ago Bieber stated he has always maintained a contact with his father and doesn’t blame him for not being to him all the time or having another family and children.