Justin Bieber is no longer a momma's boy. The 21-year-old-singer talks about his relationship with mother, Pattie Mallette, 39 in a recent interview with Billboard, Bieber confesses his challenging relationship with his mother over the past two years, and shares about his upcoming album.
According to Us Weekly, Bieber's closeness to his mom was detailed in his 2011 documentary, Never Say Never, but in recent years, their connection has been 'pretty nonexisting.'
"I was distant because I was ashamed," the singer reflected. "I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust. She's living in Hawaii now, so it's hard, but getting better. She's an amazing woman and I love her."
Mallette, who gave birth to Bieber when she was 17 years old and raised him on her own, is credited in nurturing her son's massive talent since he was a toddler. While raising the then-aspiring singer in low-income housing, Mallette entered him into a talent contest -- and boom, agent Scooter Braun discovered the future superstar, according to US Weekly. The Christian mom has also raised her son to tap into his spiritual side.
When asked about his father, the 'Sorry' singer commented that it's not accurate to paint him as a deadbeat dad. "He was immature," he told Billboard. "He left for like a year when I was about 4, went to British Columbia, came back on Father's Day. I remember my mom said, 'If you're going to be here, you have to be here.' There's a misconception that he's this deadbeat dad, but he has been in my life since. I was with him on weekends and Wednesdays."
Jeremy Bieber also plays a significant role in his son's life over the years. "My dad told me this the other day," Bieber recalled. "He said, 'Pride is your worst enemy. It'll pull greatness out of you.' I just thought that's so great, because he's a prideful man -- he has always known what's best -- and it has taken him this long to see that."
Meanwhile, in a radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, the young-singer admitted that his album, Purpose, which will come out this Nov. 13, said that he got his inspiration from his ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez.
"I think a lot of my inspiration comes from [Selena]," he told Ryan Seacrest. "It was a long relationship that created heartbreak and created happiness and a lot of different emotions that I wanted to write about. There's a lot of that on this album."