Pattie Mallette, Justin Bieber’s mom, didn’t have an easy life growing up. The 37-year-old, who now works as a manager of her pop star son, had really tough teenage years.
Pattie, who is also an author and a film producer, started taking illegal substances and drinking at the age of 14. She also used to shoplift and got suspended from school for vandalizing school property by starting a fire. When she was 16 Pattie left her home and supported herself through theft. In her autobiography ‘Nowhere But Up’ Pattie wrote that during that particular time she was feeling extremely lonely, depressed and suicidal. At the age of 17 Bieber’s mom actually attempted to take her own life by throwing herself in front of a truck. Pattie survived and was taken into a mental ward where she spent some time and eventually embraced religion. Six months after her release from the hospital she became pregnant with Bieber.
Pattie Mallette spoke about her past during a Q&A Twitter session that took place last Sunday. Bieber’s mom stated she would like to share her experiences hoping she would help others who need guidance.