Here’s a little fortune cookie tidbit that’s easy to forget: Behind every Justin Bieber, there’s a mom.
Pattie Mallette, who in the past seemed more cavalier than anything about her son’s provocative behavior, is finally opening up about her son, now that the controversy has escalated from spitting to a vicious brawl at a New York nightclub.
“If it affects the world the way it does, imagine how it affects me as a mom seeing these headlines,” she told Mario Lopez. “We talk about what he is going through, the pressures he is under, what people are saying.”
The more telling of answers, however, was when Mario asked what she really thought about his current entourage. Pattie paused. “I…well…I don’t know how to answer that,” she said. Lopez, filling in the blanks for the rest of us, then quipped, “You just did.”