While Jeremy Bieber may have noted a spark of talent in his son, Justin Bieber, early on and encouraged it for a little while, he probably never imagined that his son would ever become a mega-rich, pop superstar when he walked out on mother and child when The Biebs was just 7-years-old.
Justin Bieber’s mother was only 18-years-old when her future pop-star son was born on March 1, 1994. She did office work to support herself and her young son. His father left them and later married another woman with whom he has two other children.
According to numerous recently published articles, Justin Bieber says that after his father left, he and his mother, Pattie Mallette, were so poverty-stricken that he had no bed of his own and slept on a pull-out sofabed. They sometimes had no food in the fridge and lived in a mouse-infested basement apartment in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, which he described as “dirty”.
Bieber taught himself to play the piano, drums and guitar and he sang and danced. He was discovered when he became a YouTube.com sensation after his mother began posting his performance videos on the site for family members to see. His cuteness and R&B swagger caught people’s attention and the rest is history.
Since then, his career has blown through the stratosphere. He and his mom are no longer poor; that’s for sure. Good for The Biebs and good for his mom.
According to reports, Bieber’s mother says that she believes that fame was good for her son because it got him out of his old neighborhood, where he may have gotten into trouble of some kind.
His manager also reportedly said that both he and Justin Bieber’s mother have talked about how important it is to be protective of him and keep an eye on him. I hope that they are watching him and his little girlfriend, too! We all know how being young and a celebrity can destroy youth and mess up adulthood (I’m not mentioning any names in particular).
Nobody knows the entire story of Justin Bieber’s father, but rumor has it that he is a bit of a deadbeat dad, who has only now resurfaced since Justin Bieber found fame and fortune. For now, this is all just rumors and tabloid fodder, but the truth will eventually rise to the top as it always does.
According to The Enquirer (maybe not be the most reliable tabloid in the world, but they’ve hit the nail on the head occasionally), rumor also has it that Justin Bieber’s dad is considered making rap music. Oh no, wasn’t Kevin Federline’s rap nightmare bad enough? I really hope that this is not true, nothing more than a silly rumor and that Daddy Bieber is not serious.
Some reports say that the father, Jeremy Bieber, has “issues”, including addiction problems and drug dealing. I don’t know. I’ve seen some interviews and he seems like a nice enough guy to me. He may have also been involved with fight clubs and mixed martial arts fighting. He allegedly wants to star a formal fight club with a building for it and reports say he’s looking for a handout from his son to finance this endeavor.
On the other hand, according to People.com, Justin Bieber says that his dad’s been an inspiration and they have always had and continue to have a great relationship. They even have matching seagull tattoos.
In Justin Bieber’s song, “Where Are You Now?” he sings the following lyrics:
Where are you now
Now that im half grown
Why are we far apart
I feel so alone
Where are you now
When nothing is going right
Where are you now
I can’t see the light
Hmm, I wonder who that’s directed at?
Does he even need his dad anymore? He’s got Usher now and probably half the free world and half the money in it.
(Remember, this is what other tabloids are saying and I am not claiming there is any truth to the stories about Daddy Bieber’s lackadaisical ways.)
See links below and jump to your own conclusions.
Question: Is is just me or is Daddy Bieber a bit of a hunk?
Jeremy Bieber, Justin Bieber’s Father, Talking About Stuff:
Justin Bieber Interview:
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Justin Bieber Bio:
Justin Bieber’s Dad Once Involved in a Fight Club:
Justin Bieber Once Lived in Mouse-Infested House:
Is Justin Bieber’s Father Planning a Rap Career?
Justin Bieber Once Lived in Mouse-Infested House
Is Jeremy Bieber, Father of Justin Bieber, Planning on Becoming a Rapper?