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Pattie Mallette, singer Justin Bieber's mom, is respecting her son's privacy despite aspects of his life being featured in a multitude of headlines.
Mallette has been promoting her book "Nowhere But Up" for teenagers, but has remained tight lipped about her 19-year-old son who has been facing scrutiny in the media. Bieber has been making headlines for his alleged reckless driving habits, aggressive behavior and marijuana use for months.
However, Mallette is not quick to address her son's personal behavior while making her media rounds.
"He wants me to continue to respect his boundaries and my relationship with him," Mallette said in The Advertiser report. "Everybody has their own opinion and everybody wants to sensationalise everything."
Still, the Christian mother who had Bieber when she was a teenager spoke about her approach to parenting concerning her son.
"You have to sort of let them make some of their own decisions," she told The Advertiser. "Me, personally, I would love to be with him all the time and to be able to ground him and deal with his problems and do all of that stuff, but at some point the parenting style changes. I hope to still be a respected voice in his ear."
Bieber has had a number of celebrities publicly offer their support to him in recent months.
Usher, the 34-year-old singer who serves as a judge on the nationally televised singing competition "The Voice," recently spoke about his protege Bieber, who he helped discover and bring to mainstream success five years ago.
"We hope that in his transition -- as friends and family who have helped him be who he is -- that he will continue to just mature. But in this day's age of social media there is no privacy. That kind of trial and elimination period is done in front of a camera," Usher said on The Ellen DeGeneres show recently. "It's been done and many, many other celebrities have been a product of it. Some come out bad, some come out good. I'm hoping for the best."
Bieber has received also received public support from entertainers Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Christina Aguilera, Steve Harvey and Will Smith.