Justin Bieber's Mom is "Genuinely Concerned" But Always There For Support

Posted Thursday February 13, 2014 6:18 PM GMT

He's lost supporters over the past few months due to his legal drama, but Justin Bieber knows he can always turn to his mother Pattie Mallette.

A source close to the family told E! News the 19-year-old's matriarch continues to stand by her son through his troubling times.

"As any mom of an adult child, Pattie is holding him close and talking to him about everything," the insider explained. "But she can't make his decision for him."

The source continued, "As any caring mother would be, Pattie is genuinely concerned for Justin, and she has said in many interviews before that she doesn't have her head in the clouds and keeps in very close touch with Justin. She talks with him almost every day, which is likely more than any mom and a 19-year-old son... and she is in the public eye dealing with all of this."

Also stating Justin isn't the only one struggling with the pressure right now, the source added, "It's so hard to see people's opinions and accusations when they don't know her. If she is with Justin, she is accused of endorsing or enabling him, yet if they find out she is not with him, they accuse her for not being with her own child in a time like this."

"Pattie has a great relationship with Justin. He knows where she stands on the decisions he's making in his life. He knows what she is proud of and what she has serious discussions with him about."

"Pattie never makes excuses for her son, but she is not going to turn on him for the approval or opinion of the world. Those close to her know from Pattie, that it's always challenging as a parent to raise your child in the way you know to be right, letting them grow as they need when they become adults and have strangers share their opinion in unfounded, often hateful ways," the source finished.

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