Justin Bieber‘s close relationship with his mom Pattie Mallette was well documented in his 2011 documentary Never Say Never, but he says they don’t have much of a connection anymore.
The 21-year-old singer said in a new Billboard interview that their relationship is “pretty nonexisting.”
“I was distant because I was ashamed,” Justin said. “I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust. She’s living in Hawaii now, so it’s hard, but getting better. She’s an amazing woman and I love her.”
Justin‘s mom gave birth to him when she was just 17 and his dad Jeremy Bieber was 18.
“He was immature,” Justin told the mag about his dad. “He left for like a year when I was about 4, went to British Columbia, came back on Father’s Day. I remember my mom said, ‘If you’re going to be here, you have to be here.’ There’s a misconception that he’s this deadbeat dad, but he has been in my life since. I was with him on weekends and Wednesdays.”