Pattie Mallette tells Why She Chose Not to Abort Justin Bieber!

Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallette, opens up about some of the difficult decisions she was forced to make as a teenage girl with TODAY‘s Kathie Lee Gifford.

Prior to becoming pregnant, Pattie suffered sexual abuse, a subject she discusses in her new book, Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom.”

Of that abuse and the suicide attempt, Pattie told Gifford:

“I’ve learned it’s normal and natural for anybody who’s been through sexual abuse to carry that shame and that blame and feel like there’s something wrong with you. So I definitely carried that.”

“The suicide attempt was a culmination of, you know, built up over the years with the abuse and the pain and at the time I was messed up with all the drugs and alcohol. I was in a depression and the drugs and alcohol kind of spurred that on some more.”

By the age of 17, Pattie became pregnant with Justin, and at the time, she was encouraged to abort the baby. Of course, she said that was an option she couldn’t consider. She said:

“I just knew I couldn’t. I just knew I couldn’t. I just know I had to keep him. And, do the best. I didn’t know how I was going to do it. But I just knew that I couldn’t — I couldn’t abort. I had to do my best. I had to see what I could do. And I was determined to do whatever it took.”

Pattie went on to say that the first time she heard her son cry, it was literally music to her ears.

“I know this sounds crazy, but he sounded like he was singing. He did. It was like this, like, ‘A hah, a hah.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, it is so precious and amazing. I just want to squeeze him.’ “

Gifford’s full interview with Mallette airs Sept. 18 and 19 on TODAY show.

  • Beauty

    She’s an amazing role model!!!! I love her so much

    • Georgia

      I am so happy that the first comment on this post is not “OMG FIRST!”

  • bieber

    SERIOUSLY…She’s is a Role model 2 every body

    • always belieber


      • Swag

        how is she a role model?

  • mrs.swaggiebieber

    we love you pattie!!! thx for takig care of justin for us.. ur my role modle

  • Sasha

    Weeeeeee: there must be something wrong with you.

    He deserves everything that he has……… i love him

  • Weeeeeee

    Nope his mom should have never have gotten pregnant!!!!!

    • belieber 4 ever

      It was an accident. everybody makes mistakes in there life some point. No one is perfect, only God is.

    • ms.jb4ever

      you no wat maybe it was a mistake but look at him now bitch he’s a superstar with beauty maybe ur dad shouldn’t have gotten ur mom pregneat because obviously ur to afraid to say this shit to justin’s mom so why hide on the internet if u can’t say to pattie or us belibers

  • The REAL khloe99

    Sweet thank God she didn’t abort him cuz He was born to be somebody

    • ms.jb4ever

      lol u used on of his songs i totally agree

  • goldeneda-beliber x3

    ohhh she is AMAZİNG and ıt shows that Justin was really BORN TO BE SOMEBODY :))) !!! <3

  • diana♥jb&1d

    that is soooo sweeeetttt :””’]

  • Alisha

    She is a great person.

  • Weeeeeee

    Heneeds to get into a car accident so I don’t have to listen to his voice everytime he comes on the radio!!!!! My favorite radio station is ruined because of his deafening voice!!!! He just needs to shut up because apparently singing is not for him!!!!!!!!!!! He needs to bitches just die!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Monica


    • JaylaBieber

      You need to see someone about all of that anger you have.

    • 2crazy4bieber

      What do you have against him? He is a great singer and it’s horrible to wish death upon ANYONE! Just shows how low people can be. I don’t care who you are or who you talk about that is an awful thing to say about someone.

      • ALICE


      • Bea

        Hahahah oh wow it’s funny when you guys say that it’s bad to wish death upon someone and then “beliebers” wanted Selena gomez dead for dating Justin and now you guys want drake bell to die because he gave his opinion about someone he doesn’t like.

    • belieber 4 ever

      What the hell @Weeee? If you hate Justin, why are you always spending time looking him up and going on a JB fansite? U totally dont make any since. U know what you should do?! Go to a freaking haters website and post. #Seriously :o

    • jbluv

      shameless idiot. No matter how muich u hate a pesonr u shouldnt wish them to die. He is sumbdys son ok. Wat would ur mom do if u died from a car accident ?

    • belieber 4 ever

      Ur freakin’ RUDE!

    • Meg

      Damn…ur RUDE!!!!!…

  • iambieberpokemongirl1326

    soo sweet

  • dalila

    Such a strong woman.

  • Weeeeeee

    Nope sorry I meant 2 say that I should have been an abortion. Im the one who needs 2 go drive into a river. And im gay as all u guys know by now. I need 2 go masturbate 2 Adam Lambert pics. Byyyyyeeeee!!!!!!!

    • 2crazy4bieber

      I knew you were a troll.

      • belieber 4 ever

        I totally knew too. A rude, non-caring, hatefull troll

  • Alyssa sweetie luvzjb

    It was meant for Justin to be where he is now in life, HE IS A miracle. I luv him and he is very inspiring. ;)

  • Susie

    I just wanna squeeze him 2. ;) JK! Pattie is such a good mom. :) I really look up 2 her.

  • Tamara

    Pattie, your so strong. Thanks for fighting for him! We all love Justin, and we defintly love you for keeping him! Much love to you Pattie. <3

  • Marley

    Okay maybe this is all sweet for you guys, but why does every parent or relative have to share their tragic life stories when their related to someone famous? I mean Pattie is sweet an all, but it just comes off a little unusual for me.

  • Jade

    Awwwww, thats so cute<3 :')

  • LohaTBieber

    I can’t at some of you thinking she’s a role model, more like irresponsible lol

    • 2crazy4bieber

      HOW!! Because she didn’t KILL her baby and stayed strong. Getting pregnant as a teen is not a good choice but we don’t JUDGE them from their mistakes. She learned from hers, that’s what a role model is being all about.

      • LohaTBieber

        First of all, being a role model doesn’t mean a person learns from their mistakes, that’s just being wiser than before. And Im definatly not saying she was irresponsible for not aborting Justin you moron. I don’t stoop that low.

    • JaylaBieber

      Irresponisble because she got pregnant? She is a role model to plenty of pregnant teen girls because she didn’t abort Justin like most would. Even though many people were telling her to, she didn’t. She stayed strong and had him. I know not everyone’s child are going to just turn out to be some big stars but she toughed it out even if they didn’t have much. You should watch Never Say Never if you haven’t; Justin talks about his childhood.

      • Rue b

        So it’s irresponsible to take RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER ACTIONS…… stop trying to make pattie the bad guy in this story becaz it won’t work so just stop….. And this is a grown woman u taking bout older than u to now something about responsibility so don’t dare try total patties hand and say tht…. Tryin to hide it over the Internet when u can’t say it to her face Plz….. Yeah it was a mistake. BuT it was a beautiful one at that so yeah we all are irresponsible even u no ones perfect becaz everyone has hose moments when they wish tht they can redo this or change tht but they can’t so it is what it is…… You just ruin my day with your comment becaz like seriously after all she’s done she gets the hard shoulder FROM A DAMN CHILD LIKE WTF IS THAT!!!!!

      • LohaTBieber

        Ya no. Irresponsible because she got pregnant when she was still in high school. And that’s not something I want to look up to. You guys are totally getting me wrong here. And as a matter of fact I did watch Never Say Never.

      • JaylaBieber

        Wait. You’re acting like someone ASKED you to look up to her.

    • belieber 4 ever

      She’s not irresponsible, she took care of Justin and made sure he had everything he needed growning up. I don’t think that’s being irresponsible. So after that said, she’s a thoughtful and kind hearted person. Don’t judge other people by the mistakes they make growning up, cause NO one is perfect and everybody does it. anyways, She’s a very responsible person.

      • LohaTBieber

        Why are you guys even replying to this person? Their getting the attention they want.

  • hossna

    god bless baby i luv u

  • Jsha Styles


    • Swag

      Cheated on selena with who? and what facts do you have?

    • 2crazy4bieber

      He didn’t cheat on her… if anything she would cheat on him. One Direction is no better than Justin is.

    • The REAL khloe99

      Say what now


      @Jsha Styles, do u even have any evidence dat shows he cheated on her, stop being mad.. making up rumours.. sorry for being mean but yeaa, :P

    • Belieber 4 life

      Who did Justin cheat on Selena with? He dosn’t have any time to cheat on her anyways.. He’s busy doing his dance rehersals, interviews and getting ready for his #BelieveTour

  • ivan

    All you haters who are infiltrating u-tube and sites like this like roaches-Dr drew may have openings for you on his show for the dysfuntional that need treatment. Leave Justin alone you wackos!

  • Desss

    his mom is such a beautiful and strong women I love her and whenever her and Justin are together it’s just soooo amazing<3

  • Chanel

    Pattie seems so young and very pretty. Love how Justin’s mom talks about the trials and tribulation of getting pregnant so young. Didnt know what she’ll do or how she’ll support the baby. Justin seems so down to earth and very grounded at times. Him and Selena both seem very grounded couple who love each other very much.

  • Selena gomez

    Hey @ jsha styles dont worry about me cause I tend 2 leave my tampon up my p#ssy 4 a while and dont be mad @ Justin bcuz im the dirty skank who cheated on Justin with Harry styles and my b!tch Demi lavoto. Thats right we had a 3 some I ate Demi’s fishy twat. So h8 me and not Justin.(PS my tampons been,up there 4 2 weeks!!!!!! )

    • Sharon

      Wtf is wrong with you?

    • The REAL khloe99

      WTF did I just read

      • swag swag swag on you!

        Yo I said the same thing

    • belieber 4 ever

      Ur a Fake Poser!

  • Alyssa sweetie luvzjb

    Justin is soooooo sexy!!!!!

  • JaylaBieber

    I’m so glad Pattie decided against the abortion. Who knew her son would inspire millions around the world? Kudos to her for being so strong. Love love love <3

  • MaliaBieber101

    Aww! I’m so glad that she kept him! She is a role model to other young teens to let them know they should keep there baby because they could turn out as great as Justin!<3

    • Bea

      So the moral of the story is to get pregnant as a teenager so you can have a kid that MIGHT turn up to be a musician??? And then you can write a book about telling that o teenagers?? Yea you guys are really amart

      • JaylaBieber

        *Smart, *To, *Yeah.

  • 2crazy4bieber

    Love Pattie!!

  • Belieber 4 LIFEEEE

    OMG!!! I had no idea wat pattie went through!!! SHE IS AMAZINGGGG

    • biebergirl3995

      She is.(: