As a young woman, Pattie Mallette faced many problems and had to make hard decisions.
“Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom,” her recently published autobiography, clears light on the violence she faced before becoming pregnant at a young age.
In her memoir, Mallette is honest and open about how hard it was to overcome her tragic past and start a new life for her son, Justin Bieber.
Pattie Mallette’s latest book, “Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mum,” speaks up about the difficult circumstances she went through before becoming pregnant.
She said it is typical for people who have experienced sexual assault to feel humiliated and guilty, which she felt.
Mallette eventually became so overwhelmed by the stress of drugs and alcohol that she attempted suicide.
This resulted from years of pain compounded by extensive substance use, which further exacerbated the problem.
When Mallette realized she was pregnant with her son Justin at 17, she was recommended to terminate the pregnancy, but she knew it would be impossible.
Despite her drive to make it work and her genuine faith, she opted to retain him and give him the best life possible.
When he first heard Justin’s sobs, Mallette felt like he was singing a lovely song. Mallette characterized it as a delicate ‘A hah, a hah,’ and all she wanted to do at the time was hold him and shower him with love.