Charlotte residents got a special treat on Sunday, August 8, 2010. Justin Bieber, tween sensation, performed live at the Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte. Singer, dancer, soon to be actor and author of a book, Justin Bieber is known for being the crush of girls all around the world. What many people may not realize is the fact that Justin Bieber also has a stepmom.
Not only does Justin Bieber have to deal with all the pressures of being a mega-star, he also has to deal with the pressures of living in a blended family.
Background on Justin Bieber:
Justin Bieber was born March 1, 1994 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to Jeremy Jack Bieber and Patricia (Pattie) Lynn Mallette. Justin Bieber’s parents divorced when Justin Bieber was two years old. When Justin Bieber was 11 years of age he won a singing contest in his town of Stratford. His proud parents posted videos of his performance on YouTube. The video became such a viral hit, that even music executive Usher took notice and signed him to a contract. After the contract was signed, Justin Bieber’s mom Pattie, moved herself and Justin to Atlanta, Georgia.
How do Justin Bieber’s parents work together to keep Justin safe and secure while Justin is touring?
Pattie, Justin Bieber’s mother, travels with him to his concerts. If she has prior commitments or becomes to exhausted, her parents, Bruce Dale and Dianne Dale, tour with Justin. If Justin Bieber is touring in Canada, his father and his stepmom, Erin Bieber, travel with him. Justin Bieber’s mother, stepmother and father all work together to ensure a family member is with Justin at all times.
Justin’s comments about his dad and stepmom:
According to People magazine, Justin Bieber had the following to say about his father and stepmother: “I have a great relationship with my dad. When I was younger, he taught me how to play some songs on the guitar, like ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan. My stepmom, Erin, has given me a brother and a sister. I am really lucky to have such a wonderful family. “
What can Charlotte blended families learn from Justin Bieber and his parents?
Even if couples are divorced, if they have children, the children’s health, safety and mental health must come first. Petty differences and hurts must be put aside for the sake of the children.
By working together and creating a united front, parents of blended families can ensure that a child’s environment remains productive and as stress free as possible.
If possible, step-parents and biological parents should get along with each other-at least in front of the child or children. They should present a united front. This prevents the child or children from pitting parent against parent.
Justin Bieber has admitted that his parents have not always had a wonderful relationship with each other. When Justin was younger, they were often embattled in long court trials. He stated to Seventeen magazine that “for a long time they were all tied up in custody battles. It’s gotten much better as I’ve gotten older though. I guess it has just taken time. ”
For more information about Justin Bieber:
Justin Bieber Music
Bieber Fever: The Official Justin Bieber Fan Club