Pattie Mallette (Justin Bieber’s Mom) is Waiting Until Marriage to Have Sex From Now OnDecember 14th, 2012 by WTM.org Community
Justin Bieber may lead a charmed life today, but his mother went through hell to get him here. After two decades of sexual abuse, rape, drugs, and petty crime, Pattie Mallette decided to turn her life around the day she gave birth to Justin, and so far, so great. Eighteen years ago she promised herself that she would not date again until her son turned 18, and would not have sex again until she was married.
Watch Pattie talk about her decision to wait until marriage for sex…
I take that vow really seriously. I wrote it down on a piece of paper, had somebody witness it. It means a lot, I made this far, I’m not stopping now.
When you lose your purity at such a young age, you start think that you are not worth it. And when you lose your self-confidence, your self-identity, and your purity, you kind of attract what you believe you were.
I was 21 and then I was like… okay.. I still haven’t given over my sexuality and I am just going to trust You. And I don’t want to be used anymore, I don’t want to have another child and not have two parents in a home to raise him. I just don’t ant to do it. Im going to wait until Im married to have sex again and so I have so far.
Born: April 2, 1975 in Canada to Michael Mallette and Diane Henry (Justin’s grandparents).
Age 2: Pattie’s alcoholic, abusive father walks out on the family.
Age 3: Sexually molested several times by different men (babysitter, friend’s grandfather, and by a few older children).
Age 6: Her mother remarries and routinely leaves her with her new step dad and her step brothers and sisters.
Age 9: Arrives home from school to find a stranger sitting on the living room couch…it’s her father. They make amends and make plans to spend time together. A few months later he dies of heart attack.
Age 10-12: Attends church with a friend. She likes the Sunday School classes, where she begins to develop a passion for singing. As her passion for singing and acting grows, she begins appearing in local television programs and talent shows.
Seeking to escape her abusive life at home, Pattie the takes every drama and choir class available from her school, plus dancing lessons at night.
After earning several trophies and awards for singing and acting, she catches the attention of a Toronto-based talent agent. She’s accepted into a talent agency, but the auditions they line up for her require her to travel several hours to Toronto every weekend, which her parents are unable to do. Devastated, she gives up on her dreams and chases self-destruction instead.
Age 14-15: Date raped at age 15. Experiments with drugs and alcohol. Shoplifts, vandalizes school property, and starts a fire in a school bathroom (which gets her suspended).
Begins a tempestuous on-again-off-again relationship with her childhood sweetheart, Jeremy Bieber (Justin Bieber’s father-to-be).
Age 16: Leaves home, supporting herself through petty theft and drug dealing as she battles feelings of loneliness, depression, and suicidal ideation.
Age 17: Attempts suicide by throwing herself in front of a truck, earning herself a stint in a mental ward. While there, she embraces Christianity.
Age 18: Gets released from Stratford General Hospital and falls straight back into her old habits and old friends, including her relationship with Jeremy Bieber. Six months later, she’s pregnant. Her mother kicks her out of the house.
Age 19: Moves into a Stratford home for unwed mothers. Many fellow patients and staff try to talk her into getting an abortion, but she refuses. Gives birth to her son, Justin Drew Bieber, on March 1, 1994, in London, Ontario. Splits up with Justin’s father. Raises her son in Stratford Hospital.
Justin’s father Jeremy Bieber stays active in Justin’s life, but goes on to marry another woman and have 2 kids with her (Justin’s half-siblings).
Pattie works part-time jobs while raising Justin on government assistance in low-income housing. A neighbor provides a year of free daycare, allowing Pattie to return to school and earn her diploma. She continues on to college, where she learns how to design websites.
Age 21: Makes a promise to herself not to have sex again until she gets married (note: she never actually married Justin’s father, so she’s still waiting on her first marriage).
Age 32: Enters her then-12-year-old son Justin in the local “Stratford Star” talent show, where he sings R & B artist Ne-Yo’s song, “So Sick.” Justin finished second in the competition. Pattie posts a video of the performance on YouTube for their family and friends to see.
Justin’s popularity on the YouTube explodes, catapulting young Justin into an international star.
Age 37: Releases of her book, “Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber’s Mom”
Today: Pattie is still committed to waiting until marriage for sex, which is suddenly relevant because she’s now officially back on the dating market (after a decade-long break) as of March 1st, 2012 — she promised Justin that she wouldn’t date until he turned 18.