Pattie Mallette is the mother of the world’s biggest pop star Justin Bieber, but she is much more then just that. Pattie grew up in Stratford, Ontario overcoming unimaginable obstacles in the face of abuse, poverty and an unexpected teen pregnancy. She now uses her voice to inspire others as a bestselling author,producer and influential speaker.
In 2012, Pattie published her memoir, “Nowhere But Up,” which became a New York Times bestseller within the first week of its release. As an executive producer she worked on “Crescendo,” a short film that received 11 international film festival honors prior to its premier in February 2013. Proceeds of “Crescendo” are being used to support crisis pregnancy centers worldwide, a passion of Pattie’s that grew from her own experience. As a single parent at 18, Pattie was personally assisted by a center, which despite her difficult circumstances enabled her to be the best mother possible to her son, Justin.
Continuing her desire to help others give voice to their own stories, Pattie became an executive producer of “Renee,” starring Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls). Set to release in winter 2013, the feature film is inspired by the true story behind the global movement To Write Love on Her Arms.Pattie recently launched her foundation called Round 2, which seeks to offer a second chance to those who have been knocked down by providing assistance and resources to those in distress.
Here #InTheLab’s Arthur Kade talks with the incredible Pattie Mallette about the teen edition of her inspirational “Nowhere But Up”, being the mother of the world’s biggest pop star Justin Bieber, using her story to inspire others, what it was like being a single mother raising Justin Bieber, how her parenting style has changed over the years, and so much more!
Here is Pattie Mallette on NBC’s “Today Show” and “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen right before chatting with me #InTheLab. She also appeared this week on ABC’s “The View”,”Fox and Friends”, and more