It's no secret Justin Bieber has had a tough few years. And now, after successfully orchestrating a major comeback, he's opening up to Billboard about his difficult times.
Perhaps one of the most surprising revelations in Billboard's Bieber cover story is the singer opening up about his challenging relationship with his mom Pattie Mallette, which he tells Billboard became "pretty nonexisting" over the past two years. "I was distant because I was ashamed. I never wanted my mom to be disappointed in me and I knew she was. We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust. She’s living in Hawaii now, so it’s hard, but getting better. She’s an amazing woman and I love her.”