Pattie Mallette is not oblivious to the ongoing actions of her son.
She's knows Justin Bieber nude photos are out there. She's aware the singer is under investigation for his role in a Hamptons nightclub brawl. She sees all the headlines, she understands the issues at stake.
But Bieber is now 19 years old and Mallette knows she has to back off.
"When your kids hit a certain age, your parenting style changes and it is hard letting go," Mallette tells People. "His life was my life and now I've had to let him go a little bit and let him be independent. It is hard to not be able to control everything that your adult child does."
Mallette admits that she "worries" about her famous son and that she texts and calls him everyday.