It seems like Justin Bieber‘s mom is genuinely concerned for him!

Photo: US Magazine
Photo: US Magazine

Despite all the controversy surrounding the 19-year-old Canadian pop star, Pattie Mallette is standing by her son.

“As any mom of an adult child, Pattie is holding him close and talking to him about everything, but she can’t make his decisions for him,” a source close to her tells E! News.

“As any caring mother would be, Pattie is genuinely concerned for Justin, and she has said in many interviews before that she doesn’t have her head in the clouds and keeps in very close touch with Justin,” the source continues to say. “She talks with him almost every day, which is likely more than any mom and a 19-year-old son…and she is in the public eye dealing with all of this.”

The source also says that Justin isn’t the only one who’s under a lot of pressure.

“It’s so hard to see people’s opinions and accusations when they don’t know her,” the source says of Justin’s mom. “If she is with Justin, she is accused of endorsing or enabling him, yet if they find out she is not with him, they accuse her for not being with her own child in a time like this.”

The source further adds that Pattie would “never do anything to bring harm to Justin.”

“Pattie has a great relationship with Justin. He knows where she stands on the decisions he’s making in his life. He knows what she is proud of and what she has serious discussions with him about” says the source.

As for Justin’s questionable decisions and recent drama, the source continues to say, “Pattie never makes excuses for her son, but she is not going to turn on him for the approval or opinion of the world.”

“Those close to her know from Pattie, that it’s always challenging as a parent to raise your child in the way you know to be right, letting them grow as they need when they become adults and have strangers share their opinion in unfounded, often hateful ways,” the source told E! News. “It would be hard to imagine that any parent wouldn’t feel the same love, concern and responsibility as Pattie does in regard to her son’s well-being. Pattie and Justin’s dad, Jeremy both know that they are responsible before God and are focusing on their son’s well-being in private.”