So yes, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have begun dating again after the on/off supercouple split in 2012. We can't help but wonder what Bieber's mom has to say about their renewed kinship. As it turns out, she approves.
That's right — the "Same Old Love" singer has received the official seal of approval from Bieber's mom, Pattie Mallette.
Speaking with People at the Justice Speaks Holiday Benefit Luncheon in Los Angeles Saturday, Dec. 9, where Malette herself was chosen to be a keynote speaker, she had nothing but loving words for the singer, who's been with her son since 2010.
"I don't know so much about their personal relationship because he doesn't share a whole lot, but I love her," said Mallette, in reference to Gomez.
"I've met her and we have a special bond so I think she's precious," she said. "I can't really speak on their relationship, that's between them."
Bieber accompanied his mom to the Justice Speaks luncheon, and the Grammy-winning singer shared a photo of the two on the carpet, captioned with "Love you mom!! So proud of you and your heart for people.. you inspire me to be better." Justice Speaks is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that aims to end international human sex trafficking by offering services to at-risk children.
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However, the "What Do You Mean" singer is candid about his relationship with his mother not always being perfect. In a 2015 tell-all with Billboard, Bieber called his connection with his mother "pretty nonexisting," chalking up the distance to his bad boy persona that made plenty of headlines a number of years ago.
Feeling ashamed to have disappointed his mother, Bieber said they spent a significant amount of time not speaking to each other.
"We spent some time not talking, so it takes time to rebuild that trust."
As for Gomez and Bieber's relationship, sources say the supercouple has chosen to keep it "low key" this time around. A source said that they are great and very happy. They also said that Justin had to cancel his tour to take care of his mental health.
The two have had an intensely high-profile relationship over the past few years, which abruptly came to an end in 2012 because of their busy schedules. There have been only hints and rumors of the two getting back together again since, though it was reported in early November that they've officially gotten back together again.
What do you think of Mallette's seal of approval for Gomez? On Bieber and Gomez getting back together? Do you think it's best if they keep their relationship on the downlow this time around? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!