The apple might not fall too far from the tree.
Shortly after Justin Bieber was charged with drunk driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after being pulled over for drag racing by Miami Beach police on Jan. 23, it was revealed his father, Jeremy, egged on the behavior.
The 38-year-old shockingly accompanied his teenage son during the wild joy ride – going as far as blocking off the street to allow the 19-year-old and a pal to compete against each other in rented Lamborghinis.
But the involvement of Justin’s dad in his illegal activities may not come as a surprise to some.
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It turns out the father-of-three has a similar troubled past.
In her book, Nowhere but Up, Justin’s mother, Pattie Mallette, 37, reveals Jeremy was not present for Justin’s birth because he was in jail following a violent altercation.
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And just like the entertainer’s arrest at 19, his father was the same age when he was put behind bars.
“Yes, it was painful,” Pattie's told Life & Style. “We’ve been through some tough times, but they’re closer than ever now.”
She explains the couple had a rocky relationship while the star was growing up.
Jeremy got into trouble with the law several times (sound familiar?) over the years.
“We had this on-again, off-again relationship,” she explained.
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“There was a little hiccup there when Justin was 2-years-old, but his dad has been a good dad to him.”
It turns out Jeremy wasn’t the only parent with issues.
Pattie also revealed in her memoir that she struggled with substance abuse and acting out.
Yet she said she had high hopes for her son to lead a better example.
“I think just being able to go through so many things really helps me to be a better communicator, and I really want to keep an open dialogue,” she’s told Life & Style.
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She added, “I talk to him about everything. About things that he’s doing, things that he’s not doing, things that I’m happy with, and things that I’m not so happy with — and things that I’m really proud of him for.”
We’re not sure she would be too proud of his recent antics.
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