Like a lot of teens, Justin Bieber’s parents split up. Although he spends the majority of his time on the road with his mom Pattie, Justin’s still pretty tight with his dad Jeremy, who JB credits for teaching him how to drive and introducing him to classic rock.
“I have a great relationship with my dad,” Biebs tells Seventeen magazine in a special issue devoted entirely to the Canadian pop star. “When I was younger, he taught me how to play some songs on the guitar, like ‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan.”
Justin’s able to remain so close to both his mom and dad because they respect each other. “My parents weren’t the type to talk trash about each other,” he says. “Some parents, when they split up, the mom will say, “Your dad’s a jerk,” but mine were never like that. So that definitely made it easier for me. I knew they loved me, and they split up because of them, not because of me.”
At the end of the day, Justin’s still a momma’s boy. Forget spoiling her with spa days, cars, or expensive jewelry. The 16-year-old spills, “I’d like to buy my mom a house.” Aw.