Photo Credit: Pattie Malette/Twitter
Justin Bieber's mother may have a new beau, all thanks to Ryan Seacrest. The reality show host arranged for Chris Harrison, the newly single host of The Bachelor, to hang out with Pattie Mallette, Bieber's single mom.
If their Twitter feeds are any indication, Harrison and Bieber owe Seacrest some thanks.
"Had a great night w @chrisbharrison! Thanks @ryanseacrest for setting it up," Mallette, 37, twittered on Tuesday night. Harrison was just as enthusiastic after their date -- to Bieber’s Los Angeles concert, where they took a picture of each other.
"Huge thanks to @justinbieber @pattiemallette for an incredible night. Huge cool dad pts! Great show!" Harrison wrote.
Last month, Mallette released a memoir, Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom, in which she described giving birth to Bieber as an 18-year-old living in a shelter for pregnant teens. The book also describes the years of childhood sexual abuse that Mallette suffered and the drugs, alcohol, and crime that Mallette turned to later in her teen years.
"I was sexually violated so many times that as the years went by it began to feel normal," Mallette wrote. "It's a strange marriage – knowing something is wrong yet at the same time finding it familiar and commonplace."
After finding her way to sobriety after Bieber’s birth, Mallette made a promise to her son: she wouldn’t date until he turned 18. In fact, Mallette recently admitted on Ellen that she’s been celibate since she was 21 and plans to remain so until she gets married.
Now that Bieber is an adult, there may be a lot of pressure for Harrison. Seacrest, however, is excited by the possibility of long-term romance.
"Does he get a rose?" he tweeted after the date.