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Justin Bieber's mom Patti Mallette calls Selena Gomez a 'sweetheart,' just wants what's best for her son (Video)

By Gina DiFalco,

Justin Bieber’s mom, Patti Mallette, is opening up about her son’s break-up with his on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez.

She appeared on the Today Show on Thursday and she was asked about the break-up. But she had no harsh words for Gomez.

“You know, I just try and support whatever he's wanting," she said, E! Online reports. "I think [Selena is] a sweetheart, and whatever they decide is great."

She also admitted that it is "tough letting go and letting our kids make the mistakes they need to make.” Bieber has been having a rough couple of months, allegedly being photographed smoking marijuana and having to deal with the backlash.

As he grows up, Mallette says she just wants her son to "learn from my mistakes.”

Entertainmentwise reports that in her autobiography Nowhere But Up, Mallette opened up about her suicide attempt, drug abuse and physical abuse by a family friend.

But it’s happier times for the family now, as Bieber, 18, is getting ready to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and Mallette admits that :we're both nervous! He's been rehearsing all week and practicing and helping write skits. He's excited."

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