Justin Bieber's Latest Family Tragedy Proves He's Just Like Us

justin bieberOh man, the stars are not aligned for Justin Bieber this holiday season! The poor kid has been slammed with now not one but two tragedies over the past week. First, girlfriend Selena Gomez's mom, Mandy suffered a miscarriage (ugh, so so sad), and now, we hear that the Biebs' grandparents were in a pretty bad car accident yesterday.

According to Justin's mom Pattie Mallette's tweets, her parents Bruce and Diane Mallette "flipped into a ditch and totaled the car." Thankfully, the couple is doing alright for the most part, but Bruce has broken ribs, and Pattie asked fans to "pray for him [and] for quick healing." Justin himself hasn't commented yet, but you can only imagine what the guy must be going through right now. Being stressed out couldn't even begin to cover it.

I must say though, there's a teachable moment in these tragedies.


On the surface, it seems like Justin Bieber has everything any teen -- or adult, for that matter -- could possibly want. A bonafide household name and top-selling superstar, he's on top of the world right now with his career. He has a talented, beautiful, famous girlfriend and hangs out with some of the most influential types in the music biz. But, as we can see, even an icon like Biebs has had to face a couple of very humanizing moments -- not to mention with unfortunately, pretty icky timing. 

Sure, Justin started out as a relatable kid just doing his thing on YouTube, but in the past year or so, he's become larger than life. But that doesn't make him any less real -- or any less of a regular human being. Sometimes we forget celebs like Biebs are just like us -- and not just because they also drink Starbucks or walk their dogs in the park. But because they go through really difficult, tragic situations, too.

My heart goes out to Biebs, his family, and Selena's family right now, cause it can't be easy to deal with all of this at once. With hope, the public and media give them all the space they need to cope and heal.


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