Justin Bieber Shares Tribute To Father

Justin Bieber shared a heartfelt tribute to his father on social media this week.

The Canadian pop star posted a photo of he and Jeremy Bieber walking together with the caption: “I love continuing to get to know my father. I love working through hard things to get to the good things.. relationships are worth fighting for especially with family!! Love you forever and always daddy!”

The two have had a tumultuous relationship over the years.

Jeremy was 19 when he and Pattie Mallette, then 17, had Justin. They split up and Jeremy went on to marry another woman, with whom he has children Jazmyn and Jaxon.

Justin’s dad spent a total of about four months behind bars after convictions for assault causing bodily harm in 1997 and failing to comply with probation in 1999. He was charged again with assault in 2002 but the case was later dismissed.

After Justin was arrested in Miami Beach in 2014, his father tweeted: “I can protect my kids, but I can’t protect them from you or your lies. Believe in the truth not in the lies of the enemy.”

And, in 2015, when full-frontal nude photos of Bieber appeared online, Jeremy tweeted: “What do you feed that thing. #proud daddy.”