Justin Bieber's father Jeremy Bieber is reportedly severing a seven-year relationship with his partner Erin Wagner to party with his son.
A Daily Mail exclusive reports the 39-year-old father of the pop star will share custody of two youngsters Jaxon, 4, and Jazmyn, 5. But the main bone of contention from Wagner appears to be the fact Jeremy would prefer to be Justin's friend than a father figure. According to the Daily Mail's source:
"Justin hitting the big time in the way he has is an absolute dream come true for Jeremy and the temptation of being able to travel the globe, living like a superstar was too much to turn down.
'Erin was always going to take second place to that. They are still on good terms for the sake of the children and she still has a great friendship with Justin, but their relationship has broken down.
'Jeremy has the opportunity to party with beautiful girls in every city in the world. He was never going to let anything get in the way of that.'
The source added: 'The fact Jeremy cannot seem to maintain a relationship is just another sign of how flaky he can be. He really isn't the kind if role model Justin needs around him during this difficult time.'
Although the publication reports Wagner and the elder Bieber had been having some difficulties the proverbial last straw was Jeremy Bieber being with Justin when the singer was arrested in Miami Beach for driving under the influence. Some had even speculated the father was actually abetting Justin by blocking the street in an SUV enabling the musician to drag race. After posting bond, Justin and Jeremy were seen partying hours later.
On Jan. 16 Wagner tweeted the following with a subsequent tweet on Jan. 19:
Jeremy was also seen with Justin at a Toronto Maple Leafs game on Dec. 29, hours before Bieber would be involved in an incident where he allegedly assaulted a limo driver in Toronto. Following the Miami Beach episode Jeremy Bieber was with Justin on a Jan. 31 flight where Bieber was accused of being verbally abusive towards a flight attendant and smoking pot. In the days leading up to that incident though Wagner tweeted the following, not naming names but definitely revealing not all was well:
Jeremy Bieber has had some run ins with the law previously according to Justin's mother Pattie Mallette. Mallette's autobiography "The Only Way Is Up" claims Jeremy was in jail the day Justin was born (March 1, 1994) and cheated on her during their engagement. The couple broke up before Justin was a year old.
A source told the publication Jeremy "has always been a bad boy" and, while loving Justin, "wasn't mature enough to be a responsible parent and his lifestyle meant he couldn't be there for him like a father should be."
Although he's not in the current legal trouble his son is in, Jeremy Bieber had his run-ins with the law. In 1997, he served 90 days in prison for assault while in 1999 breached probation and served 21 days in jail.
Last year, Justin also purchased a farm house outside Stratford, Ontario for a reported $850,000, which the singer uses when he's back in Canada. The musician also reportedly gives his father $50,000 allowance to maintain the residence, a place Jeremy and his friends refer to as "the ranch" and is often a hot spot for parties in the area.
As for Jeremy Bieber, he has occasionally tweeted his disgust with the media and stories concerning his son. On Jan. 24 he tweeted the following:
Justin, who will celebrate his 20th birthday tomorrow, has finally made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, albeit perhaps not in the way he once thought. Justin is shirtless (of course) beside the headline "Bad Boy: Why Justin Bieber just won't behave." Rolling Stones also places blame on Jeremy Bieber's shoulders, reporting a source that said "'His father's not a great influence. They're almost not like father and son — it's more like two best friends.' The magazine also pointed out that Jeremy goes to strip clubs with Justin, "enjoying the overflow of his son's parade of strippers"
Justin's next court appearance is March 10 in Toronto regarding the alleged late-December assault.
Justin Bieber performs on the street August 20, 2007 in Stratford, Canada. (Photo by Irving Shuter/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber performs on the street August 20, 2007 in Stratford, Canada. (Photo by Irving Shuter/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber Visits The Nintendo World Store - September 1, 2009
Justin Bieber visits the Nintendo World Store on September 1, 2009 in New York City.
Justin Bieber Performs On ABC's "Good Morning America"
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 15: Musician Justin Bieber performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at ABC News' Good Morning America Times Square Studio on November 15, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Z100's Jingle Ball 2009 - Press Room
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: Singer Justin Bieber attends Z100's Jingle Ball 2009 at Madison Square Garden on December 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2010 - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15: Justin Bieber arrives at KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2010 at the Staples Center on May 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
KIIS-FM Presents Justin Bieber At Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Justin Bieber poses after his free performance presented by KIIS-FM at Nokia Plaza L.A. Live on February 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber Signs Copies Of "First Step 2 Forever" - November 26, 2010
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: Justin Bieber promotes his new book 'First Step 2 Forever' at Barnes & Noble, 5th Avenue on November 26, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)
68th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never - Inside Arrivals
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Justin Bieber attends the 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' premiere at the O2 Cineworld on February 16, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
2011 Billboard Music Awards - Press Room
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: Singer Justin Bieber poses in the press room with the Digital Artist of the Year award during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
2011 CMT Music Awards - Audience And Backstage
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 2011 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BET Awards '11 - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Musician Justin Bieber arrives at the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2011 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Justin Bieber arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber Lights The Empire State Building
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Justin Bieber poses on the observation deck at The Empire State Building on November 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
"Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" - New York Premiere
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: Justin Bieber attends the New York premiere of 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' at Regal E-Walk 13 on February 2, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Dolce & Gabbana Celebrates Fashion's Night Out
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Justin Bieber attends the Dolce & Gabbana Boutique on September 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Dolce & Gabbana)
The 40th American Music Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Singer Justin Bieber attends the 40th American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
2012 Teen Choice Awards - Arrivals
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 22: Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Teen Choice Awards 2012 - Show
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 22: Singer Justin Bieber accepts the Male Summer Music Star award onstage during the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards - Show
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17: Justin Bieber perfoms at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 17, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
2012 Teen Choice Awards - Red Carpet
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JULY 22: Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on July 22, 2012 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
2012 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Justin Bieber arrives at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
2012 MuchMusic Video Awards - Arrivals
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17: Justin Bieber and guest arrives at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 17, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
2012 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards - Show
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 31: Singer Justin Bieber onstage at the 2012 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 31, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NRJ Music Awards 2012 - Red Carpet Arrivals
CANNES, FRANCE - JANUARY 28: Justin Bieber poses as he arrives at NRJ Music Awards 2012 at Palais des Festivals on January 28, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber performs at the O2
DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 17: Justin Bieber performs at the O2 on February 17, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Phillip Massey/WireImage)
Celebrity Sightings In London - February 19, 2013
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 19: Justin Bieber sighting at Beat Club on February 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Chapman/FilmMagic)
Bieber's Most Troublesome Moments
Justin had his first, very public, run in with the paps when he <a href="http://www.thehollywoodgossip.com/2011/03/justin-bieber-to-paparazzi-eff-you/" target="_blank">stuck his middle finger up to their cameras</a> (and thus the world).
Justin felt the effect of his first paternity suit. He was accused of being the father of a 4-month-old baby boy with Mariah Yeater, but complied with a paternity test and proved his ‘innocence’.
It may not sound like a big deal, but in May 2012 a definitely-not-21-year-old Justin confessed to “having a beer” for the first time. Two years later, and he's pretty much a regular in nightclubs (and stripclubs) around the world. In the same month, he also got into an altercation with a tabloid snapper, who reportedly blocked his car in when he left a cinema with Selena.
Justin's love of fast cars took a turn for the worse as he was accused of 'reckless driving'. He called 991 to complain about paparazzi chasing him but it turned out he wasn't so innocent himself. <a href="http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/07/06/justin-bieber-speeding-ticket-pulled-over-cops-driving-fisker-karma-paparrazi/" target="_blank">“Bieber was driving like a maniac. He was weaving in and out of traffic. There was hardly any space between cars as he weaved from lane to lane,”</a> an eyewitness, who just happens to be L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, said.
This image provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Christopher Guerra, the 29-year-old photographer who was struck and killed while trying to take photos of Justin Bieber's white Ferrari on Tuesday 1 January. Christopher's death spurred renewed debate over the dangers paparazzi can bring on themselves and the celebrities they chase. Justin wasn’t driving his car at the time but it was no doubt a disturbing shock. In the same month, Justin was caught smoking a suspicious looking roll-up cigarette in a pic on a camera phone.
The O2 was forced to apologise to young fans after Justin was nearly two hours late on stage for his opening night at the venue. He failed to start his performance until nearly 10.30pm, which resulted in hundreds of fans and parents taking to Twitter to vent their anger. It was a school night, for heavens sake!
7 March 2013
It all began getting a little 'Michael Jackson' when Justin donned a gas mask (natch) to go out for dinner at Mr Chow in London. The next day he was rushed to hospital after suffering breathing difficulties on stage at London's O2 Arena. Surely the two can‘t have been related?
Justin shocked monkeys, fans and animal rights activists when he abandoned his adorable monkey, Mally. The Capuchin monkey was seized by Munich customs when Bieber arrived in Germany as part of his world tour last month, as he did not have the correct paperwork. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/23/justin-bieber-monkey-mally_n_3139497.html" target="_blank">Justin then apparently decided he didn't want him back.</a>
We really started to worry about Justin's ego when he speculated that teen Holocaust victim Anne Frank could have been a "Belieber" if she had survived the Nazis. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/14/justin-bieber-hopes-anne-_n_3080439.html" target="_blank">A post on the official Anne Frank Facebook page described his visit to her former house: "Justin Bieber visited the Anne Frank House, together with his friends and guards.</a> "Fans were waiting outside to see a glimpse of him. He stayed more than an hour in the museum. "In our guestbook he wrote: "Truly inspiring to be able to come here. Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a belieber.""
Swedish police confirmed that they had found drugs on board Justin's tour bus. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/04/25/justin-bieber-drugs-tour-bus-swedish-police_n_3154851.html" target="_blank">Police raided the vehicle after an off-duty officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle</a> while it was parked outside the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. This was just the first of many tour bus raids.
17 July 2013
An Ohio DJ claimed Justin spat in his face while at a nightclub. According to the story reported by TMZ, the pop singer thought the man was taking photos of him. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/17/justin-bieber-spitting_n_3612817.html" target="_blank">The DJ who accused Justin of spitting in his face, Addison Ulhaq, filed a police report against the singer, according to TMZ.</a> He claims he got tested for Hepatitis because the incident left him with saliva in his eye, nose and mouth.
5 August 2013
Justin was filmed climbing over a car during a nightclub brawl in The Hamptons, New York. The 'Baby' singer came under investigation by the NYPD following the fight at the South Pointe venue in the early hours. 22-year-old Wayne Rennalls was hospitalised after the altercation and suffered a black eye, bruised ribs and a cut lip. He later filed an assault claim. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/08/08/justin-bieber-hamptons-nightclub-fight-video_n_3724158.html" target="_blank">Footage showed Justin at the scene, however his rep told the New York Daily News: “Justin was not involved in any altercation.”</a> The bust up is said to have started in the roped-off VIP area - where the 19-year-old was seated with his entourage - but ended up in the club's car park.
3 November 2013
Justin was reportedly smuggled out of a brothel in Brazil during some time off from his tour in the country. According to New York Post's Page Six, the 19-year-old singer and a friend spent three hours in the Centauros brothel in Rio de Janeiro.
5 December 2013
Justin's potty mouth landed him in a whole load of trouble when his entourage was detained at Brisbane International Airport in Australia on suspicion of smuggling drugs. Beebs was given a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/06/justin-bieber-drugs-brisbane-australia_n_4396840.html" target="_blank">verbal warning for using “inappropriate language” following a conversation with a female customs officer, The Sydney Daily Telegraph report</a>ed. He had allegedly refused to remove his hat and sunglasses during an inspection and also used insulting language toward the officer. Police had to threaten to arrest him, the newspaper said.
14 January 2014
Move over spurned violinist on Britain's Got Talent, Justin had his own egg-gate when he allegedly egged his neighbour's house, causing $20,000 worth of damage. <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/14/cops-raid-justin-bieber-house-egg-attack_n_4596249.html?just_reloaded=1" target="_blank">Justin was detained in his garage while police with a "felony search warrant" looked for evidence in his home</a> They then arrested his friend Lil Za for cocaine possession during the raid. Bieber has not been connected to the cocaine, but he has been neither charged nor exonerated in the egg incident that promoted the search warrant.
23 January 2014
All of Justin's troublesome behaviour culminated when he was arrested in Miami Beach for driving under the influence and drag racing. The Miami Beach Police released what is possibly the happiest-looking mugshot in Hollywood's Hall of Shame.
24 January 2014
Justin didn't forget his admiring teenage fans as he left jail following his arrest for DUI and drag racing. The 19-year-old, wearing a black hoody and dark shades, climbed on top of a waiting black SUV outside the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami to greet his fans before being driven away. And in the process angered a whole load more people.
30 January 2014
Justin landed himself in even MORE trouble after being charged with assaulting a limo driver. The singer handed himself in at a Toronto police station, where he was mobbed by fans and TV crews. According to the Toronto Police service, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/30/justin-bieber-charged-assault-limo-driver_n_4693256.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-justin-bieber" target="_blank">he will now appear in court on 11 March in connection with the incident, which saw him hit the driver in the back of the head several times last December.</a>
5 February 2014
Pilots hired by Justin Bieber <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/05/justin-bieber-plane-jet-smoking-weed-oxygen-masks_n_4729451.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-justin-bieber" target="_blank">to fly him to the Super Bowl have revealed they had to wear oxygen masks to overcome marijuana fumes on the flight.</a> An official report into the incident also revealed how the troubled teen and his father were “extremely abusive” to a flight attendant.
27 February 2014
After his arrest footage then emerged of <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/02/27/justin-bieber-arrest-video-singer-stumbles-sobriety-test-pushups-cell-_n_4864217.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-justin-bieber" target="_blank">Justin appearing to sway and stumble as he attempted to walk in a straight line for a sobriety test.</a> The film was shot at a south Florida police station following his DUI arrest in January and reveals the 19-year-old singer also dropping to the ground to do pushups.
Justin Bieber Arrest Twitter Jokes