LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Singer Justin Bieber performs on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at CBS studios on Decembe
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If you've been awake at any point in the past year, you likely know that Justin Bieber's publicist is the hardest working individual in all of showbiz. But despite his (many) stumbles, mom Pattie Mallette will always have Bieb's back.

To prove it, she recently appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live to defend her cub.

"I definitely think he’s getting a bad rap, but I'm also not naive to think that my child is perfect and making all the best decisions of his life," Mallette said. 

"He knows what I disagree with, and he knows all the things that I'm really proud of him for, too. I mean, people don't talk about all the great things he does every day."

We are guessing that the not-so-great things that people do talk about include abandoning a pet monkey at a German airport, writing questionable things in the Anne Frank House guest book, showing up to the airport shirtless, peeing in a restaurant's mop bucket, cursing a former president on camera and some other stuffs.

But Mallette insisted that her son also does lots of good stuffs as well.

"Every night before a show, he meets with Make-a-Wish kids," she said. "He goes to sick kids' hospitals. He visits with them [and] takes his time. He gives back to charities."

In addition to pushing back against Bieber critics, Mallette is also a New York Times bestselling author. In September of 2012 she released Nowhere but Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom

This month, she's rereleasing the same book—a special edition for the tween, Twitter set. 

When you're rich enough to (literally) fly to outer space, sometimes you need your mom to help you stay grounded.

Mallette tells us what it's like to be Justin Bieber's mom below: