When two people are in a relationship – even an alleged one – it’s important to get that stamp of approval from your partners family right?

Well, if the rumours are true and Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are indeed back together, Selena is in good with Justin’s mom Pattie Mallette.

She spoke with PEOPLE at a holiday benefit concert and said,

“I don’t know so much about their personal relationship because he doesn’t share a whole lot, but I love her…I support anything [he does], if he loves her I love her, and I’ve met her and we have a special bond so I think she’s precious. I can’t really speak on their relationship, that’s between them.”

She went on to talk about her mega-star son saying,

“I think he’s just keeping his focus on God, and really trying to figure out what counts and what matters…I think he’s trying to be somehow normal in such an abnormal world, trying to find that balance.”

She concluded, “I feel like he’s growing up and I’m really proud of him.”

For his part, Justin posted a sweet message to his mom, letting her know how much she means to him,

 

Love you mom!! So proud of you and your heart for people.. you inspire me to be better..

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Check out the full story at PEOPLE.COM.

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