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LAURA'S LOVE ADVICE: What To Do When Your BF's Mom Doesn't Approve Of You, Like Justin's Objects To Selena!

Wed, January 5, 2011 12:02pm EDT by 1 Comment

Justin Bieber’s mom reportedly doesn’t want her son canoodling with Selena Gomez. Here’s what YOU can do if you find yourself in Selena’s shoes!

There are enough strikes against a fledgling relationship without – duh duh duh – a protective mother getting involved. But that’s exactly what’s happening to new teen couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez: his mom, Patti Mallette, flew down to St. Lucia to bust up their romantic new year’s vacation! But what can Selena do to keep mama Bieber at bay?

Let me just say that, if these kids were a little older, the situation would be completely different. At 16, the Biebs really doesn’t have a leg to stand on. Sure, he’s an international pop star — but he still isn’t legal. His mom pretty much has the authority to control his life until he turns 18 — Selena’s age.

Patti reportedly flew to the Caribbean island after she saw photos of her teenage son getting frisky on a yacht with his bikini-clad (and two years older) girlfriend. Not only was she deflecting the bad press the situation may have caused in tarnishing both of the young star’s reputations, but she was also trying to keep her son ‘pure.’ Ahem.

But now Selena has to do some major recon work. If Justin’s mom doesn’t like her, it’s going to cause problems in their relationship. So what can she do?

Number one: women are NOT stupid, so don’t try to act all girly and butter your BF’s mom up. If you find yourself in a compromising position, like Selena did, it would be best to have a brief conversation with mommy dearest and apologize for any potential problems you may have called. Women appreciate honesty, not fraudulent apologies.

If you’re going to dinner at your boyfriend’s home, always bring flowers or some kind of dessert and compliment his mom on her home. Be polite. Keep your cell phone tucked firmly away. Do your best to be mature and kind.

A true mama’s boy like Bieber is a tough nut to crack. Mothers with only one son are extra protective — and it’s going to be much harder for you to get the approval you seek. Just remember this: it isn’t personal. If there’s the chance you’re the girl who’s going to steal their boy’s heart away, you are straight up competition. Just be the best version of yourself possible — and even if his mom doesn’t approve, hey, at least your BF still loves you!


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