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Jeremy Bieber a lousy parent? Justin Bieber hangs out with dad after arrest

Jeremy Bieber had no harsh words for his son Justin Bieber after the younger Bieber’s arrest, according to a Jan. 24 Us Weekly report. The father and son were spotted hanging out after Justin posted bail following his DUI and drag racing arrest in Miami.

Jeremy Bieber a lousy parent? Justin Bieber hangs out with dad after arrest
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The teenage singer and his 39-year-old dad were seen together at a rental home in Miami, and were photographed next to a table covered with beer bottles. The very supportive dad took to social media in light of his son’s arrest to show off her fatherly love. “Love @justinbieber @JazmynBieber @JaxonBieber #reallife,” he wrote. He later added, “I can protect my kids, but I can't protect them from you and your lies. Believe in the truth not in the lies of the enemy. #reallife.”

According to RadarOnline, Jeremy is merely along for the perks of his son’s fame. “[Jeremy] was absent for most of Justin’s childhood, and has only been a presence his life in the past several years after the singer catapulted to super stardom,” a source told RadarOnline. “Jeremy loves the lifestyle his son leads, private jets, exotic cars and over the top vacations. Justin had been financially supporting Jeremy for several years. Jeremy treats Justin as a friend, a peer, instead of as his son, they’re buddies.”

While the 19-year-old may get along with his dad, his team has reservations. “It’s absolutely no secret that Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun, and Jeremy don’t get along. Scooter has been the father figure in Justin’s life, and then all of a sudden, Jeremy pops back on the scene….look at all the chaos in Justin’s life,” the source added. “Scooter is the voice of reason, and tells him stuff Justin doesn’t want to hear, and Jeremy is the opposite.”

Justin’s mom, Pattie Mallette has yet to comment on her son’s arrest, but he has “been avoiding phone calls from [her],” RadarOnline reports.