Los Angeles, Sep 21: Singer Justin Bieber's mother Pattie Mallette says they weren't financially sound earlier and at one stage of their lives, they couldn't afford eating out luxuriously.
"We'd go out for dinner, but we could only do it if we split something to eat and ordered water," InTouch weekly magazine quoted Mallette as saying.
However, now the 18-year-old has become a teen sensation and takes care of the bills when they go out to dine together.
"Now, when we go out to dinner Justin says, 'Don't worry Mom, I've got the cheque'," she said.
"Watching him every day, I'm so inspired, I'm in awe," Mallette added.
Bieber was born and brought in London, by his mother single-handedly. His father Jeremy Jack Bieber married another woman.