Bieber Won't Help Me: Destitute Grandpa

George Bieber 'living in squalor,' says Justin never helps out

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 22, 2013 9:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – With a name like George Bieber, you'd think a person would have it made. But no, Justin Bieber's 61-year-old grandfather is, as the Sun puts it, "living in squalor." He has work-related back problems that keep him from working—or even making it upstairs in his cabin, where he beds down on a "dirty mattress." And speaking of the cabin, a tree left a hole in the roof, and George doesn't have enough money to fix it. Yet his super-rich grandson isn't helping him out—though he often sends his other set of grandparents on trips and buys them houses and cars, George says.

"He’s got too big for his britches," says George, the father of Justin's dad, Jeremy. According to the New York Daily News, George says Justin hasn't even visited in years, never calls, and has only sent a small amount of Christmas cash and a TV. Right now George and his wife are just barely getting by: "His grandma has a bad back, too, but works like a dog hauling huge bags of paint powder 40 hours a week" at a factory job, George says. In other Bieber news, Justin might be back with Selena Gomez: They were recently spotted kissing in Norway, and then Bieber posted and deleted a picture of them together.

This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows singer Justin Bieber performing during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.
This Nov. 7, 2012 file photo shows singer Justin Bieber performing during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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