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
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)

(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.

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Apr 23, 2013 10:52 PM CDT
in response to the bieber grandfather issue. this has nothing really to do with the grandfather. this is a reflection on JB. this shows what he really is.all this stuff about [its not JBs problem] and [he shouldnt have to help is grandfather] is a bunch of pure garbage. first i dont go to JB first without asking what the hell is wrong with jeremy bieber. it starts there. what is jeremy bieber doing. is he living off his kid. jeremy bieber needs to have a talk with his kid. justin bieber is nothing without his fans, they are the ones that have paid him all his money. hes what he is only because enough little girls like him so they give him all their money. enough to help his namesake grandfather wouldnt even be missed, if people want to say that the grandfather wasnt in JB s life enough to deserve any help, well that is a purly natural event. the parents of the pregnant little girl would naturally be the ones to be way more involved than the parents of the father, its their little girl whos pregnant so of course their going to be there more than the other grandparents. anything to say?
Apr 23, 2013 4:10 PM CDT
You may just be the worst so called I can not say it. What goes around comes around you are the worst example of a human. Lenett
Apr 23, 2013 8:35 AM CDT
I guess we don't know what we would do until we were there ourselves and new the whole story...