Mandy Teefey is finally going on the record with her feelings about her daughter’s reunion with Justin Bieber. Selena Gomez’s mom has been hesitant to speak out about Jelena getting back together, even as a fight about Justin reportedly sent her to the hospital. Anonymous sources have been eager to express the Gomez family‘s thoughts on “vile” Justin, and Selena and Mandy have been beefing on Instagram lately.
But in a new interview with Gossip Cop, Mandy is finally speaking out about Selena’s one-time love turned current boyfriend. She’s apparently decided on a hands-off approach to her daughter’s toxic mate.
Mandy surprised no one when she told Gossip Cop she was “not happy” with the reunion. Claiming she hasn’t so much as texted with Justin in years, Mandy went on to say, “Selena can live her life however she wants as long as she is happy, safe and healthy. Every mother and daughter has disagreements.”
She then tried to shut down any speculation that a rift has existed for years since Mandy and her husband stepped down as Selena’s managers. “We never expected to manage her her whole life. We lost family time because the only time we saw her, we talked business,” Mandy says. “It was no longer fun for any of us, like it was when she was younger and we had to be with her because she was a minor.”
Now, Mandy appears to be taking a diplomatic maternal stance: “She is 25 years old and knows what is at stake with her health. I do not control her the way it has been portrayed.” Hitting the nail on the head as hard as she could, Mandy said, “Selena is an adult and can make her own choices.”
Sounds like mom-speak for “I’m done trying to help you figure this out.”
(Photo credit: MyLifeIsSelG Twitter account)