Moms and sisters are always good to have on your side when dating a fine, upstanding young man. Well, Justin Bieber's siblings are much younger than he, so the opinion of his mother Pattie Mallette, who raised him on her own, is of utmost and critical importance.

Since her baby boy is currently nursing a broken heart due to his on-off relationship with Selena Gomez, it's only natural to wonder what Ma Biebs feels about Gomez now that they've split (we think!) The folks at the 'TODAY' show had the guts to ask her.

Mallette, who is promoting 'Crescendo I,' a film about the attempted abortions of Beethoven's mother, was asked how she feels about Jelena and she was incredibly diplomatic. She clearly adores Sel.

When probed if she hopes that the twosome revive their relationship, Mallette said, "You know, I just try and support whatever he's wanting and I think she's a sweetheart, and whatever they decide is great."

She has always spoken highly of Gomez, and her opinion hasn't changed.

As for some of that negative publicity surrounding the Biebs -– blunts and Ferraris, yo! -- she said that she is just dealing like a regular mom. "It's tough letting go and letting our kids make the mistakes that they need to make," Mama Biebs said. "And I just have to trust that he's made good decisions in the past and hopefully he's learned from some of my mistakes."

What a cool mom Pattie Mallette is.