Dating a mother and daughter
Although she's ultimately not in favor of the relationship, Teefey does acknowledge that her daughter's happiness is paramount.DEAR NATALIE: My 20-year-old daughter is dating a man more than twice her age! I don’t understand why she needs to date a 41-year-old.“Every mother and daughter has disagreements,” the producer—who worked alongside Gomez on the hit 2017 Netflix series —told the outlet.Teefey went on to explain that perceptions of her relationship with her daughter have been significantly skewed by gossip columns over the years—especially with respect to those that have cited either Gomez's relationship with Bieber, or the fact that Teefey no longer professionally manages Gomez's career, as the root cause for familial issues.Explained the Hollywood producer: "I do not control her the way it has been portrayed."But even though she denounced the fact that her daughter's romance with Bieber was causing any particular issues at home, Teefey take the conversation as an opportunity to voice her feelings on the relationship.She says that while "Selena is an adult [who] can make her own choices," she admittedly was “not happy” about the couple’s latest reunion.
DEAR NATALIE: My 15-year-old daughter is starting to get a little heavy and isn’t as active as she should be. -- DIET DISASTER DEAR DIET DISASTER: I’m wondering whether this is really her issue or your issue.Food can be a great way to connect, so have a few new friends over and see what you can whip up!Please send your relationship and lifestyle questions to [email protected] tweet them to @NBSeen.I respect the new openness, camaraderie, and sharing.But, can the intense togetherness have negative effects?Swapping clothes and sharing information about my dates are areas I would not have considered approaching with my mother when I was a teen or 20-something. But our mother-daughter relationship was in a different generation.Today parent-child lines are blurred; more mothers claim to be BFFs (best friends forever) with their daughters, and that often includes openness about their sex lives.In recent weeks, rumors regarding the newly rekindled romance between Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been flying—particularly those speculating that the relationship between the on-again, off-again couple has been causing mounting problems between the star and her mother, Mandy Teefey.(Take, for example, reports that Gomez's family didn't invite Bieber to Christmas.)But in a recent interview with Gossip Cop, Teefey shut down tabloid speculation that her daughter's romance with Bieber has been causing a seismic rift between the mother-daughter duo.Her body is changing and the last thing she needs is her mother making her feel less than.Be a part of what uplifts her, not what tears her down.