Today We Learned: Austin Mahone Is an Only…
Today we learned that singer Austin Mahone is an only child. His father, sadly, died when Austin was less than two years old. His mother raised Austin on her own, from the age of 16 months.
In a recent interview, the singer opened up about losing his dad and how he was able to get through everything with the help of his mom.
“People are like, ‘Is it weird that you don’t have a dad?’ No,” he said. “That’s just how I grew up, and that’s what’s normal for me. I can’t imagine having a dad. I can’t be like, ‘Hey, Dad! Want to go play catch in the yard?’ That would be weird for me to say.”
“My mom wanted a father figure in my life, but that didn’t work out.”
Austin even said that if it wasn’t for his mom, he wouldn’t be doing what he loves. After all, she quit her job to homeschool the singer and help him make his dream come true.