Justin Bieber meets Mrs. Bieber; happy couple plays Candyland

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When they threw a wedding for ‘Mrs. Bieber,’ everyone was present except the groom. Now Justin Bieber has met 6-year-old Avalanna Routh, and she’s simply awesome, the singer says.

Routh, a fan of mani-pedi’s and Ellen DeGeneres in addition to Bieber, has a rare type of brain cancer. She was diagnosed at 9 months old with an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT).

Since then, the little girl — hard to resist in her TV appearances — has had ‘countless’ surgeries, chemotherapy, a stem cell transplant and radiation, according to the Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. (The family has a home in Merrimac, Mass.)

The ‘Mrs. Bieber’ story began last year at the Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric cancer center at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The staff, knowing Avalanna to be a big fan of Bieber, threw a pretend wedding. Her red T-shirt said ‘Future Mrs. Bieber’ and there were flowers, a wedding cake and a singer.


In an appearance Tuesday on Boston sports radio show WEEI, Avalanna’s mom, Aileen Routh, said the meeting with Bieber came about as a result of a Facebook page created by a family friend.

The page — ‘Get Avalanna to Meet Justin Bieber’ — ‘went absolutely crazy,’ she said. A ‘very whirlwind’ visit to New York to meet Bieber followed.

What did the happy pair do?

‘We played Candyland,’ Avalanna said.


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— Amy Hubbard