OFFSTAGE: Martina McBride Breaks Bieber News

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Martina McBride‘s daughter Emma really wants to be Mrs. Justin Bieber someday. That’s what McBride said Thursday morning (Dec. 15) on Chicago radio station WUSN. She was talking about her upcoming Christmas special, A Home for the Holidays With Martina McBride, which airs on Dec. 21 on CBS. “Here’s what happened: I found out Justin was gonna be on the show,” she said. “Of course, my kids were super excited. Especially Emma, my 13-year-old, who thinks she is gonna be Mrs. Justin Bieber at some point in her future. So I said, ‘You can all go. We’ll get you out of school for a day. You can fly to L.A. with me. We’ll make a big family trip of it. You can hang out with the Biebs.’ Then I got a phone call two days before we leave that said that he taped his part a couple of days later.” She said the girls took it hard and that she was not the most popular mom after that. But they still went and had a great time. And now that that show has been taped, McBride is getting ready to prepare her traditional pot roast and marshmallow fluff salad for Christmas dinner.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.