IRVINE, Calif. — Missy Franklin used to be a devout Belieber.
The swimmer spent the 2010 U.S. nationals dancing on the deck to Justin Bieber's music. He tweeted her congrats after she won her first gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, and then sent her a care package including CDs and posters (Bieber almost ruined Franklin's amateur statusbecause of it).
The pair finally met backstage at one of his concerts last January.
But after Bieber's string of not-so-flattering antics — including a DUI, egging a house and multiple bar fights — Franklin is distancing herself from the pop star.
"I don't agree with all of his life decisions lately, so I've moved on a little from that," Franklin said Tuesday at a news conference before this year's national championship meet.
Don't tell the Beliebers.
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