Britney Spears has had her fair share of problems since stepping into the limelight in the late ’90s — and now the pop star is openly talking about her battle with crippling anxiety and now she finally overcame it.
The 34-year-old sat down with Marie Claire UK for the mag’s October 2016 cover story. The pop princess spoke openly about how she used to live in a constant state of unease.
Spears told the magazine, “I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young. I was so under scrutiny …If a hair was out of place, I’d be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things.”
The mom also spoke about being a mom, explaining, “Becoming a mother and being with my boys has made me so much more accepting of myself. I’m their mom, whatever … That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years.”
Spears went on to say that she’s becoming more confident with age and that she believes that spending time with her sons Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9, is what has helped calm her nerves.
Spears lost primary custody of her sons back in 2007, but regained visitation rights in 2008. The pop princess now splits 50/50 custody with ex husband, Kevin Federline.
In addition to calming her down, Spears says that her sons help with her music, specifically her oldest son, Sean Preston who gave a lot of feedback on her latest studio album Glory.
The “Stronger” singer gushed about her son, explaining, “He was in the process of me recording. Anything I’d bring home, he’d be like, ‘Oh, Mom, that’s cool.’ [Or] ‘No, Mom, that’s really bad. I don’t like that. I don’t like that at all,'” The proud mama went on, “He actually didn’t like ‘Make Me…’ in the beginning.”
The singer went on to say: “He’s the one who named my album. He was like, ‘Mom, I think you should call your album Glory.’ It’s cool though because he’s young and he knows. As I teach them, they teach me as well.” Aww so sweet!
Looks like BritBrit’s stronger than yesterday, now it’s nothing but her way, ’cause her loneliness ain’t killing her no more …