Britney Spears: I Need To Be Happy So My Kids Are Happy
Five platinum albums and eight number one singles later, Britney Spears‘ career shows no signs of stopping as her newly released single "Womanizer" quickly reached the top spot on the music charts in October. However, despite her continued success, Britney shares in a new interview with Glamour that her music commitments come at night, after she has dedicated her day to "spend most of the time" with her two boys Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden James, 2.
With ex-husband Kevin Federline having sole custody of Preston and Jayden, Britney takes full advantage of the time she shares with her children and wakes up to "fix breakfast" on the mornings they are together. Then the trio often take leisurely walks around the neighborhood, says Britney, who reveals that, despite the help of a nanny, takes care to be the primary disciplinarian in her household and raise her children to be respectful. Hopeful that the kids will "respect me by the way I carry myself," the 26-year-old is confident that in turn, Preston and Jayden will naturally "know how to respect other women" other than their mother.
With an "unconditional love" for her boys, Britney admits that she has struggled to find a sense of acceptance regarding her postpartum body. Only recently learning to "appreciate my body a bit more from before" she became pregnant with Preston, the mom of two shares that getting back into shape has been a challenge, to say the least. "[My body] completely changed and I have had to work hard at getting it back to where it used to be," says Britney, who goes on to reveal her past "obsession with working out." These days, however, time spent at the gym is often limited, as the singer "can’t get motivated right now because I’m so focused on my music."
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Despite the continued excitement that constantly surrounds her, Britney laughs that her life is far less chaotic than it seems, even referring to herself as "boring." Spending her time in her bed watching her favorite shows or reading a good novel, Britney "hates clubs" and would much rather be at home with her family, including her 17-year-old sister Jamie Lynn who recently welcomed her first child, daughter Maddie Briann. Able to share the special bond of motherhood with Jamie Lynn, Britney — who recalls the pregnancy announcement to be "mind-boggling" — is quick to offer advice to the first-time mom, saying "you have to make sure you’re a happy mom, so [your kids] can be happy." She adds,
With her priorities set on her family and her career, Britney prepares for the future and shares that in ten years, she would not only "love to have a lot of albums under my belt," but is hopeful to have completed a few film projects as well. As she envisions her life down the road, Britney — who admits raising her boys alone is "hard" work — looks forward to tying the knot, giving Preston and Jayden a "father figure…someone who is a provider and can be really stable."
Britney’s new album Circus is in stores on Britney’s 27th birthday, December 2nd.