By peoplestaff225
June 12, 2006 07:30 AM

by auditioning contributor Sara

In an interview with Matt Lauer to be aired this Thursday on Today and Dateline, Britney Spears defends her marriage and her abilities as a mom. Refuting speculation from tabloids, Britney describes her marriage to Kevin Federline as "awesome," and says, "I know I’m a good mom."

Britney even addresses the controversy she caused by driving with her baby, Sean Preston, in her lap, an incident caught on camera by the paparazzi. "I did it with my dad. I’d sit on his lap and I’d drive. We’re country." Britney says the paparazzi’s constant attention on her and her family has left her an "emotional wreck," and she believes they have "crossed the line a bit" by taking pictures of her in private moments.

Source: Photo Source: NBC