Britney Spears is a lot of things to a lot of people. She’s an idol. She’s a pop princess. She’s a mother. She’s an icon. But most importantly, she’s a mother to two young boys who consider her their entire world. Britney Spears might be a household name and one of the biggest stars in the entertainment world, but at home, she’s just ‘mom’ to her boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James. And it’s a role that she takes incredibly seriously.
With that being said, a lot of her fans sometimes forget that Britney Spears is someone who takes off her stage makeup and costumes at the end of the night, goes home, and cuddles with her boys or helps them with their homework. That’s because we are so used to seeing Britney Spears the entertainer and not much of Britney Spears, the mom. That’s why we’ve got 21 photos of the icon that sometimes make us forget that Brit is indeed a mother.
A lot of fans would agree that the one image we will always have of Britney is that of her schoolgirl uniform in her "Hit Me Baby One More Time" video from back in 1999. Take a look below and let us know what you think!
There’s a reason why that people are still talking about Britney Spears these days even though she hasn’t done much or released any new music in the last few years: it’s because she’s a legend. All Britney has to do is post one photo on social media to get people from all over the world talking about what she’s doing, where she is, or what she is about to do. Simply put, there is no one else like Britney on this planet. And yes, with each passing year she only gets better than before. Britney keeps on showing us different sides to her personality like we’ve never seen before.
While there’s no doubt that Britney has just as many critics as she does fans, one thing is for certain: she’s fun, she’s free-spirited and she really doesn’t care what people have to say about her. That’s why she loves to post so many raw, behind-the-scenes photos on social media. But according to the pop star, it hasn’t always been fun and games for her. According to Yediot Ahronot, Britney once said, “I think I had fun when I was younger. I was a pretty normal girl, a tomboy. But my 20's were [bad]. My 30s are much better for me. I’ve learned to get to know myself better.”
When you are a person like Britney Spears, life can get stressful. You’ve got people from all over the place telling you what to do, what to say, what to wear, and how to basically live your life. That’s why Britney Spears loves being by herself and if anything, working out by herself, too. It’s the one and only time that she gets to control her own thoughts, her motions, and her emotions. That’s why she’s always so eager to hit the gym. Britney told Stylist.com, “I haven’t worked out in, like, two weeks. Sometimes it’s hard to be motivated. But once you get up and do it you feel like you’ve conquered the world.”
Say what you will about Britney Spears, but there’s absolutely no denying that no one will ever compare to her. She’s one-of-a-kind! While there have been plenty of celebrities of her caliber that have come and gone (but we are not going to name any names here), Britney is still standing. According to Us Weekly, Britney has said, “I've always followed my heart and pursued my dreams, and I imagine that people find that inspiring. I hope that is the effect I have on my fans and people in general. I definitely want to project a positive energy out into the world.”
And yes, Britney Spears is perhaps the one person on this planet who can get away with eating a bag of Cheetos and drinking Frappuccinos and still look like she hasn’t missed a day at the gym in months. That’s because she’s the kind of person who gets back into shape in no time. Britney put it this way, “Recently I started to appreciate my body a bit more from before I had kids. But it completely changed, and I have had to work hard at getting it back to where it used to be... I used to be obsessed with working out.”
Now, with all of the above said, let’s not forget that Britney Spears has had her fair share of ups and downs as well. Her body might be the one thing she has complete control over in her life. That’s why she takes such good care of it (and boy does it show). Although Britney does admit that sometimes she could sure as heck just use a break, especially when she is on the road. Britney put it this way, “When you tour, it's so hard on the body. Being in one place is cool. It's a more stable environment.”
The good thing about Britney Spears is that she doesn’t pay much attention to her critics. If she did, she would be forced to put out a different statement about what the press says about her every day. Luckily, Britney has better things to do. She even admitted a few years ago that she’s not someone who spends a lot of time on the Internet, either. Britney told People Magazine, “Honestly, I still don’t use my computer. My kids use the computer more than I do! I understand that a lot of people are into it, and I have days where I write and stuff, but it’s really not for me. It’s not my thing.”
And while a lot of people would agree that Britney Spears is living a much better life than she did, say, 10 years ago, the question remains: will she ever be free? No one knows for certain. But Britney says that she does use social media as an escape, just like so many of us. Britney once said, “I do love IG, and my kids are with me, like, 24-7, so it's inevitable that they'll be on there. And honestly, I know it sounds weird, but I look up people all the time on it. Because I find people so interesting, and I'm curious about them. It's a gateway to meet new people. I think the whole concept of IG is really cool.”
Hey, she’s never said that she’s perfect, right? Britney Spears has her habits and her vices just like the majority of us out there. The singer was once photographed eating a bag of Cheetos and drinking a Starbucks Frappuccino on almost a daily basis! According to the pop star, stress made her do it. And do we blame her? Not at all. Britney once put it this way, “I notice that if there are some times I've been stressed, because I'm human and stress about things, that affects your kids. So you have to make sure you're a happy mom so they can be happy.”
Another reason why we sometimes forget that Britney Spears is a mom is because when she is on a stage, she basically makes the world spin off its axis with her dance moves. No one puts on a show the same way Britney Spears does. She’s electrifying. According to Brainy Quotes, Britney has said, “Vegas is definitely a new challenge, but I wanted to be able to put on a different type of show. You get to do so much more when you don't have to put your stage in trucks after the show every night - we got to build a venue specifically for my show. It's going to be more like a party than a typical concert.”
Britney might be the biggest pop star in the world, but she’s someone who just wants to wear her hair down all day and go makeup free around the house. Don’t we all? Her hair, skin and makeup routine has definitely gotten a lot of people talking. And while she is often considered one of the most stunning people in the world, Britney Spears admits to having her hang-ups, too. Britney once said, “I wish my hair was thicker, and I wish my feet were prettier. My toes are really ugly. I wish my ears were smaller. And my nose could be smaller, too.”
You can’t say this about a lot of people, but when it comes to Britney Spears what you see is definitely what you get. She doesn’t put up a front and she doesn’t pretend to be someone she’s not. Motherhood has also helped bring out a new confidence in her. Britney once told Variety, “I’ve been very hands-on with everything I’ve done since I had my children. And it’s just really important for me to understand the big picture, where everybody’s coming from, what’s the real purpose of this shoot and this song, or whatever it is in that moment that I’m doing.”
Here’s something else that a lot of people could agree to: Britney Spears is sweeter than your average celebrity. She’s been in the spotlight for most of her life, yet we’ve never heard any reports of her being a diva – ever! While no one knows what kind of person Britney Spears is behind closed doors, it’s safe to assume that she really is a Southern gal who really does act very nice and kind to all of the people that she meets. Yes, Britney is our Queen of Nice and that surely says a lot about her. That’s also not a title you can give many other people!
While a lot of celebrities feel the need to look picture perfect all the time, Britney is not that kind of person. She can go makeup-less without a care in the world and yes, she’s done that plenty of times in the past. She wants to help encourage her fans—and especially women—to embrace themselves, no matter what they are wearing (or what they are not wearing for that matter). Britney said, “I would like to be called an inspiration to people, not a role model - because I make mistakes like everybody else. When I'm offstage, I'm just like everybody else.”
There are no fans in this world like Britney Spears fans. They are the most loyal people in the celebrity world. When the going gets rough, they are there to pick her up – always. And while things can get a little crazy from time to time, Britney says that she appreciates their enthusiasm, even when they get a little too enthusiastic! According to People Magazine, Britney has said, “I like meeting all my fans and signing autographs, although it can all get a bit crazy. Yesterday, for example, a boy just came over and planted a big kiss on my face! I was like, 'Hello?'”
Like we’ve mentioned above, Britney Spears’ body is like her temple. That’s why she takes good care of it and considers working out her religion. As a matter of fact, Britney prefers to stay at home, work out and just have lazy evenings in then be in public. But can you blame her? Her life revolves around entertaining people all the time. Britney has said, “I don't like going out. I [dislike] clubs. I [dislike] being around too many people. I love my home and staying in bed and watching Dancing With the Stars or reading a Danielle Steel novel.”
At the end of the day, Britney Spears has made one thing clear: her focus will always be her family. Even though her fans and her job are very important to her, Britney will always put her two sons first, no matter what. She’s a mom and then a performer. Britney told Glamour, “You never can be enough—or do enough—for your kids. It’s a never-ending issue for me. I had to learn: Do not beat yourself up so much…. You have to take it one day at a time, do the best that you can and enjoy yourself.”
A lot of people might not know this, but Britney Spears also has a very special and important relationship with her father, Jamie Spears. He was always considered the one guiding light and stable one in her life. Reports earlier this year indicated that when Jamie was hospitalized for multiple health issues, Britney was left [tortured] over it. She’s even put her job on hold in Las Vegas in order to take time off to cope with her father’s health issues. Sure, she’s had plenty of partners in her life, but no one will ever replace her father, especially with all of the love and dedication he has shown her throughout the years.
Britney Spears will always be here, no matter what. We can bet that ten years from now we will be talking about Britney the same way we talk about her today. But as far as what Britney wants for her own future remains to be seen. If there is one thing that is on top of her list, however, it’s love. Britney told People, “I believe in the fairy tale…. Love is a hard one. I don’t really understand love as far as relationships. With my kids it’s just unconditional, and that’s hard to find. It takes two people just loving each other a lot.”
The only Britney Spears might never be back, but it’s one that her fans still miss nonetheless. Some people have even gone as far as saying that the ‘spark’ Britney once had is forever gone. Of course, that can be up for debate. Britney still likes to surprise us from time to time, especially with this cute gem! Britney told Marie Claire, “I never ate sushi until a year or so ago. I thought the idea of raw fish was [gross]. Then we had a day in a hotel in Vegas and she ordered up every [last] bit of sushi they had and we sat there just eating everything. Now I’m hooked.”
Regardless of everything that she has been through in the past, she’s still here. You gotta give credit where credit is due and girlfriend is still standing! We have a feeling that Britney is going to make the history books, and not just because of her music but because she’s always been a force to be reckoned with. She’s an idol to so many people around the world. Britney once said (via Brainy Quotes): “I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her.”
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