Britney Spears Is Feeling The Pressure

June 12th, 2006 // 53 Comments

Britney Spears lets it all out. In an interview with Matt Lauer to be aired on Dateline NBC this Thursday evening, Britney touches on he state of her marriage, motherhood, the tabloids criticism about her skills as a mom, and why the paparazzi have gone too far. She’s feeling like she’s the press’ celebrity to pick on right now, and she does break down in tears during the interview. It’s actually kind of sad.

Despite the tabloids reports of trouble on the home front, Spears shares with Lauer that her marriage with Kevin Federline is “awesome,” and that the reports of Kevin living in the basement are false. She talks about why she loves him, and reveals to Lauer, “He helps me. He has to. I’m (an) emotional wreck right now.” When asked if she feels people are rooting against her marriage, Spears says she doesn’t know, “If they are that’s sad. I think everybody should be ‘pro love.’ ”

Spears also shares with Lauer that motherhood is amazing, and opens up about the incident on Pacific Coast Highway where she was photographed with her son, Sean, on her lap in the car. She discusses the events that led to the situation and ultimately says, “I can’t go anywhere without someone judging me…I did it with my dad. I’d sit on his lap and I drive. We’re country.” When asked if she was upset by the headlines that ensued questioning her parental judgment, Spears defends herself, saying, “I know I’m a good mom.”

Britney Spears: I know I’m a good mom [MSNBC]

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By Miu von Furstenberg
  1. Rebecca

    When will this girl take a media relations course?

    I can’t feel bad for her. She’s in the public eye. If you don’t want to be bothered, move to a remote location (ie. Montana, etc..).

    Stop the crying, clear off the make-up and get your white trash ass into a yoga class for mommies. I’m tired of seeing ugly pictures of her.

    The public deserves better than she’s giving!

  2. Iris

    Gimme a friggin’ break. It MIGHT be sad if she wasn’t such a Bush-loving slutbot. Gee, I wonder how “pro-love” her stupid political party is toward people that don’t meet their “traditional values.” Assholes.

  3. venus

    Iris, Bitter much?

  4. Pam

    If she’s such a good Mom, why does her child have a permanent dent in his cranium… Why does she risk an infant dying a painful death if he’s thrown or in a roll over accident… why can’t she figure out she’s in malibu not the ‘country’.

    Crying to Matt isn’t going to make me think she doesn’t need supervision, I hope she’s saved her money cuz her career is done.

  5. gOssiP

    UM HELLO!!!
    “We are country, my dad used to do it”…um yes honey he used to do it on the back roads of the trailer park where there was NO TRAFFIC!!!
    Not on a California highway!!!
    OMG, I can’t get over her…I can’t feel bad. I feel bad for her son that he has to deal with such an idiot for a mother!

  6. susiegrl

    “I can’t go anywhere without someone judging me…I did it with my dad. I’d sit on his lap and I drive. We’re country.”

    Um…that’d be okay if you lived out on a ranch or farm somewhere with a ton of acreage, but in L.A.??! I don’t think so.

  7. DKAY

    you know, i think it’s ridiculous how many people are all over this girl. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A CELEBRITY WHO SPENDS AS MUCH TIME WITH HER KIDS?!?! the reason you have pictures of her messing up as a parent is because she actually IS a parent and it’s not some nanny taking care of her kids for her. even though she has hired help… she’s still with her kid all of the time which is more than i can say for anybody else. there’s a lot of people out there that just want to watch another person fail. get a life!

  8. Grphdesi23

    Collagen fish lips.

  9. lola

    iris-

    all britney was saying was that she thinks people should support love, and you come out wtih this load of political crap. jeez- all she said was “pro-love”. and anyways, what’s so bad about bush?

    Grphdesi23-

    “collagen fish lips”

    come again?

  10. aishab

    Give her a break…It’s so easy to criticize her when when cameras are in her face all day. If they were in your face 24/7 what would we see?

    Don’t judge her!

  11. ann0yed

    oh please dkay…you know what’s funny, reese witherspoon is always with her kids. so is heidi klum. julia roberts. debra messing. kate hudson. brooke shields. angelina jolie. and you don’t see them endangering their children, do you?

    that’s also the key word here–endangering. britney spears endangers her child and that’s why she gets slack for it. i can’t tolerate ignorance who stands up for this girl.

  12. For a second there, I was starting to feel sorry for her, but thanks to this comment section, I see the light again! Ann0yed has got it spot-on… she really is endangering the child and she can’t hide behind growing up country for her sloppy parenting.

    I think she enjoys the idea of being a mother, but actually being one is another story. No other celebrity mom talks so much pap about being a great mother, they just ARE great mothers.

  13. Linda

    How about we give her a break. I am no Brittany Spears fan but this is a young woman trying to figure out how to be a mom. Every new mother had to feel her way through it, but we did it without the world judging us as we learned. Those tears are real…leave her alone.

  14. mamakins

    Britney Spears is the poster child for mandated IQ tests for people who want to be parents.

    And Lola dear, I’d take the hours and hours it would require to educate you on what’s wrong with Bush if I didn’t have to work in the a.m. You’re kidding, right? I sure hope you were kidding.

  15. Neferi

    Bush may be no genius, but a lot of those who rail against him want a system even vastly worse than his.

  16. Hey, I’ll be “pro-love” for Britney…when she gets together with someone who’s not a cheating talentless mooch who’s only good for spermination.

  17. las

    Britney has just officially

    1. Nobody believes that her marriage is wonderful, because her husband is a creepy golddigging man-ho. Why would ANYONE with a brain be “pro love” for someone like that?

    2. No, we ARE going to judge her. If all other celeb moms manage not to repeatedly endanger their children, despite the paparazzi and pressure, then there is something wrong with HER.

    3. “I know I’m a good mom.” Yeah, and everyone knows that if you say it out loud, the magic Parenthood Fairy will wave her magic wand and…

    Seriously, this is a moronic statement. If she said she is trying hard now, nobody would be mocking her. Instead, she merely shows off what a wretched mother she is — the kind that doesn’t learn!

    4. “We’re country.” No, you’re lobotomized hicks. You can’t excuse your stupidity by trying to pin it on all “country” people, most of whose DOGS are smarter than you. And quite a few of whom buckle their kids in.

    Oh, and when you live most of your life and raise your kids in Malibu, you’re not “country” anymore. So use those fancy city-folk seatbelts, ya hear?

    5. I don’t have any sympathy for her. She may be a young inexperienced mom, but she’s a stupid and selfish one. She doesn’t want people talking about her negatively? Then she should clean herself up, move to a more secluded area, and read parenting books instead of being a know-it-all.

    And finally, she looks downright repulsive in those pics. The “tearing up” one is almost porcine in appearance.

  18. The Mav

    What is really interesting is, KFed is still shaving. Quick, everyone, buy stock in Gilette.

  19. bailey

    am I the only person thinking WHO GIVES A FUCK?!?

  20. WOW

    “what’s so bad about bush?”

    What??!?

    Here you go: http://www.beingism.org/evidence/

  21. Cap. John Fore

    “Bush may be no genius, but a lot of those who rail against him want a system even vastly worse than his.”

    What, you mean like a democracy based on the U.S. constitution?

    J.F., Iraq Vet.

  22. Grphdesi23

    Lola–

    I was referrering to the second picture in which she is ‘pouting’.

    Collagen fish lips.

  23. Small Fry

    I’m confused, I thought this was a post about Britney Spears. How Bush relates to Britney is beyond me and by making immature comments about Bush on a GOSSIP BLOG of all places shows your intelligence (zilch). GET OVER IT PEOPLE!!!!! You don’t hear the republicans still bitching about Clinton every five seconds do you?

    Now, on to the comments regarding BRITNEY. I can’t believe they got a photograph of them together. I did a double take thinking the manny needed a shave, then realized it was actually Kevin, in the flesh, holding his own child. Isn’t this what happens every time there is speculation of trouble in a relationship? Suddenly the couple starts popping up together everywhere. Interesting, only a matter of time folks. Oh, and I don’t feel one ounce of sympathy for Britney. You put yourself in the position you are in honey, don’t come complaining now that you didn’t want all the money and fame that comes along with it.

  24. Little Mickey

    The day Britney stops being judged is the day she retires from her “singing career”.

    Til then, I’m gonna keep judging her just to punish her for her many, many musical crimes.

    (…and for being a Bush supporter!)

  25. I say

    I’ll say it again–Britney Spears is going to hang on for dear life to this marriage. She’s like a clone of my cousin’s wife–overall not very successful in relationships with men because of her bossiness. Women like this do all the things the man normally does. First of all, the man is usually not successful. He’s what many refer to as a loser. She takes pride in rescuing him. Just like my cousin’s wife, Britney purchased her own engagement ring. If there is trouble in the relationship, these women keep on with their fairytale spiel–that everything is wonderful and especially that their husband is SOOOOOOO good to them.

    I think Federline must have really “laid it on” Britney in the bedroom, and that’s why she originally flipped for him. She’s locking him in by rushing into marriage and having the babies. At the time, I think Federline was much more sexually experienced than her or Justin Timberlake. Simply said, she got “sprung” just like my cousin’s wife. And Federline has an easy-going way about him, which I’m sure is the type of man she is attracted to. She knows she can basically manipulate him by threatening to take away his presents.

    And it will be almost impossible for Federline to walk away from that. He probably believes that as long as he’s with Britney, his dreams can come true.

    Maybe that’s what it takes to make a marriage work–that kind of determination to stay together. It has worked for my cousin. They’re coming up on 20 years of marriage. Their marriage is happy and solid now, but it wasn’t in the beginning. Far from it. It took them a good five years to settle into the marriage and stop fighting.

    I think Britney really, really does love her baby. She may need to listen to some advice from others sometimes, but I think she is a good mom overall and that she would never put Federline before her baby. She’s determined to keep her family together, and unless Federline really becomes successful on his own, my prediction is that she will eventually whip him into shape.

  26. Tine

    That baby should be in car seat city or country and Brit does need a class in PR or a publicist even – does she even have one? It’s that not Ruth Buzzi lookin old woman she’s always with is it?! Hahaha!

    Ditch Federline, go into hiding, have the 2nd baby, work out, date the Manny and have another single like “Toxic” then you’ll be fine!

  27. amy jo

    PEOPLE GET A GRIP! YA’LL HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE IN THE PUBLIC EYE: HAVING PAPPARAZZI CHASE YOU 24/7 -NOT HAVING A MOMENTS PEACE! WHY DON’T ALL OF YA’LL GET OF YOUR JUDGEMENTAL HIGH-HORSES’ FOR ONE SECOND, AND PUT YOURSELF IN HER SHOES!!!!!–OH…WAIT THAT’S RIGHT YOUR LIVES ARE ALL PERFECT-THAT’S WHY YOU CHOOSE TO CONDEM AND GOSSIP ABOUT BRITNEY’S LIFE..HUH??? TAKE A LONG LOOK AT YOUR LIFE–DO YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE????
    BRITNEY –DON’T WORRY ABOUT ALL THESE LOSERS–KEEP YOUR HEAD-UP–YOUR A GREAT PERSON–MOM, DAUGHTER, SISTER, AND WIFE—DON’T LET NO ONE TELL YOU ANY DIFFERENT!!!!!!—LOVE YA AMY JO

  28. d. c.

    Iris? …What President Bush has to do with Britney and K-Fed, her raising a family is really strange interlinked to you? Hasn’t she messed up all on her own? I suppose if she supported another political party her life would have been wonderful? Um anyway.. news of the world, whom is being sued by Heather McCartney for lying about her, has a different take on this story..

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/story_pages/showbiz/showbiz5.shtml

  29. anti

    Finally a picture of K-fed with his wife and child. Wow, i wonder what he is up to or what she had to do to get him to spend time wiht them.

  30. las

    Amy Jo, compared to Britney my life is VERY perfect. I haven’t married a loser, blimped up, violated the law, endangered babies, and I still have a job where people take me seriously.

    I wonder what YOUR life consists of, if you’re so quick to rush to Britney’s defense.

  31. Grphdesi23

    Am I the only one who thinks that her crying in the interview was a complete ACT?

  32. jess

    okay, iris, and mamkins.

    this is about britney. NOT BUSH!!

    but if you insist…

    i too agree with lola. try me. really, why does everyone hate bush so much?

  33. Tracy

    You people are so hateful and judgemental!

  34. Tracy

    You people are so hateful and judgemental! Shameful.

  35. gOssiP

    Haha las…amy jo’s life consists of worshipping britney and waiting for that big comeback her “idol” has promised. gotta love the britney fans LOL

    p.s. her name is amy jo, obviously she’s country too…

  36. gOssiP

    Haha las…amy jo’s life consists of worshipping britney and waiting for that big comeback her “idol” has promised. gotta love the britney fans LOL

    p.s. her name is amy jo, obviously she’s country too…

  37. tia

    I feel bad for Britney. She is a new mom and doesnt know what to do. She needs parenting classes and someone to lean on. Not only does she have the papparrazi on her every move, but she also has people who dont even know her bashing her. Sure she has obvioulsy lacked common sense in A LOT of situations, but that looks like a cry for help. Everyone is talking trash, but no one is offering to help her. Britney needs help! She doesnt think before she acts. Someone needs to talk to her and give her advice. She is such a wreck emotionally that she isnt thinking straight. Poor girl. I pity her because she has no one to help her and she is in a sad situation.

  38. Unknown

    Anyone ever notice how illiterate the morons are who rush to the defense of these idiotic celebrities? Amy Jo and others ought to spend more time learning to read and write, rather than worshipping stupid celebs. This is a gossip site. Laugh and enjoy and quit ‘yelling’ at us with your caps button turned on!

  39. Small Fry

    DOES ANYONE ELSE FIND IT EXTREMELY ANNOYING WHEN PEOPLE TYPE IN ALL CAPS? I do.

  40. timmy

    LAS: YOU ARE ON ALL THESE BOARDS AND ALL YOU WANT TO DO IS PUT HER DOWN SO BAD….IF YOU HAD A LIFE AS GOOD AS YOU CLAIM…YOU WOULD
    NOT FEEL THE NEED TO HURT PEOPLE…AND IF YOU DONT CARE FOR HER WHY DO YOU READ WHATS ON THESE BOARDS ALL THE TIME AND THEN PUT HER DOWN SO BAD?YOU ARE A “BITCH” WHO LOOKS LIKE A UGLY UGLY PERSON..ALL YOU GUYS ON HERE WHO SAY THESE MEAN THINGS ABOUT HER NEED HELP….YOU NEED TO GET A LIFE….IF YOU HAD ONE YOU WOULD BE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT INSTEAD OF SOMEONE YOU DO EVEN KNOW …FREAKS…….

  41. las

    Timmy, I have a life good enough that I don’t feel the need to live vicariously through celebrities. Or post in all caps, which is REALLY ANNOYING YOU TWERP.

    If you have a good life, it doesn’t automatically make you tolerate a bloated hick-momma’s bad behavior. And to post on a gossip site, you don’t need to LIKE the person to post about them. If you want to see only positive gushy supportive posts, then go to a Britney fan board.

    Teenybopper freak.

  42. It’s official, Britney has morphed into Annette:

    http://churchofannette.blogspot.com/2006/06/toxic.html

    Tragique! For Annette, that is.

  43. Britney it is very very sad that you are harassed by paps. Not fair to you and sad.

    Here is the real deal.

    Trying raising a kid on $28,000. $800 rent. Car payments of about $200. Babysitter cost. And food and electric bill.

    Britney, I sympathize with you but you know what? You need to shut up.

    I don’t cry when I don’t know how the hell I am going to send my kid to college (and I have a friggin college degree).

    Thanks to your Bush idiot president, all my jobs are gone out of the country so I am left making 28 grand a year. Now THAT is something to cry about.

    Shut the hell up, go back to your Malibu pad and your private bodyguard and nanny and let real Americans who work hard and struggle to cry – you ungrateful dumb twat.

  44. price

    las:
    This is why I’m not tolerate to the things you say-Its bad behavior..

    So to post on a gossip site now it means you have the right to be so hateful and hurtful,To bash someone who has done NOTHING to you..LAUGH..
    No ones every said you had to like someone to post comments on a site! But there is a huge difference between posting something you don’t like are agree with then posting these bashing comments I read. Its just pure HATE AND HURTFUL. It Crosses the line.
    Shows you have NO intelligence or class! Show you have a double standard you can talk mean trash about someone but she has the bad behavior..”laugh” LOOK IN THE MIRROR…All You Britney Haters I mean Britney destroyers…Why so much HATE…

  45. Cristine

    Ok, these people talking about how “hateful” the comments are are obviously britney fans. Look, britney is no different than other celebrities. I see many Hollywood mothers spending quality time with there children without almost killing them, dressed decently while and after pregnancy and dealing with the paps pretty well. They can keep it together, but britney can’t? They’re just being so mean? That’s celebrity, sweetheart! It’s never gonna change. She didn’t mind the attention back when her career was hot. If you present yourself as trash, they will protray you as trash. That’s Hollywood and if she doesn’t like it then she needs to leave L.A. with her kids and get herself together. She’s an adult and she needs to start acting like one. They’re two children involved now and she needs to stop focusing on herself. Her career is dead and so is her marriage, just accept it, britney!

  46. Neferi

    “What, you mean like a democracy based on the U.S. constitution?”

    How are you somehow representative of constitutions everywhere? And where is socialism part of the U.S. constitution? Prove that you and your ideas (and only they) have descended from the rules of the original 1700′s document. This kind of language is a joke, I am democracy and my enemies are not. You have presented no evidence

  47. I'm so Disgusted

    It’s sad that I have to look up Britney Spears to have something to talk/post about. This site is kinda boring these days———–

    I don’t think a lot of people necessarily hate Britney. It’s just that we’re TOTALLY disgusted with her! She started out pushing a wholesome image and lured many teenagers, who idolized her. Then, she did a complete turnaround and revealed her true slutty character. She’s a silly girl, a country bumpkin with no class. She has money, but backward ways.

    She married a somewhat decent looking guy for a day or so, dumped him and “bought” a low-life dirtbag model. Federline is her match, though. He’s one of her kind.

    Parents now see Britney and shudder. She’s a poor role model for the youth, but doesn’t even care. All she cares about is getting what she wants.

    Britney Spears is a manipulator and a fake.

  48. ReTina

    Look! It is not fair to judge Britney. None of us know her personally. All we know about Britney is what the media puts out about her. None of us know what’s its like to have a camera shoved in our face, every time we open the front door. Every mother makes a mistake when they have children. You learn from that mistake and you move on. A lot of people here judge her about something they heard. We weren’t there when she drove the car or when the baby fell. We DONT KNOW THE WHOLE STORY! As far as Kevin is concern- that’s her husband she has to deal with him. I don’t! If he is causing her problems, let her deal with. People get a life and take care of your own kids! I am pretty sure you have done something that would make you appear to be bad parent. The only difference-your not in the public eye. And if you don’t have kids- then shut up! Dang, why yall hating on her? Get a life! This is pathetic! And don’t even thing of saying anything negative about my post because I am too mature to respond and too busy to care.

  49. cutie_wit_a_bootie06

    i will feel the pressure to if my record label dropped me bc i made the mistake of not giving the proper care to my child. what she need to do divorce kevin and get on wit her life put him on child support even though he broke and that will give him a reason to get a job and for him to dump that black girl for her broke behind iam offended

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