It's no secret that Britney Spears' life hasn't always been easy, but what few people knew is she was crippled with anxiety at a young impressionable age.
In the October 2016 issue of Marie Claire UK, Brit spoke about that time in her life when she had trouble coping with stardom and constantly being under the microscope of the paparazzi, which she has been for her teenage and adult life.
"I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young. I was so under scrutiny," she said. "If a hair was out of place, I'd be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things."
Of course, no one will ever forget her hitting rock bottom in 2007 when she shaved her head and had a custody dispute with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. They now share custody of their kids 50/50.
Her children, Sean Preston, 10, and Jayden James, 9, helped her live her life in a happier, less anxious state.
"Becoming a mother and being with my boys has made me so much more accepting of myself. I'm their mom, whatever," she said. "That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years."
And, her oldest son has actually started to influence her decisions when it comes to her career.
While speaking with 92.3 AMP Radio cohosts Shoboy and Nina on Aug. 30, the pop princess said Sean actually gave her his opinions on her newest album "Glory."
"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,'" she said. "He actually didn't like 'Make Me…' in the beginning."
He also had a big impact on the name of the album.
"He's the one who named my album," she revealed. "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."
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