Britney Spears and Sean Preston go shopping on Thursday

09/21/2007 at 11:30 AM ET

Pop star Britney Spears, 25 — sporting one blue contact! — took her older son Sean Preston, 2, out shopping with her on Thursday. More photos available at Just Jared — here and here.

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evie on

Nice to know that even celebs are part time train tracks for their kids.

chas on

they both look great in the 1st two pics! sean p looks cute as usual. it’s so weird to see him smiling.

gianna on

Sean is a beautiful boy, I have thought that since he was a newborn. Both her kids are beautiful, sean looks adorable here. Sean looks a lot like britney, but I see some kevin in him too. This is not britney’s best look though, she really looks older than only 25 IMO.

Christen on

Oh Britney! After all of her partying this week, I think this is just publicity so that she “shows” that she is a good mother by taking her kid out and about with her.

Lilliness on

Aww Sean Preston, you look so adorable! lol Britney…she’s seen better days. Is it just me or is that a bruise on the side of her face in the first pic. Hmmm, maybe bad lighting, I dunno.

Sarah’s note: Pimple.

Nikki on

Awwww! SP looks so happy!

yogadaisy2 on

Wow, I just watched the video of this “shopping outing” and I find it to be unconscionable that Britney would take her child into such a paparazzi frenzy. Her son is obviously frightened by the crowd, shouting and flashbulbs. I feel so sad for her children that she isn’t able to protect them from this and is apparently using them as a photo op to gain public sympathy.

Also, she sucks on her childs pacifier several times and is sporting two different colored eyes…

dina on

Poor SP!!! I don’t know if you have seen that video of her out at a club from a few days ago. The paps swarm all around her, that is prob. why her kids always look freaked out. The paps get so close to them, flashing away. With all the high tech lenses, you would think they could take a pic without swarming around the little kids. Poor SP.

Jennifer on

“sporting one blue contact” that’s odd. I am glad to see her spending time with her child instead of out partying. Sean is cute.

Tatum on

sean looks so cute in these pics but britney look old sad and tired. She really needs to get her act together for her children and no one else!!

leslie on

he loves her and looks comfortable with her.
we are the reason the paprazzi swarm her so i dont know how someone can say it is “unconscionable” britney would take him out in that environment. would it be better to keep him locked in the house? i wonder if people think that about Brit because they dont like her or do they think that about Brand and Angie, Julia Roberts, or any of the other hundreds of celebs we come here to see photos of?

Elizabeth on

It’s really nice to see Sean looking happy and relaxed with his mommy.

Nausicaa on

What a beautiful little boy he’s grown to be!!

sil on

Yogadaisy2-

I saw the same video and i agree with your comment, it seams that Sean Preston was sleeping or falling asleep because he got out of the car and Britney went like “sshhh” and put him on her shoulder maybe to make him continue sleeping, but of course all the paparazzi scared him, poor little boy :(
I know that everytime she is out all the paparazzi follow her and the kids, and is not her fault, but I think maybe if you see all the crowd and the paps shouting at your baby, and he gets scared (like in that video) it will be a better idea to get on your car and go away, you can go shopping somewhere else, or without the baby.

Also I saw she was driving sucking the baby’s pacifier, and again she put the pacifier on her mouth many times while she was shopping, like it was a lollipop….weird!

Marie on

Um, what’s wrong with her sucking on SP’s plug? Seriously, it’s such a “mom thing” to do. For me, at least. My 14 month old will “share” his with me, shoving it into my mouth and then take it back. That or, she could have been cleaning it off if it had fuzz or something on it. *shrug* not weird to me. especially when compared to most of her recent antics, it’s quite normal.

Gina on

Cute kid but NEEDS a haircut!!

Sarah’s note: I was actually thinking he had just had one because it some photos it looks really styled to frame his face. Maybe I’m wrong!

Bianca on

Thank you Leslie… I could not have said it better myself :)

Heather on

She actually looks halfway decent for once in those pictures. Maybe its the glasses giving her that a more sophisticated look. SP is such a doll!

Madison on

@Leslie, Julia Roberts doesn’t take her kids shopping at Robertson Blvd.,
everbody who goes shopping there knows paparazzi will be there. The some goes for people who go out to eat at Koi or this other restaurant with the white fence.

In my opinion she knew she would be photographed

Ashley on

Just a little note….if Britney is to avoid all paparazzi for her kids, then she could never even leave her house! The woman has to get out with those kids sometime, and it’s not her fault if these jerks won’t leave her alone. I’m so glad I’m not a celebrity.

Campbell on

Sean is such a doll, he’s growing into a such a darling little “boy”. I love those little shoes his mom has on him. He really is sweet when he smiles, and I think his hair is precious. He has that brown sun-kissed hair. Sweet boy.

daphneesmith on

She has more $$$ than God. She should retire and raise her kids, as she never need work again. It would take a little while but soon the pap frenzy would die down and her boys could live without all this craziness.

michelle on

I was actually thinking these are the most “mom-ish” pictures of Britney in quite some time. I was thinking “I wonder if the criticism is getting to her? The comments Silverman made and all this court stuff. And she just wants to be close to her kids right now!?” But I guess we have no way of knowing. She actually ALMOST looks normal in the first couple pictures and SP looks cute! I’m not a Brit supporter but I feel for her. People will always find something about her to pick on! :( And seriously? She’s suppose to keep the kids locked up because paparazzi follow her everywhere? Give me a break! :(

tink1217 on

well said Leslie and Ashley! Couldn’t have said it better myself. SP looks so comfortable with his mamma. He is growing to be such a beautiful little boy!

emelsea on

Yes, she needs to leave the house sometimes with her children, but do they need to be dragged to Robertson Blvd to go shopping? She knows what her life is like, she knows what the photogs are like, so why does she subject her children to it? This wasn’t a necessary errand that she HAD to attend to (in all likelihood, let’s be honest). She has an assistant who can do things like that for her. She wasn’t taking him to the park or the playground or his pediatrician.

Also, neither Julia Roberts nor Angelina Jolie were given a serious dressing down by a judge just days ago, being told that she better be on her best behavior or she runs the chance to lose custody of her children.

Yes, we see lots of photos of Brad and Angelina out with their children, but almost ALL of those photos are of the family going places for the children – toystores, bookstores, playgrounds, the children’s schools, museums, etc.

meghan on

madison is right. every time i drive down robertson the paps are warming kitson, the ivy, etc just waiting for people to show up. everyone knows that they are going to be there – and they aren’t just there for one person. and i think the sucking the pacifier is gross – i really hope she isn’t one of those moms who thinks that putting it in her mouth cleans it if it’s dropped or anything.

Melea on

I love that she took him out. Maybe her choice of where she took him wasn’t something I would do BUT she did take him out, she IS spending time with her son and you never know…. maybe she took him to the park or something afterwards but no one got photos of that because they wouldn’t sell as well as these that make her look like a questionable mother. Who knows.

Also, maybe one of her contacts fell out, that has happened to me before and yes I looked dumb with one colored contact and one normal eye… LOL! The paci thing, I’ve never seen Sean P. with a pacifier…..

Maybe it’s just me but I didn’t believe the dentist story about her wanting to get his teeth bleached but the photo of him smiling looks as if his top front teeth are a bit darker than his bottom. On her defense with that one, and I don’t know if this is the case but I babysat a little boy with two teeth on the bottom that were a few shades darker and he never went to bed with a bottle, he didn’t have juice bottles, no sweets, a very strict family when it came to the health of his teeth but he still had problems.

Just some kudos for Britney that she is out with one of her son’s!!!! I mean come on, she would get talked about if she went out without them just as badly as she did if she took them, she can’t win. Hopefully the parenting classes will help her out when it comes to taking her kids in public. I would still like to see her get out of LA for awhile. Maybe move close to her family. She needs her mom as much as those boys need their grandmother.

ryo_girl on

I saw her sucking on SP’s pacifier and went “EW!” LOL. It must be a mom thing, but I’ve never seen anyone do it – except they’ll have the other side, just holding it in their mouth for a minute ’cause their hands are full.

SP gets cuter as he gets older.

sil on

well said emelsea!

and about the pacifier…Marie: have you seen the video? she was not cleaning the pacifier, neither playing with SP with it, she was just using it like a lollipop, that’s why it look weird to me.

shelly on

has anyone seen a picture with him using a pacifier? i can’t remember one.

It is a sign of using Esctasy to prevent users from grinding their teeth. I hope she wasn’t using before she drove.

melissa on

first of all i have put the paci in my mouth, and the sippie and even the bottle of the nipple, if it gets dropped and you have no where to go, it also works well as a 3rd hand, no dont get me wrong on this one, cuz it is JMO but she cant win, you guys are all complaining that she has SP with her, and when she dont take the kids she is a terrible mom and never spends anytime with these young ones.. its a shame the whole world judges her continually for every single step she takes,

daphneesmith on

Is it me or are the “How great she’s out with her son!!” comments bizarre? We get props now for simply taking our kids out once in a blue moon? The bar seems pretty low, IMO.

shelly on

Also, does she use her contacts and glasses to see? Maybe the contact popped out by mistake which is why she is wearing glasses. But then whey not take the other one out.

Question – what did she buy? She was just repremanded for her parenting skills – so what was so important for her to go to a paparazzi filled place to buy? Britney is known for calling the paps to let them know where she is; known for changing her clothes so there will be more photos – why is this different.

Brandy on

I feel sorry for this girl I wish they would leave her alone. Maybe if we all stop reading and being so intrested in whats happening in her life they will slack off but I doubt it. I doesnt seem she is being the best mom but I really think she would do a lot better if people would get off her back really think about how you would deal with day to day if you were a divorced mother of two with people watching and chasing you down everytime you walk out the front door.

Julie on

I agree with many of the posters. There’s no need to take a 2-year-old shopping at these seemingly high-end shops. She’d gain more sympathy from the public if we saw shots of her at the zoo or a playground.

And what’s up with her 2 different outfits while Sean’s is the same? I’m sure all the normal moms out there have multiple outfits for running errands with their babies.

tink1217 on

Once again Britney can do nothing right. She is with her son. THAT is what is most important. Even if she did take him to the park SOMEONE would find SOMETHING wrong. SP looks happy with her. Putting a pacifier in your mouth is not a big deal. Lots of my friends kids used to “share” their pacifiers with mom, they thought it was funny. I know tons of moms who “clean” them that way. Oh well, Brit isn’t the only one in the world to have done it…she just got photographed doing it and ONCE AGAIN…bashed for doing it. SP lived inside Britney…I don’t think sticking a pacifier in her mouth is going to damage him. AND, those pics of his teeth on another website…so obviously photoshopped.

I think all of you WANT this girl to fail miserably and have her kids taken away. Shame on you. People should be hoping she sticks to what the judge handed down instead of hoping she fails.

I am completely done with CBB.

Rachel on

1st of all, I agree that she needs to stop dragging her poor children to places she knows are going to be swarming with paparazzi. She is shopping… not grocery shopping, just shopping. This is not something that HAS to be done, just something she’s doing. She’s putting her child in danger (yes, I’ve seen the videos and I’d say all those people = potential danger) for nothing but her own shopping needs. If it were a park or somewhere fun for Sean that might be different, but it’s not. Second… why in the heck did she change her clothes??? That makes it look like a pap stunt in and of itself (the girl changes her clothes everytime she’s out in public). And thirdly, for the love of pete would someone, anyone PLEASE learn how to buckle that poor helpless baby into his carseat the PROPER way!!! The straps are not on he shoulders, the chest clip is down at his waist and if they were in a wreck he would likely be seriously injured.

I’m sorry, but none of these pictures show me that she’s improving her parenting skills at all or that she even cares.

elisabeth on

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone show this girl
HOW TO USE A CAR SEAT!!!!!
The pictures from Just Jared there is one of SP in the car seat and the arm straps are hanging down. He is barely strapped in. If she were to get in an accident he would be SERIOUSLY hurt. I wish someone would show this mother of 2 how to put kids in a carseat.
Straps should go over shoulders NOT hang by elbows. It should be tight enough that you should only be able to put one or 2 fingers in between. The middle clip should be at his breast bone not his stomach.
HELP her someone!

J.M. on

I honestly think she takes him out to “prove” that she can handle the mama drama!

Anyways, SP looks adorable. and Brit time for new contacts or ditch them altogether!

Rebecca on

Maybe she was sucking on the pacifier because she’s trying to quit smoking?

Nicole on

OMG, can people pick one? First, she’s criticized because she’s never with them… and now she’s criticized for taking him shopping at the WRONG place? Where exactly is the RIGHT place for her to go shopping? She’s human right, she’s allowed (and has the right to) go shopping where ever she pleases. The paparazzi need to back off a bit. We see things like this ALL the time with people with kids… Angelina & Brad have made NUMEROUS comments about how the paps put cameras in their face and scream their names. If people would leave her alone for 5 minutes, she may act better and chill out, yk?

legemc on

I was waiting for the comments about SP’s car seat straps falling off his shoulders in the Just Jared pics. Shocked there is nothing yet!

Natalie S. on

The pictures are cute. Amazing how everyone gets into a frenzy over Britney, if it’s not one thing it’s another.. Then again someone made a valid point, who buys the cheesy gossip magazines. Gossip & drama is what makes the world go around.

erica on

little sean p. is so cute. i love his hair, don’t cut it! what shoes is he wearing? they’re adorable.

Philippa on

sean looks extremely cute! he’s a beautiful little boy!
in the 2nd pic, britney looks a lot older than 25, don’t mean that in a negative way, she looks good!

Ivey on

I think she took him out to prove to people that she still has custody. I think Britney thrives on attention and sadly, since she is not getting attention from her immediate family, she choses the paparazzi.

I think its going to be slow going for her, to understand what is important and what is not, when you grow up famous like she did you think all of your self worth is tied to being famous.

I’m hopeful with the parenting classes, that she’ll be able to see life differently, and stop looking for self worth in all the wrong places.

On another note I love Sean P.’s hair!! What a cutie pie.

cats on

I enjoy seeing Brit in that sweater…it’s nice to see her more covered up. She looks better with more coverage (not that there is anything wrong with showing skin in an appropriate way).

erika on

why is she wearing contacts and glasses? yeah maybe her contact fell out buuut..wouldnt you take the other one out? weird.

Donna on

May I address Britney’s hair? Whoa! She needs to just let it grow out naturally, maybe dye it blond, but get rid of those awful extentions. Her skin could be helped with a better diet.
Sean Preston is the cutest little guy ever. He actually seems unfazed by all the hullabaloo. He’s pretty saavy to all of this since he’s experienced it all his life.
Maybe the pacifier belongs to Brit? Anyone think of that?
I wish those two boys all the best. It is a perfect case of money does not always buy everything.

melanie on

Sean is so handsome. A precious little boy. It doesn’t matter where she goes, they paparazzi will stalk her. She’s worth tons of money. She definately doesn’t “call them”. They wait outside her house all the time. Actually, they even have flown helicopters over her house (which is insane!) But Sean seems very content, regardless, in these pics.

Dancer on

People are just so mean. Any reason to bash another woman. I wonder how many of you could “get it together” if you were exploited from the time you were a child, by your parents, your boyfriends and so-called friends. I really feel for Britney. Did she even get an education? How can you expect a near-illiterate woman to act like a college graduate?

At least the kid looks well-fed and happy, and that’s all that matters.

Lynn on

The paparazzi need to find better things to do to make money. Britney just never wins with you people can’t she? No matter where she goes, who she is or isn’t with, one of you is bound to criticize her for something absolutely insignificant. I bet if Britney decided to live in a more elusive place, the paps will catch up to her. They take pictures from a helicopter. They take pictures while she’s with her sons in the backyard. It’s disgusting and it’s unbelievable that it’s remotely acceptable. And it seems to me that Brangelina mentions their kids way more than Britney does with hers. It’s safe to say she’s genuinely concerned for the well-being, mistakes and whatnot.

Lauren on

“How can you expect a near-illiterate woman to act like a college graduate?”

I don’t know. Ask Hilary Swank and Fantasia Barrino how they managed to grow up, take responsibility for themselves, and not blame their hard circumstances on everyone around them while spinning completely out of control. I guess using that logic, hard childhoods give people the excuse to act like idiots. No wonder there is such a lack of personal accountability these days.

Dancer on

Hillary Swank and Fantasio Barrino did not grow up in the limelight. I never heard of them till they were adults. However, I have seen Britney in the public light since she was a child. I don’t agree with that analogy.

Erica on

I agree with the car seat thing – he’s never strapped in properly. And yes, Britney knows full well the paparazzi will be everywhere she goes and she could very well choose some place else to shop. This is exactly why Kevin wants the kids. She doesn’t think of them, she thinks of herself. If she had thought about it, she would have put that little boy back in the car and left. She has the money to move far away but instead decides to live her life right smack in the middle of Hollywood.
She’s going to get worse before she gets better if she ever manages to GET better.

emelsea on

Christina Aguilera grew up in the same “spotlight” that Britney did. She seems to have it all pulled together. Brooke Shields grew up in the public eye, and many would say she was exploited by her mother, yet she is a responsible adult who is raising two daughters with grace. Jodi Foster was a child star, and she is another woman who managed to grow up and seems to be a good mother.

I do hope that Britney gets some help, that she starts taking care of herself (because, seriously, how can she take good care of those boys if she doesn’t seem to take care of herself?) and starts making better choices.

I don’t mean she has to stay in every night, that she can’t have fun and be young. But there was a time when she was a beautiful, vibrant, healthy young woman, and now she just looks tired. It is so obvious that she’s not caring for herself, and that is really sad.

LAILA on

People are just so mean. Any reason to bash another woman. I wonder how many of you could “get it together” if you were exploited from the time you were a child, by your parents, your boyfriends and so-called friends. I really feel for Britney. Did she even get an education? How can you expect a near-illiterate woman to act like a college graduate?

At least the kid looks well-fed and happy, and that’s all that matters.
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Christina Aguilera , Justin Timberlake, Kim Fields, Mayim Bialik, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brook Shields and Jodie Foster have all grown up on camera/in the spotlight and none of them are living wild, out control lives. Talk about exploited; Shields and Foster played child prostitutes of screen. Shields in particular was pushed into a lot of questionable projects by her alcholic mother Yet she still turned into a responsible adult; who is by all accounts a good mother. So Britney’s childhood is no excuse for her current behavior.

On a positive note Sean Preston is adorable. I never noticed before but he really is a gorgeous child.

Kate on

Seeing these pictures makes me respect even more the way that Kevin keeps the kids out of the spotlight. It’s really sad to see how she drags that child out to a known paparazzi hang out. I might even be able to understand her taking him out if she was taking him to some kid friendly place like the park or the zoo or a toy store. But shopping, that’s ridiculous, especially in light of the fact that Kevin has the kids 50% of the time and so she has plenty of time to do her personal shopping when the kids aren’t with her.

And, I said it before in another post, but I think it bears repeating: I really hope that the first thing the parenting coach works on with Britney is the correct use of carseats because clearly she has no idea how to use a carseat correctly.

Dancer on

For every successful child performer turned adult, I could list hundreds who didn’t make it. Listing the few successful ones like Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster doesn’t mean that there isn’t a Michael Jackson or a Macaulay Culkin. Let’s make a list of all the failed child stars who never made it. Also, the parents involved also make a difference. If you had parents like Lindsay Lohan’s, would you make it? Christina Aguilera seems to have a well-grounded mother, yet she still went through a wild period. And Christina does not attract the amount of publicity that Britney does.

Would you judgemental women have fared as well if you were in Britney’s shoes? I bet if I were to scrutinize every aspect of your lives, I would find plenty to criticize.

Kat on

Okay… I don’t like Britney AT ALL… but one tip… when some people are trying to quit smoking, to soothe the oral fixation, a pacifier can help.

It might not have been SP’s… has anyone ever seen him with one before?

Just a thought from a kid who grew up having two parents both trying to quit smoking.

Kate on

“Would you judgemental women have fared as well if you were in Britney’s shoes? I bet if I were to scrutinize every aspect of your lives, I would find plenty to criticize”

It’s not judgmental to expect a person to maintain a minimum standard of good parenting. And if someone was scrutinizing every aspect of my life they would find a person who makes mistakes but who has never risked their children’s lives in any way, never gone in public with my private parts exposed, never parties until I threw up on myself, never got involved in a hit and run, never stripped and jumped into the ocean, never shaved my head in a manic fit, never strapped my children into carseats incorrectly, never bounced in and out of rehab.

It’s not that hard to put clothes on that fully cover my body, and not put my children’s lives and well-being in danger. The rest of us manage it, so I’m sure that Britney can as well.

It’s absolutely ridiculous the way the Britney defenders act like Britney is the only person in the world who ever had a difficult time growing up. A lot of us have survived childhoods that make Britney’s look easy in comparison – and we still manage to pull ourselves together and not completely trash our own lives. There are people every day overcoming childhoods filled with poverty, sickness, and unimaginable abuse – so I just don’t feel sorry for Britney because she had to survive a childhood of money, fame, and having people kiss up to her. She’s had tons of advantages, and has squandered all of them – so I’m not going to waste my time feeling sorry for her. She’s 25 years old and old enough to be able to deal with her “difficult” upbringing and fix her life.

Dancer on

Whether you have money or not, there are lots of people who don’t make it for everyone who does. That’s why there are so many homeless out on the streets, so many people spilling out of mental institutions, so many people living lives torn apart by drugs, alcohol, abuse.

I am a very successful person, having survived a difficult childhood. But I have siblings and childhood friends who are not as successful as me, and I can see what makes the difference between success and failure can be razor thin. Things as disparate as differences in personality, the presence of a good mentor etc. can make the difference between heaven and hell.

And though I am successful, I never mock my less successful fellowman, because I know that had fate turned out differently, I could have been one of them.

So all those people like Kate, who sit smugly at their computers, so sure that THEY would never act like Britney had they been in her shoes, should reach inside and find some compassion. Because if fate had turned out differently for them, they might be running around pantyless too.

Renee on

I really think a small part of her issues is the group of friends she hangs with.She has way too many “yes” people and not enough “Maybe you shouldn’t do that” people.Also, it does seem too convient that after she was spotted partying after the ruling that she is seen with one of her sons where it’s well known place for paparazzi.I’m not saying she was with SP for attention but I can see why some people would jump to that conclusion.

Cait on

I find it weird that she had the pacifier in her mouth in SO many pictures. As the aunt to several nieces and nephews, I too have used my mouth to clean off a pacifier, but it’s a quick in and quick out, it’s not a “suck on it long enough for them to get four or five pictures of it”.

She really needs to go somewhere on the down low where the paps won’t be around and she can just focus on getting herself better and proving herself as a fit mother to the courts.

LAILA on

For every successful child performer turned adult, I could list hundreds who didn’t make it. Listing the few successful ones like Brooke Shields and Jodie Foster doesn’t mean that there isn’t a Michael Jackson or a Macaulay Culkin. Let’s make a list of all the failed child stars who never made it. Also, the parents involved also make a difference. If you had parents like Lindsay Lohan’s, would you make it? Christina Aguilera seems to have a well-grounded mother, yet she still went through a wild period. And Christina does not attract the amount of publicity that Britney does.

Would you judgemental women have fared as well if you were in Britney’s shoes? I bet if I were to scrutinize every aspect of your lives, I would find plenty to criticize.
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My point wasn’t about which child stars failed or not, it’s about choices. Some child stars like Foster and Shields CHOOSE to become productive adults. Others choose to be destructive and irresponsible. Foster and Shields could’ve chosen to let their childhoods dictate the rest of their lives. They could’ve carried on drugging, boozing, ect. They chose not to be casualties of their early celebrity. Britney Spears is a 25 year old woman and a mother of two, she no longer has the luxury of blaming her childhood or acting out because she has two little tykes that need her. For me that’s the bottom line; she made a very adult decision to have kids and now for their sakes she needs to start actually behaving like an adult.

Oh and if BS doesn’t want to be “judged” she can step out of the spotlight. Unlike most people she has the money and resources to literally pack up and move somewhere while she pulls herself together. As long as she continues to do things like party wildly, forgo underpants and plough ahead with disastrous “comeback” attempts the public and the media will judge her.

Kate on

Dancer: I’m not being smug. I’m pointing out that there are plenty of people who have pulled them selves up from difficult childhoods. And the fact of the matter is that Britney is choosing to do the reckless things she’s doing right now. I’m not going to sit back and make excuses for someone who is putting her children at risk. Britney has chosen to be in the spotlight, and she has chosen to push away all the people who have tried to help her, and she has chosen to do a lot of reckless, dangerous, illegal things. I’m not going to throw her a pity party. And it’s ironic that you’re lecturing me about not judging people at the same time that you’re judging me.

finnaryn on

I have never been a Britney fan and I have been shocked by all that has been going on with her. But after the VMAs, I really just want to scoop her up out of LA and bring her to the Midwest. I think she needs a complete de-tox, not just from any drugs she may or may not be using (how do any of us really know) but from the “friends” she seems to surround herself with. I think she has the potential to be a good mom but not in her currently environment.

mon on

Britney looks good and Sean is cute.

PSB on

At some point, you have to be an adult and stop blaming your childhood for current circumstances. That moment for many people is the day they have kids. Why should she inflict the same (or worse?) experience on those sweet boys? She’s indefensible IMO. If she were single and childless, I might feel sorry for her. However, for her to act the way she does when she is responsible for shaping young lives who depend on her is repellent. She obviously has problems, and unfortunately she doesn’t have a husband or parents who can have her committed for mental observation. I think she very well could end up on the streets, as one other poster suggested. Thank God Kevin is pushing the custody issue and the court is making her get psychologically evaluated. Maybe they can recommend therapy or psychotropic drugs.

I just can’t believe there are people on here defending her. Everything she does is for attention, and to use her baby to get more attention, is indicative of a mental sickness. She needs to get herself help and I fear she won’t do it until she hits bottom. I just hope her “bottom” doesn’t involve the safety of her sons in any way.

Jolene on

Sean P and Jayden are some of the cutest kids I have ever seen, and their mother is beautiful.
I feel so sorry for her having to be in the spotlight and being criticized for everything she does.
People have made the same mistakes as she has (including other celebrities) but they don’t get criticized for it like she does.
Nobody’s perfect and that goes for celebrities as well.
You can tell she really loves her kids, and so what if she goes out partying after they go to bed she knows that they are in the safe care of someone else, I know tons of mothers who do that.
She clearly needs some counseling though, she’s had to live most of her life in the spotlight and that can take a toll on people, she has two young boys who are so close together that it can become stressful especially for a single mother, she has an ex who just uses her for her money and so called friends who also use her.
What would you do if you were in the same position as her??
Maybe you would do some things different but you will never know until you’ve been through what she has.

emily on

In the debate of Britney going out around the paparazzi, keep in mind who the culprit is – the paps. Unless she called them to come snap pics of her, they are to blame.

I ‘m not defending her other choices, I’m only saying Britney’s not the one up in a stranger’s face taking pictures. And with keeping that in mind, do none of you take your children with you when you go shopping? It doesn’t matter that you’re not famous and she is.

Sentinel69 on

These comments are really pathetic!! Not respectful and very insulting . What about the comment policy?

Kim on

I can’t BELIEVE that some of you are mothers. To sit there and judge someone you don’t even know because of pictures and videos from tabloids is just ignorant, mean and stupid. Criticizing everything from her hair to Sean’s hair to the fact that she took her son shopping… are you people for real??? Sounds to me that most of you are either jealous of Britney or trying to make yourself feel better about your own parenting issues.

Tink1217 I couldn’t have said it better myself. This has become a format for a bunch of insecure women to judge celebrity moms.

ang on

cute pics but god only knows what’s going through her head when she sees the cameras…

Helene on

PSB: It sounds like you know Britney really well. How do you know all these things about her? Do you know her personally?
Or do you just think you know her from reading the tabloids? Don’t believe everything you read in the tabloids, sweetheart.

If she doesn’t bring her sons with her, people will call her a bad mom, because she doesn’t spend time with her sons. But if she DOES bring them, that’s wrong, too. People will always find something WRONG about the things she do. I don’t get this constant hate on her. You don’t know anything about her. You only know what the tabloids tell you, so if I were you I would chill. How about spending time with YOUR family instead of sitting here judging strangers?

Di on

My opinion on Britney is that it seems very clearly that at least for the time being while she is getting her act together the children should with their dad. A lot of people are letting their dislike of Kevin cloud their judgment in terms of Britney’s parenting. Britney obviously needs help; For all we know she could be under the influence that moment. After all the judge did find she uses controlled substances on a frequent basis. In her state Britney could not get a job at a day care center and if she had one she would be fired. Everyone who is defending Britney ask yourself this question: Would you place your child in the custody of a woman a judge has recently found to be abusing controlled substances on an habitual basis.
This cute picture of SPF and BS does not take away from the fact that she has a substance abuse problem and is need of parenting classes/counseling badly. Hopefully she’ll shape up and become the great mother I’m sure she desires to be.

Lauren on

“Hillary Swank and Fantasio Barrino did not grow up in the limelight. I never heard of them till they were adults. However, I have seen Britney in the public light since she was a child. I don’t agree with that analogy.”

Hilary moved to Hollywood and began acting on TV and in movies at 16 after dropping out of high school, and Fantasia was 20 when she competed on “American Idol”-three years older than Britney was when she became a star-and had dropped out of school, was illiterate, and had a child.

Regardless of the fact that neither woman became famous until they were adults (still young adults who easily could have let their fame get the best of them), I was responding to your question of how one can expect a near illiterate person (aka high school dropout) to act like an educated one. Hilary dropped out of school and you’d have no idea listening to her speak. Fantasia sure as heck didn’t have things handed to her and can barely read and write, and she turned out alright regardless.

And as others have already mentioned, there are plenty of child stars who had to tread through rough waters and chose to carve out better lives for themselves than the ones they were handed as well as those who simply have their priorities in check and refuse to give in to the pitfalls of fame. For every Britney and Paris there’s a Mandy Moore and a Natalie Portman. So this “poor little Britney” argument has zero credibility with me. Like PSB, it never ceases to amaze me that there are people who still, after everything she’s done, so ferverently defend her. The ball’s been in her court for some time now, and all she’s done it bat it around and abuse it. It is beyond me how anyone can defend such behavior.

Kim on

I can’t BELIEVE that some of you are mothers. To sit there and judge someone you don’t even know because of pictures and videos from tabloids is just ignorant, mean and stupid. Criticizing everything from her hair to Sean’s hair to the fact that she took her son shopping… are you people for real??? Sounds to me that most of you are either jealous of Britney or trying to make yourself feel better about your own parenting issues.

Tink1217 I couldn’t have said it better myself. This has become a format for a bunch of insecure women to judge celebrity moms.

Sarah, CBB Editor on

Closing this now, its gotten way off track. Thanks for your comments.

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