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I've always wondered what the rest of the fan base thought of Mama Spears. She seems like a super sweet, likable person and I think she has a big heart, but after reading her book, I definitely wondered about some things. She openly named a variety of meds Britney was taking in '07 (such a Risperdol, an anti-psychotic) and definitely laid a lot of their family issues bare, such as Jamie's alcoholism and Britney's unhealthy relationship with him, went into great detail about how delusional Brit was during the breakdown ("She spoke with the level of understanding of a little girl") and expressed her unhappiness over Jamie Lynn getting pregnant at 16. I know that a lot of that was playing out in public anyway, it just went into a lot more detail than I would have expected.

Also, I remember her getting a lot of flack during Brit's breakdown because she was meeting with Sam Lufti who offered her a job to sell jewelry on TV at the time. She even talked about this in "Through The Storm." A lot of people thought that was in poor taste and made her look hungry for attention when she should be focusing on helping her daughter.

I have no doubt she's a loving mother and cares about her kids, and like I said, she does seem like a genuinely good person, I just know I would personally be really upset if my mom put all that out there and wrote a memoir before I even did, haha. Plus, in the book, she openly talks about how awful Jamie was and how she "fell out of love with him" and how "our divorce was the best thing to happen to my family" and not long after, they got back together. Awkward. :tiffcackle:

Thoughts? Did anyone else read the book and if so, did you like it?

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6 minutes ago, THE GUVANAH said:

I think she looked great on the Swish Swish lyric video.

 

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i don't think she and Jamie got back together though

 

Omg hahaha noooo, Lynne is prettier than that :bcutelaugh:

I remember hearing they reconciled in 2010 but aren't planning on actually getting re-married. I guess they're "together" just not legally? I don't know, I could be wrong but here's a couple articles from back then. I know they at least still spend a lot of time together
http://people.com/celebrity/britney-spearss-parents-lynne-jamie-reconciling/
http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-body/news/why-britney-spears-parents-are-reconciling-8-years-after-split-20101511

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I think she is a good person but very misguided. She stayed in a terrible relationship with Britney's father, without thinking about the consequences that it had on her kid's emotional health. She even admitted in the book that she tried to shield Britney from it.

Think about it: You are aware of your Dad's issues and he clearly makes you feel like you are not needed in his life as much yet your mom tries to pretend that you don't see the obvious and does not even try to talk to you about how you are feeling. All she cares about it is trying to avoid the problem. That is how Britney acts now with her own relationships.

Instead of trying to deal with Britney's trauma with having an alcoholic father, she made her daughter feel as if it was not important to deal with it and just take the heartache. I think Lynn is a beautiful person but that does not make her a good parent. She is way too selfish. Britney is the exact same way, introducing her kids to many men over the years, not caring how it can affect them. 

I don't think everything is always so black and white. Britney is obviously a very beautiful person on the inside but some of the things she has done has been very selfish, such as being in a relationship with a man who is engaged and has kids with another woman. Kevin's ex did claim Britney was always very sweet but that does not mean she cared about anyone but herself when that happened. Then again, she probably did not know during the fact that he has a baby mama. It still did not stop her from marrying him when she did find out

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They did get back together, but only because Jamie went to rehab, and is not an alcoholic anymore :outwithit:

So yeah, maybe the divorce was a good thing, and forced him to get his life together.

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6 minutes ago, I Think I'm Ready Now said:

They did get back together, but only because Jamie went to rehab, and is not an alcoholic anymore :outwithit:

So yeah, maybe the divorce was a good thing, and forced him to get his life together.

Now, he takes care of Britney too. I just think all she remembers is the alcoholic who abandoned her and that makes her resent him. It's like, "How dare you try to come into my life and take over when you were never there before? I am an adult, not a child!" kind of a thing.

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9 minutes ago, sarahbbyy said:

Now, he takes care of Britney too. I just think all she remembers is the alcoholic who abandoned her and that makes her resent him. It's like, "How dare you try to come into my life and take over when you were never there before? I am an adult, not a child!" kind of a thing.

I kinda understand why she has some issues with men tbh

She always had a weird love / hate relationship with her father, he was violent and alcoholic, and that's probably why she grew up to be kinda insecure &  vulnerable 

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the details she went into were kinda gutty regarding her medication and stuff....but maybe/probably she had Britney's permission/I'm sure she let brit read it before it got published and released to book stores....

I usually defend Lynn when ppl accuse her of being a stage mom, cause Ive been to Kentwood and it aint pretty....

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20 minutes ago, I Think I'm Ready Now said:

I kinda understand why she has some issues with men tbh

She always had a weird love / hate relationship with her father, he was violent and alcoholic, and that's probably why she grew up to be kinda insecure &  vulnerable 

Yeah I totally agree. Plus, in the book, Lynne said they went to a family counselor once and he told Britney that if her relationship with her father didn't improve, she would later place extreme importance on her first real romantic relationship ("she would cling to that relationship") and according to Lynne, that's why the breakup with Justin was especially hard for her. I think her parents erratic marriage set a really unhealthy tone for her own relationships, at least for awhile. 

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7 minutes ago, britmebaby_onemoretime said:

 Plus, in the book, Lynne said they went to a family counselor once and he told Britney that if her relationship with her father didn't improve, she would later place extreme importance to her first real romantic relationship ("she would cling to that relationship") and according to Lynne, that's why the breakup with Justin was especially hard for her. 

Her parents are a bad example...

They're doing better now, but they messed up when she was a kid, and childhood is so important :lemmetellu:

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2 minutes ago, MX3 said:

the details she went into were kinda gutty regarding her medication and stuff....but maybe/probably she had Britney's permission/I'm sure she let brit read it before it got published and released to book stores....

I usually defend Lynn when ppl accuse her of being a stage mom, cause Ive been to Kentwood and it aint pretty....

Yeah, I'm sure she did and I usually defend Lynne on the stage mom end too. I just think the details on her meds and certain things related to the breakdown were a little much. I'd be humiliated if I were Jamie too, lol

Like you said though, I'm sure Brit approved it. I remember Lynne saying the whole reason she wrote the book was to set the record straight and make sure the tabloids weren't getting it all wrong, which I can kinda understand. I guess it's just a waaaaay different world than what I'm used to!  :plzexplain:

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I don't have an issue with Lynne. She dedicated her life to helping Britney become a star. Wasn't she a teacher and would take off and go with Britney to auditions in New York and such? That probably wasn't easy financially but she did it and with other kids at home.

 And I totally get her staying with their dad. Women do it everyday. U have three small kids by this man, you all are poor in a small town, it probably seemed best to just stick it out until she couldn't anymore. Alcoholism is a horrible disease. I don't think he's a bum for battling that either. Doesn't make either of them a bad person. Parents arent perfect. They do what they think they have to at the time.

And I never read her book but I always took it as a way to clear the air during a time when ppl wanted to know what the hell was wrong with Britney. Like oh I'll put out this book and maybe ppl will see Britney as we see her. It's obvious that Britney is a bit naive and acts like a child sometimes. So if the book implies those things, that's not a diss to Britney and shouldn't have been shocking to anyone. Ppl who meet her even say that. It just didn't work that well and she ended up looking like she was selling her daughters story. But I don't believe that was the intent.

U can tell bad celeb parents. Look at Lindsay's parents. They are the worst and it's obvious. Lynn didnt party with Britney, didn't kiss her *** to be her friend, didn't get her drugs easily, etc. I think britney's biggest issue is maybe her parents were strict and she always wanted freedom but she was a danger to herself for awhile and wouldn't even be alive without them. Maybe without them hovering, she would have continued to self destruct. Who knows? As far as I'm concerned, I don't hate Lynne or Jamie. 

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