Mom to the Rescue
10/11/2007 AT 12:00 PM EDT
Just days after temporarily losing custody of her children Oct. 1 – and not long after her 1-year-old son Jayden began to walk for the first time – Britney took an important baby step of her own by agreeing to meet with her mom, with whom she has been feuding since early summer.
Originally set for their hometown of Kentwood, La., but later switched to California, the reunion began when Lynne, 52, and Britney's sister Jamie Lynn, 16, traveled from Kentwood to Los Angeles Oct. 5, touching down around 8:30 p.m. At first, things did not go smoothly. Unable to find Britney at her Malibu home, Lynne became visibly upset and turned to paparazzi for help, pleading, "Please find my daughter." The Spears women finally arrived at Britney's Beverly Hills house around 3 a.m. and then spent several days with her in her Beverly Hills and Malibu homes – their first real get-together since Britney, 25, tried to bar Lynne from seeing her boys after a string of shattering arguments started their estrangement in June.