A few months earlier, Spears had faced another emotional trial: A publicity firestorm following her drive with then-9-month-old Sean Preston in her lap as she fleed from paparazzi. "I did it with my dad. ... We're country," she told Lauer. But between accusations of her being an unfit mother and speculation about her relationship, Spears told him, "I've wept, yeah. I've definitely wept, with the world – how judgmental they are."