01:52 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 03/31/2013 03:00PM
The family that prays together, stays together.
Britney Spears, her two sons and mother, Lynne, attended Easter services in Amite, La., on Sunday.
Wearing a long patterned dress, Britney was photographed exiting the church. Jayden James, 6, donned his Sunday best too – a white button-down shirt with black slacks, while doting grandmother Lynne held his hand.
Originally posted 11/01/2012 08:00PM
A three-year legal battle abruptly came to an apparent end for the Spears family.
A Los Angeles judge threw out Sam Lutfi's entire lawsuit on Thursday after attorneys for Britney Spears and her family argued that he hadn't proven his case after six days of testimony.
Lutfi, 38, a onetime confidante of the singer, sued Britney for unpaid fees, her dad Jamie Spears for allegedly punching him, and mom Lynne Spears for purportedly defaming him in her 2008 book.
Originally posted 10/26/2012 09:15PM
Back in July 2007, Britney Spears drove to the Southern California set of Zoey 101, her sister Jamie Lynn's show, to deliver a note to their mom: Stay away from me and my children.
Lynne Spears briefly relived that painful moment Friday in her first appearance on the witness stand in a libel trial in which Britney's self-described former manager Sam Lutfi is suing Lynne for defaming him in her 2008 book Through the Storm.
Lynne described a complicated relationship with Lutfi spanning less than a year. The pair spoke "hundreds" of times, Lynne said, and it was Lutfi who brought mother and daughter together in a tearful reunion at Britney's Malibu home three months after that note was delivered.
As Lynne calmly testified about the reconciliation, Lutfi, sitting in the courtroom audience, sobbed and wiped tears away.
Originally posted 10/20/2012 01:15PM
An attorney for Britney Spears's father Jamie told jurors in a Los Angeles courtroom on Friday that the struggle to get control of the pop star during her breakdown beginning in 2007 became a "battle for life and death."
In day two of the trial between Britney's former confidante Sam Lutfi and her family, Jamie Spears's attorney Leon Gladstone portrayed Britney's parents as humble, working-class folks from Kentwood, La., who supported her Mouseketeer beginnings, grew overwhelmed by their daughter's superstardom and who ultimately took extreme measures to save her life.
Lutfi, 38, is suing Britney, 30, for allegedly not paying him 15 percent of her earnings as her purported manager; Jamie Spears for alleged battery; and Lynne Spears for defaming him in her 2008 book, Through the Storm.
Gladstone said Britney's parents saw her as "a ray of light, humble and nice," but that began to change after her painful breakup with Justin Timberlake in 2002, leaving their daughter "depressed and angry" in her early 20s.
Originally posted 10/19/2012 09:45AM
Head shaving. Wielding an umbrella against the paparazzi. Custody battles. Mental breakdowns and forced hospitalizations.
Britney Spears's past nightmares came back to haunt Thursday as a trial pitting her former manager against the Spears family got under way in a Los Angeles courtroom.
Sam Lutfi, 38, is suing the pop star, 30 – who's not expected to appear at the trial – for the 15 percent of her earnings that she allegedly promised him in the roughly eight months he served as her manager, starting in mid-2007.
He's also suing her mother, Lynne Spears, for alleging in her 2008 book Through the Storm that he drugged Britney and cut her off from loved ones. And he's suing Britney's father Jamie for allegedly punching him in the chest in January 2008.
Originally posted 11/23/2011 05:00PM
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Black Friday – and even Britney Spears is feeling the retail pressure.
On Wednesday, the pop star Tweeted to her fans, asking what she should buy for her mom Lynne, 56.
"Since I'm on tour, I'm gonna do my Holiday shopping online this year..but I need ur help picking out gifts. Let's start w/ mom! Any ideas?" she wrote.
Almost immediately, her 11.2 million followers chimed in on Spears's feed with suggestions. "GET YOUR MOM A CUSTOMIZED SLAVE 4 U OUTFIT," one Tweeted.
Originally posted 11/08/2011 08:00AM
Center stage, a spotlight, a microphone ... and another singing Spears.
Jamie Lynn Spears, 20, took to a Nashville stage for the first time on Monday night, singing a set of her own original songs to a packed crowd of family and friends.
Grandfather June Spears traveled from the family's hometown of Kentwood, La., with other relatives (although not sister Britney Spears, who is touring overseas) to cheer on Jamie Lynn, sitting near her beaming parents Lynne and Jamie Spears, as well as country music legend Pam Tillis.
"I am so emotional tonight," Lynne told PEOPLE after watching her youngest daughter perform. Her father, Jamie, concurred, saying, "We are so proud of her."
Originally posted 11/15/2010 04:20PM
Britney Spears's parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears, are reconciling eight years after their divorce.
"They are back together and are doing well and happy," a source tells PEOPLE. "[They're] not remarried but back together."
The couple, who divorced in 2002, were looking friendly on Saturday at Los Angeles lounge Boudoir. Onlookers at the lounge spotted Lynne and Jamie cheering and dancing as DJ Mr. Best spun Britney's hits, like "Toxic" and "Gimme More."
"They were in a great mood together," says an onlooker. "They were laughing together – dancing and laughing [and] totally having fun."
Originally posted 05/13/2010 01:35PM
Is a new Housewife joining the mix?
On Tuesday night, Britney Spears's mother Lynne had a girls' night out at the lower Manhattan restaurant Kenmare with her niece, a family friend and Real Housewives of New York City's Jill Zarin.
How did this seemingly unlikely pair come to be pals?
"I met Lynne a few years ago backstage with [my daughter] Ali at Britney's concert at the Meadowlands [Sports Complex in New Jersey], we just connected and we kept in touch," Zarin tells PEOPLE. "When Lynne comes to town we try to meet and catch up. She called me a couple of months ago and said she was coming to New York."
Originally posted 11/27/2008 09:40AM
Lynne Spears certainly has plenty to be thankful for.
In the past year, she has watched her famous daughter Britney crawl back from the brink.
Just how did the 27-year-old singer rebound from her pair of forced hospitalizations and a long string of erratic behavior, including her quickly annulled Vegas wedding in 2004 and her infamous head-shaving in 2007?
"With a lot of love and care and help," Lynne said Thursday, speaking to the U.K.'s GMTV via satellite from New Orleans. "Sometimes you have to just settle down. You have to stop, think. And there's a lot of people that care about Britney and love Britney – and Britney's doing great now."
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