Britney Spears has been making a big comeback of late with her new album Glory, segment with James Corden on carpool karaoke, and killer performance at the VMAs last weekend.
The pop star was recently interviewed for Marie Clarie's October issue, and went into depth about her struggle with anxiety and how motherhood helped her get through the strenuous times.
'I moved to Los Angeles when I was very young,' she tells Marie Claire. 'I was so under scrutiny. If a hair was out of place, I'd be so anxious. I would get very anxious about so many things.'
Spears' anxiety caused her to lose nearly half a stone in a day when she was worrying about a date she was going on that night.
‘I had a really bad date', she said. ‘I mean, it was really bad. I've been single for ages and had a date with a guy I liked. I was getting anxious, worrying he wouldn't like me. In the evening I got on the scales and I had lost six pounds.
'We went to the movies, but I could tell right away it wasn’t working. It was sort of awkward. So after the movie I came home and that was it. It just didn't work.
‘He just wasn't that into me. I liked him. He knew that. But he definitely didn't feel the same. It happens to everybody. Being famous doesn't make you any different.'
She revealed she felt 'far more comfortable in her skin' now. Moreover, becoming a mother significantly changed her life views and encouraged her to worry less.
She explained: 'Becoming a mother and being with my boys [Jayden, 9, Sean Preston, 10] has made me so much more accepting of myself. I'm their mom, whatever. That has been a really big thing for me over these last few years.'
Via Marie Claire