Three days after Britney Spears handed her mother a reportedly upsetting letter (or restraining order), Lynne Spears is holding out hope to mend their rift.
"Everything is going to be fine," she told People while out shopping in Kentwood, La. "I've got a strong family, and everything is going to be fine."
You and husband Jamie also named your second daughter Jamie Lynn. Just saying.
Lynne Spears, who was picking up groceries at a local store on Sunday, said "hopefully" Britney will make it to a family cookout in their hometown for the 4th of July.
Meanwhile, Britney Spears was - take a guess - spending a weekend in L.A., going out Friday night with girlfriends to club Les Deux but appearing subdued as she chatted and danced.
On Sunday she spoke to reporters about
Shar Jackson's BFF her mother outside Sushi House Unico in Bel Air, where she had dined alone on edamame and coffee.
"I'm praying for her right now. [I hope] she gets all the help she needs," Britney Spears said.
Ouch! Whether the two can overcome their differences, she said:
"In time, who knows what will happen?"
Britney Spears also insinuated that she likely would not go to her native Kentwood for the holiday, saying:
"I don't know. I like it here."
Well, alright then.
A few days earlier, on Thursday, Spears was snapped by paparazzi handing her mother a piece of paper reported to be a request from an out-of-state lawyer.
As for what may be behind the long rift that left Lynne Spears "brokenhearted," a family friend told People: "I think Britney is angry that her family got involved in getting her into rehab."
Heck, wouldn't you be? She's totally fine on her own, y'all!