Britney Spears made a name for herself as a
barely legal cute, wholesome cock-tease pop star ... just a smoking-hot smiling, normal teen from small-town Louisiana.
That seems like an eternity ago.
Lawyer Eric Ervin, who worked with Spears as a teenager, tells Us Weekly in its new cover story that the "virgin" image Spears portrayed was just a "PR blitz." In fact, Britney lost her virginity at 14 to boyfriend Reg Jones. Moreover, Britney and then-beau Justin Timberlake were intimate from the beginning.
Britney Spears' tragic family history has also been kept secret.
Spears' paternal grandmother, Emma Jean Spears, committed suicide in 1966 at age 31. Britney's grandmother suffered from depression and shot herself in the chest with a shotgun at the grave of her infant son - who had died eight years earlier.
Emma Jean Spears left behind four other children, including Britney's dad, Jamie Spears, then an 8th grader. Two of Jamie Spears' brothers ended up homeless. Fortunately, Jamie Spears met Lynne Spears, although they later divorced.
Reg Jones? Come on. And we thought Britney Spears was all virtuous and wholesome when she first got big. Oh wait, no we didn't. At least Reg Jones hit that piece before it became an overused factory used to create Sean Preston and Jayden James.
Props to him!