Britney Spears: Harper's Bazaar Style

Wow. Britney Spears is ... just.... OMG. Wow. Just wow.

With this girl, that's about all we can say at this point.

Once the biggest star on Earth, Britney Spears has gone, in the span of just a few years, from a music standout and international sex symbol to a slow moving train wreck and a total catastrophe, then slowly back to normal. It's been a wild ride.

We love Britney Spears despite her two divorces, two little kids (Sean Preston and Jayden James), a career that looks worse by the day and her possible loss of marbles. How can you not stick by your girl 4 life, right? Right. We got your back, B.

Britney Spears has brought so much to our lives... a bunch of catchy hit songs as well as raw entertainment, and for awhile, some really, really hot photos and videos.

Come what may, good or bad times, slow or crazy news week, Britney Spears will be the leading lady of this celebrity gossip site ... 4-ever. Go Britney

The decline began when she married Kevin Federline in 2004 and pretty much ended her career, but it was not until late 2007 when Britney Spears' life hit bottom. Her MTV VMA performance (pictured) was a real low point for the girl.

Then, in the span of just a few months, she became friends with Sam Lutfi (also known as Osama Lutfi), denied pregnancy rumors (J.R. Rotem was said to have knocked her up on two different occasions), had romantic dalliances with a member of the paparazzi (dating Adnan), been hospitalized for two psychotic meltdowns (resulting in total loss of custody of Sean and Jayden) amid a sea of cops, medical personnel and mass hysteria.

Since the hospital stays in early 2008, Britney Spears has been doing a lot better the help of her father, Jamie Spears, who has stepped in to take over her legal and financial affairs and stabilize her existence in general.

It was long overdue. Let's hope it lasts.

Britney's brother, Bryan Spears, has also been by her side to help her through the tough times. He recently got married to Graciella Sanchez. Britney and Bryan also have a sister, of course, in unwed teen mom Jamie Lynn Spears. That's right, Jamie and Lynne Spears named a kid Jamie Lynn. Gotta love it.

In the summer of 2008, Jamie Lynn (who is engaged to baby daddy Casey Aldridge) cranked out a l'il girl named Maddie Briann. Britney's an aunt, y'all!!!

Despite the haters' and leeches' efforts to bring down his recovering daughter, Jamie Spears has done one hell of good job making sure Britney stays focused on her career - and stays out of the limelight whenever she can.

Instead of clubbing with no pants like she used to, she's content working out and shopping a lot, steering clear of the problematic places and people who ruined her life for the past few years.

In September 2008, Britney won three awards at the VMAs, signaling perhaps once and for all that she's back.

Her latest album, Circus, spawned a number of hits, including "Womanizer," the title track and the controversial "If U Seek Amy." A new one is on tap for March 2011.

Britney Spears Quotes

I miss it here so much! I love it so much! It makes me it's kinda like bittersweet coming here because I used to live here for two years. And when I come here, it's like, man, I wish I had my apartment here still.

Britney Spears [on New York City]

MTV has long played an important role in my career. How can I not be there to kick off their 25th VMAs?

Britney Spears
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