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For the first time since their reported rift over Britney Spears’ stint in rehab, her mother, Lynne Spears, has broken her silence.

Guess it’s a day for stories about bad parents.

We already talked about Paris Hilton‘s visiting her in the can. Now Lynne Spears is ready to talk about some of the difficulties her famous daughter has faced in the past year.

“You go into a time in your life with the world watching and you are just trying to figure yourself out,” Lynne Spears told Us Weekly.

Britney Spears Closes Out 2021

“It’s sad that the whole world had to watch Britney make mistakes that all of us have made at one time or another.”

We’re not sure all of us have provided paparazzi with repeated crotch shots and nipple slips. Nor has anyone on our staff ever slept with J.R. Rotem. Anyway.

Earlier this year, the pop star found herself in a downward spiral ending a wild public meltdown that featured video footage of her shaving her head in a California salon and lashing out against a photographer’s car, attacking with an umbrella.

She checked into rehab shortly thereafter.

It turns out, to Lynne Spears’ dismay, that Britney Spears’ famous blond locks weren’t the only thing the mother of two cut off at that time.

“She decided that she had to cut out everyone who was using her, and that included her parents,” says a source close to Britney Spears.

The estrangement was especially hard on the pop star’s mother.

“Lynne was like Britney’s best friend, so when Britney started partying and her mom tried to control her, she got mad,” a family source says.

Happily, the two reconciled June 10, speaking for the first time in months. Quietly, Jayden James‘ grandma and mama are taking the first steps back toward a peaceful relationship.

Despite the hardship, Lynne says she and her daughter are coping.

“Britney Jean Spears is the sweetest and the most sensitive and loving of all my children,” the mother of three – Brit has a brother, Brian, and a sister, Jamie Lynn Spears – tells Us Weekly.

“She’s just figuring things out.”

Wonder if she’s figured out that Shar Jackson is pregnant again!