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Quotes From Britney Spears's Documentary For the Record

Britney Talks About Her Dark Period and Her Exes

We've been seeing lots of tidbits from Britney Spears's documentary, and even more quotes have been leaked following today's special screening. While Britney's life has come a long way in the past couple of years, she still has a lot to say about about her past and the person she once was. Here are highlights:

  • On Justin and Kevin: "With Justin, he was a part of the magnitude of what I had become. So when he was gone I was like, What am I supposed to do with myself? I was devastated [by the breakup] but I handled it a lot better than the [split] with Kevin . . . He started to do an album for himself and he started to do things for himself, and I just never saw him anymore . . . When it ended I felt so alone. I didn't really wanna think about the reality of it. I never faced it . . . I just ran."
  • In the aftermath of her 2007 meltdown: "My trust has really been battered . . . Sometimes it can get kinda lonely . . . I had totally lost my way. I lost focus. I lost myself. I let certain people into my life that were just bad people . . . because I was lonely . . .I really paid the consequences for that. Big time . . . What the hell was I thinking?"
  • On life these days: "Do I know my life is weird? It's all I've ever known. I don't see it as being weird . . . I'm kind of stuck in this place and I'm like, How do you deal? I just cope with it every day....It's better not to feel anything at all and have hope than to feel the other way . . . It's bad. I'm sad." She breaks down into tears. Later, she complains that her life is too in control these days: "It's like Groundhog Day every day. It's really boring . . . Normal is really different for everybody . . . In my situation, I try to make it as normal as possible for me . . . It could be a lot worse. There are people out there who have it a lot worse than I do . . . I used to be a cool chick but I feel like the paparazzi has taken that away from me, like, the way I used to live my life. I used to be a cool chick but I'm not anymore."

It's enlightening to hear a sincere voice coming straight from the source, and we're only more excited to see the full documentary when it airs next week.

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tashspice tashspice 8 years
do i feel bad for her? sure. but she cannot blame everything on other people. she is 27 years old and acts like a sad, impressionable high school freshman. she needs to take care of her mental health and her children - that's it. not put out another album, do interviews...it's way too soon. i love the part where she talks about why she didn't go to Louisiana. she never really answered the question, and truth is SHE SHOULD HAVE. she should be there right now. she is far too focused on her 'career', she needs to take a long, serious break. for her children's sake more than anything.
Jdubsbaby Jdubsbaby 8 years
you are all pathetic for truly criticizing a person you clearly know nothing about.you all need to take a reality check and get a fucking life.BRITNEY SPEARS ROCKS<3
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
that sounds rough
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
hollywood can be brutal, but i'm glad she's on the right track now.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
Once she finishes obsessing on how much her poor choices have messed up her own life, I hope she will start to think about how much she hurt her parents, siblings, husband, children. Not to mention the friends and fans who care about her.
writerjenna writerjenna 8 years
I watched the snippets of her interview on Youtube... I feel like either she's not answering completely, or she doesn't understand the question, or she's just repeating what her handlers told her to say. Maybe it's just me.
chubbieecheeks chubbieecheeks 8 years
I thought it was a great interview, very honest... very heartbreaking though. :(
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Brian, I hope that's what she means.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I played a youtube video for my bf the other day of her just walking out of grocery store or something (maybe a Starbucks) and there was like 74 photographers screaming and yelling questions at her and telling "normal" people to get the "f" out of the way. As soon as it ended, he said, "there is no way you could live like that. that poor girl didnt have a chance." When she says the paps made her uncool, she means that she used to be able to be cool about everything and be able to do everyday things and live a happy life without being bombarded by them. But they have in fact taken that away from her. That ability- its pretty clear.
billyart101 billyart101 8 years
Again, I don't really care much about her personal life. I only like her videos and music (in that order), but now the videos suck and the music-though good (except Womanizer)- has nothing to do with her. I wish she had that creative energy and passion for making her art that drives so many other artists...and keeps them focused. I don't trust her to always create, and that's why I don't believe in this comeback. Maybe she's just a much more successful Jessica Simpson, all style and money-grubbing and fame-seeking than an actual musician. Or maybe she was that creature, and is finally learning the true path to happiness, and the true value of fame:::limitless opportunities to get your music, message and vision out to the world. Well, I'll keep some optimism for the future, including hers.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
My heart goes out to her. We all go through really dark places in our lives and she had to go through hers in the public eye. I'm just as fascinated by celebrities and their personal lives as much as the next person, but there's a huge difference between one or two paparazzi snapping pictures of you walking your dog... and fifty swarming you everywhere you go. How can she even breathe?! That would make me feel trapped, exposed and even more lonely. I don't envy her life at all.
Woop Woop 8 years
Hmm, she sounds like the majority of teenagers to me. Get out of the biz. Go get some education and broaden your mind. And no, the paparazzi did not take away your coolness.
sham28 sham28 8 years
krae85, I agree that she's not out of the woods yet, now she just sounds depressed rather than manic. Her story really is fascinating whether you like her or not, and creating a marketable virgin/ slut persona for a young girl is really heartbreaking. I'm sure her mother loves those girls very much, but I just can't comprehend allowing her to be passed off to a record industry and told to wear a schoolgirl uniform. I wonder about Disney's ethics sometimes, churning out these tween powerhouses that always fall apart. I feel like there should be a counseling requirement to help the kids adjust, and maybe a schooling requirement so when they blow all their new money on handbags and hotels they can fall back on their education. It just makes me sad, as a girl, even though I don't know her.
crazyana crazyana 8 years
SO basically she blames it all on her lonelines? oh c'mon now half of the people in the world are lonely but that doesnt make them to wonder WHAT THEY SHOULD DO WITH THEM SELVES! :OY:
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
♥ im excited to watch this
justlookaround justlookaround 8 years
i feel sad because she only says this to promote her album!
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 8 years
I am so glad her Daddy stepped up to the plate.I think if it had been up to him in the first place her world would have been different Lynne got caught up in the glamour and Brittany had to much freedom.She is just a little girl lost and lonely looking to make herself feel better!She needs to start from within!!
outofhere outofhere 8 years
She's not a cool chick anymore because of her own choices, not just during her breakdown last year but because of all the other years and choices before that.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I feel sorry for her, too. Life can be rough.
mariellynelly mariellynelly 8 years
I don't care if this is a publicity stunt or whatever. I really do feel for this girl. I could never have the life she has, you couldn't make me trade lives with her. I would go crazy and do the things she did if I was under so much pressure. I bet it took a lot for her to come out and say these things. I'm glad that she's telling everyone about what she went through - it seems pretty interesting.
ikay ikay 8 years
I feel sorry for this girl. I think she was too young and too famous and her parents should have offered more guidance/support. Her mother sounds like a flake. If you are going to allow your kid into showbiz then at least be there for them. She has been taken advantage of and no surprise that she had a break down. I am not a fan of her or her music, but she is only human so I feel compassion for her.
KAT0002 KAT0002 8 years
I am surprised she said she was more hurt by Kevin than Justin. I think she was more hurt by Justin. I am glad that she is finally talking about everything. I am rooting for Britney.
CYL CYL 8 years
Wow this is so sad.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
well, at least she owns her own shit.
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