Brit­ney Spears wants more chil­dren

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Showbiz - By EDDINO AB­DUL HADI

POP star Brit­ney Spears has two sons who are now around the same age she was when she started out in show business in The Mickey Mouse Club.

So, will her kids – Sean, 11, and Jay­den James Fed­er­line, 10 – be fol­low­ing in their mother’s foot­steps?

Not a chance, the 35-year-old singer says. “They’ve grown up with me be­ing in the business,” she says, sound­ing chirpy over the tele­phone from Thai­land, one of the stops on her cur­rent Asian tour.

“They ba­si­cally look at it like, ‘Oh, mummy does it, so it’s not that fas­ci­nat­ing.’ So I think they’ll go in the op­po­site di­rec­tion, be­lieve it or not. What mum does isn’t cool.”

Her Asian tour, which kicked off in Ja­pan on June 3, also in­cludes shows in the Philip­pines, South Korea, Sin­ga­pore, Hong Kong and Tai­wan.

“The au­di­ence and the crowd are com­pletely dif­fer­ent over here,” she says en­thu­si­as­ti­cally.

“The au­di­ence so far has been in­sane. Me and the dancers, be­fore we go on stage, we are lit­er­ally jump­ing up and down and high-fiv­ing one an­other, we’re so ex­cited,” she adds.

“Hon­estly, the fans in­spire. They ba­si­cally drive us, they’re the hu­man force that keeps us going.”

The ter­ror at­tack at her fel­low Amer­i­can singer Ari­ana

Grande’s Manch­ester con­cert early this month has led to height­ened se­cu­rity at her shows, but she is con­fi­dent that her con­certs are in safe hands.

“Yeah, it definitely adds an alert­ness in the se­cu­rity, in the way they op­er­ate. I’m very blessed with my se­cu­rity, I’ve been with the same guys for four years. I feel very pro­tected with them.”

Spears, who has also been per­form­ing reg­u­larly at a Las Ve­gas res­i­dency over the past four years, says her fans have got more di­verse over the years.

“My au­di­ence is a wide range of peo­ple, which is re­ally kind of in­ter­est­ing. It’s funny, there’s a lot of kids in the au­di­ence, some of them are seven- to eight-year-olds and I think their par­ents bring them. A lot of peo­ple are from the 1990s that grew up with me.”

While Spears lis­tens to a lot of 1980s clas­sics when she is at the gym, she says she is also in touch with the cur­rent crop of pop singers.

“I love Lorde, I think she’s re­ally cool,” she says of the 20-year-old New Zealand singer.

While she is work­ing on new mu­sic, she has no plans to re­lease any­thing new this year and is in­stead fo­cus­ing on live per­for­mances.

Her beau, 23-year-old fit­ness model and ac­tor Sam As­ghari, has joined her on the cur­rent tour and her fans were abuzz on­line when she kissed him on stage in Taipei re­cently.

Spears had a whirl­wind mar­riage to child­hood friend Ja­son Allen Alexan­der in 2004 and, that same year, also mar­ried dancer Kevin Fed­er­line, whom she di­vorced in 2007.

She says she would like to ex­pand her fam­ily, but mar­riage is not on the cards. “I will never get mar­ried again, but I would like to have more chil­dren,” she says. – The Straits Times/Asia News Net­work


Spears re­leased her ninth stu­dio al­bum, Glory, last year, which peaked at No. 3 on the Bill­board al­bum chart.

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