To the world she’s iconic ‘00s pop singer Britney Spears, but to her two boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James, she’s just mom.
Her kids, who she birthed with ex-husband Kevin Federline, keep Britney at her most comfortable, which is to say away from the fame and a constant reminder of what’s important.
“I think they are kind of blinded by it,” Britney told MTV of how they view the superstar. “I don’t think they really comprehend. They just think of mommy as mommy.”
“I feel like what I do is I perform, and as a performer, you find characters to play while you’re onstage,” she continued. “That’s why we do what we do. So I think they just see mommy as a really wonderful performer.”
Sean Preston and Jayden James, at ages eight and seven respectively, are still too young to grasp how much her celebrity means to her intense fan base, but one day when they do, they’ll surely be proud of everything she’s accomplished.