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Britney Spears Exposed: The Romantic Life of Britney

With the growing popularity of tabloid culture, it has become impossible to ignore the hullabaloo that is provoked by the relationships of celebrities. Celebrity marriages and hookups like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, among others have become some of the most reported news in the world. A high profile relationship can elevate celebrities into a higher level of stardom but the drama involved in being in such a public relationship can create unnecessary tensions. As the girl that ushered in an age of teen pop, Britney Spears has been in the unenviable position of having her private life a subject of intense scrutiny. Initially able to guard herself from public scrutiny, Britney Spears have become a regular fixture on tabloid covers due to her recent spate of bizarre behavior. The coverage has entered too much information territory and in many ways, Britney Spears’ recent relationships have done irrevocable damage to her public image and her career. We will examine the relationship history of the eight best selling female artist in American history. One of the most unique aspects of the entertainment industry is how unlikely some of our most enduring stars are. There is no one set path to stardom and it seems that there is an alluring quality to the work that make children want to enter it.
The life of an aspiring child star must be so strange. After all, the career of child actors seems to be determined by a mixture of persistence and luck. With her plucky determination and her vocal skills, Britney Spears made a mark on the entertainment industry at an early age. She appeared as a contestant on Star Search at the age of ten and landed a role in The New Mickey Mouse Club at the tender age of twelve. To show how early some of our most enduring celebrities careers start at, Britney Spears was part of a future all-star team when she was on The New Mickey Mouse Club. Her co-stars included future N Sync members Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, future TV star Keri Russell, future Academy Award nominated thespian Ryan Gosling, and future pop rival Christina Aguilera. It was during this early part of her life that Britney Spears met Justin Timberlake. To learn more about Britney’s career on screen, you should check out the article,
Britney Spears Video: Britney On Screen. Eventually Britney Spears would take a couple of years off to focus on high school and living a normal life. However, the world would soon hear from Spears again in a big way. Still in her teens, Spears was going the Tiffany route of touring malls and appearing as the musical artist for teen magazine sponsored events. She was quietly building a buzz for herself and was establishing herself as a part for a teen pop revival that hadn’t been since the late 1980s heyday of New Kids on the Block. Before the release of her debut album in 1998, she had quietly begun to date N Sync member and former New Mickey Mouse Club co-star Justin Timberlake. Despite heavy speculation that the two were a couple, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake managed to stay quiet about their private affairs for a few years. When Britney released her debut single and video, “… Baby One More Time,” it made a remarkable impact. The song featured catchy synth pop productions that were concocted by a Swedish master. In addition to the pop overtones of the song was the dynamic video that featured Spears wearing a Catholic school girl’s uniform tied up. Although Britney Spears worked hard to establish a reputation of being a good girl by publicly declaring that she would remain a virgin until she was married, she was also shrewdly showcasing a sexpot image that drove up her popularity. Playing the role of the girl that every boy wanted to get with, Spears remained quiet about her personal life. As she released hit song after hit song, her star power was increasing and celebrity tabloid magazines began to be interested in the private life of this teen pop queen. If you want more info on Britney’s music career, 
you have to read the excellent article, Britney Spears Toxic: The Music Career of Britney Spears. Although Britney was arguably the biggest pop star of her time, she was soon joined by her boyfriend’s boy band, N Sync. Initially dogged by accusations of ripping off fellow Orlando boy band, the Backstreet Boys, N Sync eventually gained respect for their daring productions. Although a five piece, the youngest member of the group, Justin Timberlake, was establishing himself as the main person in the band. With his curly afro, polite demeanor, and devastating falsetto, Timberlake was quickly becoming the most popular boy in the pop scene. As speculation grew to new heights about the romantic lives of Timberlake and Spears, eventually the couple found it too difficult to keep their relationship a secret. Eventually the two would reveal that they were dating and became regular fixtures walking the red carpet together. At the turn of the century, Britney Spears was one half of the teenage nation’s dream couple. Although she was getting older and would face the dilemma of making the transition from teen pop queen to respected artist, Spears seemed like she was on solid ground. She was becoming a bit more explicit with sexual lyrics on popular singles like, “I’m a Slave 4 U” but was still able to maintain the innocent image that she cultivated by maintaining a G rated image of her relationship to Timberlake. However, things completely changed for Britney Spears in 2001 when news broke out about Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake breaking up. The couple had remained together for four years and was watching their careers move in different directions. Ironically, Justin Timberlake would effective break out of his teen pop image by essentially spilling the beans about his relationship to Britney Spears. His sarcastic response to questions about Britney Spears’ virginity shattered Spears’ carefully cultivated innocent teen image. More damaging was the release of the song and video for Cry Me A River, which seemed to infer that the reason why the couple broke up was due to Spears’ cheating. While Justin Timberlake would ascend to become a respected pop musician and would embark on a four year relationship with actress Cameron Diaz, Spears was stuck trying to repair her career and image. Although she was able to effectively move away from her teen pop beginnings with her fourth album, “In The Zone,” she struggled with her private life. As one of the most heavily scrutinized celebrities in the world, Spears was in the unenviable position of trying to bounce back from a breakup very publicly. She was spotted in the clubs making out with Colin Farrell and would be involved in a very bizarre incident on January 3, 2004. The world was greeted that day with the surprising news that Spears had married a childhood friend, Jason Alexander, in Las Vegas. Before people could get the answer to the question of who is Jason Alexander, Spears was granted an annulment a scant two days after the marriage. It was strange to see such a young icon sabotage her career with her personal decisions. However, the thought that Britney had learned her lesson was squashed when news broke out that she had begun to date backup dancer, Kevin Federline.
When you take one look at Kevin Federline, it’s hard not to conjure up the words white trash. In addition, public opinion on the Britney Spears and Kevin Federline relationship reached new lows when it was discovered that Federline had left his pregnant girlfriend to date Spears. The negative reception towards the relationship seemed to fuel the rebellious energy that defined the relationship. Although it is fair for every woman to go through a wild phase and date a bad boy, the unfortunate part of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s relationship was how much it changed Spears’ life. The couple were together for three years where they produced: one pimp and hos themed wedding, one reality TV series, two children, one nascent rap career, one greatest hits collection, hundreds of tabloid covers, one fan website imploring Spears to file for divorce, several incidents indicating that Spears was an unfit mother, an unimaginably high number of tears, and eventually one divorce. While many people seemed to believe that Spears would be able to rehabilitate her sagging career and life after divorcing Kevin Federline, they couldn’t be further from the truth. The last few months has been filled with stories of Spears’ erratic behavior. From shaving her head to going and leaving rehab within a few days to being found passed out after a night of partying with no panties on, Britney is definitely sorting some things out. She has been linked recently to musician Howie Beck, who she had met in rehab. She had also been earlier linked with her producer, JR Rotem. Reports have also surfaced that Spears has been seen making out with her drug counselor. To find out more about recent events in Spears’ life,
check out the article, Britney Spears Bald: The Trials and Tribulations of Britney Spears. It’s a bid sad seeing how much Spears’ relationships with boys and men have drastically altered perceptions about her career. Still, many people have hope that Spears will be able to change her life around and return triumphantly as a newly respected pop artist. Considering her hit making ability and her savvy approach to her career, it is not out of the question that Britney Spears can make a comeback. However, many people feel that the key is for Britney Spears to land in a stable relationship where her erratic behavior will hopefully desist.