Seems like only yesterday that Britney Spears was a sweet young – though not that innocent – teen rising to the top of the charts. But believe it or not, the former Mouseketeer turns 30 today! Getting there has been a rocky road. The pop princess has seen her share of woes ranging from the controversy over her provocative costumes and performances to her two fizzled marriages (if you can even count her 55-hour union with Jason Allen Alexander). She endured tons of tongue-wagging over her parenting skills with sons Sean and Jayden, and even came close to losing custody to ex Kevin Federline in 2008 when her erratic behavior landed her in treatment.
But now as she exits her 20’s, Brit’s life seems to be back on track for now. She released a new hit album, Femme Fatale, earlier this year – putting the total number of her number-one hits to 21 – and she’s packed the houses on her U.S. and European tour. Her babies have grown into adorable little boys who seem well-adjusted, and she’s found new love with agent Jason Trawick.
Oops, she did it again – came back on top, that is. Welcome to the 30something club, Britney.