Spears's relationship with Federline only intensified with the media's scrutiny of her private life.Spears experienced some troubles in her professional life around this time.She appeared nervous on stage, sluggishly dancing and poorly lip-synching.
She and her husband announced that they were expecting their first child together in April 2005. I think it brings out a pure side of you," Spears told The new mother found herself in hot water in February 2006, after she was caught on film driving her car with her infant son in her lap.
Her parenting skills became a subject of national debate, and she was even rebuked by Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta for her actions.
She and fellow former Mouseketeer Christina Aguilera shared a kiss with pop superstar Madonna during a performance.
Some saw this dramatic stage moment as another way for Spears to present the latest version of her more sexualized public persona.
She had to undergo surgery to correct a knee injury, forcing her to cancel the last part of her tour.