There’s been a meme that’s popped up around the internet from time to time over the last few years.
In an age where inspirational quotes clog up of social media feeds, this one is certain to do the trick. It says:
“If Britney can make it through 2007, I can survive this day.”
It all began when Spears was spotted driving her car in L.A. with her four-month-old, Sean Preston, son sitting on her lap. At this point she was still with then-husband, back up dancer, Kevin Federline, yet the two would separate less than a year later.
In the two years that followed, Spears would become best friends with Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan for a hot second, be photographed numerous times wearing no underwear and, infamously, she would shave all her hair off and check herself into rehab a few days later.
Yep, 2007 was quite a year for the Hit Me Baby, One More Time singer. Yet, new details have emerged of what actually triggered her break down nearly a decade on.
According to new court documents, Spears 'struggled with substance abuse' during this time, along with being in the middle of a divorce and custody battle. She was also estranged from her parents.