Below is an excerpt from “At Home with Britney Spears and Her Boys,” which appears in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, out this Friday.
A hit Las Vegas show. Two happy, rambunctious boys. A hot new boyfriend who adores her. In short: life for Britney Spears has never been better.
“I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” Spears, 33, tells PEOPLE in this week’s exclusive at-home cover story.
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While her long-running Planet Hollywood residency is a big hit—the show has grossed nearly $50 million in ticket sales in a little more than a year—the superstar’s true passion is being a mother to Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8. “My kids come first in my life, bottom line,” says Spears, who shares parenting duties with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline.
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As a hands-on mom, Spears has a lengthy to-do list: play dates, soccer games, gymnastics lessons and up to three hours of homework a night. “Homework is a priority,” she says. “We have a reward system that helps motivate them: if they get so many As, they get one toy a month.”
As the boys grow into “little men,” Spears is relishing their evolving personalities.
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“Preston is very opinionated, very expressive, and if he doesn’t like something, he’s going to tell you,” she says. “But he has a huge heart, he’s a good kid and he has manners … Jayden is sweet, very soft-spoken, kinda funny. He’s adorable—a momma’s boy.”
For more of PEOPLE’s exclusive interview with Spears, including more personal family photos, pick up the latest issue of the magazine, on newsstands Friday.