Pop star Britney Spears says she regrets her 2005 reality-TV show with then-husband Kevin Federline, and that her breakup with fiance Jason Trawick, formerly of Holbook, inspired songs on her new album.
"There are a lot of songs about heartbreak I can relate to because of the breakup I went through this year," she told British newspaper The Daily Telegraph about her eighth studio album, "Britney Jean." "When you go through heartbreak, you just do the things that get you by. Eventually you realize it's about making the most of life. Even on the album when it talks about having a good time with friends and family, it's because these are the things that make you happy and get you through heartbreak."
Spears, 32, has since begun dating David Lucado, 27, who works at a Los Angeles law firm. "You put yourself through it again and again," she said. "But each time love takes you over. It feels different every time for me. Every guy who I've been with, it's been a different kind of love. And right now, I'm having a magical love."
As for "Britney and Kevin: Chaotic," the short-lived reality show than ran on UPN from May 17 to June 14, 2005, Spears told the newspaper, "I would never do something like that again," adding, after thinking about it a moment, "Actually, that was really bad. That was probably the worst thing I've done in my career."
Following the series, she and Federline had two children, Sean Preston, born in September 2005, and Jayden James, born September 2006. She filed for divorce that November after two years of marriage.
"My sons Preston and Jayden are 8 and 7 now," she told the paper, "and not only do I find myself doing some of the things my mom used to do, I also understand why she did them."