Posing in front of a picturesque AF waterfall, the mother-of-two, 36, posed with her 23-year-old fitness model boyfriend as she made like the waterfall and, er, gushed about their relationship (too much? everyday he inspires me to be a better person and that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the [email protected] 🌈🌸❤️ A post shared by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on .’ Because is it even your anniversary if you don’t respond to a social media love dedication?Some saw this dramatic stage moment as another way for Spears to present the latest version of her more sexualized public persona.Spears acknowledged around this time that Madonna was an important influence on her.But Spears's performance of the song at that year's MTV Video Music Awards was a disaster.She appeared nervous on stage, sluggishly dancing and poorly lip-synching.
The single "Gimme More" was released in September and received a warm reception from the public and critics.
At the time, Federline's girlfriend was pregnant with their second child.
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 had to undergo surgery to correct a knee injury, forcing her to cancel the last part of her tour.