Pop singer Britney Spears has admitted some of her recent personal problems stem from the ending of her marriage to Kevin Federline.

Britney underwent a public breakdown in late 2007 in which she was hospitalised and lost custody of her two sons to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.

Her father Jamie was then given control of his daughter's assets in February following her admission to a psychiatric ward.

Though she has seemed to be on the road to improvement lately, winning three MTV awards and seeing her song Womanizer top the US single charts, her father has been granted indefinite control of his daughter's affairs.

Speaking in a 90-minute documentary entitled Britney: For the Record, the singer is to address her recent issues and the collapse of her marriage to Federline for the first time.

The 27-year-old admits she was "devastated" by her breakup with former boyfriend Justin Timberlake, but believes she reacted in a far worse manner after the breakdown of her marriage to Federline.

"[Federline] started to do an album for himself and he started to do things for himself, and I just never saw him anymore," she explains, according to ew.com

"When it ended I felt so alone. I didn't really wanna think about the reality of it. I never faced it... I just ran."

The Toxic star also admitted she had allowed 'unsuitable' people into her life and had subsequently "totally lost her way".

"My trust has really been battered," she continues.

"Sometimes it can get kinda lonely... I had totally lost my way. I lost focus. I lost myself.

"I let certain people into my life that were just bad people… because I was lonely," she explains, possibly in reference to her former manager Osama 'Sam' Lutfi, who was served with a restraining order in February.

She adds: "I really paid the consequences for that. Big time....What the hell was I thinking?"

Britney's new album Circus is released on December 2nd while the aforementioned documentary is broadcast on MTV on November 30th.

21/11/2008 14:51:38