Britney Spears' mother LYNNE blames herself for her superstar daughter's public meltdown last year (07).
Lynne was forced to stand by and watch as her then estranged daughter's behaviour became more and more erratic - ending in Spears being hospitalised in a psychiatric ward and losing custody of her two young sons.
And Lynne feels the Toxic star's troubles were her fault.
She says, "As a mother, don't we always blame ourselves? I took a lot of the blame. I took all the blame. The personality I have, it's always my fault."
And the pop star's mum insists it was their small town naivety that led Britney into the dangers of showbusiness, because the family didn't know what to expect when she first shot to fame.
Lynne adds, "There's the honeymoon phase at first. Everything is fabulous. Look at the wonderful trips she gets to go on. Look at the wonderful people she's meeting.
"Then there's the ugly side of things that turns, and we weren't ready for that, either."