Britney Spears has dismissed speculation she will leave her children with ex-husband Kevin Federline while she thrills fans on her CIRCUS world tour - insisting her two young sons will be with her all the way.
The Toxic superstar made her concert comeback in her home state of Louisiana on Tuesday (03Mar09) night - and received a rousing reception from her first stadium audience in more than four years.
Before the North American jaunt kicked off, Spears was reportedly locked in legal wranglings with Federline over whether she would be able to bring Sean Preston, three, and two-year-old Jayden James on the road.
Federline was rumoured to have objected to plans for the couple's tots to reside at properties in Los Angeles, New Jersey and New Orleans, Louisiana because the agreement was made without his lawyers.
However, representatives subsequently quashed the reports, insisting Spears would be with her boys throughout the tour, and Federline would travel with the family to provide added support.
But speculation has mounted over the pop megastar's involvement in her children's life while on the road - with gossips suggesting she is too busy with her show to fully concentrate on their wellbeing.
Now, the star has fired back at the rumour mill - insisting there is no truth to the claims and that her family is a "huge inspiration".
A statement on her website reads, "Contrary to rumours linked to false articles, Britney Spears' sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James, will be joining her on the entire Circus tour and will be attending shows as planned.
"Britney's family is a huge inspiration and she loves having them on the road with her."