Monday, May 05, 2008

From Kentwood, LA To LA, California

This weekend, Britney Spears returned to her hometown of Kentwood, LA to attend her little sister Jamie Lynn's baby shower ... it was Brit Brit's first visit home to Kentwood in a little over a year (due to a prolonged estrangement with her parents). People magazine reports that the baby shower was a quiet, family affair. But, alas, Britney's stay in Kentwood had to be a brief one since she is due on the set of CBS's How I Met Your Mother today to film scenes for the show's season finale which will air next Monday, May 12. Here are pics of Britney boarding a private jet with her parents Lynne and Jamie Spears:

Photo credit: Splash News

It was a family affair Saturday as mom-to-be Jamie Lynn Spears was feted with an intimate baby shower in Kentwood, La. About 30 guests were invited – including big sis Britney – to Kentwood for a ladies-only, catered celebration for the 17-year-old at the family's Serenity mansion. (Spears hadn't been back to her hometown since her aunt's funeral early last year.) "Jamie Lynn opened every gift," says a source, adding that mom Lynne and fiancĂ©e Casey Aldridge's mother lent a hand. "We all sat in a circle and she opened gifts and thanked every person. It was just a good old-fashioned baby shower." In March, the Zoey 101 star registered for baby booty at Babies "R" Us. Though sheriff's deputies were posted at the gate and paparazzi circled in helicopters, "it was a normal shower," says the source. "A wonderful, sweet occasion."

I just love it. There isn't much more to add to this story ... Britney and her family appear to be have mended their fences and they all seem very happy to support and love one another in every circumstance. It's just amazing what a turn-around Britney has managed to pull off in recent months. I've always contended that the key to her salvation would be a happy reconciliation with her family. I'm just thrilled that it finally came to be. Next up, Britney returns to primetime TV again next week. Love.It. [Source]