Britney Spears appears finally to have put her much-publicised breakdown behind her after landing the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
Despite striking a wholesome pose in jeans and T-shirt on the publication, Britney admits her son’s language is not so clean-cut.
The singer admits she was horrified to discover Sean Preston, three, has been using the F-word, while two-year-old brother Jayden James likes calling people ‘stupid’.
Comeback queen: Britney Spears’ appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine harks back to her wholesome all-American girl image
She tells the prestigious magazine: ‘Every time they come to visit me, I think about how much they’re such special people.
‘(But they) are starting to learn words like ‘stupid’, and Preston says the F-word now sometimes.
‘He must get it from his daddy (Kevin Federline). I say it, but not around my kids.’
She also reveals she has started dating again after her controversial relationship with paparazzo Adnan Ghalib earlier this year.
But the chance for romance has been severely limited because she is chaperoned by her assistant Brett and Adam Leber, an associate of her manager Larry Rudolph.
She said: ‘(One recent date) right when we got there, we just knew it was just bad. He looked like an older version of Harry Potter, but skinnier… So I had to get dessert first.
‘And the other date I had, the guy was really, really tall and a lot older.
‘We’re trying to ask him questions, like, “Ok, you’re into martial arts, so what kind of martial arts are you into?” And he was like, “Oh, all kinds.” But you know how silly we are, so we were just cracking up.’
Britney’s cover shot harks back to her pre-meltdown image as an innocent all-American girl, the photograph cements what has been a remarkable comeback for the troubled Toxic singer.
With a recent number one U.S. single, Womanizer, and new album Circus out next week, Britney looks to have travelled a long way since she removed her hair with electric clippers in full view of the paparazzi in February 2007.
Britney has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stones five times before, her previous appearance being more than five years ago.
Cover girl: Britney has landed on the front of Rolling Stone five times before
Her first appearance on the cover of the magazine in April 1999 caused controversy because she was 17 at the time.
In the photo, taken by David LaChapelle, a teenage Britney poses in her underwear on the phone while clutching a Teletubbies Tinky Winky doll.
The 26-year-old was spotted leaving LAX airport in California yesterday, accompanied by her protective father Jamie, who held a hand over the star’s mouth to prevent her from talking to photographers.
Britney was catching a flight to Germany, before she then goes to France and finally England for a promotional tour of her single, Womanizer.
In London, she will make a live appearance on reality show The X Factor on Saturday.
Britney’s appearance comes after Mariah Carey and Will Young appeared on recent Saturdays, mentoring the contestants.
The X Factor episode will mark Britney’s first UK television performance for five years.
Hush now: Britney’s father Jamie prevented his daughter from talking to photographers as she arrived at LAX airport yesterday to fly to London