For pop superstar Britney Spears, this Easter holiday was a laid-back affair — far from the cameras and crowds that have made her life so hectic in recent months. The 26-year-old singer joined her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears for a rare visit to her home north of Los Angeles in Malibu.

The trio were spotted quietly strolling along Pacific Cove early on Sunday. This is a marked difference from the last time Brit and her family got together in Malibu last October, when Lynne flew in from her Kentwood, La., home in a failed attempted to intervene in the downward spiral of her daughter’s life.

Perhaps this time the family was preparing for Brit’s debut on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. The singer’s guest appearance on the hit show is scheduled to air Monday night — and we’re sure the whole Spears family will be watching.

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