Back in February, Framing Britney Spears took the country by storm, shedding light on Britney Spears' rise to fame, her infamous breakdown and her more than a decade-long conservatorship.
On March 30, the pop star, 39, broke her silence in a candid Instagram post, revealing that although she only watched parts of the film, she was "embarrassed by the light they put me in."
"I cried for two weeks," she confessed, "and well... I still cry sometimes."
According to a source, it likely took a lot for Spears to come forward. "More than anything, Britney really values her privacy. She's been judged her whole life," an OK! source says of the star, who usually stays mum on topics surrounding her life.
"Of course, the filmmakers tried for a long period of time to get an interview or comment from Britney, but it was something [she and her team] agreed to turn down," the source continues. "She's found all the public coverage unsettling and highly humiliating. So, she finally addressed the doc — and spoke from the heart — and said all that she wants to say."
Now that she's had a chance to reflect, Spears is setting her sights on the future.
In addition to her ongoing conservatorship battle — the "Toxic" singer has been fighting to have her dad, Jamie Spears, permanently removed from overseeing her personal affairs — the source says Spears is also hoping to spend more time with her sons, who primarily live with their father, Kevin Federline.
Plus, the singer's got her boyfriend of three years, Sam Asghari, 27, by her side. "He keeps her laughing and her spirits up," shares the source, adding that the duo enjoys going on hikes and watching movies and working out together.
"Sam's been Britney's rock these last few years. He's protective but also incredibly loving — and that's just what she needs."