BRITNEY SPEARS credits marrying KEVIN FEDERLINE with helping her to find her independence and distance herself from her parents' rollercoaster career plans.
The OVERPROTECTED hitmaker is thrilled with her newfound confidence and feels at ease with herself for the first time since she became famous.
And she believes being pregnant has helped her realise she can create any future she wants.
She says, "Having a child and getting married, it's going to help me not be influenced so much, or manipulated which can happen in a huge way."
Of her parents and management she says, "And they honestly do, and they mean well.
"But they don't. And it's a sticky thing because you love these people.
"The sad thing is they're usually the ones closest to you, and you have to completely separate yourself."