Jayden, who spoke for himself and his brother, talked about the difficulty of having a mom constantly in the spotlight but said he thinks their relationship with Spears is fixable.
“It’s just going to take a lot of time and effort,” he said, according to Barak’s account. “I just want her to get better mentally. When she gets better, I really want to see her again.”
Jayden said it was difficult growing up with Spears constantly being in the spotlight.
He then addressed Spears directly, sharing how much he loves her.
“I love you a lot. I hope for the best for you,” Jayden said in an appeal to his mom. “Maybe one day we can sit down like this and talk again.”
Spears responded with love toward her boys in her Instagram post but also knocked some of their statements and their father.
“Finally at 40 without the restraints of what my family did to me … I say to my son Jayden that I send all the love in the world to you every day for the rest of my life !!!!” the Grammy winner wrote, referencing her freedom from the 13-year conservatorship that controlled her personal, medical and financial decisions. “My love for my children has no boundaries.”
She also appealed directly to Preston in the post, sending her love to him as well.
However, Spears particularly took offense at Jayden’s comment on her mental health and his defense of her father, Jamie Spears, who controlled her controversial conservatorship before his suspension.
“As for my mental health … my dear child understand you must learn to pick up a book and read one before you resort to even thinking about my intellect sweetheart !!!” she wrote, noting that she was “able to carry 4 tours, judge X Factor and WAAAY more” despite Jamie, 70, claiming she had dementia when he placed her under the legal arrangement.
Jayden even said his grandfather Jamie does not deserve the hate he is getting.
“I love him, with all my heart,” the teen, who just two years ago told Jamie to “go die,” said in the new interview. “He was just trying to be a father.”
Spears lashed out at her son’s remarks in her Instagram post.
“Psss if you can honestly sit back and say with your sensible brilliant mind what memaw and paw paw did to me was fine and call them not bad people … then yes I have failed as a mother and hopefully that’s a chat for you and your father to sit face to face and try to learn WHAT’S GOOD,” she wrote.