Searching for Love in All the Wrong Places
Following her breakup, Britney swiftly sought companionship in unsuitable prospects such as Colin Farrell at nightclubs and Fred Durst at the studio—who later publicized their affair on The Howard Stern Show. Lacking a strong sense of self, Britney started dating whoever showed interest. After sharing a kiss with Madonna at the 2003 VMAs, Britney began to believe that they were meant to be together. “Maybe she was my husband in another life,” she told reporters after the performance. The two developed a friendship, and as per Britney’s former manager, the pop star gained more self-assurance.