She appeared nervous on stage, sluggishly dancing and poorly lip-synching.
A few days later, Spears was charged in connection to a hit-and-run incident in a parking lot.
Spears's relationship with Federline only intensified with the media's scrutiny of her private life.
Spears experienced some troubles in her professional life around this time.
I'd dance around in my short tops and sing and dream about being her," Spears told By January 2004, Spears appeared to be rebelling again—this time, against her intense work schedule.
She married her childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas, but the union was annulled two days later.
Federline eventually received full custody of the two boys.