ET's Rob Marciano was the first entertainment news magazine reporter to sit-down with Britney Spears for a candid heart-to-heart on her relationship with boyfriend David Lucado, her upcoming album Britney Jean and her Las Vegas residency.
"I'm in love ... I like the fact that [Lucado is] very stubborn and he's stuck in his ways," said Spears, 31. "He's just a simple man. I adore him. He's really funny and he's really passionate. I love the fact that anything he's involved in he's passionate about and it's contagious."
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Spears went on to confirm that she met Lucado through friends and her father ran a background check on him, "My dad's a little crazy like that," the pop princess quipped. She also admitted she'd like to have more children in the future but is unsure if she will wed again.
As for her music, Spears said the process of making her latest album put her in a good place mentally.
"I would say [the album] was kind of like therapy for me," the former X Factor judge confessed. "It just kind of transformed me. As you write something your perspective changes. So, it was like my 'good therapy record.' I'm an artist so I think there are periods in everyone's life where you get kind of reclusive, your creative outlet is cut off. Then sometimes it flows and you're like, 'Oh my God, this is what I need to be doing' [which makes] it easier for you to be the artist that you want to be."
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Then there's her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. Spears told Rob of the opportunity, "I've done two tours in the past three years and it's so grueling being on the road and staying in a different bed every night, the schedule is insane. I just thought it would be ideal to have one place that I could go to and I could just travel back and forth to my home and [Las Vegas] and to have a show. It just felt like the ideal thing to do. So, I'm really excited about it. It's going to be different, but I'm excited."
Spears will be answering fan questions for @ETonlineAlert during a live Twitter handle-to-handle chat on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. ET.
Britney Jean is set to be released December 3, but in the meantime, check out Entertainment Tonight's "Britney Blowout" starting on Tuesday, November 26.