"I'm the happiest I've ever been," the 33-year-old pop princess tellsPeople magazine. Spears and her sons, Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8, cover the latest issue of the weekly magazine, and the "Slave 4 U" singer goes into detail about what goes on in the Spears household -- including how her sons feel about the new man in her life.
"They relate to him really well and they have fun together," says Spears, who started dating Ebersol, 32, several months ago. "He's refreshing to be around and really lighthearted."
Despite being one of the most famous women in pop music, Spears' life seems pretty normal. "Homework is a priority," she says of raising her boys, whose father is her ex-husband Kevin Federline. "We have a reward system that helps motivate them: if they get so many As, they get one toy a month."
When it comes to the personalities of her sons, "Preston is very opinionated, very expressive, and if he doesn't like something, he's going to tell you. But he has a huge heart, he's a good kid and he has manners."