Britney Spears is a doting auntie as she spends time with sister Jamie Lynn's kids...after admitting she has 'self esteem problems'

She's been spending much of the year out of the spotlight and surrounded by her close family and friends. 

And Britney Spears did just that on Tuesday, pictured lounging around with her nieces, Maddie Briann Aldridge, 11, and Ivey Joan Watson, one. 

In a photo posted by her 28-year-old sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, the 37-year-old was seen lying on her back with her legs in the air.  

Auntie Britney! Spears proved she was a fun auntie on Tuesday when she was seen doing acrobatics with her nieces, Maddie Briann Aldridge, 11, and Ivey Joan Watson, one.

Auntie Britney! Spears proved she was a fun auntie on Tuesday when she was seen doing acrobatics with her nieces, Maddie Briann Aldridge, 11, and Ivey Joan Watson, one.

Auntie > Me,' she captioned. 

Britney was seen lounging around in a casual T-shirt and a pair of very short shorts that could not be seen. 

She was barefoot and kept her hands behind her head for the fun time with her nieces.  

Lounging around: Britney was seen lounging around in a casual T-shirt and a pair of very short shorts that could not be seen. She was barefoot and kept her hands behind her head for the fun time with her nieces

Lounging around: Britney was seen lounging around in a casual T-shirt and a pair of very short shorts that could not be seen. She was barefoot and kept her hands behind her head for the fun time with her nieces

Nieces: Maddie and Ivey are the daughters of Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn

Nieces: Maddie and Ivey are the daughters of Britney's sister, Jamie Lynn 

Britney's blonde tresses were styled back and she appeared to be makeup free. 

In the middle of the group was little Ivey and on the right was Maddie. 

The Piece of Me singer was spotted boarding a commercial flight on Friday afternoon from LAX and perhaps flying to visit her sister in Louisiana. 

Sisters: Britney and Jamie Lynn have always remained close despite their nine year age gap (pictured in 2002)

Sisters: Britney and Jamie Lynn have always remained close despite their nine year age gap (pictured in 2002) 

Family: Auntie Jamie Lynn joined Britney and her sons Sean, 14, and Jayden, 13, on the red carpet in 2017

Family: Auntie Jamie Lynn joined Britney and her sons Sean, 14, and Jayden, 13, on the red carpet in 2017 

Britney took to her social media on Monday to share a milkshake she had enjoyed while at a local diner. 

'I literally drank the chocolate shake in two seconds... I haven't had chocolate in a while...' she captioned. 

She also shared a photo of a cheese toasty that had been prepared in the shape of a love heart. 

Delicious: Britney took to her social media on Monday to share a milkshake she had enjoyed while at a local diner
Snack: She also shared a photo of a cheese toasty that had been prepared in the shape of a love heart

Delicious: Britney took to her social media on Monday to share a milkshake she had enjoyed while at a local diner

Time off: She's been spending much of the year out of the spotlight and surrounded by her close family and friends

Time off: She's been spending much of the year out of the spotlight and surrounded by her close family and friends

Britney's 50/50 custody over her sons was recently reduced to 30/70 - with her ex Kevin Federline getting the latter (pictured with cousin Maddie in July)

Britney's 50/50 custody over her sons was recently reduced to 30/70 - with her ex Kevin Federline getting the latter (pictured with cousin Maddie in July) 

Britney's time with her sister and nieces comes after she opened up about her self-esteem issues. 

'Body language is everything ! The way you speak to yourself and carry yourself can effect your mood .... I have self esteem problems so I slouch,' she said while sharing a video of yoga poses. 

'These poses help me everyday become stronger and it’s quite fun doing them ... I feel so different everytime I do it, cause I’m not used to the feeling of my back being out !!!!'  

Amid her self-esteem issues, Britney has also spent much of the year fighting for her conservatorship which sees her father Jamie control her money, choices and whereabouts. 

She also recently had her 50/50 shared custody over her sons Sean, 14, and Jayden, 13, whom she shares with ex Kevin Federline, dropped down to 30/70.   

Family drama: Amid her self-esteem issues, Britney has also spent much of the year fighting for her conservatorship which sees her father Jamie control her money, choices and whereabouts (Jamie pictured with mom Lynne in 2012)

Family drama: Amid her self-esteem issues, Britney has also spent much of the year fighting for her conservatorship which sees her father Jamie control her money, choices and whereabouts (Jamie pictured with mom Lynne in 2012) 

Britney Spears is a doting auntie as she spends time with Jamie Lynn's kids

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