Spears had a very public breakdown in 2007, and her image never fully recovered though she did manage to resurrect her musical career, to some degree. After Bailon’s statements, the other hosts seemed to be more sympathetic of Spears’ fall from grace.
“This is what I hear,” said Braxton. “Behind the scenes, she’s trying to get it together.”
“And we have to respect that,” added Mowry-Housley.
Both Bailon and Mowry-Housley experienced their initial rise to fame as teenagers, as well. Bailon was a member of the pop group 3LW (which also included actor Naturi Naughton) before joining the Disney Channel’s Cheetah Girls alongside Raven Symone. Mowry-Housley and her twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardrict were the teen stars of the popular early 90s family sitcom “Sister, Sister.”