BRAND NEW ON E!
E! News has confirmed that the Circus performer, her two little boys and her ever-present pop Jamie hopped a flight to Louisiana Friday morning to get a jump on a little holiday-season togetherness with the rest of the Spears clan, in what Brit's camp has recently referred to as her hometown of choice.
And not only will Britney be reunited with little sis Jamie Lynn and niece Maddie, but this is the first time she's been allowed to leave California with her brood in tow since Kevin Federline was awarded full custody of 3-year-old Sean Preston and 2-year-old Jayden James.
A source tells E! that Britney was "tearful"—in a good way!—when she got the OK to travel with her sons.
The group took off from Van Nuys Airport in a private plane, according to OK! magazine, which first reported the cross-country venture.
While the number of passengers may have been up in the air until recently, this trip has been months in the making. One family insider said in June that Britney was hoping to get all the Spears spawn together as soon as the court would allow it.
—Additional reporting by Tina Dirmann
Originally published Nov. 7, 2008 at 3:38 p.m. PT)