Britney Spears’ Mom Lynne Is ‘Really Making an Effort’ After Spending Singer’s Birthday Together: Source (Exclusive)

“Her mom does love her. There is no doubt about that,” the insider, who also notes that “Britney can be very stubborn.”

The source also says that Lynne is “very apologetic to Britney” and “takes full blame.”

“Lynne is really making an effort to be in Britney’s life. Britney likes spending time with her,” the insider says. “They have a complicated relationship, but it seems they both need each other.”

After the “Circus” singer’s Friday bash, a second source told PEOPLE that “being together and celebrating her birthday was a really nice moment for the family.”

When asked if it is “true you don’t get on with [Britney] now?” Jamie Lynn had a simple response: “I love my sister.”