"She desperately wants the kids. She cries about it," Usmagazine.com quoted a family source as saying.
"She hasn't put the children's belongings away. "Her home has pictures of her kids everywhere. She loves them very much," the source added. The source further said that the separation has made the troubled pop star realize that something is wrong with her.
"She knows that something is wrong with her. She knows that something can't quite be right because of the sheer fact she's separated from her kids. "There's been a real change in how she is because she has been smothered in love," the source added.