Britney Spears' mother has flown to her side after the singer's public breakdown last night.
Lynne Spears, who had not spoken to her daughter for several months, is reportedly staging an intervention to save the troubled star.
Her rescue mission came after a hysterical Britney was pictured sitting barefoot outside her LA home as she sobbed on the pavement.
Support: Britney's mother Lynne Spears consoles her after she broke down outside her LA home on Monday night
Those close to Britney are hoping her mother's re-emergence in her life will be the much needed catalyst for the fallen pop star to finally seek professional help.
The pair fell out last summer after Spears blamed her parents for forcing her into rehab.
In June, Britney wrote and hand delivered a restraining order to Lynne, instructing her to stay away from her children.
Breakdown: Britney is at a loss as she sobs on the pavement with only her pet dog named London for comfort
But Britney's mother has decided to forgive her wayward daughter as she makes another effort to get her life back on track.
Last night's drama started after Britney and Lutfi reportedly fell out over her relationship with boyfriend Adnan Ghalib, prompting the singer to call Ghalib for help.
As she sat on the edge of a garden bed, dressed in denim hot pants, checked fedora hat and an overized jacket, photographers asked her if she was OK.
Britney responded: "I'm fine. I'm sitting for once and having a nice time with my dog."
Birmingham-raised Ghalib was denied entry to the premises as Lutfi warned security not to let him in, turning Britney's mobile phones off to ensure he could not reach her.
Crisis: The distraught, barefoot star waits for her boyfriend Adnan Ghalib after calling him for help
A source said: "Britney and Sam drove up to the gate of her house when she suddenly jumped out of the car crying. Adnan then got a frantic call from a hysterical Brit, pleading with him 'Can you come pick me up?'"
Britney, 26, later left with another paparazzo before meeting up with Ghalib on the street as her father, Jamie Spears, and police arrived on the scene.
Lutfi reportedly started the argument over Ghalib, warning Britney that he was a bad influence on the star.
The feud between Ghalib and Lutfi has been raging for weeks, sources told Mail Online.
The singer's meltdown comes as her closest confidant Sam Lutfi claimed she is suffering from 'mental problems'
Heated: Britney's public argument with manager Sam Lutfi boils over as he stands over the barefoot singer
"They hate each other," says a source, adding: "Sam doesn't think Adnan is good enough for Britney and Adnan hates the control Sam has on her. Britney's caught in the middle."
Many media observers believe that the pair's differences centre on which paparazzi photo agency Britney chooses to align herself with.
For months, the star has been tipping off photographers on her whereabouts - in part for her own amusement but also, it's suspected, to make money.
"Sam has always given tips to X-17 while Adnan obviously wants everything going through Finalpixx," explains an insider. "These two guys are making money off Britney but she's too blind to see it. It's tragic that her life has come down to this."
The star's latest crisis comes as Lutfi admitted Britney was suffering from "mental issues".
Veteran journalist and programme regular Barbara Walters has revealed Lutfi had contacted the The View show to update them on Britney's situation.
She said: "He said Britney is suffering from what he described as 'mental issues which are treatable'. He said she has been to a psychiatrist and that she - I assume this - has started some kind of treatment.
"She has been having mood swings. She has been having trouble sleeping. Also she is in touch with her mother.
"Her mother has been very supportive of what Britney is going to do."
Tangled web: Britney is caught in the feud between her boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib (left) and her manager, Sam Lutfi (right)
Hours after the incident, Lynne Spears was seen visiting her daughter's home, having flown in from her native Louisiana.
In an effort to show a united front, Britney emerged to pose for photographers, arm-in-arm with Lutfi and her mother.
But her body language was tense, proving reports that she takes a dim view of her daughter's alliance with Lutfi.
Lutfi is said to have a history of tempestuous relationships as he reportedly has had three restraining orders taken out against him in California prior to forming a friendship with the pop star.
According to Blender magazine, Danny Haines, one of the people who obtained a court order, says Lufti was "more jealous than a lover".
In one bright spot for Britney, she is now allowed telephone contact with her two sons, Sean Preston, two and one-year-old Jayden James.
She is still not allowed to see the children but an LA court has ruled she may speak to them on the telephone.