“Princess of Pop”, “Singer”, “Songwriter”, “Dancer” and all that you’ve known about Britney Spears isn’t all! There’s always a darker side and sad part to every life story! Being a celebrity cannot evade Britney from that fact.
While the 40-year-old singer is celebrating being pregnant and having a baby with Sam Asghari, the news comes only after the recent legal victory that helped spread her wings and escape a jail she was caged for nearly 14 years.
Britney Spears announced this week that she’s pregnant with Sam Asghari’s baby and the duo and her two sons were thrilled with the news. She recently broke the conservatorship, a legal guardianship created by her father in 2008 which controlled many aspects of her life including her decision to marry someone or get pregnant or remove her birth control!
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Here’s everything you need to know about Britney Spears’ Conservatorship control,
How did she get into this?
In 2007, the suffered mental welfare concerns after she behaved erratically like shaving her head, damaging a photographer’s car, and went through a psychiatric assessment ruling twice. Apparently, she started showing mental concerns after her divorce from Kevin Federline and losing custody of their two sons.
Initially, the court ruled a temporary conservatorship which was decided permanent later the same year.
What are the terms of Britney’s conservatorship?
Britney Spears’ conservatorship had two parts, one for her dealing with her finances and assets and the other for her as a person. In the beginning, both the parts are controlled by her father Jamie Spears but in the year 2019 court replaced him with a caretaker for personal conservatorship citing the health reasons of Jamie Spears. Later, in 2021, an accountant was appointed as a conservator for her finances who was picked by Britney and her lawyer.
Following are the controls that Britney Spears’ conservatorship possessed:
- Controlling and managing finances
- Career choices and decisions
- Visitation with her two sons
- Controls her choice to remarry
A documentary was made revealing the ordeal and consequences faced by Britney Spears after being set into conservatorship. It showed that the singer’s phone and bedrooms were bugged by the security staff.
While arguing in the court, Britney Spears told the judge that “I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told right now in the conservatorship I am not able to get married and have a baby. This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life.”
“She has been faced with a decade-long nightmare, a Kafkaesque nightmare orchestrated by her father and others”, said her lawyer
This in fact triggered a social media campaign with the hashtag #FreeBritney where her fans, followers, and well-wishers voiced their support for her to get out of this conservatorship.
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Indeed, she definitely deserves a life just like everyone else. Let’s just hope the singer won’t face any more ordeal as such in the future!