Britney Spears' Father Breaks Silence Following End Of Conservatorship

Chukwudi Onyewuchi
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Britney Spears is one of the most successful women in the entertainment industry. However, away from the glitz and glamour, she has experienced some tough times, especially in her relationship with her father, Jamie. In 2008, after a series of erratic behaviors, the singer was placed under a conservatorship, in which her dad was given power over her personal and financial life.

The conservatorship lasted for 13 years before the singer was finally released in 2021. Now, it has been over a year since the conservatorship ended, and Britney's father has opened up about the whole situation. Here are the details of the whole story.

Jamie Claims Conservatorship Saved Britney's Life

Recently, Jamie had a chat with Daily Mail, where he spoke candidly about Britney's conservatorship. During the interview — Jamie's first in over a decade — the singer's father defended his role during the conservatorship. According to Jamie, the legal arrangement was a great tool that protected the princess of pop and her two kids, whom she shares with her former husband, Kevin Federline.

Jamie clarified that he loved Britney very much, adding that he was unaware if she would still be alive without the conservatorship. Unfortunately, although placing Jamie in charge of Britney's personal and financial life may have been the best decision the court made, it came at the cost of the father-daughter relationship.

How Did The Conservatorship Help Britney?

During the interview, Jamie cited various instances that proved the legal arrangement was the best route. Firstly, he stated that it helped save Britney's bond with her children. According to court documents, his daughter was in physical, emotional, mental, and financial distress. So, Kevin was granted full custody of the kids, and with help from Jamie, they worked toward bringing back the comfortable relationship Britney had with her sons.

Secondly, Jamie mentioned that the conservatorship helped Britney rebuild her finances. During that period, the singer worked harder, released four albums, went on three world tours, and performed a two-year residency in Las Vegas. Overall, for Jamie, the conservatorship was the best thing that could have happened to Britney.

The Reason For The Conservatorship

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Following her divorce from Kevin Federline and losing custody of their sons, Britney began a series of erratic behaviors in public. The following year, in 2008, she refused to let go of her children and locked themselves in a bathroom, an incident that led to police interference. 

The pop star was later hospitalized under a temporary psychiatric ruling, and a temporary conservatorship became the solution. Eight months later, the conservatorship became permanent. According to the judge who ruled it, the conservatorship was necessary for Britney's welfare.

Life After The Conservatorship Ended

It's been over a year since the conservatorship ended, and Britney appears to be living her best life. She has been candid about how amazing it feels to be free, and recently, she made it known to her millions of Instagram followers via a photo. The snap showed the Toxic singer posing topless with only red bikini bottoms. 

In the caption, Britney noted that expressing her freedom had never felt better. From the look of things, the starlet is enjoying every bit of her life, and netizens couldn't be happier for her.