Britney Spears’ father, Jamie, gave his first interview in ten years, in which he insisted that his daughter might not be alive today if not for the guardianship she has had for 13 years.
The guardianship was terminated in November 2021, allowing Spears to control her estate, estimated at $60 million (£45 million), and make her own personal and medical decisions for the first time since 2008. The case prompted a viral movement, #FreeBritney, in which fans cried out for her curation.
Jamie Spears has said little in response to #FreeBritney , but now, she has spoken out about the situation for the first time in ten years with the Mail On Sunday.
“Not everyone is going to agree with me,” she said, “it’s hell. But I love my daughter with all my heart and soul. Where would Britney be right now without that guardianship? And I don’t know if she would be she Be Live I don’t know.
“To protect her and the children as well, the conservatorship was a great tool. Without her, I don’t think I would have gotten the children back.”
Currently, Spears has no contact with her eldest daughter or her children. “I miss my two boys very much. You know, we were very, very close. They were about that age when you can start having fun with them.
“But they were developing a mind of their own. God makes things happen for a reason. I don’t know what that reason is, but it’s been three very difficult years without them. The family is a mess. All we can to do he prays on.”
Spears claimed her daughter was “broken” when austerity came in, despite being worth around $50 million (£41 million) at the time: “I had no money. She established a resource in conservatism so that she could recover financially. And, you know, we worked – and she worked – and she was financially successful.”
She also discussed the legal battle her daughter fought to end custodial custody. In July 2021, she declared in court that she wanted to press charges of custodial abuse against her father, claiming that he had no control over his hours or what he could eat and that prevent him from marrying, having more children or having his IUD removed. .
“What I can say is that most people have no clue what the truth is,” he said. “Her lawyer has no idea what the truth is. The media hasn’t heard the truth. They’ve heard Britney’s allegations.
“I don’t mind getting that hit because I know it’s not true and because I don’t want to start something else. That my daughter goes to the hole more than she went.”
Spears said she didn’t regret putting the container in place, but declined to say whether she thought it went too far: “You can answer for yourself [a esa pregunta] own. Look at how things are now.”
Britney Spears has said she is unlikely to perform live again after past experiences left her “traumatised”. The last time he performed live was in 2017.
Meanwhile, a Britney Spears-inspired musical called Once Upon A One More Time will open on Broadway in 2023.