Britney at an indoor go-karting center yesterday. Credit: Fame
Britney Spears went through a lot of public trials when she was living in her Beverly Hills home in a gated community. That was were Sam Lutfi inserted himself into her life and started drugging her and disabling her cars and phones. It was also the place where she was carted off in an ambulance this January after she refused to hand over one of her sons for a scheduled visitation with his father. Not only does the home have bad memories for Britney, it also has bad memories for her sons, who remember their mom at her worst there.
Spears has a new exclusive photo spread with In Touch, featuring pictures of her in the mansion she purchased furnished in 2006 for $7.2 million and is now trying to sell for $7.9 million. Among the reasons In Touch lists for Britney wanting to sell the house is that a psychic told her it was “cursed.” As if she needed that extra esoteric excuse.
“Britney wants a fresh start,” says an insider, adding that “she feels that the home has too many bad memories attached to it.” Adds a friend, “To Britney, that home represents bad times. She is in a much better place in her life now and wants her home to reflect that…”
But that’s not the only reason why she’s selling the house. A psychic with whom she consults regularly advised her to move. “The psychic told her that the home was cursed and bringing bad energy into her life,” says the insider, adding, “Britney’s convinces that the house contributed to the horrible year she had.”
[From In Touch, print edition, October 13, 2008]
There is no interview with Britney in the accompanying article, but it seems like In Touch probably has some legitimate insider information if they’re publishing the exclusive new photos. Who knows, though. Maybe they just paid a steep price to purchase the pictures and no one really met with her.
It’s a little wacky to make major life decisions based on proclamations from people who claim to have extra-sensory abilities, but if Britney needed that little extra push to move on, more power to her. If she wants to sell the house, it’s not the wisest idea to tell anyone she thinks it’s cursed, though.
In Touch also includes a photo of Britney dusting in her office while wearing a silk silver-colored top. Her hair is pulled up and she’s wearing glasses as she holds a rag. Again, showing that you clean your own home may not be the best way to sell a nearly $8 million mansion.
Britney Spears is shown on 10/5/06 at “Dromo 1: The Real Racing Experience,” an indoor go-karting center in Anaheim, CA. It is thought that she is recording material for a DVD to come out with her CD, Circus. Credit: Fame Pictures