Britney’s conservatorship extended until end of the year

Britney Spears still isn’t an independent adult. At least legally. Though it wasn’t what she wanted, Britney Spears has agreed to extend her father’s conservatorship until the end of the year. Jamie Spears moved out of her house last week, which at the time led a lot of people into thinking the conservatorship wasn’t going to be renewed. However it became clear yesterday that Jamie was probably still going t retain control over her life for the time being.

Britney Spears will be under the conservatorship of her father Jamie until December 31, it was decided in court Thursday. “Ms. Spears is reluctantly agreeing to extend the temporary [conservatorship],” L.A. Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz said after the hearing.

Jamie and attorney Andrew Wallet were put in control of the pop singer’s finances and estate in February after she was hospitalized in January. While Jamie was not spotted at the courthouse Thursday, Britney’s brother Bryan was. When asked by if he had a comment, he shook his head.

Since Spears’ father was put in charge, she has reunited with her sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 17 months. Kevin Federline’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told that a reunion “couldn’t have happened without” the help of Spears’ father. We were able to get it to a point where everyone was comfortable,” Kaplan told Us. We’re just very positive about it,” he said. “Having her dad stabilizing everything is a good thing.”

[From Us Weekly]

By pretty much all accounts Jamie has been a good influence on his daughter. Which is particularly surprising given that he wasn’t a very good father while she was growing up. He was an alcoholic who wasn’t very interested in his daughter. A lot of people have theorized that this early treatment by her primary male role model is why Britney has often picked the type of guys she’s gone after. Jamie turned his life around a few years ago, stopped drinking, and has quietly held a job as a chef. He’s never been supported by Britney’s money until he became he quit his job to become her conservator – and he still gets paid about what he was making as a chef.

Perhaps in the long run, this could really help Britney and Jamie repair their relationship. It seems like he’s been there for her now in a way he never was before. Though nothing can totally erase that memory, later is better than never. Putting his life on hold for her shows Britney that she matters to him and that she has value in his eyes. It can’t erase all the damage, but even as an adult it feels pretty amazing to finally feel like you’re loved by your parents. Hopefully Britney will continue to get better, and be a whole different person come January 1st.

Here’s Britney with Jamie out on February 23rd at Mastro’s Restaurant . Images thanks to Splash.

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  1. photo jojo says:

    Sounds like this was the best solution for her. Hopefully she’ll continue to improve and by the end of the year she’ll be ready to have full control again.

  2. Because I say So says:

    I have to really hand it to the guy– he’s stepped up to the plate when it mattered. (Mitch Wino, are you taking notes?!)

    As for her mom– where has she been? Conspicuously absent from any news, photos, etc. concerning her. I think I saw more of her when Britney was at her crazy hey-day. Just goes to show that Mom only wants in when Brit Brit’s in the limelight, one way or another. (Jamie Lynn, are YOU taking notes?!)

  3. jenny says:

    He sounds like a redneck from stories i read about him a few years back before britbrit went crazy. some reporter knocked on his door to ask for directions to britbrit’s house, as hes the dad and he should know where britbrit lives right?

    well he opens the door with shotgun in hand and pitbull on a short leash in other hand an threatens the reporter with being shot for being on his property.

    didnt sound like a nice man at all :( an certainly didnt sound like britbrit’s dad 8O

  4. NHchicky says:

    I hope she beats the crazy.. I’ll refrain from saying anything more.

  5. Shane says:

    Shes got years of crazy left in her.

  6. Anne says:

    I fear she’s one missed day of medication away from a meltdown. :(

  7. SixxKitty says:

    I don’t know why but i just love her and wish her all the best. Maybe its the years of hearing her turned rock-tronic on all her albums when she was singing up a storm at 10! That would push anyone over the edge! Whatever is working for her she should keep doing, get rid of the crazies and paps, embrace herself, not be embraced..
    the whole thing just breaks my heart…

  8. blondie says:

    I’m glad to hear it’s been extended, Brit’s progress will be slow and hopefully she’ll keep getting better.

    Re the comments about Jamie being a cr*p father, at least he is trying now and by all reports is alledgedly helpi8ng Brit immensly.