Britney Spears’ conservatorship will end when she marries Jason

Regardless of the continuing tales of Britney Spears’ former bodyguard (and who knows how much of that stuff is really true), it looks like her life is finally coming together full circle. Britney’s now engaged to Jason Trawick, her former agent and (by all reports) good guy, and is looking towards the future. Certainly, she’s still got a long road ahead of her and is not “cured” of her mental illness by any stretch. However, Brit’s father is feeling good enough about his daughter’s well being that he’s asked the court to put an end to the conservatorship that has controlled both Britney’s personal affairs. Great news, right?

She’s well and truly back on the straight and narrow, with a stable relationship and her life back on track. And now it looks like Britney Spears is to finally regain her life and finances officially.

Her father Jamie has been conservator of her affairs for almost four years after her life spiralled out of control in 2007. But as a special gift to mark her upcoming wedding to fiance Jason Trawick, Britney’s father is asking a judge to halt the conservatorship.

[T]he now 30-year-old has put her two failed marriages behind her, regained custody of her sons and moved on in her love life with her former agent Jason.

Now her father is reportedly demanding a judge rescind on the order to mark the pop star’s complete turnaround. A source tells the Sunday Express: “Jamie wants to go to court in early February so Britney will be a free woman in every sense when she marries.” And he’s hoping the order will be dropped in time for her nuptials, which are reportedly due to take place on Valentine’s Day on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

[T]he star is adamant she has managed to overcome her personal struggles thanks to her father and the conservatorship being forced upon her. Last year a source told RadarOnline: “Britney now recognizes that if her father hadn’t stepped in and taken the action that he had, well…. Britney is now crediting Jamie for saving her life. Britney’s relationship with her dad is in a very, very good place now. She was extremely emotional backstage before leaving for the VMAs and kept telling her daddy how much she loves him.”

And back in August those in Britney’s camp were hoping for 2012 to be the year she regained control.

The source added: “After Britney’s tour concludes, which will be at the end of this year, her doctors and advisers are going to meet and confer about how much longer the conservatorship should go on for. There is a very good chance that a decision could be made to pull the plug in early 2012. It’s likely that Britney’s business affairs will still remain under control of the conservatorship though, even if they determine that she no longer needs it for herself personally. The idea is that this will be a gradual transition for Britney to return to her life, on her own.”

[From Daily Mail]

Doesn’t it feel like a very long four years since Britney’s dad was given reign by a judge to pull her under control? Most of us have bemoaned the lifeless eyes of medicated Britney throughout the duration of her conservatorship, but I really do believe that she’s happier now than she was while roaming the streets of Los Angeles all hyped up on that sketchy paparazzi boyfriend and whatever drugs that Sam Lufti was popping into her drinks.

Perhaps life will never really be “normal” for Britney. How could it be? But I think things are moving in the right direction for her, and this is a definite step in the right direction.

Photos courtesy of Fame

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  1. Kat says:

    I hope there’s a pre-nup. I also hope Britney’s family are vigilant in keeping that Lufti creep far, far away from her.

  2. Gwen says:

    I wish her all the best. Having a mental illness can be horrible – I really hope she has passed the worst and will be as well as she can be in the future. I think it would help though if she could just be herself and not have to do music anymore.

  3. brin says:

    She looks much happier these days and I hope this relationship lasts. They have been together for a while and he seems a good influence on her. Wishing them the best.

  4. says:

    She looks awesome in that first pic.

  5. lucy2 says:

    She seems to be doing well, I hope it continues. I’d guess even if the legal conservatorship ends, her dad will keep a close eye on everything.

  6. RocketMerry says:

    Good for her if she’s really doing better. Hope she does not trade a conservator-ship for another.

    Side note, kinda vain and superficial: can somebody PLEASE do her eyebrows?!

  7. Jayna says:

    A psychologist wrote an article in our paper about living with being bipolar and she said it’s hell until you’re diagnosed. She said medication is a lifesaver, but as you get well, so many stop taking it thinking they’re okay, and all the symptoms and behaviors come back. She said the problem is once you’ve experienced those manic highs, it’s hard to give up for many.

  8. Marc says:

    Good for her. The problem is that she has to figure out what to do with rest of her life. I don’t see her on stage, lip synching, wearing skimpy outfits. She is simply too old and it doesn’t work anymore. It’s pathetic. I hope she will find peace and new way.

    • dai says:

      I for one think she is over all of that. Every time I see her on stage, she looks like she would rather be else where. I think it is her handlers pushing her to do albums and tour. She is not mentally stable enough for it. The only time I see her looking a little human is in candids w/her kids and Jason. It is kind of sad that she has to take medicine to function. I am only judging by photos but she seems like a zombie. Who knows? I just hope her people and fans stop forcing her to do these albums/tours. You can see w/your own eyes her heart just isn’t in it.

      • beebrave says:

        Why is it sad that she is on medications? Is it ever a sad thing to take something to make u feel better? People who are diabetic takes need to control it, people with other form of illness can be required to take mere for the rest of their lives and most often, it is not looked down on but with mental illness it is “sad” this not directed to u but the society’s stigma of mental illness. One more thing, please she is human not a zombie as you claim. Let’s educate ourselves so we can be part of the cure

      • Zelda says:

        Sad, eh?

        It’s better than having a manic episode that is essentially life getting faster and faster til it inevitably crashes in a spectacularly destructive fashion.

        Someone who has to take medication to function

      • Sphinx says:

        There is a lot more going on with her than just being bipolar. You guys are going to shit when you find out all the dark stuff that is going on in Hollywood.

      • Zelda says:

        Actually, Sphinx, I agree with you.

        She’s always been a phony, over-marketed, self-important, uneducated brat. I feel no new fondness for her just because she’s sick.

        She was never all that likeable to start with.

  9. Ell says:

    So good to see her looking healthy and happy.

    No matter people say about her parents, it’s likely her father stepping in saved her life.

  10. mel says:

    I am happy for her and wish her and Jason all the best.

  11. CJ says:

    Why is it a mental illness because she hit a rough patch and essentially had an adult temper tantrum? Plenty of men have had such and aren’t marked as mentally ill.

    • SolitaryAngel says:

      I find your comment beyond offensive. Clearly you have no idea what you’re talking about.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        I don’t think CJ is trying to be offensive. I think she’s trying to point out the difference between what is said about women vs. men; without realising that Brit truly does have an actual, diagnosed mental health disorder.

  12. cr says:

    It wasn’t just a rough patch. When you have to be hospitalized more than once you’re beyond rough patch. As someone who’s friends with someone who is bi-polar, it’s a severe chemical imbalance and it’s a lifelong bitch.
    I’m glad that she’s stabilized and seems to be doing ok and has people around her that care about her, not about her fame.

  13. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Where has her mom been? She was ALWAYS around when Brittney was younger (but always struck me as a little Dina Lohan-esque). Interesting that her mom is nowhere to be found now that her ex has control of Brit’s money. I predict the return of Lynn once the conservatorship ends.

    • barb333 says:

      Her Mom and Dad are back together. She is in her life but just not shoving herself in all the pictures, I believe.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        @barb, thanks. I had no idea they were back together. Was that recent? And did it in anyway coincide with Jamie being granted the conservatorship?

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Hey Mort! No, I don’t think it did. I think it coincided with Brit’s last breakdown. They got together to do stuff with the boys and things just happened. (I’m remembering photos of them on a beach with Brit’s boys…)

        But don’t quote me on it, because I’m not sure of the dates.

      • Alejandro says:


        The reunion between the parents was first reported in late 2010 when it started to look like the conservatership had no end in sight. It goes without saying the father holds the purse strings and the mother doesn’t have a source of income on her own so she made a convenient decision.

  14. Sunshine says:

    I hope that guy will be a good support system for Britney. If you can find someone who will put up with your mental illness, you’re good (I did, and he is the same age as Jason and I’m the same age as Britney lol creepy).

    Her life would have driven anyone to breakdown. I just listened to an interview on Youtube, it was Howard Stern talking to Rich Cronin, the guy from LFO that died of leukemia and he was talking about Ron Pearlman and his molesting of the boy band members he managed…Britney was around during that time and while Lou liked boys I would be shocked if someone didn’t mess with her. She really does seem like the victim of sexual abuse that was never treated and may still be ongoing. I am just speculating but she surely does look like a Monarch victim. I just hope he’s not another handler…

    • spinner says:

      Sadly, I think she is just being transferred from one handler to another. Monarch, indeed.

      • constance says:

        Indeed. My father is bipolar and mostly unmedicated. Its heart breaking to no longer be able to have direct contact with him because the police always have to called. He has been shifted between handler’s after my mom could no longer help any other way. He is not the same man I grew up with.

        I think her daddy set this guy up and groomed him to take over with all daddy’s interests intact. He will keep bank rolling her family members, and shell keep being the puppet. Unfortunately I don’t think she knows another way. She too was groomed to say she choose this business and sue loves it. I honestly don’t see someone who used to make money off your back having any real value other than continuing to make money.

  15. dai says:

    I just hope the pre-nup is air tight. Her fortune should be left to her kids.

    • Happy21 says:

      Should be but if its not they’ll just get a reality show based on who their mother was and make money that way ;)

  16. hillbilly in the corner says:

    Theres nothing wrong or sad about taking medication every day wether it is for bipolar or for diabetes…if it helps you do it..I do 4 times a day , day in and day out take insulin for diabetes as well as meds is routine and keeps me well and alive…

    As for Britney, I would love to see her fade into being just a sweet stay at home housewife with a housefull of kids and the only worry is what to feed the kids for supper and keeping the dog out of the flower bed… she deserves it shes worked dam hard let her rest….

    • Sunshine says:

      I think it’s sad, but not because of any stigma or anything like that. It’s sad IMO because drugs are so damaging to your body, especially psychiatric ones. They kill your kidneys and liver, I took zyprexa for a while but found out it makes you diabetic and so I stopped. That’s just one of the side effects for ONE drug (there’s usually a loooong list), when you mix them it’s worse. I am obviously not telling people to not take meds that help them but it IS sad that to regain mental health they often have to sacrifice physical health.

  17. Cathy says:

    As somebody who is bipolar I can understand what she went through. The right medication is a lifesaver. It can mean the difference between life and death. I am glad she is happy and I hope this relationship lasts forever.

  18. Jag says:

    How is it legal to end the conservatorship, but yet still keep the control of the money she makes from her? I don’t understand that.

    As others have said, I think she’s going from one handler to another. My secret hope is that she’s the one orchestrating the marriage so that the conservatorship will end, and then she’ll divorce Jason and move on with her life – on her own terms. (Still medicated, if that’s what has helped the turnaround.)

  19. Bermuda Blues says:

    Well, I still don’t look at Britney and see a healthy happy well-adjusted adult, but gosh she’s doing so much better than 2007 – the year of the vagina.

    I think that her family circled the wagon. They surrounded her, they protected her, they helped her. That’s what family is for. When times get tough, your family is there for you. I feel like her turnaround is entirely attributable to the stregnth of her dad’s commitment to his daughter’s well-being. Nobody is perfect, but Jamie Spears has shown himself to be a really commendable father.

    I don’t know much about Jason Trawick, except that he’s been around for a long time, and I think that itself is good. I think its important to have strong bonds with people, roots that give you a base and a place of protection, love and security. I hope Jason and Britney can really make this work.

  20. some bitch says:

    Ugh, here we go. I have Bipolar I disorder, and it’s a special kind of hell I’m unsure I’d wish on anybody. Medication helps but only does so much. Your life is never “normal” after a diagnosis and was likely a complete trainwreck prior to diagnosis.

    As long as Britney is really, really happy with Jason and this is something she wants to do, I’m all for it. Her life has never been normal and I just want her to be content.

    • Asli says:

      Agreed. Also Jason and Britney look very alike in the second pic. I’ve noticed this in celeb couples lately. Eerie.

  21. duncecap says:

    Sorry to go off topic, but I love when winter rolls around, because that’s the only time she covers up and wears decent clothes. No cut-offs in sight!

  22. Happy21 says:

    I’m far from being Britney’s biggest fan but I must say I’m rooting for her success this time.

    If she is functioning and doing well on her meds then that’s great.

    I wish her nothing but success and happiness.

    Jason seems like a great guy. Seems like he’s already shown her unconditional love because I know from experience it takes a lot to deal with someone with mental health issues and if he’s stuck by her this long, I think there is a good chance they’ll be in it for the long haul.

  23. the original bellaluna says:

    I’m so happy for her. Best wishes.

    I don’t think she’s pining to perform; I think she’s pining to be OUT of the spotlight and just live her life with her husband and children.

  24. Tweakspotter says:

    I’m sorry but something just aint right about this relationship. He just doesn’t seem her type at all and the “happiness” always seems so…forced.

  25. Delta Juliet says:

    It kind of seems to me that they are just transferring responsibility for her from her father to a father figure. I get weird vibes from this coupling. Always have.

    • Lance Sims says:

      I don’t think that there is really that much of an age difference between the two of them. Britney isn’t that young anymore. In fact she’s getting into the middle age years. What is she thirty-something at this point?

  26. Feebee says:

    Just from the headline it sounds very archaic (sp?) like the ‘little woman’ can’t be trusted to look after herself so when she finally gets a husband the father gets to give control to him?

    The full story didn’t change my view much. Good luck to her I hope it all goes well.

    • fabgrrl says:

      I get that feeling a bit too. But, meh, maybe it’s what Britney needs? To be taken care of by someone else? You can bet your bottom dollar that she wouldn’t be marrying or even involved with this guy if her Dad didn’t believe he (Jason) was capable of managing her. But again, maybe it really is the best for her? If she has the decision making capability of a teenager, I suppose it is best that she is supervised for by people who love her – her father and husband – rather than being taken advantage of by sleazy managers and endangering, or losing custody of her children.

  27. Amanda G says:

    Maybe if the control over her life ends, she will finally be able to retire. She clearly has no interest in performing anymore. I think she’d rather hang out with her man, her boys and drink some Starbucks.

  28. A Little Bird says:

    People above mentioned Spears as a possible Monarch victim. Here’s an interesting analysis:

  29. Scott says:

    This same story comes out every year. She’s all better, the conservatorship is about to end, she is on the right track, blah blah.

    It’s just cut-and-paste, they even left in the usual reference to it happening “as soon as her current tour is over”. That’s what they said when it was the ‘Circus’ tour, remember?

    I doubt a wedding will take place any time soon. Jason is a caretaker, nothing more. The engagement announcement was dominated by product placements, and served as good PR, but was essentially empty, just like Britney herself.

  30. Jacq says:

    I thought they had postponed this for so long because ending the guardianship opens the possibility of lutfi making her testify. If she is of sound mind to marry, she’s of sound mind to be deposed

  31. d says:

    The whole thing about Britney’s life, and career still going when she’s so obviously not into it, just weirds me out. I do think there’s more to her life and career and business than is let on. But are gossip rags like TMZ or even blogs like this one ever going to tell the truth? No.

    • lisa says:

      I totally agree. Why is she marrying someone much older who has a financial stake in her career? And why has she been in a conservatorship for so long? And who “gifts” an end to that? Either you’re mentally stable or you aren’t.

  32. Lance Sims says:

    Who cares what Britney does with her life. Hopefully for her sake she won’t be given full decision making power, since she’s crazy and incapable of making rational decisions.