Britney Spears checked into a mental health facility earlier this month. I won’t get into the giant backstory, suffice to say that I believed the more intensive 24-7 treatment was probably necessary. I didn’t buy that Britney was being held against her will, or that Jamie Spears was organizing some massive scheme to make Britney look unstable or whatever. I think Britney has legitimate mental health issues and she needs to be under the care of doctors constantly. When she’s on her meds, she knows that too. Britney slapped back on the conspiracy theories earlier this week too. And now… Britney is out of the facility. For good.
Britney Spears will have a big reunion today … with her kids. Britney and Kevin Federline have joint custody of 13-year-old Sean and 12-year-old Jayden. The arrangement has been that she gets them 3 days, he gets them 3 days, she gets them 3 days, he gets them 3 days, and so on.
Britney has had less than the agreed-upon 50/50 custody for several months leading up to her stay at the mental health facility. While she was doing poorly, the kids would visit, but Kevin had the kids most of the time. So, Britney begins her 3 days with the kids today, but there’s still significant concern about her mental state. Our sources say the 30-day stay at a mental health facility — which ended Wednesday — put her in a better place, but there are still issues with her judgment, and it goes beyond medication.
As we reported, doctors continue to struggle, trying to find the right combination of meds to stabilize Britney. The meds she had been taking lost their efficacy, and creating a new cocktail is fraught with problems. Britney had stopped taking the new meds earlier this year when they were doing more harm than good.
We’re told progress is being made, but there’s another big unresolved factor. The meds will stabilize her, but there are more fundamental mental health issues that go to judgment and perspective, and that requires intensive therapy … something she has been and will continue to receive. Short story … she’s doing better, but she’s not right, at least not yet. It’s something her dad, Jamie, has been dealing with for nearly a dozen years as her conservator, trying to give her the space she needs to live her life, and at the same time steer her away from disaster.
Again, Kevin Federline and Britney’s custodial arrangement is basically an off-the-books, informal thing that K-Fed worked out with Jamie Spears. K-Fed has sole custody of their sons, and he can stop the informal custodial arrangement whenever he wants. I would hope that if Britney truly is struggling still, Kevin would do what is in the best interest of the boys. It’s not Kevin’s job to look out for Britney, it’s his job to take care of their sons. As for Brit, I feel sad for her and I hope her doctors are treating her well. I get that it’s about finding the right cocktail, but this whole thing is just so sad.
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