Britney Spears hopes ‘she will be finally be freed from the vice-like grip of her father’

Britney Spears and boyfriend Sam Asghari  attend the 2019 Daytime Beauty Awards

The Framing Britney Spears docuseries has introduced/reintroduced so many people to what happened to Britney over the years, and how many people mistreated her or stole from her or failed to protect her. It’s been happening for more than two decades, although Brit’s conservatorship only began following her breakdown in 2007-08. That’s the part which is still screwing her over – the legal and financial web of her conservatorship and wanting to wrest control away from her father, Jamie Spears. According to sources, Britney is happy that all of this dirty laundry is being aired on the docuseries, and she “feels like there is light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel” and hopes that because of all of the support, “she will be finally be freed from the vice-like grip of her father.” Britney also made some kind of reference to what’s happening on Twitter last night:

Meanwhile, the men in Britney’s life are also speaking. Brit’s boyfriend Sam Asghari told People Mag: “I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves. I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.” Sam also said some sh-t on Instagram, saying that Jamie Spears was always trying to control Sam and Britney’s relationship, that Sam has “zero respect” for Jamie and that Jamie is “a total d–k.”

And finally, Kevin Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, is talking about what’s happening from the perspective of Kevin and Britney trying to coparent – you can read that piece here, there’s nothing really shady or interesting happening there. I know K-Fed gets a lot of sh-t for being a mooch or a leech or whatever. But honestly, I’ve had a lot of respect for Kevin for years now. He’s been a good father to their sons (and his other kids with his current wife), he’s used his position to challenge Jamie Spears’ authority, and when Jamie abused Jaden and Sean, Kevin once again used his position to get Jamie away from the kids. There have been so many moments when Kevin could have used Britney’s situation or her mental health against her, to screw her over on custody/visitation, but he’s always tried to have her best interests at heart too, especially as the mother of their boys.

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  1. Mac says:

    Imagine being almost 40 years old and having your father control every aspect of your personal and professional life. This is no longer a healthy situation for Brittney.

  2. Princess Peach says:

    I dunno that I agree with respect to Kevin. From my perspective he saw that Jamie is toxic and (rightly) prevented him from seeing his kids and doesn’t really seem to care about what happens to Britney so long as it doesn’t impact his money and his children. Considering they are divorced I don’t know if that’s abnormal. But I think as long as she is alive and can be propped up to make money and lucid enough not to traumatize their children he doesn’t really care about her personal fulfillment etc. Also you have to realize that so long as she is under a conservatorship she can’t obtain custody of her children. Which isn’t to say he isn’t doing a good job with his boys but the default in many places is 50/50 legal and physical custody and Kevin wouldn’t necessarily be wrong to prefer Britney not have that.

    • Lexy says:

      Yeah, I agree. He also tried to get way more money than he should in court, considering that Britney was paying every single thing in relation to her sons. Neither he nor his current wife work, and he’s clearly living off Britney’s money. I don’t have respect for him, and it’s crazy we are complimenting a man/father for doing the bare minimum.

      • Lea says:

        Same opinion here. I think K-Fed won’t say anything simply because he doesn’t have anything to win by doing so. He is living off Britney’s money, and that was his goal from day one (that’s why he left his pregnant girlfriend to be with her !).

      • Heather says:

        Agree 100% – there is no respect for K-Fed here. A father should take care of his own sons. If it is true that neither he nor his wife work, that is just gross. In my humble opinion.

      • molly says:

        I remain (to my own shock, trust me) Team Kevin during all this. He’s the primary parent of those children, and they’re legally entitled to the same standard of living in his care that they get in hers. He also seems to have a done a very admirable job providing stability for those boys and keeping them out of the spotlight.
        Going to the courts to fight about money, renegotiating support payments, accusations of misrepresenting earnings, and tens of thousands of dollar swings are extremely common among wealthy celebrities. We just rarely hear about it because it’s usually the man who’s rich and the woman with primary custody of the kids.

      • TheOriginalMia says:

        @molly, I agree. Kevin has done right by Britney with those boys.

      • Jenn says:

        I remember it was shady when he and Britney first got together, because he had extremely young? or maybe even unborn? children with another young woman, but I also remember thinking it seemed from his home videos like he really loved Britney. I also didn’t think he was an opportunist, as much as the gossip sites framed him that way — he seemed way too goofy and sincere to be even remotely shrewd. I still look up “peanut butter Federline” when I need a boost.

        I don’t have any opinions about his parenting, and I don’t claim to know much about him apart from his notorious mid-2000s persona, but I do think he was maligned by the media in much the same way as Britney was.

    • tcbc says:

      Kevin is a dirtbag and we would never congratulate a woman who was raising her children mostly on her own because that’s what we expect from women. (And in those cases, the women usually have to work, too!)

      I can’t wait until Britney’s youngest turns 18 and she can stop funding this loser. If he had any brains, he would be using this time to go to school or get a certification in air conditioner repair or something, because lord knows he’s not qualified to do anything except mooch.

  3. Juju says:

    I disagree with the assumption that she’s happy with the attention from the documentary. She literally said “no matter what we think we know about a person…” which leads me to believe that the rumors or interpretations from the documentary aren’t entirely true. I don’t see how fans can watch a compilation of some of her most challenging public moments and feel like it’s supportive.

    • Noki says:

      That was written on her instagram,where there have been murmurs that she doesnt control or given very limited access to. She pops on video every now and then answering questions that her fans didnt even ask,its just very strange all around.

    • Ernestine says:

      And I don’t believe she was happy about the docuseries. Her team even released a statement saying she didn’t blame Justin for anything and essentially distanced themselves from that element. Someone like Lynn or Sam who probably want Jamie away from the conservatorship probably leaked this story she was happy. And of course yesterday there was a story saying she didn’t watch it which means someone is lying.

  4. Dutch says:

    Vice = bad habit
    Vise = tool for clamping

  5. Noki says:

    What is up with Lynn Spears, we dont hear much from her,why has she never stepped up since she is younger and seemingly healthier than her ex husband if they want to keep it in the family wouldnt the wise choice be her mother or even her now adult sister? I have a feeling she was paid off .

    • Piratewench says:

      All I know is she was married to Jamie when he was a drinker and an absent parent, and may have been put through things we don’t know about. She may be lacking the wherewithal to do much for Britney. She may have her own mental health issues preventing her from fulfilling this role, who knows.

      It’s all just sad. I wish a court-appointed third party could be involved, someone with no family ties.

    • Sam the Pink says:

      Lynn always tried to exploit Britney. She was the one who called Dr. Phil to come to the hospital when Britney had her breakdown. She’s the one who cut the deal for Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy announcement when she was 16. Lynn has always tried to profit off her daughters and I doubt she is a decent choice. Britney has been very clear that she does not want any of her family members involved in the conservatorship – she wants a neutral 3rd party to handle it.

      • HotTea says:

        She has a co-conservator, Bessamer Trust, which was appointed for financial stuff late last year.

        IMO she can be very easily brainwashed by for example a bf into wanting a higher allowance (hence bf benefits) that the father might not approve of.

        The mother seems to only care about the $$$ and wouldn’t do right by Britney.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Britney has a difficult relationship with Lynne – her mother leeched off her financially for years and Brit cut her off when she took Kfeds side in the divorce and custody battle. There are rumours that Lynne was also colluding with Sam Lutfi to try and jump back onto the Brit money gravy train. It appears that Brit has trust issues with both parents.

      Don’t know about her relationship with her brother and sister but they both have families and live in Louisiana.

      • Piratewench says:

        I didn’t know about all of this with Lynn! My god how sad. Well, I can relate to Britney in not being able to trust/rely on parents. That’s rough. I can’t imagine being in that position while also being mega-famous, young, and having the onset of any mental illness.

        I had assumed Lynn was just kind of a naive or in-affective parent. These details are just so sad!

    • Genessee says:

      Lynne is toxic AF.

      She mooched off of Britney and was working with Sam Lufti to get control of Britney’s money. This was during the time when her estate was in shambles and was bleeding her bank accounts dry.

      Jamie may be a tyrant to her. Abusive, angry, etc because of his longtime alcoholism or whatever, and maybe he’s shady and controlling himself, but there’s one thing I like about him…He helped get Brit back on her feet and off drugs, protected her financially AND re-grew her fortune, kept the leeches and users away from her, and provided some sort of stability that was missing.

      His time is up and needs to loosen the reins, but I will always feel that had he not stepped in, Britney would not be alive today.

  6. Amelie says:

    In all these pictures of her since her breakdown, she always looks so sad, lost, and alone. She smiles but it doesn’t reach her eyes. I know I’m just projecting and that could just be her real happy face but she has looked downtrodden for years.

  7. Jordana says:

    A woman posted a tiktok about meeting britney once. She was a hairstylist and was hired to do her hair. Without saying it was Britney, but it was likely Britney. Within minutes of meeting, her client” asked if she could use her phone. The stylist handed her the phone, and minutes later when the client’s management came in, flipped out and took the phone from the client.
    It’s been said that under the conservatorship, Britney isnt allowed internet access. So, if that’s true, she doesnt control or post to that twitter account. And her IG is handled for her. She has no freedom.

    • HotTea says:

      Yes, from the IG stuff they’re hinting how sick she is.

      She can’t have carte-blanche internet or phone access because multiple times courts have accepted she’s unable to resist fraud or influence. (e.g. Sam Lufti sending this high-earner into the red and grinding up drugs into her drinks.) Her bfs are vetted because they might do the same thing. This substantially unable to resist fraud or negative influence thing is something her (court-appointed) lawyer, who was initially a court-appointed investigator at the start of her conservatorship charged, has not disputed. Britney isn’t even looking to get out of a conservatorship; she just wants her father out.

      How many people are involved in a conservatorship? Probably at least a dozen, with their professional reputations on the line – her court-appointed lawyer, psychiatrist(s), accountants, auditors, financial advisors (her co-conservator, appointed late last year, for the financial stuff is Bessamer Trust or something), and the judges/court.

      No one is skimming from her.

      • what's inside says:

        I think you have it right. Britney cannot make good decisions for herself, but desperately wants freedom. She probably wants to get married again and have more children, but under the conservatorship cannot. She have issues with both of her parents and probably needs everything handled by a third party appointed by the courts.

  8. TheOriginalMia says:

    I hope Britney is finally mentally stable and able to regain her autonomy. We still don’t know what is or was wrong with her. I agree Jamie has exploited the conservatorship. He shouldn’t be in charge of it anymore.

  9. tcbc says:

    The worst part of Britney’s situation is that everyone who a normal person could turn to for support and protection – parents, siblings, baby fathers, even boyfriends, have been leeching off her her entire life. There is no one around her who does not materially benefit from her being under lock and key. The only person I can think of in her acquaintance who seems kind of okay is her ex-assistant Felicia, and she is not really in Britney’s orbit any more.

    It’s too bad that Britney’s kids live in Los Angeles, because she would be a lot better off moving away from there. Not back to her childhood home state Louisiana, because that’s where her other parasites live. Upstate New York? Montana? Florida?

    I really feel for her. She needs real family but she doesn’t have any.

    • Piratewench says:

      You can have all the money in the world, but some things money can’t buy. I’ve seen it in my own life, extremely rich people who are sad and lonely with no strong family, no trust and no one to turn to. Very very sad.

      And many will say that money buys happiness. In some ways, yes. But you can’t buy trust and you can’t buy family support.

    • molly says:

      She lives on 21 acres in a $7.4M, 12,000sqft compound. It’s much more like update New York than LA. (With much better weather.) She’s not getting papped at the Ivy and falling out of clubs like her Hollywood life in the 2000s. Her current location, even if it’s a gilded cage, is just fine.

      • HotTea says:

        I agree, Molly. Her father’s given her a fairly good life. Most people saying it’s said she’s still under lock and key don’t seem to realise how sick she still is. You just have to watch her to interviews to know she’s not all there still. Meds also probably.

  10. HotTea says:

    IMO Daddy Spears is the only person who has her interests 100% at heart and has the energy to care for it. His salary (something like 140K; and he got % of the gross for Vegas) is below the average for conservatorships in CA.

    The boyfriend probably would love to control her financial empire himself or get a raise. What’s his post about? Not having permission to have a baby or get married? These things are no good for Britney. She can’t vet people and should not have more kids or marry a guy the dad doesn’t trust. The dad seemed to have trusted Jason Trawick.

    Britney is practiced at the odd interview and public appearance, and all her shows are choreographed to a tee; she just has to show up and dancing is second nature to her. But she’s like a ghost of a fully functioning human being IMO. I think her brain is damaged from stress, exploitation, lack of support / neglect during formative years, drugs, etc – and I say that with all due compassion.

    I fear for Britney, not just from bfs etc but also her sons at K-Fed’s behest, mother, brother, and even sister, who probably wouldn’t harm her but probably wouldn’t have the energy to do what’s right by Britney.

    Daddy Spears needs to groom someone who is motivated to exercise the same attention to detail re personal life and financial elements to take over when he can’t do it anymore.

    • clomo says:

      As a conservator myself it is really hard and stressful, such a shame some people can’t deal with life without help. I understand it completely, I sometimes wish I was in one myself, so many responsibilities are not fun at all for people on both sides. The only reason I do it is to keep one bad one out of work, so many steal, skim, etc. That movie Pararsite OMG, that is what Daddy Spears is worried about, I hope he didn’t see that movie, more potential stresses!

    • what's inside says:

      Over the years from the information that I have read, I agree with what you have said. This has been difficult for Britney, but also for all of those who have been trying to save her life. She is perpetually frozen in her heyday, makes horrible decisions due to her immaturity and mental illness, and is rebelling against stability in order to pursue freedom of choice. She has rebelled against her parents in particular because of this. Because of the conservatorship, she cannot make legal decisions and therefore is not free to marry her boyfriend and potentially have other children. Toxic is a great way to describe her decision making and most of her close relationships.

  11. Mickie says:

    I don’t ever comment but what I think a lot of people are missing is she has a mood disorder. She won’t ever not. What helps it is medication, which are difficult drugs to take. She’s has a serious mental illness. With that comes cycling, episodes of psychosis/mania/depression. Hers seems pretty controlled but she will never be “normal”. She’s on meds for a reason. People are terribly non compliant on meds. That’s a huge part of her conservatorship I bet . Keeping her on meds. In therapy.

  12. Smg says:

    The medication/mood disorder thing proves too much. Millions of people have these problems. Millions of parents are terrified that their children will commit suicide or otherwise hit rock bottom if they don’t take their medication. To my understanding it is very difficult, nearly impossible, to get the legal authority to force them to do so. I’ve read so many articles about this. Somehow, Britney‘s father not only got this authority but has kept it for all of these years. Did anybody put any effort into making her better so that she wouldn’t need the conservatorship? As far as I can tell, the only difference between Britney and those other people is that her father was able to use her own money to imprison her. Just like Kevin uses her own money to keep her away from her children.

    I really wonder what the source of these pro Jamie comments are. He physically assaulted one of the children and was responsible for a reduction in Britney‘s visitation. In all of this time, he seems to have not cared at all that the conservatorship left her without any legal authority over her children and it looks like her visits with them are more like play dates than actual opportunities for her to parent them. Britney lost so much. She may need help, and she certainly needed help with the beginning of the conservatorship, but I don’t think that equals her having no legal authority over her own life, basically forever. Further, to the extent that it was caused by exploitation, young stardom, alcoholic parents – why on earth should the parent who permitted, allowed, or caused all of those things, to be the one in control?

    • HotTea says:

      Not a paid or PR poster or affiliated with any of these people and I agree Jamie Spears probably has a lot of bad points to him (bad temper, control freak, etc) but my point was no one else was financially savvy enough PLUS energetically motivated to do what he did. On the whole he’s turned her around from being totally broke – she was absolutely in the red in 2008 when Sam Lufti, etc, were using her and plying her with meds. And I think she just had poor financial management skills herself. She lives a pretty good life now considering everything.

      On the “no legal authority over the boys” point, you do understand she had barricaded herself with one of the boys and threatened to harm the boy and herself to the police? This was back in 2008.

      You seem to be saying they should have looked at some sort of treatment plan to get her out of conservatorship and to regain independence, legally and all other ways, from the start. If so, I agree. But we don’t know her diagnosis. I do know she had a very reputable, high profile psychiatrist looking after her up to around 2018, when he died suddenly. Could have sparked things off. Also psychiatry is all about medication; they don’t consider retraining the brain, which is a growing field (neuroplasticity).