Britney Spears deleted her Instagram days after her engagement


Britney Spears just got engaged to Sam Asghari over the weekend. Britney celebrated by posting a video on her Instagram, which is how many celebrities mark the big occasions in their lives. Britney has been spending a lot of time on Instagram this summer – it felt like she finally got all of her social media passwords back during her conservatorship fight, and she went a little bit wild, posting topless photos and any old thing she wanted. Well, that’s over. For now. She deleted her Instagram, and she insists that it’s her choice.

It’s her prerogative. Britney Spears is sending a “powerful” message by deleting her Instagram amid her 13-year conservatorship, a source exclusively told Page Six on Tuesday.

“She’s happy and in a great place,” the source said, adding, “and silence can be a powerful thing and a powerful message.”

The insider affirmed, “This was her decision.”

The source also shared that the “Overprotected” pop star, 39, is taking some time away from social media “in light of the successful path that she’s been on and continues to be on [following] the news of [her engagement].”

Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, confirmed separately to Page Six that it was his client’s choice to take a social media break.

Our insider also noted that major celebs take social media breaks “all the time,” and this shouldn’t be viewed as something negative for Spears.

[From Page Six]

Considering many people were worried about her when she was posting non-stop this summer, I find the angst from the Britney-stan crowd a little bit weird. It’s either too much or too little for Britney’s stans! I’m glad she’s taking a break from Insta, although I do wonder if it was entirely her choice. I wonder if her lawyer recommended it for what will probably be a busy couple of months of court hearings and drama with Jamie Spears. I also think it’s a little bit funny that Britney couldn’t simply leave her Instagram up and just walk away for a few months without posting any new content. I mean… people do that all the time. I haven’t updated my Instagram in more than a year.


Photos courtesy of Britney’s now defunct Instagram.

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  1. Moxylady says:

    I think it was all the – GET A PRENUP! – stuff on her engagement post. But like seriously. Get a prenup.

    • STRIPE says:

      I think so too. And while I agree she should (but I think almost everyone should ha!), I don’t think posting that on the pic she used to celebrate the occasion is very kind to her. It 100% implies he’s just using her and that’s just not nice to say on her post, ya know?

      • Golly Gee says:

        This is the thing. She is now stigmatized. What other celebrities who get engaged have their accounts flooded with “get a prenup?” It’s insulting. She has had enough life experience being sold out to take precautions. She’s not an idiot and she doesn’t need the Internet telling her what to do. She wasn’t even allowed to have a day to bask in her happiness.

  2. Char says:

    I think we should all back down and let Britney live and not enter the same spiral that hurted her years ago.

  3. Noki says:

    I heard the accounts are never ever really deleted,even after the grace period of changing your mind is up.

  4. Eurydice says:

    Maybe it’s like me with chocolate chip cookies – I could have them in the house and just not eat them, but who would I be kidding? Better to get rid of them entirely.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    Delete Instagram and get that prenup Brit!

  6. HeyJude says:

    God people couldn’t just support her for finally getting engaged which is something she apparently wanted and fought for for years, without screaming get a pre-nup (which you can be sure her lawyers are on top of anyways).

    Implying her new fiance is using her or the marriage is going to fail. It’s disgusting. That’s not being a supportive “fan”. That’s nasty. No one would ever say that to someone face to face.

    This woman’s gone through years of abuse and frankly captivity. The first time she finally has something to be happy about since then, random strangers meet her with a chorus of venomous comments.

    If you care about this woman at all be supportive alone or STFU.

    • Golly Gee says:

      100% I just posted something similar above. On the one hand fans want her to be free because she’s a capable adult and on the other hand they are treating her like she’s a child and being insulting and hurtful to boot.

    • Robert says:

      My real friends tell me when I’m acting stupid. Look at Britney’s past marriages and boyfriends. She’s almost as bad a Jlow. I want Britney to be happy. But do you think if the new boyfriend is taking advantage of her that’s going to make her really happy. And if he isn’t he would want one to prove to her he truly loves her for her. There’s being happy today. And then there’s being happy a lifetime. I want Britney to be happy a lifetime.

      • Golly Gee says:

        These aren’t real friends. These are strangers on Instagram. It’s interesting that you assume she’s being stupid and needs to be told. How do you know she’s not already working on a prenup? While you profess to care, your comments about her in this and past posts are always patronizing and infantilizing. After what she’s been through, I’m guessing she has a lot less trust in people then you seem to think, and lawyers who will counsel her. She and Sam have been together for five years, so this isn’t some quickie engagement. As with thousands of other marriages, the outcome can’t be predicted but she is happy with him and it’s her choice if she wants to marry him.

  7. what's inside says:

    Standard legal advice. Stay off of social media and avoid being in the press until legal matters are settled. She is trying to prove that she is competent and all that drama on social media will not look good in front of a judge.

    • april says:

      YES, YES, YES

    • janinedm says:

      Agree. We’ve all seen how Jaime twists things.

      • Robert says:

        Either put up proof or shutup. Jamie has only been in charge of her finances for years. There is a woman who has been in charge of Britney’s welfare for years. And Britney has said she like her.

      • Golly Gee says:

        @Robert, the fact that Jamie asked for blanket immunity as a condition for him stepping down as her conservator according to her attorney Matthew Rosengart, tells you everything you need to know. Why ask for blanket immunity if you haven’t done anything wrong? The facts about her finances have been kept hidden due to sealed court documents and NDAs, but the truth will be coming out.
        I only ever see your name in posts about Britney— about her instability and about how Jamie is doing a good job, so I’m guessing if you aren’t in fact Jamie, you have some sort of vested interest in this case.

  8. Susan says:

    social media can be a real challenge to even the healthiest of people…Britney has been through a lot and the comments on her engagement have probably been much more harsh than the “prenup” ones. TBH it happens to most all people with public comments, I can only imagine how many comments are made on hers. I know a small-time little known influencer and some of the stuff people have the gall to say to her is….ROUGH.

  9. Rea says:

    Britney should not be on social media too much. Its worsen than paparazzi because sm reaches the whole world and a lot of times trolls become embodied with confidence since it’s anymous. Any one can make an account online. I do fear Britney will replace if she does not get professional help like a psychiatric. Her life has been unstable for a long time and she needs to heal.