Britney Is 'On Cloud 9' After Jamie Spears' Removal From Conservatorship
In her first Instagram post since Jamie Spears was removed from her conservatorship team, Britney Spears seemed happy and light
Finally, Britney Spears has won a major battle in the war to end her conservatorship and take back control of her life. Yesterday, a judge ruled that the pop star’s father, Jamie Spears, should be removed from his position as conservator of her finances. Shortly after that news, in her first Instagram post since it was announced, Britney seemed to be feeling absolutely happy.
“On cloud 9 right now,” she wrote alongside a video that showed her grabbing the controls of a prop plane while the pilot, seated next to her, explained how she could take control for a few minutes.
“That seems crazy,” Britney can be heard saying in the video, her voice full of laughter. “Wow, thank you!”
In the caption for the post, the singer wrote, “First time flying a plane and first time in a prop plane ✈️ !!! Geez I was scared,” and added, “Stay classy beautiful people !!!! New pics coming soon.”
While the post didn’t directly mention the good news about her conservatorship fight, it’s clear that Britney was feeling amazing at the time the video was taken. The removal of her father from her conservatorship is a major win that she’s been fighting for a long time.
“This man does not belong in her life, your honor, for another day,” her lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, argued in Wednesday’s court hearing. “Please hear the plea of my client.”
Jamie Spears’ lawyers have argued that the conservatorship should simply be ended, rather than have him removed from his position in it, but Rosengart has argued that the process to fully end the conservatorship can take too long for Jamie Spears to keep his power over Britney. After hearing from both sides, Judge Brenda Penny agreed that removing Jamie right away was the best option.
“The current situation is not tenable,” she said.
For his part, Britney’s fiancé Sam Asghari was super happy for his future wife. He took to the ‘Gram in both a post and his Stories to share his joy over the news. “The power of the lioness,” he wrote.
He shared a photo of Britney’s ring with their hands holding a rose.
And another to give credit to Brit and her fans for the conservatorship victory.
Free Britney indeed.
Now, the work to fully end Britney’s conservatorship will move forward. Britney has had her finances and many personal and medical decisions controlled by others since 2008, when a public mental health emergency resulted in the conservatorship first being formed. This year, she’s begun to very publicly fight to end it, including giving a devastating court testimony in June in which she accused her entire family of “conservatorship abuse.”
This is just one more step toward freedom for Britney, but it’s a big one, and we hope she’s enjoying the feeling of being this much closer.