Britney Spears and her sweetheart of five-years, Sam Asghari, formally marry during an elegant function at the vocalist’s Thousand Oaks, California home on Thursday night
The 40-year-old Toxic hitmaker strolled down the passageway to the tune of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love while wearing a custom Versace outfit
Madonna, Paris Hilton, Drew Barrymore and creator Donatella Versace were among the renowned countenances in participation
Britney’s ex Jason Alexander endeavored to crash the star’s wedding prior in the day, yet he was limited by occasion security and later accused of ‘intruding, defacement, and two counts of battery’
Missing from the activity was Britney’s alienated dad Jamie Spears, mother Lynne Spears and more youthful sister Jamie Lynn Spears
The entertainer’s two children, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, were likewise missing, yet wished their mom and her kid accomplice well in front of their pre-marriage ceremony
Britney and Sam got connected last September, only two months before the Womanizer hitmaker’s 13-year conservatorship was ended by an appointed authority
She and Sam uncovered that they were anticipating their most memorable youngster together in April, yet unfortunately experienced a pregnancy misfortune in May and communicated any expectations of having a kid from here on out
Britney Spears and her better half Sam Asghari were spotted leaving their wedding on Thursday night in a white ‘Just Married’ Rolls Royce after their rich pre-marriage ceremony at the vocalist’s California home.
The 40-year-old Toxic hitmaker covered her face as she drove away from the wedding setting while Sam, 28, was seen wearing a dark ‘Britney and Sam’ T-shirt in a sweet signal to their important day.
It comes as Britney’s most memorable spouse Jason Alexander has been reserved in to prison after emphatically live-streaming himself crashing her wedding at her Thousand Oaks chateau.
Britney covered her face with her clothes however her trademark blonde hair was visible as well as the chunky black boots she was wearing while Sam sat beside her in the car.
The driver of their car also gave Britney a rug to cover herself up as she left her home after the wedding.
Sam looked in good spirits as he sat in the back of the car with his ‘Britney and Sam’ T-shirt which was teamed with navy trousers.
The couple had enjoyed a lavish day of celebrating before leaving her Thousand Oaks mansion to presumably head on their honeymoon.
The pair went ahead with their wedding after her first husband Jason had tried to crash the proceedings and trespassed on her home earlier in the day.
Madonna, Paris Hilton and Donatella Versace led the celebrity guests heading home after Britney’s wedding to her partner of five years, Sam at her Thousand Oaks home on Thursday evening.
The ceremony was a star-studded affair, with hordes of celebrities attending the festivities at Britney’s 12,464-square-foot, five-bedroom, eight-bath Italian villa.
Husband: Sam held a black jacket over her
There was also a party crasher in Britney’s ex-husband Jason, who was restrained by event security and later charged with ‘trespassing, vandalism, and two counts of battery’ after he broke into her compound earlier in the day.
Yet the celebrity guests seemed unfazed by the drama as they were chauffeured home after watching Britney and Sam say ‘I do’.
Madonna, 63, was pictured looking deep in thought as she sat in her car wearing a colourful dress and layers of jewellery after the big day.
No doubt the pop icon, who famously kissed Britney, 40, on stage in August 2003 at the VMAs, with Christina Aguilera had a fantastic day as she watched Britney walk down the aisle to the tune of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love while wearing a custom Versace gown.
Socialite Paris, 40, was also seen heading home from the festivities as she joined her mother Kathy in an SUV.
Hilton, who was famously part of Britney’s partying crew in the early 2000s before her conservatorship was put in place, looked ultra glammed up for the occasion in a sexy black cut-out dress where the sleeves of her dress were made of black mesh and decked out in glittery appliques.
The Paris In Love star looked chic she shielded her eyes from the flashbulbs with a pair of oversized sunglasses, while her bright blonde hair was parted to one side and styled in sleek strands that flowed past her bust.
Her mother Kathy also opted for a pair of shades as she waved at onlookers from the front seat of their vehicle.
Fashion designer Donatella Versace also seemed chirpy as she left the venue in a baby blue dress, after discussing her ‘excitement’ at being chosen to design Britney’s bridal gown.
A little glum? Madonna failed to raise a smile as she headed home after Britney’s big day
The iconic singer went all out for the occasion, wearing a multicoloured kimono-style maxi dress by Dries Van Noten. Isn’t the combination of bright colours beautiful? The plunging neckline is nicely balanced out by the floaty loose sleeves, plus the silk fabric creates a fluid silhouette.
The iconic Italian fashion designer, 67, had spoken with Access Hollywood on her way to Britney’s nuptials, saying that creating the pop star’s wedding look was
‘a lot of fun, a lot of emotion.’
Versace also had nothing but happy wishes for the couple, saying:
‘I wish them the best, they’re amazing together, I’m so happy for them.’
Britney’s Versace wedding dress had ‘an off-the-shoulder cap sleeve and a deep V-shaped slit in the leg,’ E! News reported.
Former E! News host Maria Menounos was also seen making her way home from the festivities and looked in high spirits as she beamed broadly while being transported out of the compound.
The TV personality wowed in a sleeveless teal velvet gown that showed off her enviably toned arms as her husband, Keven Undergaro, 54, remained behind the wheel.
Her honey toned tresses were swept up into a high ponytail and she sported a noticeably radiant complexion.
The star-studded guest list for Britney’s wedding – but her parents and CHILDREN didn’t attend
- Paris Hilton
- Maria Menounos
- Donatella Versace
- Kathy Hilton
- Drew Barrymore
- Britney’s superstar attorney Mathew Rosengart
- Kevin Federline
- Britney’s sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15
- Jamie Spears
- Lynne Spears
- Jamie-Lynn Spears
Jason Alexander live-streamed himself crashing her wedding at her California mansion, an is now in the custody of the Ventura Sheriff’s Department having been charged with trespassing, vandalism and two batteries after a couple of altercations with Britney’s security guards.
Minutes before he was apprehended, Alexander managed to broadcast himself on Instagram as he ran through hillside trails, as he approached the rear of Spears’ home.
The 40-year-old was easily able to scale a fence, descend a rocky hillside and slip inside the wedding venue, all-the-while telling security exactly who he was, and why he was there – just hours before the fairytale ceremony got underway.
Alexander’s arrest is the third arrest in 13 months. Police sources revealed he also has a felony warrant for larceny in another county.
He was last in police custody for driving under the influence in January 2021 and breaking security protocols at an airport in August. Alexander was also arrested previously for violating an order of protection and stalking an unidentified woman in December 2021.
On Thursday night, Spears’ attorney revealed he was ‘absolutely livid’ after Alexander crashed the pop star’s wedding venue and demanded he be locked up.
Mathew Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor with a reputation that has seen him represent a host of high-profile clients since he went into private practice in 2001, said he is
‘personally working with the sheriff’s department to ensure Mr. Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’
‘Jason Alexander has been handcuffed, taken into custody and arrested. I express my thanks to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for their prompt response and good work,’
Rosengart, told TMZ in a statement.
Rosengart’s vow to see Alexander prosecuted capped off an afternoon of drama within the grounds of Spears’ Thousand Oaks, California mansion hours before she is due to marry longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.
A photographer captured the moment Alexander was apprehended by security and pinned to the ground.
Alexander claimed that Britney had ‘invited him’ to the event and that she was his
‘first and only wife’ before he proudly stated he was there to ‘crash the wedding’.
At one point, he managed to make it inside the wedding tent which was decorated in pink roses, before he was once again confronted by armed security.
He was swiftly tackled to the ground and escorted off the premises with the Ventura County Sheriff having been summoned. Overhead photos show at least six patrol cars in attendance as Alexander’s antics demonstrated a stunning breach in security surrounding the star.
Rosengart told TMZ he’s ‘absolutely livid’ Alexander tried to crash and wants Alexander locked up.
Alexander and Spears tied the knot in Las Vegas in 2004 and were married for just 55 hours before they had their union annulled.
Former flame: Spears was married to Alexander for just 55 hours in January 2004 after a spur-of-the-moment ceremony in Vegas
In a 10 minute long Instagram live video, Alexander could be seen scaling a fence on the perimeter of Spears’ property as he documented exactly what he was about to do.
He encountered a number of security personnel and openly stated his name and intention:
‘I’m Jason Alexander. The first husband. I’m here to crash the wedding!’
Prosecution: Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart (pictured) said he is ‘personally working with the sheriff’s department to ensure Mr. Alexander is aggressively prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law’
As Alexander descended a hillside, he entered the wedding tent where planners were still busy putting the finishing touches, even shaking hands with some of the workers.
Several rows of wooden benches could be seen lined up, together with an alter covered in pink roses under which the couple would later say their vows.
Alexander introduced himself to several of the workers present who are helping to put everything into place.
He then marched inside the house demanding to know: ‘Where’s Britney?’
The video occasionally cut out completely but Alexander could be seen bounding up a fight of stairs to the second story before entering what appears to be a bedroom while still calling out Britney’s name.
Eventually, Alexander was apprehended by a member of the security team who could be see holding a gun in his hand, which he kept pointed towards the floor.
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department raced to the scene to respond to a trespassing call. Three police cars arrived at the singer’s Thousand Oaks home just after 2.30pm, along with a fire truck.
An onlooker told DailyMail.com: ‘It all happened very fast. Three cop cars just showed up and went screeching up her drive. We were all trying to figure out what’s going on, especially after the fire truck left.’
When reached by phone, Alexander’s father, Dennis, told DailyMail.com,
on his son’s antics.
Alexander was arrested on an outstanding warrant not for criminal trespass – although those charges may be added, police sources have told DailyMail.com,
The reason for the ‘out county warrant’ has yet to be determined.
Before the ruckus, party planning staff were captured unloading a Cinderella-style carriage onto the property, along with a gorgeous Camarillo White Horse, and hoards of other wedding decor.
The horse and carriage arrived shortly after 4pm and were the latest in a long line of arrivals, following minivans carrying workers and caterers.
Mom-of-two Spears hired luxe catering firm Contemporary Catering to provide food for the 80 guests expected at the wedding. On its website, the company says
‘something sacred is at stake at every event’
and boasts of using the best local ingredients, adding: ‘Our commitment to quality ingredients goes uncompromised.
‘We utilize local organic produce whenever possible and source sustainable poultry and meat from local ranches.’
A sample wedding menu includes appetizers of Kobe beef sliders and Ahi tuna tartare, followed by entrees such as ‘a duet of spice rubbed, grilled and sliced flank steak’ or Santa Barbara sea bass served with charred fennel, saffron and a tomato herb cream sauce.Puddings include panna cotta with berry compote and a molten chocolate cake.
Careful! She carefully stepped out of the vehicle in a pair black velvet heels with sparkly silver buckles on the front
Celebrities were then seen descending upon Britney’s home to attend the ceremony.
Soon after her arrival, Paris jumped out her SUV which gave fellow attendees and wedding staff a clear look at her glammed up appearance.
The skirt of her dress flowed to her ankles and ruched down the back seam.
She carefully stepped out of the vehicle in a pair black velvet heels with sparkly silver buckles on the front.
other-daughter duo: Paris was joined at the star-studded soiree by her mother Kathy Hilton, 63. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star stunned in a flesh-toned mini dress with a black lace overlay
Finishing touches: Kathy rocked a pair of ankle strap heels and styled her hair identically to her eldest daughter’s
Paris was joined at the star-studded soiree by her mother Kathy Hilton, 63.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star stunned in a flesh-toned mini dress with a black lace overlay.
She layered up the look with a matching shall and carried her essentials in a black clutch with black leather rose pinned to the front of it.
Kathy rocked a pair of ankle strap heels and styled her hair identically to her eldest daughter’s.
Hanging out: She was seen in the back seat
Ready to party: She wore her signature blonde locks down for the occasion
Donatella Versace, who created a custom bridal gown for Britney, rolled up to the wedding venue in a snazzy black sports car with her window rolled down.
She had a huge smile on her face as she took directions from a nearby wedding crew member. The 67-year-old fashionista was accompanied by a male companion.
Donatella wore her signature bleach blonde hair parted to one side and in glamorous curls that flowed down her chest.
She appeared to be wearing a sleeveless blue dress and she accessorized with a gold necklace.
Drew Barrymore put on an equally jovial display as she arrived in her own chauffeured vehicle with a female pal.
The Never Been Kissed star, 47, seemed to be sporting a brown cloak-like number and her auburn hair was parted down the middle and styled in waves.
Drew was decked out in a pair of large, gold chandelier earrings and a glitzy gold watch.
Britney’s superstar attorney Mathew Rosengart, who was key to helping the star end her long-standing conservatorship last year, was spotted driving himself to the wedding venue.
Missing from the action was the Toxic singer’s estranged family, including her ex-conservator father Jamie Spears, 69, and her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 31.
Britney’s ex-husband Kevin Federline confirmed to TMZ earlier in the day that their sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, would also but absent from the ceremony, but that they’re ‘happy for Britney and wish her and Sam all the best going forward.’
Sam and Britney got engaged back in September 2021 after five years of dating. At the time the pop star revealed the happy news via Instagram, sharing a smiling video of her flashing her custom four-carat Forever Diamonds NY engagement ring while her husband-to-be peeked in from the side.
Overwhelmed with excitement, Britney wrote: ‘I can’t f**king believe it!!!’
Sam’s manager, Brandon Cohen, confirmed the news via a statement shortly after the lovebirds both posted on their Instagram accounts.
‘The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication, and love expressed to them,’ he said, adding that Britney’s new ring was designed by New York City-based jeweler Roman Malayev.
The bespoke design features a brilliant stone in a platinum cathedral setting, and is enhanced with a floating solitaire design and has pavé detailing on the bridge.
The celebrity couple has also enjoyed a series of luxury getaways in the months since the engagement, as they have been seen in Hawaii, Las Vegas, and opulent Mexican resorts in Cabo San Lucas and Cancun.
The Baby One More Time songstress has stated that she had a number of plans following the end of her 13-year conservatorship last November, among them was getting married, purchasing a new home, and having more children.
She and Sam revealed that they were expecting their first child together in April, but tragically suffered a pregnancy loss in May. Both have expressed hopes of having a child in the future.
Iran-born Sam initially met Britney in October of 2016 when they worked together on her video Slumber Party, and they began dating soon thereafter.
Britney Spears’ love history: Justin Timberlake heartbreak, 55-hour Vegas marriage and toxic divorce and custody battle with K-Fed that ended in a 5150 psychiatric hold
Britney Spears finally tied the knot with her longtime partner Sam Asghari, 28, on the evening of June 9, 2022.
The 40-year-old songstress and her boyfriend have been going strong since linking up in 2016, but their love follows of string of short-lived romances for the pop superstar.
Below is a history of Britney’s relationships going back to her earliest days as a rising performer.
Donald ‘Reg’ Jones (1995–1997)
Britney got her first official boyfriend, Reg Jones, when she was only 14 and he was 17.
In Lynne Spears’ 2008 memoir Through The Storm, Britney’s mother claimed that it was actually Jones whom her daughter lost her virginity to, not her future boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
In 2001, Jones put up two letter than the singer had written him while she was a teen, include one in which she broke up with him.
Justin Timberlake (1998–2002)
Britney’s first serious relationship was with her former Mickey Mouse Club costar Justin Timberlake, who was then part of NSYNC.
Following their 2002 split, the singer publicly blamed Spears for their break up and used his ‘heartbreak’ to promote his music. A lookalike actress was also used to represent Spears in his video for Cry Me A River, which fans took to be a breakup song about their relationship.
Timberlake later wrote in an open apology that he was ‘deeply sorry’ and would ‘take accountability’ admitting that he had ‘failed’ her, after their relationship came under fresh scrutiny following the release of documentaries looking into Spears’ conservatorship.
Wade Robson (2002)
The Toxic singer reportedly moved on in the wake of her split from Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson, who worked for both her and Justin’s group NSYNC.
Although it was never been confirmed by any of the trio, at the time it was rumoured that Wade was the real reason for the Justin and Britney split.
Yet their relationship was short lived and Britney and Wade had split within the year.
Fred Durst (2003)
After the breakup with Robson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst claimed that he dated Britney, though she denied that they ever had a relationship.
The couple spent time together when working on songs for Britney’s new album.
‘It just became a fiasco of madness,’ Durst told MTV of the alleged breakup. ‘[But] I always stay true to my heart and true to everything I did and my intentions, and I am in no way a liar.’
Jared Leto (2003)
Britney was also rumored around this time to have dated Jared Leto, but he never confirmed the alleged romance and she denied that they were eve ran item.
After they were seen together, she said they were just ‘really good friends.’
The dating rumours started after fans theorised that Spears had gone after Leto because he was Cameron Diaz’s ex and Diaz, at the time, was dating Spears’ ex Timberlake.
Colin Farrell (2003)
There was clearly something going on between Britney and actor Colin Farrell in 2003, when they were seen kissing at the premiere of his film The Recruit, where they also walked the red carpet.
However, he shrugged the affectionate display off and said he was ‘just a 26-year-old guy who’s single and having a good time.’
While their fling may only have lasted a week, Farrell memorialized their relationship by sending Spears a shirt that read: ‘I slept with Colin Farrell and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.’
Columbus Short (2003)
Britney dated within her own organization when she hooked up with her backup dance Columbus Short in 2003.
Short, who subsequently starred on Scandal, later claimed that he overheard Spears’ parents Lynne and Jamie Spears refer to him by the N-word when she was on speaker phone with them, though he didn’t specify who said it and they both denied using the word.
Columbus claimed to have only had sex with her once, and he claimed he was fired after he failed to reciprocate her affections.
Jason Alexander (2004)
Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood.
The couple tied the knot on a whim in the early morning hours on January 3, 2004 during a ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were both 22 years old at the time.
Their marriage was annulled 55 hours later, which Alexander later claimed was forced by Britney’s mother, Lynne, and Britney’s management. Following the annulment, Spears said in an interview: ‘It was me being silly, being rebellious.’
Yet 18 years after their union it seems Alexander hasn’t lost his feelings for Spears, as just hours before she was was due to marry her long-term partner Sam Asghari, 28, at her home Alexander broke onto the premises to crash the wedding.
Kevin Federline (2004–2007)
The songstress’ next relationship also resulted in a marriage.
Britney and Kevin Federline, a backup dancer, would go on to share her two sons: Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15.
The couple divorced in 2007, and it was her struggles with custody that factored into the creation of her conservatorship.
In January 2008, she locked herself in a bathroom with the children when it was time to return them to their father. The police were subsequently called, and Spears was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
J. R. Rotem (2007)
Spears hit the dating scene quickly following her divorce when she got together with the music producer J. R. Rotem, who produced her song Everybody.
Following their fling, Rotem shocked with a graphic kiss and tell interview, crudely announcing
‘I f**ked Britney wheelbarrow style – It was tractor style.’
Reflecting on their union, Rotem later said: ‘It was kind of a stupid phase I was going through, where I wouldn’t say that I was being a bad person but I would say that I was being not very genuine to who I am and what it is that I’m supposed to do.’
Isaac Cohen (2007)
In the same year as her fling with Rotem, Spears began dating male model Isaac Cohen.
At the time, her fans noted that Cohen noted only looked like her ex-husband Kevin, but he even favored similar clothing to the dancer.
Their breakup was described as ‘amicable,’ and Cohen later said of their relationship: ‘By the time I met Britney she was burnt out. She knew she had been drinking and partying as a way to try to banish the bad stuff from her life.
‘Far from the trashy drunk, I saw a very shy, sweet girl who was just desperately sad about what had happened with her marriage.’
Howie Day (2007)
Britney reportedly met the singer–songwriter Howie Day while both were at the Promises rehab center in Malibu.
Life & Style reported at the time that Britney’s mother Lynne was concerned about the relationship, which didn’t last long.
Spears’ second husband K Fed also didn’t approve of the relationship, branding Day ‘trash,’ and adding that Britney had to ‘head to the dump’ to meet Day while in rehab.
Adnan Ghalib (2007–2008)
The pop star shocked her fans and family when she began dating the paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007, despite the fact that he had long been on her tail hunting for the perfect photo.
Ghalib claimed in 2008 that he had a sex tape featuring Spears in an apparent bid to shop it around, though he later claimed his statements were fabricated, according to The Daily Beast.
Britney’s father Jamie successful won a restraining order to keep Ghalib away from his daughter by claiming that the photographer alerted paparazzi to Britney’s whereabouts and then got a fee from them.
Jason Trawick (2009–2013)
One of Spears’ longest relationship was with her former agent, Jason Trawick.
In 2021, rumors spread claiming the two had secretly married and then divorce in 2012 after records showing her conservatorship put a lawyer on retainer shortly before their 2013 breakup.
However, Trawick denied that they were ever married, and no marriage license — or divorce — was ever filed.
David Lucado (2013–2014)
Britney and David Lucado began dating shortly after her split from Trawick, though the relationship only lasted about a year.
According to TMZ, Britney dumped Lucado after she discovered a video showing Lucado
‘making out with a woman and dancing with her.’
Lucado didn’t take the split well, with a representative telling TMZ: ‘David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out.’
Charlie Ebsersol (2014–2015)
Spears continued to date within the entertainment industry, though her new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol was a film and television producer.
Speaking about their romance Spears said at the time: ‘I thought he was really adorable and she said he was good to people, so I went for it… There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease.’
Sources claimed to Hollywood Life after their breakup that the two separated after Britney’s father Jamie suggested he wasn’t a good match for her.
Sam Asghari (2016–present)
Sam Asghari, an aspiring actor, has been by the pop star’s side since 2016, making their relationship her longest to date.
She met Sam in 2016 when he appeared in her Slumber Party music video, and the two quickly hit it off after that.
They went Instagram official in January 2017, and Sam was by her side amid the battle to end her long-running conservatorship.
Spears announced their engagement on September 12, 2021, and she followed the good news up by having her conservatorship terminated in November of that year.
In April 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, but Britney revealed just a month later that she had suffered a miscarriage.
‘Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly excited to share the good news,’ she wrote on Instagram.
How Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship restricted her ability to marry and have children
Britney Spears shocked her fans when she testified in June 2021 that her conservatorship, which was put in place in 2008, prevented her from getting married or even having another child.
‘I want to be able to get married and have a baby,’
she said during a conservatorship hearing.
‘I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby, I have an IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant.’
The terms of Spears’ conservatorship turned over control of her estate to various figures, including her father Jamie Spears and conservator of her person Jodi Montgomery, who succeeded her father.
However, according to experts who spoke to Rolling Stone, California law wouldn’t have barred Britney from getting married or having children unless there was an explicit order to do so.
Under the rules of the arrangement, the singer was not able to enter into any contracts, according to legal experts who spoke to Variety.
That means that she could accept an informal marriage proposal from Sam Asghari, but she would have been prevented from marrying as long as the conservatorship was in place, unless she got the permission of her conservator.
If she had tried to sign a marriage license, it likely would have been invalidated if the conservatorship didn’t first give her permission.
The fact that the singer believed she couldn’t marry or have children raised troubling questions about what kind of information and advice she was receiving from her court-appointed attorney Samule Ingham III, who began representing her in 2008.
Despite the restrictive conditions of the conservatorship, Ingham III reportedly never took steps to end the arrangement, and he eventually stepped down in July 2021, following his client’s bombshell testimony.’
He was previously lambasted by experts after Spears testified that she didn’t know she was allowed to petition to end her conservatorship.
The issue is now a moot point for Spears, who is free to control her life and estate. After Ingham resigned, her new lawyer Mathew Rosengart represented Britney before a judge ended the conservatorship in November 2021.
Britney Spears’ ‘cult-like’ conservatorship was terminated by a judge last November after 13 years of having her $60million fortune and personal affairs controlled by her 69-year-old father Jamie Spears.
And in the months leading up to the arrangement’s end, Britney exposed the true state of her relationship with Jamie, as well as her mother Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn.
She’s put her family on blast for allegedly taking advantage of her during the
‘demoralizing and degrading’ conservatorship, even going as far as to say they belong in jail for ‘what they did to me.’
And now, with Britney living life estranged from her father, sister and mother, DailyMail.com is looking back on how the conservatorship tore the Spears family apart.
Jamie was granted a ‘temporary conservatorship’ over his daughter in 2008 after the singer landed herself in the headlines for erratic behavior – including THAT infamous head shaving incident – and, eventually, suffering a nervous breakdown.
Despite its initial temporary nature, the conservatorship was extended indefinitely, leaving Britney under the control of her father for the next 13 years.
Though Britney has previously hinted at the fact that the conservatorship felt ‘just like Groundhog Day every day’ to her, the Lucky singer rarely spoke about the arrangement or the extent of her father’s involvement in her financial, personal and career decisions.
Jamie would abruptly step down as conservator in 2019, citing personal health reasons.’ Jodi Montgomery, an experienced conservator, would temporarily take over his duties.
Obvious tensions between Jamie and Britney became public when the performer objected to him remaining her conservator the following year, even threatening to cease performing if he remained in power.
Her attorney told NBC that Britney was ‘afraid of her father’ – a sentiment that would be echoed in the heartbreaking court testimony she delivered in July 2021.
Though her bid to give Jamie the boot was denied, Britney’s fight to end her conservatorship as a while would gain intense momentum in 2021 following the release of The New York Times’ documentary Framing Britney Spears, which took a deep dive into the controversial conservatorship.
Just one month later, Britney’s lawyer Samuel Ingham III filed to have Jamie removed and to have Jodi takeover. And in April, she’d request to address the court regarding the life she’d been forced to live for the past 13 years.
In the 24-minute testimony, Britney slammed Jamie and claimed that the conservatorship was ‘allowing my dad to ruin my life.’
She accused her family of purposely instigating her ‘angry tantrums’ and ‘crazy’ behavior, which led to her undergoing a number of psych evaluations ‘against my will.’
She further alleged that Jamie and the rest of the family were staying at her home in Jackson Beach, Florida at the time and that her father
‘didn’t care to ask what was going on then.’
Britney also told the court that she was ‘always extremely scared’ of Jamie while growing up due to his struggles with alcohol.
By August 2021, after continued efforts in the courts by Britney’s new lawyer Mathew S. Rosengart, Jamie agreed to step down as conservator.
After learning he would finally be abandoning the role, Britney blasted the conservatorship as ‘a family business’ and thanked Jamie for ‘exiting out of my life and finally allowing me to live mine !!!!
The following month, Jamie filed a petition to end the conservatorship as a whole, noting that he ‘unconditionally loves and supports his daughter’ – it was officially terminated by a judge on November 12.
In the months since the termination, Britney has continued to use Instagram to air out her grievances with her father, with her lawyer also recently accusing the Spears family patriarch of ‘bully[ing] and harass[ing]’ Britney after the fact.
Lynne Spears expressed publicly in a statement published in July 2021 that she fully supported her daughter’s big to remove Jamie as conservator.
It is clear to me that James P. Spears is incapable of putting my daughter’s interests ahead of his own on both a professional and a personal level,’ it read.
Yet Jamie hit back, accusing Lynne of being an absent mother and claiming she was paid $150,000 a year by Britney for her mansion in Louisiana.
‘In stark contrast, it appears that Lynne is the one who is incapable of putting her daughter’s interests ahead of her own,’ Jamie Spears’
‘Lynne has not been involved in her daughter’s life for most of the past twelve years.’
Controversially, Lynne had published her own memoir Through The Storm: A Real Story Of Fame And Family In A Tabloid World in 2008, the year Jamie was made Britney’s conservator after the pop star’s months-long mental breakdown.
Britney would later accuse her mother of ‘secretly’ ruining her life and being the real mastermind behind her conservatorship in a now-deleted Instagram post published in November.
‘My dad may have started the conservatorship 13 years ago … but what people don’t know is that my mom is the one who gave him the idea,’
Britney captioned, adding that Jamie was ‘not smart enough’ to come up with the idea.
‘She secretly ruined my life … and yes I will call her and [Britney’s former manager] Lou Taylor out on it … so take your whole ‘I have NO IDEA what’s going on’ attitude and go f*** yourself!!!!’
More recently in a post published in April of this year, Britney alleged that her mother
‘thrived on drama’ and that she would argue with a ‘drunk’ Jamie ‘every night of my life.’
Britney and her younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears have developed a highly contentious relationship over the years – which would go into overdrive as Britney’s bid to end her long-standing conservatorship revved up in the courts.
Jamie Lynn broke her silence on the matter in an emotional Instagram video published in June 2021, where she stated that she wanted nothing but ‘happiness’ for her sister and that she always has and ‘always will’ support her.
The Zoey 101 star insisted that she’d made a ‘very conscious choice’ to ‘only participate’ in the singer’s life as her sister – and that she was not on Britney’s payroll as fans had previously accused her of being.
The video appeared to rile Britney up as she launched countless Instagram attacks directed at her sister Jamie Lynn, as well as her mother and father, one of which saw the star threaten to expose them if she ever landed a TV interview.
Jamie Lynn publicly begged for ‘peace’ amid her sister releasing the bombshell social media claims, which later resulted in Britney unfollowing her ‘mean a** sister’ on Instagram.
In late 2021, Jamie Lynn announced she’d be releasing own memoir, titled Things I Should Have Said. She’d changed the titled from Must Confess, after receiving backlash from Britney fans over it being a partial lyric from Britney’s chart-topping track Baby One More Time.
Then while Jamie Lynn was doing publicity for the memoir she aired out a series of eye-catching allegations about Britney.
Jamie Lynn claimed her older sister once locked them both in a room with knife in hand, and described her behavior at one point as ‘erratic, paranoid and, spiraling.’
Britney categorically denied the knife story and retaliated by calling her sister a
‘scum person’ for telling ‘crazy lies’
As the bad blood between them rose to a boil, Britney also expressed regret that she had not
‘slapped you and Mamma right across your f***ing faces!!!!!’
During the week of the book’s release, Britney’s counsel sent Jamie Lynn a cease and desist over the ‘misleading or outrageous claims’ in the memoir.