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Britney Spears' Conservatorship Ends After 13 Years

Rebecca Shepherd

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Britney Spears' Conservatorship Ends After 13 Years

Britney Spears' long-running conservatorship has been ended in a court hearing in Los Angeles today.

The pop star had asked for the conservatorship, which was set up by her father nearly 14 years ago, to be terminated as she called it 'abusive'.

Spears' lawyer, her parents, and the court appointees who control the conservatorship all publicly supported termination.

Britney was not present at the hearing - although hundreds of fans had turned out to support her bid.

Back in July, Britney was granted permission to hire her own attorney and chose Mathew Rosengart who has since pushed for her father, Jamie Spears, to be removed from the conservatorship.

He was terminated as head of the guardianship - which controls her personal affairs and finances - back in September.

 Britney Spears and Jamie Spears. Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram
Britney Spears and Jamie Spears. Credit: Britney Spears/Instagram

Certified public accountant John Zabel was then selected by Britney and her lawyer to replace her father.

Mr Rosengart, said at the time: "She wants him out of her life today rather than a lingering and toxic presence. Britney deserves to wake up tomorrow without her father as her conservator."

The attorney also thanked fans for the support that has been given to 39-year-old Britney.

In September, he said: "It's been a lot of hard work, it's been intense. I'm proud, Britney's proud."

Mathew Rosengart. Credit: PA
Mathew Rosengart. Credit: PA

He went on to add: "I think the support of the #FreeBritney movement has been instrumental. To the extent that it allowed my firm to carry the ball across the finish line, I thank them as well."

Prior to today's hearing, Britney posted on Instagram saying: "This week is gonna be very interesting for me."

She went on to add: "I haven't prayed for something more in my life!!! I know I've said some things on my Insta out of anger and I'm sorry but I'm only human ... and I believe you'd feel the same way if you were me."

Just yesterday she went on to give her followers some 'pointers for life', which included things like: Smile whenever you can even on the worst day ever, never go to bed hungry and don't be scared to be foolish.

Her final points were: "8. Laugh A LOT," "9. Cry when you need to," and "10. Say your prayers".

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@britneyspears

Topics: Celebrity, News, Britney Spears

Rebecca Shepherd
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