Jamie Lynn Spears Breaks Silence On Britney Spears’ Conservatorship
Jamie Lynn Spears, younger sister of Britney Spears, said on Monday she was proud of the pop superstar for speaking out about her life under the conservatorship overseen by their father and supported whatever would make the singer happy. In a series of videos posted on Instagram Stories, Jamie Lynn said she felt she could now comment publicly about the situation because her sister had testified about it in court.
“I just want to take a second to address a few things. The only reason I hadn’t before is because I felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly that it wasn’t my place and it wasn’t the right thing to do,” Jamie Lynn said in the video message. “But now that she’s very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I feeI I need to say.”
Last week, Britney Spears, 39, told a Los Angeles judge the conservatorship had been abusive and that she had been prevented from removing a birth control device so she could try to have a baby.
“Since the day I was born, I’ve only loved adored and supported my sister,” Jamie Lynn continued. “I don’t care if she wants to run away to a rain forest and have a zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world,” Jamie Lynn Spears said.
The younger Spears, an actor who appeared in the Netflix series “Sweet Magnolias,” added she would support Britney Spears “ending the consevatorship or flying to Mars or whatever else she wants to do to be happy.”
“I’m so proud of her for using her voice,” she continued, adding that “I am only concerned about her happiness” and “have nothing to gain or lose either way.”
However, fans have been quick to criticize Jamie Lynn, along with the rest of the family, and even called for her to be removed from the Netflix series, after Britney revealed in her explosive testimony that no one did anything to support her or to stop the abusive conservatorship.
“Maybe I didn’t support the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform but I can assure you that I support my sister long before there was a hashtag and I’ll support her long after,” Jamie Lynn said in response to the criticism.
The legal arrangement began in 2008 when Britney Spears suffered a mental health breakdown. A year later she made a comeback, released new albums and performed live for 10 years until late 2018.
In 2020, Britney Spears began the legal process to remove her father, Jamie Spears, from handling personal affairs ranging from her medical care to who visits her secluded villa outside Los Angeles. Jamie Spears also is a joint conservator of the singer’s finances.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles; Editing by Matthew Lewis)