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Britney Spears celebrates conservatorship ending: 'Best day ever!'

The 39-year-old singer has spoken out after a judge officially terminated her conservatorship 13 years after she was placed under the controlling hold following her 2008 breakdown. Picture: Instagram

The 39-year-old singer has spoken out after a judge officially terminated her conservatorship 13 years after she was placed under the controlling hold following her 2008 breakdown. Picture: Instagram

Published Nov 13, 2021

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Britney Spears celebrated the “best day ever” on Friday as she marked the end of her conservatorship.

The 39-year-old singer has spoken out after a judge officially terminated her conservatorship 13 years after she was placed under the controlling hold following her 2008 breakdown.

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Britney addressed the good news on Instagram with a video of her fans popping confetti outside the courthouse in Los Angeles.

She wrote alongside the video: "Good God I love my fans so much it's crazy !!! I think I'm gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen ???? #FreedBritney (sic)”

Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, also spoke about the court ruling shortly after it was made.

He told fans outside the courthouse: “What's next for Britney - and this is the first time that this can be said for about a decade - is up to one person: Britney."

Friday's session was the first hearing about the singer's conservatorship since her father, Jamie Spears, was suspended as her co-conservator on September 29.

Judge Brenda Penny was due to rule on whether Britney’s conservatorship should be terminated entirely, and she ruled in favour of the motion, stating: “The conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required.”

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The judge also said Britney’s current estate conservator, John Zabel, would continue working for the time being to settle ongoing financial concerns related to the case.

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For Britney, the news comes after she called for an end to her conservatorship – which saw her father Jamie control her personal and financial affairs for a decade before he stepped back to co-conservator in 2019 – in an emotional court plea in June.

The ‘Toxic’ singer said her conservatorship had been “abusive” and had left her with depression, as she said those involved – including her father – should be jailed.

She said: "I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life. In the meantime, I want this therapist to come to my home, I’m not willing to go to Westlake ... They set me up by sending me to the most exposed places. I need your help.

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"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail."

Britney also stated she feels “traumatised” by her conservatorship.

She added: “I am not happy, I can’t sleep. I’m so angry, it’s insane. And I’m depressed. I am traumatised. I just want my life back.

“I want to end this conservatorship without being evaluated. This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life, I've worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break.”

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