Britney Spears is free!
The controversial conservatorship that controlled Britney's personal life and career, including her finances, ended following a court ruling.
Spears called it "the best day ever."
The Conservatorship Lasted For 13 Years
Britney Spears's father, Jamie, was appointed as her legal guardian in 2008. In September this year, he voluntarily stepped down from the position.
The pop star called this whole ordeal "abusive."
Jamie Spears had control over all the pop star's money, but Britney can finally take charge of her estimated $60m fortune and personal decisions.
What made Britney's case so controversial is that conservatorship is a court granted guardianship for people who cannot look after themselves, such as sufferers of dementia.
In Britney's case, things got heated since she successfully finished several tours and Las Vegas residency, yet she was not able to decide anything, from a choice of clothes to much more complex things.
#FreeBritney Started In 2009
Though the movement became increasingly vocal in the past two years, #FreeBritney started in 2009, a year after her father took over control of Britney's life.
In 2019, Britney was sent to a mental health treatment center, and some claimed it was against her will. This started protests, and after a hearing on June 23, 2021, the 39-year-old star only gained more much-needed support.
She told the court she "just wants her life back." After the hearing, Britney was allowed to choose a lawyer by herself for the first time.
Among other things, she said:
"I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatised."
Britney's fiancé Sam Asghari shared a photo before today's hearing, wearing a t-shirt #FreeBritney alongside Toxic singer.
With the whole world standing next to her, everyone's hopes are high. Britney is a free woman as of today, and we hope that she will continue being herself.