The Princess of Pop Britney Spears has been the heartthrob of every person around the world. And not just for her soulful voice, but for her breathtaking looks, too. Since her debut in 1992, she has donned many hats including that of a singer, actress, dancer, and songwriter. And there’s not an iota of doubt in the fact that she stole hearts in all these roles.
The Grammy Award-winning singer is now 36 years old but can easily pass off as someone in her 20s. However, the reason she is in news now is not because of her flawless beauty, her music, or even her $59 million wealth.
So, what is the reason for Britney Spears suddenly appearing in news all over and why is she involved in a legal battle? Well, read on to find out why this diva had to knock the court doors.
The Battle With Her Father
The Oops!…I Did It Again singer had recently approached the court to stop her father from asserting control over her life. James Spears has been in control of the singer’s life and career for over 12 years now. However, the singer says that she would like to revoke the rights of her father as her conservator and sought legal support for the same.
Who Is a Conservator?
A conservator is a person appointed, usually by a third-party like a court to take care of someone. This person will be responsible for taking every decision including healthcare, finances, career, and other personal aspects of the person’s life. Celebrities usually appoint guardians or conservators to help them with their decision-making process and to handle their life, while they are busy with their careers.
However, at times the conservator might start overpowering the person’s life and decisions. When it gets out of control, the celebrity might end up feeling suffocated and like a puppet in the hands of their conservator, which would lead to a legal battle.
How It All Began?
James Spears was in control of all her major life decisions from 2008 until 2019. However, he had stepped down temporarily citing health reasons. And during the 12-year-period he was, however, not the sole conservator, he was a co-conservator along with Andrew M. Wallet a practicing attorney.
Andrew M. Wallet resigned from his service last year leaving James Spears in total control over Britney Spear’s life, finances, and work. And Britney Spears doesn’t seem to be very happy about this situation. She went on record to say that, it is a mistake she wants to avoid repeating.
What Does This Mean to the Diva’s Life?
A change in the conservatorship means that the rules that bind the diva’s life including her personal life, relationship with her sons, finances, work, etc., will not be controlled by her father. Britney Spears’ sons are currently in the custody of her ex-husband Kevin Federline and she visits the boys often. However, according to her, it was her father who controlled the frequency at which she gets to visit her children too.
Who Will Replace James Spears?
The singer is moving the court to make sure that James Spears is not the sole conservator. So, this means that he might still have conservatorship but will have to share the responsibility with someone else like it was all these years. The singer proposed the name of Jodi Montgomery who has been serving as her temporary conservator to be the person who does it permanently.
While the singer has experienced the negative sides of having a conservator, she has never spoken negatively against the arrangement. She says that guardianship or conservatorship has helped her several times in the past from a collapse, exploitation, and financial ruins. She even went on to say that it’s played a key role in helping her maintain her position as a global entertainer.
What Does James Spears Have to Say?
Well, honestly nothing. Several media houses have been trying to get in touch with the singer’s father since the news broke but in vain. There have been no responses or official statements from James Spears’s desk in this regard. So, that only means one thing, we will learn more about this issue and what Britney Spears‘ father has to say when the case comes to court for the hearing.