Britney Spears Father Jamie Speaks Out In First Interview In A Decade – Deadline

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In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Britney Spears’ father, Jamie – the subject of much scorn from the #FreeBritney movement – speaks out for the first time in a decade. The 70-year-old defended his behavior during his daughter’s lengthy conservatory, and at one point wondered if she would still be alive without that intervention.

Britney Spears has recently alarmed even her most staunch defenders with a spate of nearly naked social media posts and whimsical captions. The behavior even led her husband to question them, though he said he wouldn’t try to curtail her actions.

Jamie Spears told the Mail his conservatorship actions were only done to save his daughter during her toughest times. He claimed that he not only prevented her demise, but that he maintained her relationships with songs Preston and Jayden.

Jamie Spears said of those times when he “isn’t going to paint pretty pictures”. But he said the measures were necessary.

“Not everyone will agree with me,” said Jamie Spears. “It’s been a great time. But I love my daughter with all my heart and soul. Where would Britney be now without that conservatory? And I don’t know if she would still be alive. I wouldn’t.

“To protect her, and also to protect the kids, conservatory has been a great tool. I don’t think she would have gotten the kids back without that.” The two teenage boys live with their father, Kevin Federline, and recently stayed away from their mother.

Jamie Spears now lives with his other daughter, Britney’s younger sister Jamie Lynn, in rural Louisiana. He has no contact with Britney, nor does Jamie, who has also been condemned on social media by her sister.

Jamie Spears said he doesn’t want to be too candid in his comments for fear of sending Britney “further down the hole,” as he puts it.

“I miss my two boys very, very much,” he said. “I do. You know, we were very, very close. They were around the age where you could have fun with them. But they developed a mind of their own. God makes things happen for a reason. I don’t know what that reason is, but it’s been three hard years without them. The family is a mess. All we can do is keep praying.”

Britney’s mother and father, Lynn, divorced in May 2002. Britney Spears divorced Federline in 2007. Her public appearance after that included shaving off her hair, hitting a photographer’s car with an umbrella, and being hospitalized for substance abuse. That’s when what should have been a temporary conservatory was established and made permanent later that year. It was split into two parts, one about Britney’s estate and finances, the other about entertainment decisions. Jamie was appointed to handle both and received $16,000 a month in compensation.

Custody of the two teens was a big part of the conservatory. “My relationship with Kevin gave them a sense of peace and protection,” said Jamie Spears. “Kevin will tell you this too — it was we who raised the kids. I just did what I had to do, or felt I had to do.

“I wasn’t making decisions on my own – the team of people was me and my partner, and Kevin. We can all take the kids to the doctor, and to school. At that time, Kevin had a lot to do. And the conservatory made sure the boys never left that house without security. They never went to school without lunch for a day.”

The court settlements also helped Britney rebuild her finances, claimed Jamie, who said his daughter was “broke. She had no money at all. The conservatory provided a resource that she could come back to financially. And, you know , we worked – and she worked – and she got herself in shape financially.”

During the conservatory period, Spears released four albums, went on three world tours, and hosted a two-year residency in Las Vegas, which helped her rebuild her fortune.

“Because of the conservatory, finances were better,” says Jamie. “My understanding of a conservatory is to help someone get their life back and return to society, and be able to live normally. I want to say I made a difference. There were a few people behind me that really helped get it to the point where we could help her.

When Britney Spears canceled a second planned residency in Vegas, saying she had a “work stoppage,” she went to a mental institution. Jamie Spears was accused of taking that step against his daughter’s wishes. The #FreeBritney campaign reinforced claims of restrictions for the singer. That culminated in the 2021 documentary portraying Britney Spearsclaiming that the singer’s phones had been tapped.

At a subsequent hearing, Britney Spears claimed she was afraid of her father, forced to tour and go to rehab and on psychiatric drugs. She was also not allowed to remove her IUD.

Jamie Spears was removed as curator in November 2021.

“All I can say is that most people have no idea what the truth is,” Spears concluded. “Her lawyer has no idea what the truth is. The media has not heard the truth. They heard Britney’s accusations. I don’t mind taking that beating because I know it’s not true, and because I don’t want to start something else. For my daughter to end up going further down the hole than she had been.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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