If you’ve been a fan of Britney since day one, you’ll recall some wild times. I can’t put my finger on it, but 2019 feels like another one of those unsettling eras. However, a new report from Us Weekly will lead you to believe everything is pretty alright. I want this to be true, but where there’s smoke… there’s fire.
Jamie Spears fell ill, and the Britney Brand came to a halt. The princess of pop told fans she could no longer perform her second Las Vegas residency, Domination, because her father’s health and recovery is more important. Jamie was instrumental in plucking Britney out of a downward spiral more than a decade ago and, with the approval of a court, placed a legal measure known as a conservatorship on Britney to ensure she stays on the straight and narrow. A judge named Jamie one co-conservator to handle Britney’s personal affairs, and a lawyer by the name of Andrew Wallet as one to oversee her finances.
Things took a turn for the bizarre when Wallet, who late last year asked a judge for a raise (and got it), suddenly announced plans to resign immediately. He asked the judge to agree to his resignation without delay, otherwise it could cause “substantial detriment, irreparable harm and immediate danger” to Britney. Read more about it here.
The show’s cancellation, Jamie’s illness, Wallet quitting and Britney’s absence has sparked some wild speculation. The ladies on the BritneysGram podcast suggest Wallet may have been caught mismanaging Britney’s assets, hence why he quit so abruptly.
Or perhaps Wallet’s exit is the first official step towards Britney freeing herself from the conservatorship, which requires the pop star to seek approval before making any legal decisions.
But because fans are left to their own imaginations, some harrowing theories have popped up. The only one I feel kind of comfortable sharing is that her and Sam Asghari broke up, the others… I’ll leave you to your own devices.
It appears Us Weekly is helping reframe any potential troubling storyline. A source tells them Britney “is in a much, much, much better place,” but adds “the stress has been hard on her.”
“It’s been a very difficult time,” they continued, but say “she’s feeling confident enough to take control of her life again.”