Britney Spears

Britney Spears announces engagement to Sam Asghari

The singer posted a video of the couple showing off the ring on Instagram.

The 39-year-old is fighting a legal battle to end her 13-year conservatorship, which controls both her personal life and finances.

Spears has revealed that the terms of the arrangement are preventing her from marrying Mr Asghari, 27, or having more children.

The conservatorship arrangement was imposed in 2008 when concerns were raised over her mental health.

Britney Spears officially requests new conservator to replace her father

The star's new lawyer petitioned the court on Monday, a month after Spears broke her public silence on the arrangement, calling it "abusive".

In court papers, Mathew S. Rosengart described the conservatorship as a "Kafkaesque nightmare".

He asked for accountant Jason Rubin to be named conservator of Spears' estate.

The estate was listed as having cash assets of $2.7 million (£1.95 million) and non-cash assets of more than $57 million (£41 million).

Britney Spears wants to press charges against father over 'conservatorship abuse'

"I'm here to press charges. I'm angry and I will go there," the singer said over a lawyer's phone on Wednesday.

Her emotional statement came as a Los Angeles judge ruled Spears can choose her own lawyer in her fight to end the controversial legal arrangement.

A conservatorship is granted by a court for individuals who are unable to make their own decisions.

Conservatorship abuse can involve financially exploiting or imposing excessive personal restrictions on someone in your care.

Britney Spears' manager resigns after 25 years

Larry Rudolph, who helped Spears secure her first recording contract, said the star's "intention to officially retire" had prompted him to resign.

The move comes two weeks after Spears told an LA judge that she had been forced to perform against her will.

She is currently seeking to end a conservatorship that has governed her life and finances since 2008.

Rudolph announced his intention to resign in a letter to the star's father, Jamie Spears, and co-conservator Jodi Montgomery.

Justin Timberlake among stars offering support

On Wednesday, the singer told a Los Angeles judge being under an "abusive" conservatorship left her "traumatised".

The arrangement prevents Spears from controlling many aspects of her life.

"After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time," said Timberlake, who dated Spears two decades ago.

"Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what's happening to her is just not right. No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body."

Britney Spears speaks out against 'abusive' conservatorship at hearing

   

In a rare public testimony, the singer told a court her father controlled her "100,000%" and he "loved" it.

"I am traumatised," she said, speaking remotely. "I just want my life back."

Jamie Spears was granted control over his daughter's personal and business affairs in a court-ordered conservatorship in 2008.

The order was originally granted after the star was hospitalised amid concerns over her mental health.

Britney Spears responds to fans' concerns over wellbeing

In a video posted to Instagram Saturday, the singer finally responded to fans asking if she is ok: "I'm here to answer all of your questions," she starts.

Towards the end of the video, she reveals the "next question is, am I ok?" - a question fans have been dying to hear the answer to since the documentary Framing Britney Spears exposed the ins and outs of the conservatorship she is locked into. 

"Yes, I'm totally fine," she responds. 

Britney Spears 'cried for two weeks' over Framing documentary

The singer said she did not watch Framing Britney Spears in its entirety but was upset by the parts she did see.

"I didn't watch the documentary, but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in," the pop star wrote on Instagram.

The 39-year-old said she had "cried for two weeks" following its broadcast.

The post is her first direct comment on Framing Britney Spears, which focused on her life and mental health issues.

The statement was accompanied by a video of the singer dancing and playing air guitar to Aerosmith's hit Crazy.

Britney Spears asks judge to remove her father as her conservator

The singer's life has been controlled by a court-ordered conservatorship since 2008 after her public breakdown.

A temporary conservator, Jodi Montgomery, was appointed in 2019 after her father Jamie Spears stepped down due to health issues.

Spears is now requesting that Montgomery be made permanent.

What are the conservatorships?

Spears' conservatorship is split into two parts - one is for her estate and financial affairs, the other is for her as a person.

Britney Spears asks court to remove dad's control over personal life

Jamie Spears has been his daughter's legal conservator for 12 years, due to concerns around her mental health.

He temporarily stepped aside from the role overseeing her personal affairs in 2019, citing his own health problems.

Some of Spears' fans believe she was forced into the arrangement, and have been running a #FreeBritney campaign.

"Britney is strongly opposed to James' return as conservator of her person," according to a court document filed to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles.