Showing support. As Britney Spears spoke about her conservatorship publicly for the first time, celebrities reacted on social media.
Mariah Carey was among the first to show the “Circus” singer, 39, some love. “We love you Britney!!! Stay strong,” the Glitter star, 51, wrote on Wednesday, June 23, shortly after Spears’ spoke out.
Dan Levy, star and creator of Schitt’s Creek, retweeted Carey’s message and added a red heart.
Halsey also spoke out, adding that she hopes the conservatorship is removed. “Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system,” the “Graveyard” singer, 26, wrote on Twitter. “She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.”
The Louisiana-raised pop star, 39, called into court to discuss her conservatorship, which started in 2008. “I just want my life back,” Spears said on Wednesday, speaking out against her father, Jamie Spears, for the first time. “It’s been 13 years and it’s enough. It’s enough and it makes no sense at all … I’m done. I want to sue my family, to be totally honest with you.”
She made it clear that she’s ready for the adult guardianship to be over. “I told the whole world I’m happy — it’s a lie,” she added. “I’ve been in denial. I am traumatized. I’m not happy. I can’t sleep.”
Since 2008, the Crossroads star has not been in control of her financial or personal decisions. Her father has been a coconservator since the beginning, but he stepped down as coconservator of her person in 2019. Jodi Montgomery stepped in to make personal decisions for the performer, but her father remains in charge of her estate along with Bessemer Trust.
“I would like to progressively move forward, and I would like to have the real deal. I want to be to get married and have a baby. I was told right now under the conservatorship I’m not able to get married or have a baby. I have a IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant,” Britney said, adding that she was not allowed to go to the doctor to have it removed.
Hulu’s The New York Times Presents “Framing Britney Spears,” released in February, brought renewed public interest to Spears’ legal situation, and many celebrities came forward to say they supported ending the conservatorship. After Britney’s 30-minute statement on Wednesday, the stars came out again to rally around the “Womanizer” singer.
Scroll through to see more celebs who are supporting the singer after her courtroom address.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
The “Cry Me A River” singer, who dated Britney from 1999 to 2002, reacted after hearing his “What It’s Like To Be Me” collaborator’s statement. “After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time. 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,” Timberlake tweeted on Wednesday night.
He continued in a second tweet, “No one should EVER be held against their will… or ever have to ask permission to access everything they’ve worked so hard for.”
In a third post, he shared that both he and wife Jessica Biel, whom he married in 2012, support the pop star’s fight for freedom, writing, “Jess and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time. We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live.”
“We love you Britney!!! Stay strong,” the “Butterfly” singer wrote. Rob Latour for Variety/Shutterstock
The Emmy winner retweeted Carey’s statement with a red heart emoji. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock
“Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system,” the pregnant star said. “She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.”
“Britney Spears has every right to be angry,” the Charmed alum tweeted. “How would you feel if your life was stolen, dissected, mocked? I pray she gets to live your life on her terms. STOP CONTROLLING WOMEN. #FreeBritney”
“We love you SO MUCH @britneyspears,” the singer, who was featured on Spears’ single “Slumber Party,” tweeted with a heart emoji.
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“Sending all my love and support to Britney Spears and her fans,” the Moesha alum tweeted with a heart emoji.
“Y’all letting the girl talk finally?” the Canadian actor wrote alongside a selfie in which he is wearing a shirt with Spears’ face.
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