After 13 years of #FreeBritney, the beloved pop star may soon be able to live her own life.
The messy legal battle for Britney Spears' personal autonomy and financial freedom may soon be coming to an end. Per Variety, Jamie Spears, the pop singer's father and long-time co-conservator, has been suspended from having legal control over his daughter's finances. A court-appointed accountant will handle the singer's financials for now, while Jodi Montgomery, Britney's personal conservator who manages her medical needs, daily schedule, and has had the final say in all her major life decisions for almost a decade and a half, will temporarily stay on in that role until the next court date.
For those who aren't familiar, a conservatorship is a legal agreement in which family members or other relevant parties agree to take control of someone's finances, healthcare, and other important decisions because the conservatee (Britney, in this case) is deemed incompetent and/or incapable to handle such matters for themselves. Think of it like having power of attorney, but on steroids. After a very public mental breakdown in 2008, Britney's father took legal action to become her conservator, along with a slew of other people he recruited to help him manage his daughter's life, career, and multi-million dollar fortune.