Jamie Spears, the father of American singer Britney Spears, finally spoke out about his daughter’s 13-year conservatorship, which is now over.
In an interview with the Daily Mail that was made public on December 17, Jamie Spears, 70, defended the actions he took while Britney was under his conservatorship. He claimed that the acts he took during the conservatorship were necessary to save Britney’s life, and he also maintained her close link with her teenage boys Preston and Jayden.
Spears, in his candid conversation said, “Not everybody’s going to agree with me. It’s been one hell of a time. But I love my daughter with all my heart and soul. Where would Britney be right now without that conservatorship? And I don’t know if she’d be alive. I don’t,” he added.
Jamie was given power over Britney’s estate and financial matters as a result of the conservatorship, which was imposed over her from February 2008 until November 2021. This allowed him to manage Britney’s career and finances.
Additionally, the conservatorship gave him authority over her private affairs, including decisions regarding her children and her capacity to marry.
As a result of the conservatorship, Jamie had more control over Britney’s access to her two sons, Sean, 17, and Jayden, 16, whom she has with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, 44.
Spears remarked, “For protecting her, and also protecting the kids, conservatorship was a great tool. Without it, I don’t think she would have got the kids back.”
Jamie claimed that he took action to guarantee that Britney’s sons saw their mother and worked with Kevin to arrange for her to have 50% of the boys’ time, despite Kevin having more legal custody of them.
The 70-year-old added that, “we could take the kids to Europe. They didn’t miss time with their mother. They didn’t miss time with their father. Not many people knew that. The main purpose was to get Britney back with her kids in a comfortable relationship. We did everything in the world with them.”
In the same interview, Spears admitted he has lost contact with the pop star and talked about how much he misses his grandchildren because they had a special bond.
Jamie said, “I miss my two boys really, really bad. They were around that age where you could start having a good time with them. But they were developing a mind of their own. God makes things happen for a reason. I don’t know what that reason is but it’s been a tough three years without them,” expressing the difficulties he has had to endure emotionally ever since the conservatorship ended. “The family’s a mess. All we can do is keep praying,” he added.
Britney Spears has avoided her parents, mother, and sister Jamie Lynn Spears ever since her conservatorship ended. On social media, she has publicly criticised them for their treatment of her during the conservatorship.