Britney Spears Speaks on End of Conservatorship
On Nov. 12, a Los Angeles judge officially ended Britney’s conservatorship of nearly 14 years. Her father, Jamie Spears, served as both conservator of her estate and person until 2019. At that time, he stepped down from the personal side, and Jodi Montgomery has temporarily filled in for the past two years. Jamie was suspended as conservator of her estate in September and replaced by businessman John Zabel to handle Britney’s financials.
“Throughout the conservatorship, Ms. Montgomery has been a tireless advocate for Ms. Spears and it has always been her goal to give Ms. Spears a path towards termination of her conservatorship,” Jodi’s attorney, Lauriann Wright, said in a statement obtained by E! News on Nov. 12.
She continued, “That day is now here.”
According to the attorney, Jodi “is happy to continue working for Ms. Spears and assisting Ms. Spears in her freedom, independence, growth, wellness, and happiness outside of the conservatorship.”
Jodi’s role in the conservatorship included restricting and limiting guests, arranging security, managing caretakers and security guards and communicating with medical staffers about Britney’s wellbeing, according to a court petition filed in March.
Jodi’s lawyer said in July that Britney “asked Ms. Montgomery to continue to serve” amid the court battle, noting, “Ms. Montgomery will continue to serve as a conservator for as long as Ms. Spears and the Court desire her to do so.”
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Britney and her fiancé, Sam Asghari, spent Friday afternoon celebrating her legal win.