Britney Spears’ Mum Criticised For Cryptic Post After Conservatorship Hearing

by : Hannah Smith on : 16 Jul 2021 16:10
Britney Spears' Mum Criticised For Cryptic Post After Conservatorship HearingPA Images

Britney Spears’ mum appears to have referenced her daughter’s recent conservatorship hearing in a cryptic Instagram post.

Lynne Spears took to social media for the first time since a judge ruled her daughter should be allowed to hire her own lawyer, in what is being hailed as a landmark moment for Britney’s battle to get out of the conservatorship she has been living under for more than a decade.


Ms. Spears was one of several virtual attendees at Britney’s court hearing earlier this week, having a week earlier officially petitioned the judge calling for her daughter to be allowed to retain her own legal representation.

In her petition, Britney’s mum attested that she was able to care for herself, and asked the court to ‘listen to the wishes of her daughter.’

‘Now, and for the past many years, [Britney Spears] is able to care for her person and in fact has, inside of the parameters of this conservatorship, earned literally hundreds of millions of dollars as an international celebrity,’ the petition read, per Buzzfeed News.

Britney's mum has petitioned the court in support of her daughter (PA Images)PA Images

Though Ms. Spears did not directly mention the hearing or her daughter, many took the Bible verse she shared on her Instagram page as a cryptic message in support of the star.

The verse reads ‘the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it,’ seemingly echoing the sentiments posted by Britney’s younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, who posted on Instagram ‘once you choose hope, anything’s possible.’

Ms. Spears, 66, has been divorced from Jamie Spears – Britney’s father – since 2002, and has never held a formal role in her daughter’s conservatorship. However many of Britney’s fans have criticised her for not being more outspoken in support of her daughter, with some taking to the comments of her Instagram post to call her out.

Lynne Spears posts cryptic Bible verse on Twitter (lynnespears_rf/Instagram)lynnespears_rf/Instagram

‘Two faced heartless and cruel. Poor Britney,’ one person wrote, while another added ‘shame on you.’

After Britney was given permission by a judge to retain celebrity lawyer and former federal prosecutor Matthew Rosengart, the star reiterated her wishes to remove her father as conservator, tearfully telling Wednesday’s court hearing ‘I’m here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse.’

Britney celebrated the ruling on social media on Thursday, posting a video of her doing cartwheels and riding a horse, with the caption ‘Coming along, folks … coming along [middle finger emoji]!!!!! New with real representation today … I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED’

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Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith is a London-based journalist at UNILAD. After studying History at UCL she worked for print publications on both sides of the pond, including spells at Harper's Magazine and The Times, before graduating with an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City, University of London.

Topics: Celebrity, Britney Spears, Conservatorship, Music


  1. lynnespears_rf

    The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it.