Britney’s family life: from her fearful father to her ostracized mother

Britney’s family life: from her fearful father to her ostracized mother

Britney Spears was just a child when she was rocketed into the showbiz limelight as a global superstar.

Plucked from a humble existence in Louisiana, Britney was transformed into the Princess of Pop.

But behind that incredible success there has been heartache with her well-publicised mental health battles, her ill-treatment as a teenage pop star and controversial conservatorship after her psychiatric breakdown in 2008.

However, perhaps the saddest of all these troubles, is how her relationship with her parents deteriorated so drastically.

Britney’s once tight-knit family disintegrated around her and after several spells in rehab the heartbroken star temporarily lost custody of her sons Jayden and Sean.

The singer’s tragic story was once thoroughly shared in a documentary, Framing Britney Spears, which showed a deep dive into her family life.

Reports suggest Britney banished her father, Jamie, and mother Lynne from her inner circle, furious they had sent to her rehab.

But as her mother recalls, it was when Britney shaved her hair and attacked a photographer’s car with an umbrella in a fit of rage, that she started to seriously worry about her daughter’s sanity.

«It was Britney, and she was shaving off her beautiful hair,” recalled Lynne, in the 2008 book Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.

“All I could think of was, ‘How could this be? She used to be the happiest girl in the world?’ I wanted to be in denial, but I couldn’t deny the video footage unfolding in front of me.»

And in a candid interview with the Daily Mail she added: “Being a mother, you can’t help but have regrets about what you did and didn’t do for your kids, and I’m no different.

«When her life was such a success, what did she need me for? And when things took a turn for the worse, I was out, because other people — dancers, managers — were closer to her, and with her day and night.”

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