Britney Spears‘ makeup artist has shared some behind-the-scenes information about the singer’s highly-publicised conservatorship.
The makeup artist, Maxi, revealed that Spears would have already married and had a baby with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari, if the conservatorship wasn’t preventing her from legally doing so.
“I can tell you what they’re still controlling to this day is whether she has a baby or not, whether she gets married or not, who her friends are, and those are some big things,” Maxi alleged on an episode of the Calababes Podcast.
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She went on to compare the singer’s conservatorship to something out of the dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
“We’re talking about some Handmaid’s Tale-type things to keep her from having a baby. Like, we’re talking … I can’t detail it and I’m not gonna specifically say, but I will say for sure, she would’ve had a baby by now,” Maxi claimed.
In the book, and TV show of the same name, women’s bodies and reproductive rights are heavily controlled by a totalitarian government.
Spears is currently under a legal conservatorship, meaning that her father Jamie Spears has control of her personal and financial life. She is not allowed to spend money, get married, or get pregnant without permission from her conservator. It was put in place 12 years ago, but the ‘Toxic’ singer currently now fighting to have her father removed from the conservatorship.
“[Britney] would’ve probably been married to Sam by now,” Maxi continued. “She would have groups of friends around her,” adding that the situation around the pop star is “sad”.
Spears is already mother to two sons: Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14.
The #FreeBritney movement has long argued that the singer is essentially being held captive by the conservatorship, and for years fans have gathered outside the court hearings and cited what they claim are secret calls for help in the singer’s social media posts.
In a filing in August, Spears’ attorney said the conservatorship is “voluntary,” and that the singer is “strongly opposed” to her father remaining the sole conservator.
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