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Britney Spears said she is “on cloud nine”, as her estranged father, Jamie Spears, was finally removed as her conservator on Wednesday, September 28.
In the Los Angeles court, which Britney did not attend, Judge Brenda Penny described Jamie Spears’ involvement with his daughter’s conservatorship as “toxic” and “untenable”, before ordering his suspension from the arrangement.
Although the 39-year-old singer didn’t directly address the judge’s ruling, she posted a video of herself having a flying lesson on her Instagram account, shortly after the news came out. A symbolic statement to show that she is flying free, perhaps?
The comments to her post were almost all in relation to the court’s decision…
Fly free u sweet little birdie”
HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER FOR ANYONE!!!
This is your moment brit! Live your life, U ARE FREE!
We’re on CLOUD 9 with you Britney!!! You’re about to spread your wings and fly beautiful!!!
Britney didn’t acknowledge the ruling on her own account, but her fiancé Sam Asghari made a comment on his Instagram Story, saying: “She did this. Her fanbase is called an army for a reason.”
Many A-listers also reacted to the judge’s decision on Twitter…
“This will be the start of a new life Brit,” Cher wrote on Twitter, while Latoyah Jackson added, “A huge congratulations to Britney Spears!!!”
Dionne Warwick expressed her “full support” for the singer in a video she shared to Twitter, saying: “My heart goes out to Britney Spears. I feel her pain. How in the world could anyone endure what she has been enduring?”
Bette Midler also praised “everyone who helped bring this about, especially Britney, who, after 13 years in the wilderness, never gave up until she was finally heard” while Vanessa Carlton said she was “so thrilled to see that freedom and hopefully justice is finally coming to this brilliant lady”.
We love all the support from famous friends and fans alike!
Despite hinting that he only wanted what was best for his daughter, Jamie Spears – via his lawyer – called the ruling “disappointing”.
Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, said it was his “hope and expectation” that the conservatorship would be fully terminated at a hearing on 12 November.
We’re so happy that Britney is one step closer to finally tasting freedom!