Now this is a story that saddens me. It’s no secret that ever since her breakdown in January, Britney Spears has worked to become a totally new person – sort of like the Britney we once knew but older and maybe just a little bit wiser. Certainly with more life lessons under her belt. And it’s no doubt due in part to the fact that her father, Jamie Spears, has been in control of pretty much everything that happens in Britney’s life. But ever since the hearing in July that would determine whether he would retain control or whether Britney would be left to have another go of it herself, I’ve been sort of leaning towards the latter side of things. But now, it seems as though that will never, ever happen as Jamie Spears has just recently been granted permanent conservatorship over his daughter. From the Daily Blabber,
“The pop star’s dad, along with her attorney, was granted permanent legal control of his daughter, a court ruled yesterday. The temporary conservatorship was set to expire on Dec. 31, but after court meetings and evaluations of Britney’s mental health records, her lawyer told the judge that the singer has no objections to Jamie Spears remaining in control.
“The court finds the proposed permanent conservatorship is necessary and appropriate [because of the] complexities of her financial and business entities and also potential for her being susceptible to influences,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Reva Goetz, who has been presiding over the case.”
My problem here isn’t really with any particular person in this story. I have no doubt that Jamie only wants what’s best for his daughter and since this has been working so far, why not stick with it? However, with all of the great strides that she has made, I really would like to see her have enough confidence to try and remain on the right track all by herself. I mean, she’s gotten the proper help now and her family could be right there, waiting to step in should it really be too early for Britney to try this but I think she should at least be given the chance. Firstly though, I think that she should realize herself the positive moves that she’s made and she needs to give herself a chance.