Britney Spears’s mom Lynne Spears was seen shopping in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday amid the ongoing legal battle surrounding the pop star’s conservatorship – and her recent insistence Britney’s doing ‘wonderfully’ amid the chaos.
Lynne wore a black sweater over a plunging lime green top with purple dots, black jeans and beige Ugg boots on the spring day at the shopping center in the Ventura County.
The McComb, Mississippi native, 64, had her dark locks parted to the side with mirrored sunglasses, and accessorized with bracelets and a necklace while toting a light beige purse.
Out and about: Britney Spears’s mom Lynne Spears, 64, was seen shopping in Thousand Oaks, California on Wednesday amid the ongoing legal battle surrounding the pop star’s conservatorship
While Lynne on Monday told TMZ that the Gimme More artist is doing ‘wonderfully,’ controversy continues to swirl around the 37-year-old Grammy-winner and the conservatorship currently commandeered by Jamie Spears, 66.
A conservatorship is a ‘court case where a judge appoints a responsible person or organization to care for another adult who cannot care for himself or herself or manage his or her own finances,’ according to the California Judicial Branch.
While Jamie has controlled his daughter’s finances ever since her infamous public breakdown in 2007, Britney is fighting in the courts to end the arrangement.
The Toxic vocalist is currently at the center of a social media campaign dubbed #FreeBritney, which was set up by her fans in a bid to help her in the task.
Beauty: The McComb, Mississippi native, 64, had her dark locks parted to the side with mirrored sunglasses
Freedom: All the drama is the result of Britney, 37, trying to break free from her father, Jamie Spears’, 66, conservatorship. Pictured in 2018
Lynne – who wants to take a role in the conservatorship if it remains in place – is adamant the singer is thriving.
Lynne ‘has always wanted to have a position in Britney’s conservatorship,’ a source told ET, and has tried at different points over for years to have some sort of say.’
Amid speculation how Lynne is involved, a source told US that ‘reports that Lynne is trying to help Britney loosen the constraints of the conservatorship are false,’ and that ‘if anything, Lynne wants Britney back in treatment, and that angers Britney.’
Simpler times: Here Jamie and Lynne are seen with Britney in the 80s
Moving forward: Jamie has controlled his daughter’s finances ever since her infamous public breakdown in 2007; seen in 2008
It was initially thought Spears checked herself into an unnamed facility for 30 days after she became ‘distraught’ over her dad’s ongoing health battle, as Jamie ruptured his colon last November.
However, the pop superstar appeared in front of a judge in Los Angeles last week and alleged that Jamie was the one responsible for having her committed to rehab.
She argued that under the rules of the conservatorship, Jamie does not have the power to either commit her against her will or make her take prescription pills.
Loyal fans: The Toxic vocalist is currently at the center of a social media campaign called #FreeBritney, which was set up by her fans in a bid to help her in the task
Before all the madness: When asked by TMZ photographers in Los Angeles on Monday how Britney was doing, Lynne simply replied: ‘Wonderfully’
The hearing, which was attended by Britney, her parents and a court-appointed lawyer, was held to assess the need for the singer to remain under the conservatorship of her dad.
On Friday, Britney left the court barefoot and is understood to have asked for more freedoms under the conservatorship, but the request was not granted during the closed hearing.
According to E!, the judge ordered an expert evaluation of Britney’s situation and a status hearing (the star doesn’t have to attend) was set for September 18.
Britney – who has two sons, Sean, 13, and Jayden, 12, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline – wants the conservatorship to end, or to be granted more freedoms.
Tribute: On Sunday, Britney’s boyfriend Sam Ashgari, 25, posted a sweet Mother’s Day message to her on his Instagram. She shares two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline
On Sunday, Britney’s boyfriend of two years, Sam Ashgari, 25, posted a sweet Mother’s Day message to her on his Instagram.
‘Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful mothers out there doing the toughest job in the world!’ the personal trainer wrote alongside a photo of himself and Britney.
Last month, Britney had posted a video clip to her Instagram along with a message to her fans as a ‘free Britney’ movement gathered steam.
Britney said that rumors about her had ‘gotten out of control’ amid ‘just so many things crazy things being said.’
She said that the ongoing issues were causing her a hard time in a request for privacy amid the turbulent time.
‘I am trying to take a moment for myself, but everything that’s happening is just making it harder for me,’ she said, later adding, ‘What I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way. If you could do that, I would be forever grateful.’