Britney Spears unpacked plenty of her private life in her new memoir, The Girl in Me. The guide — which hits bookstands on October 24 — takes readers by her conservatorship, notorious relationship with Justin Timberlake and rise to stardom. For all of Britney’s most surprising bombshells from her memoir, maintain studying.
All of Britney’s Claims About Justin Timberlake
Britney and Justin’s first kiss was throughout a sport of “Reality or Dare” with their All-New Mickey Mouse Membership castmates, she recalled within the guide. As soon as they started relationship, Britney and Justin’s passionate relationship took a flip for the more serious.
The “Poisonous” artist confirmed that dishonest rumors surrounding her previous romance with the NSYNC band member have been true — they each allegedly stepped out on their relationship. In a single portion of the guide, Britney claimed that Justin connected with “one other superstar,” whose identify was not included as a result of she “now has a household” and Britney didn’t need to “embarrass” her.
The Princess of Pop additionally admitted to dishonest on her ex-boyfriend with dancer and choreographer Wade Robson. Nonetheless, she and Justin allegedly “agreed to maneuver previous” the infidelity.
Dishonest wasn’t the one downside Britney and Justin had, although. In response to the “Everytime” singer, she obtained pregnant whereas relationship Justin and obtained an abortion as a result of he “wasn’t glad in regards to the being pregnant.”
“He stated we weren’t able to have a child in our lives, that we have been approach too younger,” Britney wrote. “It was a shock, however for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. I liked Justin a lot. I at all times anticipated us to have a household collectively someday. This is able to simply be a lot sooner than I’d anticipated.”
After present process the process, Britney reportedly cried, and Justin tried to consolation her by enjoying music.
As for who ended their tumultuous relationship — which lasted from 1999 to 2002 — Britney revealed how “devastated” she was when Justin broke up along with her by a textual content.
“I used to be comatose in Louisiana, and he was fortunately operating round Hollywood,” she wrote. Nonetheless, this wasn’t information to lots of Britney’s followers. In 2022, music video director Chris Applebaum mirrored on how he motivated Britney to movie the video for “Overprotected (Darkchild Remix).”
“I instructed her she ought to get on the market [and] present Justin he made the most important mistake of his life,” Chris wrote by way of Instagram on the time, including, “Let me advocate to any who reads this: don’t break up by way of textual content!”
Justin’s 2002 observe “Cry Me a River” was impressed by his relationship with Britney, and the singer shared her response to the music video in her memoir. When breaking down the video’s plot, Britney wrote that it was about “a lady who seems like me cheats on him and he wanders round unhappy within the rain,” per People. The “Gimme Extra” singer defined how she felt that the response to the video had painted her unfairly. She stated that she was portrayed as a “harlot who’d damaged the guts of America’s golden boy.”
Justin has not publicly responded to any of Britney’s claims in her memoir.
How Britney’s Conservatorship ‘Infantilized’ Her
The multi-award-winning pop star recalled felling like a “robotic” when she was positioned below her conservatorship in 2008.
“However not only a robotic — a type of child-robot,” Britney wrote. “I had been so infantilized that I used to be shedding items of what made me really feel like myself. The conservatorship stripped me of my womanhood, made me into a baby. I grew to become extra of an entity than an individual onstage. I had at all times felt music in my bones and my blood; they stole that from me.”
Britney later mirrored on how “13 years glided by with [her] feeling like a shadow of [herself].”
“I feel again now on my father [Jamie Spears] and his associates having management over my physique and my cash for that lengthy, and it makes me really feel sick,” she identified.
In one other part of the guide, Britney recalled how her father’s safety crew would run invasive background checks on any man who tried so far her.
“When somebody wished so far me, the safety crew who answered to my father would run a background test on him, make him signal an NDA and even have him undergo a blood take a look at,” she wrote. “Earlier than a date, [Lou Taylor’s employee Robin Greenhill] would inform the person my medical and sexual historical past. To be clear: this was earlier than the primary date. … The entire thing was humiliating.”
Ingesting ‘Toddies’ With Mother Lynne Spears
Whereas she bluntly delved into her father’s “management” over her, Britney additionally opened up about her mom, Lynne Spears. In a single chapter of the memoir, Britney alleged that Lynne gave her alcohol when she was barely a youngster.
“For enjoyable, beginning once I was in eighth grade, my mother and I’d make the two-hour drive from Kentwood to Biloxi, Mississippi, and whereas we have been there, we might drink daiquiris,” Britney defined. “We known as our cocktails ‘toddies.’ I liked that I used to be capable of drink with my mother now and again. The way in which we drank was nothing like how my father did it. When he drank, he grew extra depressed and shut down. We grew to become happier, extra alive and adventurous.”
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Her ‘Terrifying’ 2001 VMAs Snake Efficiency
After she signed with Jive Data at 15 years outdated, Britney launched into her music profession. Whereas trying again on her record-breaking 2001 MTV Video Music Awards efficiency, she confessed to feeling afraid of the massive snake that she needed to carry round on stage.
“The plan was for me to sing ‘I’m a Slave 4 U,’ and we determined I’d use a snake as a prop. It’s develop into an iconic second in VMAs historical past, however it was much more terrifying than it appeared,” she admitted. “All I knew was to look down as a result of I felt if I appeared up and caught its eye, it might kill me.”
She continued, “In my head I used to be saying, ‘Simply carry out, simply use your legs and carry out.’ However what no one is aware of is that as I used to be singing, the snake introduced its head proper round to my face, proper as much as me, and began hissing. I used to be considering, ‘Are you f**king critical proper now? The f**king goddamn snake’s tongue is flicking out at me. Proper. Now.’ Lastly, I obtained to the half the place I handed it again, thank God.”
What the ‘Drug of Selection’ Was
One other excerpt obtained by PEOPLE revealed that Britney insisted she “by no means had a consuming downside” regardless of how the media introduced her and associates Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan by the 2000s. Although she didn’t choose arduous medicine, the pop star used Adderall, a medicine used for ADHD.
Adderall, Britney wrote, “made me excessive, sure, however what I discovered way more interesting was that it gave me a couple of hours of feeling much less depressed.”
Her Head-Shaving Incident
In 2007, Britney selected to shave her head whereas paparazzi swarmed her to take her image. In consequence from the fixed chaos she confronted from photographers, Britney was seen hitting one in every of their vehicles with an umbrella, which she recalled in her guide.
“With my head shaved, everybody was frightened of me, even my mother,” she revealed. “Flailing these weeks with out my kids, I misplaced it, over and over. I didn’t even actually know tips on how to maintain myself.”
Britney delved deeper into the ordeal, including that she was “keen to confess that within the throes of extreme postpartum melancholy, abandonment by my husband, the torture of being separated from my two infants, the loss of life of my adored aunt Sandra, and the fixed drumbeat of strain from paparazzi, I’d start to assume in some methods like a baby.”
Why Britney and Kevin Federline Divorced
Britney felt that the explanation behind her and ex-husband Kevin Federline’s divorce was as a result of he grew to become “enthralled” by “fame and energy.”
“One time, he got here dwelling late and instructed me he’d been at a celebration,” she recalled. “‘Justin Timberlake was there!’ he stated. ‘Lindsay Lohan was, too!’ Kevin was so enthralled with the celebrity and energy. Many times in my life I’ve seen fame and cash damage folks, and I noticed it occur with Kevin in gradual movement.”