Britney Spears’ Brother Bryan Broke His Silence On #FreeBritney
Britney was placed under a conservatorship in 2008 after her much-publicized breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline.
Britney Spears’ brother Bryan did a rare interview and addressed the #FreeBritney campaign, which fans launched over concerns for the pop star’s well-being.
“She’s always wanted to get out of [the conservatorship],” Bryan, 43, said on the Thursday, July 23, episode of the “As Not Seen on TV” podcast. “It’s very frustrating to have. Whether someone’s coming in peace to help or coming in with an attitude, having someone constantly tell you to do something has got to be frustrating.”
Bryan told host Drew Plotkin that he and Britney, 38, “speak constantly,” but he does not actively use social media so he does not fully understand the #FreeBritney movement.
“I am aware that [fans] feel like maybe she’s being confined or held against her will in some capacity, but I can’t really speak for them,” he said.
Britney was placed under a conservatorship in 2008 after her much-publicized breakdown and divorce from Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Preston, 14, and Jayden, 13. Though she ultimately made a comeback in the music industry, landing a lucrative Las Vegas residency and releasing four more albums, fans began to sound the alarm in April 2019 after the Grammy winner sought treatment at a mental health facility, canceled her planned second Vegas residency and announced an indefinite work hiatus.
Britney assured fans in an Instagram video at the time that “all is well,” explaining, “What I need right now is a little bit of privacy to deal with all the hard things that life is throwing my way.”