In her upcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” pop singer Britney Spears, who recently made headlines for revealing her abortion with ex Justin Timberlake at age 19, shared a surprising revelation about her early experiences with alcohol.
Early Drinking Memories
Britney Spears, now 41, recounted that in her eighth-grade years, she had the opportunity to drink alcohol.
She detailed how, after her time on “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” ended in 1995, she would go on short road trips with her mother, Lynne.
During these trips, which took place when she was around 13 or 14, they indulged in daiquiris, referring to their cocktails as “toddies.”
Contrasting Drinking Styles in the Family
Spears made a point of highlighting the difference between her mother’s occasional drinking and her father’s alleged drinking habits.
While her father’s drinking led to depression and withdrawal, her mother’s version of drinking brought happiness, liveliness, and adventure.
Longing for Normalcy
The pop sensation expressed her desire for a “normal” teenage life. She shared her fond memories of attending school dances and enjoying what she considered “something so beautifully normal.”
However, her life took a different turn when she signed a record deal with Jive Records at just 15, propelling her into global stardom.
The Troubling Conservatorship
After a divorce from Kevin Federline and enduring two involuntary psychiatric holds, Spears’ father sought to become her legal guardian, establishing a conservatorship that lasted for 13 years.
In her book, she reflected on how this arrangement stripped her of her “womanhood” and made her feel more like an entity than a person onstage.
Breaking Free from Conservatorship
In 2021, Britney Spears testified against what she described as an “abusive” conservatorship, leading to a Los Angeles judge effectively ending the arrangement.
Despite her father’s denial of the claims, the relationship between them remains estranged.
Upcoming Memoir Release
Britney Spears’ memoir, “The Woman in Me,” is set to hit shelves on October 24, promising further insights into her life and experiences.