Britney Spears on Wednesday called on a Los Angeles judge to prevent her father Jamie from continuing as her curator, a role he has held for 12 years.
And fans and members of the #FreeBritney Squad gathered outside the downtown LA courthouse to show their support for the pop superstar.
Among the crowd was Jason Alexander, Britney’s short-lived first husband, who told fans he was there to show his support for his ex.
Jason Alexander, Britney Spears’ first short-lived husband, showed up at a #FreeBritney rally in Los Angeles on Wednesday to show his support for the star who wants to end her father Jamie’s tutelage.
Jason married Baby hitmaker One More Time in Las Vegas in January 2004. They were both 22 at the time.
However, the wedding was called off only 55 hours later.
Jason and Britney grew up together in Kentwood, Louisiana, and she had taken him to Vegas on a private jet to see the New Year.
“She just came out and asked me,” Alexander said of the decision to marry. ‘She said,’ Well, let’s get married. And I was like, ‘Of course. You know, let’s do this. “
He told ABC News in 2012 that when his mother and managers found out, “everyone went crazy because there was no marriage contract.”
The subsequent cancellation said the pop star “lacked understanding of her actions, as she was unable to agree to the marriage.”
Jason married Baby hitmaker One More Time in Las Vegas in January 2004. They were both 22 at the time. However, the wedding was called off just 55 hours later.
In 2008, after a high-profile blackout, Britney’s father was given control over her estate and finances, which she now wants the court to end.
Jason said outside the courthouse on Wednesday that the guardianship was in control of his life and that they wanted it to end.
“She’s ready to end it, it’s holding her back,” he said.
“It’s really sad because it affects her relationship with her kids and people like me and her friends that she would like to spend time with but she can’t. “
Jason, who says he’s been in contact with Britney recently, explained, “She can do things, you know go on vacation for a week, but it’s all supervised. It’s not like she can just do whatever she wants.
Jason joined fans outside the downtown courthouse where a hearing was being held and said the Guardianship controlled Britney’s life and wanted it to end. “She’s ready to end it, it’s holding her back,” he said.
“It’s really sad because it affects her relationship with her kids and people like me and her friends that she would like to date but she can’t,” Jason said of his father’s control. “Everything is supervised. It’s not like she can just do whatever she wants’
The #FreeBritney campaign has gained momentum again recently, with fans questioning some of the posts posted on the star’s Instagram account. Their theory is that Britney is taken “hostage” by her guardians and her messages are rigged to persuade people that she is okay.
The #FreeBritney campaign has gained momentum recently, with fans questioning some of the posts posted to the star’s Instagram account, many of which appear similar and undated.
Their theory is that Britney is held hostage by her guardians and that her messages are rigged to try to persuade people that she is okay.
This has led to online petitions, social media posts and protests calling for his “release”.
Her father Jamie described the campaign as “a joke” in an interview with PageSix.com earlier this month and said conspiracy theorists “hadn’t a clue.”
Wednesday’s hearing was adjourned without any changes being made, according to TMZ.
The outlet reported that the hearing was simply a status conference and that nothing can pass through the legal system until certain documents are filed with the court.
According to TMZ, there is a guardianship in place because it has been ruled that Britney is unable to make life decisions for herself due to mental illness. And this will remain the case until and if a contrary statement is accepted by the court.
In her dossier, the singer said she was “strongly opposed” to her father Jamie continuing to be the sole custodian of her estate and finances.
Jamie was made her daughter’s curator in 2008 following her very public meltdown. She says a change is now needed to reflect her current lifestyle and wishes
Last year, Jamie stepped down from guardianship due to lingering health issues and after an allegedly physical altercation between him and Britney’s then 13-year-old son Sean Preston was made public.
Britney is clearly trying to prevent him from taking over the reins.
Jason said Jamie “is a big part of the problem” but added that it is the whole guardianship that is really the problem and thinks it should be ended completely.
One of the main motivations for the changes Britney is seeking seems to be her desire to stop playing.
She hasn’t performed live since October 2018 when she completed the final stages of her Piece of Me tour after concluding her residency in Las Vegas on December 31, 2017.
Since then, she has lived mainly in her Thousand Oaks mansion, north of Los Angeles, with her boyfriend Sam Asghari.
The hitmaker, pictured on stage in London in 2018, has not performed live for almost two years and has no desire “to perform at the moment,” according to her court record.
Britney has been living quietly in her Thousand Oaks mansion, north Los Angeles, with boyfriend Sam Asghari since the end of her Vegas residency and tour.
A few months after her Vegas nuptial was canceled, Britney got engaged to auxiliary dancer Kevin Federline and the two tied the knot in October 2004.
They had two sons together – Sean Preston, 14, and Jayden James, 13, but Britney filed for divorce in November 2006, two months after the birth of their youngest child.
In March, Jayden revealed during an Instagram Live session that he hadn’t seen his mother working on any new music.
“I haven’t seen her make a lot of new music at all,” he says. “I remember once I asked her, ‘Mom, what happened to your music? and she was, like, ‘I don’t know, honey. I think maybe I could stop. “
In court documents, the singer’s lawyer suggests that a change in guardianship reflects her desire “not to happen right now.”
The lawyer added that he believed Britney’s requests were “in her best interests”.
The pop superstar may be preparing for a possible legal showdown with her father. His lawyer told the court he believed Jamie would ‘aggressively’ challenge changes requested by his client