Jamie Lynn Spears shares message after Britney Spears' conservatorship hearing: 'Can we end this'
- Jamie Lynn Spears is breaking her silence about Britney Spears' conservatorship.
- Britney Spears' sister took to Instagram to defend their relationship and "address a few things."
- Jamie Lynn spoke up again after another hearing in which Britney won the right to hire her own lawyer.
On Thursday morning, hours after Britney Spears won the right to hire her own lawyer, the 30-year-old actress shared an exasperated post on her Instagram story.
"Dear Lord, Can we end this (expletive) once and for all. Amen," the post read.
It was during Wednesday's hearing that Britney Spears emotionally requested an "investigation" into alleged abuse and reiterated that she wants her father, James "Jamie" Spears out as co-conservator. She also said she wants Jodi Montgomery, the state-appointed conservator of her person, to continue in that role.
Jamie Lynn Spears first broke her silence on her sister's conservatorship in June, days after her pop star sister passionately addressed a Los Angeles court in a 20-minute speech condemning her "insane" situation.
"I just want to take a second to address a few things," Jamie Lynn said in a lengthy video posted June 28 on Instagram Stories. "The only reason I hadn't before is because I felt like until my sister was able to speak for herself and say what she felt she needed to say publicly that it wasn't my place and it wasn't the right thing to do. But now that she's very clearly spoken and said what she needed to say, I feel like I can follow her lead and say what I feeI I need to say."
Britney's conservatorship began in 2008 after she suffered a mental breakdown in 2007. During the June 23 hearing, the singer spoke out against her "abusive" conservatorship, which is partly managed by her father and admitted that she "would honestly like to sue my family."
In response, the "Zoey 101" actress made it clear that she has "only loved, adored and supported" her big sister, preferring to do so privately rather than on a public platform.
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"I don't care if she wants to run away to a rainforest and have zillion babies in the middle of nowhere, or if she wants to come back and dominate the world the way she has done so many times before, because I have nothing to gain or lose either way," she said, adding that she's "only concerned about (Britney's) happiness."
Starting to get emotional, Jamie Lynn acknowledged that she hadn't publicly addressed her sister's conservatorship in the past but reassured that she's always prioritized Britney's happiness behind the scenes.
"Maybe I didn't support her the way the way the public would like me to with a hashtag on a public platform, but I can assure you I've supported my sister long before there was a hashtag and I'll support her long after."
She went on to address critics and clarify that the conservatorship does not affect her personal or financial life.
"I paid my freaking bills since I was 10 years old. Not that I owe the public anything, because my sister knows I love and support her," she said. "I'm not my family. I'm my own person. And I'm speaking for myself," she said.
Jamie Lynn concluded by saying she's "very proud" of Britney for speaking up and telling her truth
"I'm so proud of her for using her voice. I'm so proud of her for requesting new counsel like I told her many years ago — not on a public platform but just in a personal conversation between two sisters," she said.
"If ending the conservatorship and flying to Mars or whatever the hell else she wants to do to be happy – I support that 100% because I support my sister. I love my sister. Always have, always will. As long as she's happy. So let's keep praying. That's all."
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On June 23, Britney addressed a court herself for the first time in more than two years.
Until now, Britney, 39, has remained relatively mum on her 13-year-long conservatorship – managed by her father and Bessemer Trust Co. over her estate, and professional conservator Montgomery over her person. She joined a court hearing following the increased interest in her conservatorship after the release of The New York Times' "Framing Britney Spears" documentary and the #FreeBritney movement organized by her fans.
"I’m not here to be anyone’s slave," Spears said while appearing in court remotely via telephone. "I’ve lied and told the whole world I’m OK and I'm happy. It's a lie. I thought that maybe if I said it enough, I would maybe become happy because I've been in denial. I’ve been in shock. I am traumatized … I’m so angry it’s insane. And I'm depressed."
Celebrities including Justin Timberlake and Khloé Kardashian have showed support for Britney following her chilling statements at the hearing.
"After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time," Timberlake wrote on Twitter, before alluding to their tumultuous courtship in the early 2000s. "Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right."
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Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff, Cydney Henderson, Maria Puente,