Britney Spears’ upcoming memoir, “The Woman in Me,” delves into her life, including her 13-year conservatorship and a personal revelation about a past abortion related to her former relationship with Justin Timberlake.
The book discloses that when Britney became pregnant with Justin Timberlake, he was “not happy” about it and firmly expressed that they weren’t ready to have a child in their lives. Britney mentions in the excerpts that Justin was “so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.”
Britney grappled with the decision, sharing that she wouldn’t have chosen abortion if the choice had been hers alone. She described the situation as unexpected but not a tragedy, as she had always envisioned starting a family with Justin at some point, just earlier than anticipated.
Britney, now 41, went on to have two children, Sean Preston and Jayden James, with her second husband, Kevin Federline.
The memoir, set for publication on October 24, provides more insights into Britney’s conservatorship, which she has previously called abusive.
Britney has accused her father of drugging her, forcing her to perform against her will, and preventing her from having more children. He had control over her finances, career choices, personal matters, and more.
The book also reveals the impact of the conservatorship on her life, describing how she felt pushed down and constrained. Her acts of rebellion, such as shaving her head, were curtailed under the conservatorship, leaving her with a sense that her freedom had been taken away.
Britney makes several claims about the emotional abuse she endured during the conservatorship, including her father’s comments about her appearance and how she was infantilized. It also details how the arrangement stifled her passion for performing.
Despite the challenges, the memoir also contains brighter moments from Britney’s life, including her time spent going back to high school in Kentwood, Louisiana, in search of normalcy. She describes this period as “beautifully normal” and nostalgic.
Since the end of her conservatorship, Britney has continued her career, recorded new hits, and married Sam Asghari, though their marriage ended after a year. This phase of her life allowed her to rediscover her identity and find strength and confidence, transforming from a passive girl to a strong, confident woman.