One of the first images we saw this morning was the above one, of Britney Spears looking rather cheerful as she double-fists caffeinated drinks in L.A. and wears her belief in “Love” on her chest. And then we read this story from Radar, which makes us shiver: When now-ex-fiance Jason Trawick wanted out of the relationship, he went to Britney’s dad and co-conservator, Jamie Spears, before breaking the news to her, according to the gossip site. This is horrifying on so many levels. First, is Britney’s mental health still so fragile? The alternative is that she’s fine, but her dad and ex are a little too enamored of this medieval patriarchal system that Brit’s conservatorship has set up, and they feel it’s their right to control her love life behind her back.
This quote from Radar’s source makes it seem like the former, and it makes us rather scared for her: “Jason and Jamie wanted to make sure that Britney didn’t lose it, so they had to water things down for her a bit. She knows that the engagement is off and that Jason has been removed from the conservatorship, but she still hasn’t exactly grasped yet that the relationship is totally over.”
Can you even imagine if your boyfriend and dad decided on your relationship status for you? The worst.
Here’s another terrible story about the breakup, this time from Fox411’s Pop Tarts column: A source says that Jason was tired of playing the role of “parent” in their relationship. “It was exhausting for Jason and not the way he wanted to live his life.” That’s exactly what we suspected would happen when he was made co-conservator.
All of this makes us wonder how Britney really is doing. We know that conservatorship seemed really necessary back in the day, and she really turned things around personally and professionally once Jamie took over. And we know she didn’t take her breakups with Justin Timberlake or Kevin Federline too well. But is she never going to be allowed full control over her life again? What do they think will happen if she does?
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