Creepy. Chauvinist. Medieval. Those were the words that first popped into our head when we learned of the fact that Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, petitioned the L.A. Supreme court to make her fiance, Jason Trawick, a co-conservator over Britney. According to People, Trawick (who is also her agent) would share control over her “well-being” — her food, clothing and medical care — but her finances would still be entirely in Jamie’s hands. This sounds so very 50 Shades of Grey to us. But we called up someone who knows a thing or two about relationships, and celebrity relationships, Dr. Jenn Berman, the therapist star of VH1′s Couple’s Therapy, to give us a better sense of what this means for the engaged couple.
“It definitely creates a shift in power where her parents and her soon-to-be husband will hold a lot of power, and that can create conflict in the relationship,” she told us. “That said it sounds like it’s the right decision. Other people looking out for her seems to have really worked well for her. It helped her in her healing and well-being.”
Oh. Wait. So this is a good thing? Well, come to think of it, since the conservatorship was put in place, Britney has put out two massively successful albums and performed around the world with nary a head-shaving or hospitalization or other scary incident.