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Britney Spears back on Instagram after break to celebrate engagement


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Published on September 21, 2021 11:47 AM
 
Britney - who had more than 34 million followers - said she'd decided to deactivate her account, before revealing via Twitter that she's now planning to focus her attention on her romance. Britney and Sam have been dating since 2016 and they announced their engagement earlier this month.
 
Britney Spears is back on Instagram.

The 39-year-old songstress took a brief break from the photo-sharing platform after it was revealed that boyfriend Sam Asghari had asked her to marry him.

And having said yes before enjoying a few days away with her husband to be, Britney has now confirmed she's back on the site.

Posting two photos with an accompanying message, she said: "I couldn't stay away from the gram too long so I'm back already!!!!

"Psss I took these in Palm Springs with clip in extensions. (sic)."

Only last week it was revealed the pop star had deleted her Instagram account...

Britney Spears

Britney Jean Spears is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. She is credited with influencing the revival of teen pop during the late 1990s and early 2000s, for which she is referred to as the 'Princess of Pop'.

After appearing in stage productions and television series, Spears signed with Jive Records in 1997 at age 15. Her first two studio albums, certified diamond in the US, ...Baby One More Time and Oops!... I Did It Again were global successes and became two of the best-selling albums of all time, along with making her the best-selling teenage artist of all time.

The former's title track was named the greatest debut single of all time by Rolling Stone in 2020 and the latter held a 15-year record for fastest-selling album by a female artist in the United States with first-week sales of over 1.3 million copies. Spears adopted more mature and provocative themes and aesthetics for her next two studio albums, Britney and In the Zone , and made her feature film debut in a starring role in Crossroads .

She became the executive producer of her fifth studio album Blackout , which is often critically referred to as her best work. Due to a series of highly publicized personal struggles, promotion for the album was limited, and she was later involuntarily placed in a conservatorship. Since then, she released the chart-topping albums, Circus and Femme Fatale , the latter of which became her most successful era of singles in the US charts. She embarked on a four-year concert residency, Britney: Piece of Me, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to promote her next two albums Britney Jean and Glory . In 2019, Spears's legal battle over her conservatorship came to light, leading to the establishment of the FreeBritney movement. In 2021, her testimony of public record revealed she accused her management team and family of abuse and expressed a desire to terminate the arrangement.

Spears has scored six number-one albums on the Billboard 200. She also has four solo number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100: '...Baby One More Time', 'Womanizer', '3', and 'Hold It Against Me'. As a featured artist, the 'S&M' remix also topped the Billboard chart. Other singles, 'Oops!... I Did It Again', 'Toxic', and 'Scream & Shout', topped the charts in most countries. With '3' in 2009 and 'Hold It Against Me' in 2011, she became the second artist after Mariah Carey in the Hot 100's history to debut at number one with two or more songs. Spears's heavily choreographed videography is considered a focal point to the success of her career, for which she has been awarded the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She has earned numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award; fifteen Guinness World Records; six MTV Video Music Awards; seven Billboard Music Awards, including the Millennium Award; the inaugural Radio Disney Icon Award; and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Regarded as a pop icon, Spears has sold nearly 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million solely in the United States, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists. She was ranked by Billboard as the eighth-biggest artist of the 2000s decade. In the United States, she is the fourth best-selling female album artist of the Nielsen SoundScan era as well as the best-selling female album artist of the 2000s. In 2004, Spears launched a perfume brand with Elizabeth Arden, Inc.; sales exceeded $1.5 billion as of 2012. Forbes has reported Spears as the highest-paid female musician of 2002 and 2012. She has also topped the list of most searched celebrities seven times in twelve years, a record since the inception of the Internet.

conservatorship dispute, #FreeBritney, and abuse allegations

On January 4, 2019, Spears announced an indefinite hiatus and the cancellation of her Las Vegas residency after her father, Jamie, suffered a near-fatal colon rupture. In March 2019, Andrew Wallet resigned as co-conservator of her estate after 11 years. Spears entered a psychiatric facility amidst stress from her father's illness that same month. The following month, a fan podcast, Britney's Gram, released a voicemail message from a source who claimed to be a former member of Spears's legal team. They alleged that Jamie had canceled the residency due to Spears's refusal to take her medication, that he had been holding her in the facility against her will since January 2019 after she violated a no-driving rule, and that her conservatorship was supposed to have ended in 2009. The allegations gave rise to a movement to terminate the conservatorship, FreeBritney, which received support from celebrities including American singers Cher, Paris Hilton, and Miley Cyrus, and the nonprofit organization American Civil Liberties Union. On April 22, 2019, fans protested outside the West Hollywood City Hall and demanded Spears's release. Spears said 'all well' two days later and left the facility later that month.

The FreeBritney movement in front of the Lincoln Memorial, 2021 In a May 2019 hearing, Judge Brenda Penny ordered a professional evaluation of the conservatorship. In September, Spears's ex-husband Federline obtained a restraining order against Britney's father, Jamie, following an alleged physical altercation between Jamie and one of her sons. Spears's longtime care manager, Jodi Montgomery, temporarily replaced Jamie as her conservator that same month, which also saw a hearing where no decisions about the arrangement were reached. An interactive pop-up museum dedicated to Spears, dubbed 'The Zone', opened in Los Angeles in February 2020, though it was later suspended in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. She released Glory's Japanese-exclusive bonus track, 'Mood Ring' as a single, and debuted a new cover of the album to streaming and digital platforms worldwide in May 2020. In August, Jamie called the FreeBritney movement 'a joke' and its organizers 'conspiracy theorists'.

On August 17, 2020, Spears's court-appointed lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, submitted a court filing that documented Spears's desire to have her conservatorship altered to reflect her wishes as well as lifestyle, to instate Montgomery as her permanent conservator, and to replace Jamie with a fiduciary as conservator of her estate. Four days later, Penny extended the established arrangement until February 2021. In November 2020, Penny approved Bessemer Trust as co-conservator of Spears's estate alongside Jamie. The following month, Spears released a new deluxe edition of Glory, which includes 'Mood Ring' and new songs 'Swimming in the Stars' and 'Matches'.

A documentary about Spears's career and conservatorship, Framing Britney Spears, premiered on FX in February 2021. Spears later revealed that she had seen parts of the documentary, stating that she felt humiliated by the perception of her that was presented and that she 'cried for two weeks' following the initial broadcast. The following month, Ingham filed a petition to permanently replace Jamie with Montgomery as the conservator of Spears's person, citing a 2014 order that determined that Spears did not have the capacity to consent to medical treatment of any form.

On June 22, 2021, shortly before Spears was set to speak to the court, The New York Times obtained confidential court documents stating that Spears had pushed for years to end her conservatorship. Spears spoke to the court on June 23, calling the conservatorship 'abusive'. She said she had lied by 'telling the whole world I'm OK and I'm happ'y, and that she was traumatized and angry. The court statement received widespread media coverage and generated over 1 million shares on Twitter, over 500,000 messages using the tag FreeBritney, and more than 150,000 messages with a new hashtag referencing the court appearance, BritneySpeaks.

On July 1, 2021, Bessemer Trust asked the judge to allow them to withdraw from the conservatorship, saying that they had been misled and had entered into the arrangement on the understanding that the conservatorship was voluntary. The same day, senators Elizabeth Warren and Bob Casey Jr. called on federal agencies to increase oversight of the country's conservatorship systems. Spears's manager of 25 years, Larry Rudolph, resigned on July 6 citing her 'intention to officially retire' and later that same day, it was reported Spears's court appointed lawyer, Samuel Ingham, planned to file documents to the court asking to be dismissed.

In a July 14, 2021 hearing, Judge Penny approved the resignations of Bessemer Trust and attorney Sam Ingham. The court also approved of Spears's request to hire attorney Mathew S. Rosengart to represent her. Rosengart informed the court that he would be working to terminate the conservatorship. Later that day, Spears publicly endorsed the FreeBritney movement for the first time, using the hashtag in a caption on an Instagram post. Spears said that she felt 'blessed' after earning 'real representation', referring to Judge Penny's decision to allow her to choose her own counsel.

On July 26, 2021, Rosengart filed a petition seeking to remove Jamie as conservator of Spears's estate and to replace him with Jason Rubin, a CPA at Certified Strategies Inc. in Woodland Hills, California. On August 12, Jamie agreed to step down as conservator at some future date, with his lawyers stating that he wanted 'an orderly transition to a new conservator'.

On August 19, 2021, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office announced it was investigating Spears for assault, after a staff member claimed that Spears struck her after arguments over a mistreated dog. The investigation was handed over to the Ventura County District Attorney's Office on August 29 for a decision on whether or not to prosecute and on September 1, it was reported that prosecutors would not press charges against Spears. Ventura County's district attorney Erik Nasarenko stated there was insufficient evidence that a crime had occurred and noted the lack of injury to the housekeeper or damage to the phone.

On September 7, 2021, Jamie filed a petition to end the conservatorship. On September 12, Spears announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Sam Asghari, through a Instagram post. On September 15, Spears was named as one of the 100 most influential people of 2021 by Time. A few days before the editors list was released, Spears was put at the top of the readers voting list of which personalities should be included in the annual Time 100 list. Deemed as an icon of 2021, editors highlighted the impact of her ongoing fight against her conservatorship as well as of the FreeBritney movement.

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