Through his attorney Vivian Lee Thoreen, Jamie Spears said that he too wants the guardianship to end.
“[Jamie] I would love nothing more than to see that Britney doesn’t need a guardianship, “Thoreen told CNN on Friday.” Whether or not there is an end to guardianship really is up to Britney. If you want to end your guardianship, you can file a petition to end. ”
“Jamie is not suggesting that he is the perfect father or that he would receive any ‘Father of the Year’ awards. Like any father, he does not always agree with what Britney may want. But Jamie believes that everyone” The only decision he has made it’s been the best thing for her, “added Thoreen.
CNN has reached out to representatives for Spears who did not comment on Thoreen’s comments and his attorney, Samuel D. Ingham III, told CNN he “cannot comment on a pending case.”
Jamie Spears was first appointed by a court to be a co-conservator of Britney’s estate and person in 2008, following a series of personal problems for the singer that came out publicly.
Ingham filed an application to remove Britney’s father as guardian last August. During a hearing on the matter in November, Ingham said Britney was “scared” of her father. The judge ruled to retain Spears as curator and appointed the Bessemer Trust to act as co-curator of her $ 60 million estate.
“Jamie never contested or objected to Bessemer being appointed as his co-curator. And at the last hearing, it was reported that Jamie was trying to get more power than his co-curator, and that’s completely inaccurate. What we were discussing is that Jamie and his co-curator should have the same power, that was always consistent, “Thoreen said.
She told CNN that her client has no control over whether her daughter needs guardianship and is totally dependent on the court.
“The court investigator also interviews everyone who is involved in the guardianship, and they do a deep analysis to really study the guardianship to find out what is going on. And what I can tell you is that every year that the court has upheld the guardianship. instead, “she said.
CNN has confirmed with the Los Angeles Superior Court that the guardianships are undergoing a review process, but does not comment specifically on Spears’ guardianship.
CNN has obtained family videos from their two weeks together. In them, the singer is seen riding a bicycle and playing in the yard with her father, mother Lynne Spears, sister Jamie Lynn Spears and their nieces.
“When the pandemic hit and everyone had to stay home, Britney wanted to go home. She wanted to see her family,” Thoreen said. “Jamie certainly loves Britney, and misses her very much. But he also respects her, and wants to give her autonomy and space. And like I said before, like any other family, there are ups and downs. So Jamie is respectful of Britney’s space, and is also respectful of her attorney’s request that he not contact her. But the key is that Britney knows that she can contact her dad at any time and that he will be there for her. Whether there is a conservatorship or not ., Jamie will love Britney. ”
According to court documents obtained by CNN in December, Ingham said Britney would not act again as long as her father maintained control of her fortune.
Although Britney has not publicly commented on the ongoing battle for guardianship, she did respond to recent speculation about whether she plans to act again.