An online mother-daughter feud? Britney Spears’ memoir is boiling blood in her bloodline.
People reported via Instagram posts that pop icon Britney Spears’ mother, Lynne Spears, is resorting online to slam claims that her daughter made in her bestselling memoir ‘The Woman In Me.’ Within the pages of this book, the 41-year-old opens up about her relations with her family, claiming that after she received mental health treatment in 2019, she believed her parents disposed of many of her “prized possessions” stored at Lynne’s house, including Madame Alexander dolls as well as years’ worth of her writing and original poetry.
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Lynne was not playing and was quick to shut down these allegations on Thursday, where in an Instagram photo, she showed the so-called ‘prized possessions’ that Spears claimed to have been removed, along with a note. The 68-year-old mother wrote, “I’m not sure who told you I got rid of your dolls and journals but I would never do that!” continuing, “That would be cruel because I know how much they mean to you. They are special to me too because of the years we spent collecting them. Of course, I still have your things, and I am happy to send them to you if you’d like me to. Please let me know and know how much I love you!”
In her memoir, according to reports gathered by People, Britney wrote that her family lacked opulence growing up, and her most beloved childhood toys were the Madame Alexander dolls. She alleges that she had 15 of them, including ones modeled after “fictional characters or historical figures — like Scarlet O’Hara or Queen Elizabeth,” as well as characters from Little Women.
She further pens that in 2019, her family forced her into a mental health correctional facility, from where she returned to see her dolls gone. In her words, “When I saw the empty shelves, I felt an overwhelming sadness,” adding that she “never wanted to publish” the writing, though it was “important” to her. “And my family had thrown them in the trash, just like they’d thrown me away.”
People obtained an exclusive excerpt from the book where it says that she and her mother spent fond memories drinking daiquiris together as early as eighth grade. She writes that her teenage years were spent in Kentwood, Louisiana, following the end of her time on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1994, were happy years, and that she was able to settle into “normal teenage life — or the closest thing to ‘normal’ that was possible in my family.”
She wrote, “There was something so beautifully normal about that period of my life: going to homecoming and prom, driving around our little town, going to the movies,” adding, “But the truth was, I missed performing.”(obtained by People)
The now-terminated conservatorship has picked up a lot of hate from Britney supporters and created a divide between her and her family. Lynne’s involvement in the matter did not make it easy for Britney to forgive her mother, but it seems like, finally, their relationship is taking a turn for the better.
In May, the pop star revealed that Lynne had paid her a visit, saying, “My sweet mama showed up at my doorstep yesterday after 3 years … it’s been such a long time … with family, there are always things that need to be worked out … but time heals all wounds !!!” Spears wrote on Instagram. “After being able to communicate what I’ve held in for an extremely long time, I feel so blessed we were able to try to make things RIGHT !!! I love 💕 you so much !!! Psss… I’m so blessed we can have coffee together after 14 years !!! Let’s go shopping afterwards !!!”
Get your copy of ‘The Woman In Me’ in Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.