It has been a whirlwind few years for Britney Spears, and now her lawyer has shared something unbelievable about her conservatorship...

Britney has seemingly let out a sigh of relief after years of hiding away her feelings...

But it isn't all over yet. And now, Jamie Spears' lawyer has dropped a huge bombshell about her conservatorship.

Read on to hear what she had to say...

Since first emerging into the spotlight in 1998, Britney Spears quickly became one of the most famous popstars of her decade.

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With hits such as "Oops, I did it again," "Slave 4 U," and "Britney," the Mississippi-born singer consistently topped the charts and was even hailed as the "Princess of Pop."

But, early on, Britney's life started to take a turn for the worst.

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The star's mental health began to dramatically deteriorate, and the endless attention and pressure from the public and the press alike started to take its toll.

And in 2007, Britney finally snapped.

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The singer suffered a highly-public breakdown in the full glare of the world's spotlight.

Her breakdown was triggered by a number of different factors...

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She had spent years battling mental health problems and after her split from husband Kevin Federline, the father of her 2 sons, she headed to rehab in Antigua.

Her stay didn't last, however, as she checked out just twenty-four hours later.

Britney's breakdown was publicized all over the world...

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And the shocking images of Britney, then aged twenty-five, emerging from the salon with a freshly-shaven head and attacking a paparazzi's car with an umbrella became one of the most famous snaps of that decade.

A few months following this, she was hospitalized and, in 2008, she was seen being carried out of her house after reportedly overdosing on prescription amphetamines and locking herself in the bathroom with her youngest son, Jayden.

It was a very long road to recovery for the pop star...

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But she was gradually able to rebuild her relationship with her sons after regaining some of her custody rights and get healthy, before eventually starting to focus on her music comeback. And, despite a few health issues along the way, Britney has become an icon in her own right.

She has gone on to win a number of awards...

And has since continued making huge strides forward, winning back custody of her children, making more successful music, landing a lucrative residency in Las Vegas, and having a number of healthy relationships. She is even in a happy, long-term relationship with her actor boyfriend, Sam Asghari.

However, one sinister consequence of her breakdown still remains to this day.

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And that's the questionable role her dad has in her life.

Jamie Spears controls every aspect of his daughter's life.

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A Los Angeles court named Jamie as the permanent conservator of his daughter's affairs in 2008 and he was named as the permanent co-conservator of her estate, along with an attorney, Andrew Wallet.

Fans believe that, to this day, Britney's dad dictates her every move...

And many are finding the whole set up to be incredibly problematic, not to mention detrimental to her already fragile mental health.

Concern about the star's wellbeing has been steadily growing in the last year...

And many fans have been left worried by her recent Instagram activity, which includes a number of bizarre and cryptic videos.

Things have been strange, to say the least...

So, the hashtag and movement #FreeBritney was catapulted back into the spotlight.

Over the last couple of months, people have been using the hashtag to show their support and solidarity with Britney...

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And some have even been taking to the streets of Hollywood to march in protest of her situation.

But Britney recently decided that enough was enough...

And she sought to regain control of her own life.

It was reported late in 2020 that she no longer wanted her dad to be in control of her conservatorship.

The singer's lawyer filed paperwork explaining that she is "strongly opposed" to her father having control of her estate and finances, and instead wishes for her temporary conservator, Jodi Montgomery, to take on the role permanently, TMZ reported.

But sadly, things didn't go Britney's way.

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The court rejected Britney's lawsuit against her father which means that he is still in control.

This is not okay...

And quite predictably, it caused a storm online.

And now, just as the dust was settling on that incident...

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A new documentary commissioned by The New York Times reignited the social media firestorm.

The documentary, Framing Britney Spears, was aired on Hulu...

And documents Britney's ascent to fame, focusing on the misogyny and paparazzi intrusion that defined much of her career, before delving into the #FreeBritney movement.

But now, as people continue to revel in the aftermath of the documentary...

Britney has seemingly spoken out.

Spears shared a video clip of Toxic to Instagram, with the caption...

"Can't believe this performance of Toxic is from 3 years ago !!! I'll always love being on stage .... but I am taking the time to learn and be a normal person ..... I love simply enjoying the basics of every day life !!!! Each person has their story and their take on other people's stories !!!! We all have so many different bright beautiful lives!!! Remember, no matter what we think we know about a person's life it is nothing compared to the actual person living behind the lens!!!!"

And now, according to a source close to the star, "Britney finally feels like there is light at the end of a very long, dark tunnel."

They revealed, "There are parts of the film that were too hard and emotional for her to watch—the scenes that describe the most difficult times of her life, the relentless media circus, and the harsh focus on her as a young mother." However, the source added, "She feels, for the first time in many years, that people are on her side and things will get better for her. She hopes that, because of this, she will be finally be freed from the vice-like grip of her father [Jamie Spears]. She is also very grateful and humbled by the public outcry, all the support from her fans and the celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker who have spoken out on her behalf."

Britney is also apparently working on a separate documentary with a "top female filmmaker," to share her story in her own words.

But she's worried that her father might not allow that to happen due to the conservatorship, or twist the facts to make him appear more favorable.

The source claimed...

"He is drunk with power over Britney's life. She wants to work, she wants to make music and perform, but he is too controlling. He has set her up to fail. Britney hasn't had the proper help she needs to be able to control her own finances, to fully deal with her mental health issues, to be the mother she wants to be. Jamie won't let her have any freedom or responsibility over her own life."

They continued...

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"This summer, her father grounded her for three weeks because she dared to meet a friend for a socially-distanced walk on the beach and a heart-to-heart conversation. She's 39 years old! He doesn't want her to see her friends, he doesn't want her to meet other people in the entertainment business, he tells her that everyone has bad intentions for her—when it plainly isn't true."

But now her lawyer Vivian L. Thoreen has claimed that the pop star could have asked to end her conservatorship at "any time" in the past thirteen years...

In a statement to People, Thoreen said, "From the beginning, the court has closely monitored Britney's situation, including through annual accountings and in-depth reviews and recommendations from a highly experienced and dedicated court investigator who annually meets at length with Britney and all involved in her conservatorship."

She continued, "Britney's Conservatorship of the Estate was comanaged by a private professional fiduciary and her father until early 2019. At that time, Britney requested in court papers that her father be the sole conservator of her estate...

"Her Conservatorship of the Person is not managed by her father but by a private professional fiduciary, and is similarly subject to the scrutiny of interviews, audits, and detailed reports to the judge by the court investigator."

The statement from Jamie's legal counsel came a day after Republicans Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan sent a letter proposing holding a hearing on the conservatorship process.

In the letter, Gaetz says that Britney's case is one of the "most striking examples" of the failure of the current system, which he says is used to "effectively deprive individuals of personal freedoms at the behest of others through the manipulation of the courts."

Stay tuned for more updates...