Britney Spears‘ dad, Jamie Spears, is spilling his guts for the first time about the conservatorship and his role in it … defending the legal apparatus by calling it necessary.
Jamie spoke to the Daily Mail, explaining that he feels like he saved Britney’s life and career by putting her in a conservatorship all those years ago … noting that, for a time, it was working pretty well for her — getting her back on track music/performing-wise.
He says, “Not everybody’s going to agree with me. It’s been one hell of a time. But I love my daughter with all my heart and soul. Where would Britney be right now without that conservatorship? And I don’t know if she’d be alive. I don’t.”
JS also says the conservatorship allowed Britney to have a relationship with her children — Jayden and Sean — adding … “For protecting her, and also protecting the kids, conservatorship was a great tool. Without it, I don’t think she would have got the kids back.”
Jamie also says he himself deeply misses Sean and Jayden, touching on a falling-out in recent years following an altercation where he was alleged to have gotten physical with one of them. In the wake of that, it seems things are still touchy — although, Jamie says he’s back in touch with their dad, Kevin Federline, and that he’s hopeful for a reunion one day.
Of his family as a whole, Jamie says … “The family’s a mess. All we can do is keep praying.” Another somewhat shocking claim he makes — that it was he and Kevin who actually raised the boys together, which is why not being with them hurts so much.
Back to the conservatorship … he once again sticks by his decision to start one for Britney, saying it allowed her to have a semblance of a normal life again, and pulled her out of financial ruin. Despite a lot of allegations that have been made by both Britney, her lawyer and her legion of #FreeBritney fans … Jamie says no one really knows the truth.
He says, “I don’t mind taking that beating because I know it’s not true, and because I don’t want to start something else. For my daughter to end up going further down the hole than she had been.” He didn’t address specific claims of Britney’s — including the notion that she was being spied on at one point, not to mention allegedly being overly-medicated/isolated.
On the issue of a reconciliation, Jamie made it seem like he was closer to coming together with Kevin and the boys before Britney — he’s not on speaking terms with her … although, the report says he is living with or near her younger sister, Jamie Lynn, in Louisiana.
When asked if he thinks the conservatorship went on too long — he replies, “I can’t answer that question. You can answer it yourself. Just look at how things are now.”