Lynne Spears Responds to Britney’s Accusation She Threw Away Pop Star’s Childhood Treasures
Lynne Spears has denied throwing away dolls and journals that belonged to her daughter Britney.
The 41-year-old pop superstar regained control of her multimillion-dollar fortune and various aspects of her life when a conservatorship that had been governed by her immediate family was terminated in November 2021 but has become estranged from her mother, 68, in the years that have followed the end of the arrangement.
In her bombshell memoir The Woman in Me, Britney discussed her beloved Madame Alexander doll collection and recalled writing in journals but claimed that when she returned to her hometown of Kentwood, La., during the COVID-19 lockdown Lynne had got rid of her treasures.
Disputing those claims, Lynne wrote on Instagram on Thursday (Nov. 9): "I'm not sure who told you I got rid of your dolls and journals but I would never do that! 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.
Lynne, who had posted a series of images showing the items, concluded her post by offering to send them to Britney as she begged her daughter to reach out to her and reminded her daughter how much she loves her.
She added: "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!"
The "...Baby One More Time" hit-maker reunited with Lynne in May where she claimed that "time heals all wounds" but after alleging Lynne had discarded of her personal items claimed that she had "made peace" with cutting her family out of her life.
In The Woman in Me, she wrote: "When I saw the empty shelves, I felt an overwhelming sadness. I thought of the pages I'd written through tears. I never wanted to publish them or anything like that, but they were important to me. Then I pulled myself together and I thought 'I can get a new notebook, and I can start over. I've been through a lot. The reason why I'm alive today is because I know joy.'
"It was time to find God again. In that moment, I made peace with my family ... by which I mean that I realized I never wanted to see them again, and I was at peace with that."
Britney Spears in the '90s and Early 2000s
Gallery Credit: Ryan Reichard