Britney Spears Book: After almost two years of anticipation, Britney Spears’s tell-all memoir, The Woman In Me, has finally been released.
Britney Spears Book, As fans will know, Britney, 41, was legally ordered to live under a tight conservatorship between 2008 and November 2021. Her father, Jamie Spears, oversaw the terms of the arrangement alongside a group of lawyers, and in June 2021, the pop star publicly called the entire thing “abusive” during an emotional court hearing. Britney also claimed that her family — including her mom, Lynne, and sister, Jamie Lynn — did “nothing” to help her while she struggled.
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In the weeks ahead of its release, exclusive excerpts from the book revealed that Britney was getting more vulnerable than ever about her life. For example, she shared that she secretly had an abortion while she was dating Justin Timberlake, and admitted that at one point during their relationship, she cheated on him after hearing that he’d allegedly been unfaithful himself.
Britney Spears Book, Now, The Woman In Me has been released in full — and it’s safe to say that it’s full of several more huge revelations about Britney’s life.
So, without further ado, here are some of the biggest takeaways from Britney’s book.
Britney Spears Book, One thing that Britney gets incredibly candid about in her memoir is her hatred for the way the media portrayed her as an “eternal virgin” early in her career. She writes that this so-called “good girl” image was pushed by her managers and the press because she had so many teenage fans. However, Britney notes she’d been “having sex since [she was] 14,” and had been living with Justin throughout their relationship.
After they split up in 2002, Justin famously released his song “Cry Me A River,” which perpetuated the now-confirmed rumor that Britney had cheated on him. In her memoir, Britney writes that the song and music video — which featured an uncanny lookalike of her — “shamed” her and left her feeling “shattered.”
Britney Spears Book, However, Britney says that by insinuating that she’d hooked up with someone else during their relationship, Justin had inadvertently disrupted the yearslong media narrative that she was an “eternal virgin.” For this, Britney says that she was actually thankful to Justin.
“Was I mad at being ‘outed’ by him as sexually active? No. To be honest with you, I liked that Justin said that. Why did my managers work so hard to claim I was some kind of young-girl virgin even into my 20s? Whose business was it if I’d had sex or not?” she writes.
Britney Spears Book, Britney and Justin split in 2002 after he allegedly sent her a blunt text message that read, “It’s over.” Shortly after they broke up, Britney reveals that she got involved in a “two-week brawl” with actor Colin Farrell in a bid to move on.
Brawl is the only word for it — we were all over each other, grappling so passionately it was like we were in a street fight,” she writes, with the pair famously attending the premiere of his 2003 film, The Recruit, together.
Britney Spears Book, In spite of how passionate it was, Britney and Colin’s fling ended up being short-lived due to the fact that she wasn’t fully “over Justin.” However, Britney writes that she did consider whether “there could be something there” with the Irish actor at one point.