Britney Spears shared a video filmed outside the Los Angeles courthouse by a fan to commemorate the end of her conservatorship.
“Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy,” she tweeted, adding multiple emoticons. “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day!!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen????”
The popstar also used the hashtag #FreedBritney, which is a new spin on the #FreeBritney hashtag popular among her supporters who have been seeking to raise awareness about her experience living under legal guardianship since 2008.
Abby Shalawylo, an ABC News producer, is credited with creating the video. Spears was not physically present at the court on Friday, but her lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, was. He told the press that he was “so proud” of the artist for bringing attention to conservatories around. Sam Asghari, Spears’ fiancé, also took to social media to express his joy.
Friends were equally overjoyed by the move. Paris Hilton, celebrity and businesswoman, said on Twitter that the “moment is so long overdue,” adding, “Your best days are yet to come!”
During the hearing, Judge Brenda Penny announced, “Effective today, the conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Spears is terminated.”
Rosengart and Jodi Montgomery (Spears’ personal conservator), according to Insider’s Azmi Haroun, filed a termination plan with the court under seal this morning. The team will go over the financial transfers for her estate and assets at another session on January 19.
Outside the Los Angeles court, fans gathered to show their support for Spears, who had described the guardianship as oppressive.
Jamie, her father, had previously stated that it was “necessary,” but that it was now time for her to “re-take control of her life.”
“Her life was in shambles and she was in physical, emotional, mental and financial distress,” Jamie Spears’ lawyers stated in previous court filings.
Britney Spears finances and professional decisions, as well as significant personal considerations like her visits with her teenage sons and whether or not she may remarry, were all under the conservatorship’s control.
The singer of Baby One More Time and Toxic said on Instagram on Monday that she hadn’t “prayed for something more in my life.”
“I know I’ve said some things on my Insta out of anger and I’m sorry but I’m only human… and I believe you’d feel the same way if you were me!”