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Since ending conservatorship, Britney Spears has made one thing clear: She has not forgiven her family for their complicity in the controversial legal scheme. In fact, as she wrote in a recent Instagram post, she doesn’t know if she can forgive them. But, that hasn’t stopped Lynne Spears, her mother, from trying to mend their relationship – at least in public.
Over the weekend, Spears posted an update to her Instagram, using an image that reads, “I’m not perfect, I’m me.” In the caption, she admitted that some followers might get tired of reading about her anger towards her family, but said what really bothered her was her felt that the family did not acknowledge what had happened to her during her administration. “At least they can take responsibility for their actions and truly understand that they have hurt me,” she wrote in part. “For me, just a sincere apology would close the door, but it really blew my mind every day of my life even after what they did to me, they still act. It’s okay to act like this!!!! Their reaction shows that I don’t have a family that values or respects me.” Spears added that she’s unlikely to be able to reconcile.
Despite Spears’ message, her mother, Lynne, decided to reach out by commenting on the post. “I am so sorry for your pain! I’ve been apologizing for years! I love you so much and miss you,” she wrote. “Please unblock me so I can talk to you directly! Britney, deep down, you know how much I love and miss you! I’m sorry for anything and everything that has hurt you! “
Spears did not immediately respond to this statement. However, a few days later, she sent her mother’s apology in a separate Instagram post. “Apologize and torment yourself,” she wrote in a longer caption about her conservatorship, according to “Page Six.” Spears later deleted the post, in which she also accused her family of not standing up for her. “My whole family including my brother, sister, cousins, aunts and uncles and the damn audience…all got stoned or drunk because of it. [sic] their trick!!! I’m a god damn mother scared to move or I know my dad will put me somewhere if I don’t cooperate,” she writes.
This is not the first time Lynne has tried to contact her daughter via Instagram. After Spears released a video of her role as a protector, claiming that her mother “made it all happen”, Lynne posted a response on her personal page. “Britney, my whole life I have tried to support your dreams and desires! And I also tried my best to get you out of trouble! I have never and will never turn my back on you,” she wrote at the time, insisting that she tried to visit Spears and call her, but was unsuccessful. She added, “This talk is just for you and me, eye to eye, in private.”
Meanwhile, Lynne still appears to be asking her daughter to pay $660,000 in attorneys’ fees, a claim Spears and her attorney are fighting in court.
This article has been updated.
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