Britney Spears has broken her social media silence after her dramatic court hearing, sharing a cryptic post for fans on Instagram.
The pop star asked a judge on Wednesday to end the court conservatorship that has controlled her life and finances for the past 13 years.
The Los Angeles hearing was the first time Britney has spoken in an open court since the conservatorship began in 2008.
During her emotional speech, she condemned her father and others who have controlled the “abusive” conservatorship, and said that she “deserves to have a life”.
The 39-year-old also detailed that she isn’t allowed to have a baby or marry her boyfriend because of the conservatorship.
“I've lied and told the whole world I'm OK and I'm happy,” she continued.
“It's a lie. I thought that maybe if I said it enough, I would maybe become happy because I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatised. I'm so angry it's insane. And I'm depressed."
Taking to social media just one day after her powerful testimony, Britney expressed regret for pretending to be happy online when she was hurting inside.
“I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life, and by the way I’ve posted, my life seems to look and be pretty amazing,” she wrote on Instagram.
“I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL. And if you have read anything about me in the news this week, you obviously really know now it’s not!”
“I apologise for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years. I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me.
“Believe it or not pretending that I’m ok has actually helped.”
Britney’s lengthy caption was posted alongside a cryptic tile quoting Albert Einstein.
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales,” the quote reads.
The Toxic hitmaker explained to her followers she chose to post this photo to continue making social media a fun experience.
“I decided to post this quote today because by golly if you’re going through hell, I feel like Instagram has helped me have a cool outlet to share my presence,” she wrote.
"And to simply feel like I matter despite what I was going through, and hey it worked, so I’ve decided to start reading more fairy tales.”
‘You are a brave legend’
Fans rushed to the comments to praise Britney for her strength and courage.
“Thank you for speaking your truth,” one user posted. “You deserve to live life on YOUR terms.”
“You are a brave legend, more iconic than any fairy tale character could ever be!” another shared. “We’re behind you all the way!”
“Love you forever Britney, you do matter to so many people,” a third added, while someone else wrote, “your resilience is inspiring to us all”.
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