“I saw her this summer. We’ve had dinners, I saw her in Malibu,” Hilton, 39, detailed during the Wednesday, September 9, episode of Andy Cohen Live. “I just love her so much. I feel like if you are an adult, you should be able to live your life and not be controlled. I think that maybe stems from me being controlled so much so I can understand how that would feel and I can’t imagine right now if that was still happening to me. After just working your whole life and working so hard, she’s this icon and I just feel like she has no control of her life whatsoever and I just don’t think that’s fair.”
Hilton replied that the topic is off-limits for the pair. “No, I don’t like bringing things up like that,” she explained. “She is so sweet and so innocent and such a nice girl. We just talk about happy things. Music, fashion … fun things. I never like to bring up negative things and make people feel uncomfortable, so I’ve never talked about it with her.”
The conservatorship began in February 2008 after the 38-year-old pop star’s public breakdown and 5150 psychiatric hold. She “is vehemently opposed” to her father Jamie Spears’ efforts to “keep her legal struggle hidden away in the closet as a family secret,” according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly earlier this month. Thus, she requested that the case be open to the public.
In August, Spears’ attorney stated in a court filing that she “is strongly opposed to having [Jamie] return as the conservator of her person.” Jamie, 68, temporarily stepped away from his duties in September 2019 amid health issues and an alleged altercation between him and Britney’s 14-year-old son, Preston. (She shares the teen and son Jayden, 13, with ex-husband Kevin Federline.)
Now, the Grammy winner “wants to be her own person and not be treated like a child,” a source told Us in August. A second insider reiterated at the time, “She’s ready to take back control after 12 years.”
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