The Shocking Reason Britney Spears Is Not Allowed To Have A Baby

Shocking details are emerging from the Britney Spears conservatorship case, with the mega star speaking before a judge Wednesday on her behalf. For those who haven't been following the situation, this is the first time the singer has spoken in open court (via AP News). "I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive," she said during the course of her missive that exposed so much more about what has been happening behind closed doors.

Among the truly shocking revelations are that her father, Jamie Spears, controls nearly every aspect of her life, from whether she can change her kitchen cabinets, to what medicines she can take — at one point, the 39-year-old noted she was forced to take lithium — to where she can drive, to another, very personal, and private matter (via People).

It seems under the rules of the conservatorship, which has been in place for, gulp, 13 years, Spears has been denied the opportunity to have another baby (via BBC). 

Britney Spears may not want to be done having kids

As her fans know, Spears shares sons Jayden and Sean with her ex-husband Kevin Federline. The boys are now 15 and 14 years old. Incidentally, the singer recently spoke out about having her children at the young age of 23, although, it's worth noting she had hoped to have kids soon after marrying Federline at the age of 22. But if it were up to her, the "Toxic" crooner would have more children — unfortunately, according to Spears, it is not up to her. 

As Spears told Judge Brenda Penny via a virtual plea, "I want to be able to get married and have a baby." Believe it or not, she is prevented from doing so under her current arrangement, with the star going on to detail, "I would like to progressively move forward and I want to have the real deal." 

Spears has been dating personal trainer Sam Asghari since 2016. The couple met on the set of her "Slumber Party" music video and have seemingly been inseparable ever since (via People and Harper's Bazaar). 

Speaking before the Los Angeles court judge, the pop icon shared this shocking allegation: "I have an [IUD] inside of myself so I don't get pregnant. They don't want me to have children — any more children."

Britney Spears wants the conservatorship to end

As Spears told Judge Penny, "This conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good. I deserve to have a life" (via AP News). Shockingly, the star went on to expand upon her allegation that she is forced to be on birth control, explaining, "I was told right now in the conservatorship I am not able to get married or have a baby." 

During the 30-minute address, according to The New York Times, Spears also alleged she was not allowed to go to a doctor to have her IUD removed so she could try to have a baby, if she wants. 

Ultimately, as she told the judge, Spears wants the conservatorship to end, without an evaluation, and wants to regain control over her life decisions, and importantly, her body. This is a goal that Twitter quickly stepped up to support, with users on the social media platform ripping into Spears' dad and reacting with dismay over the jaw-dropping details the singer revealed during her speech.

Twitter is horrified by Britney Spears' allegations

Twitter quickly reacted with horror to Spears' revelation. "She wants to have a baby, and they're forcing her to be infertile. I'm disgusted. She should have control over her body," one person commented, while someone else tweeted, "Britney Spears was punished emotionally, physically and financially. Her father should absolutely be in the hot seat of a major lawsuit against him. She was implanted with a birth control, the poor woman wants to have a baby and she can't even do that."

Another Twitter user commented, "Every American—regardless of their gender identity or disability status—ought to be able to make decisions about their own bodies." Even non-fan 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard supports the star, tweeting, "I have never been a fan of Britney Spears music or her lifestyle when she was younger — but the fact that she has been stripped of her freedom for 13 years for 'her own good' borders on the criminal."

And as another person noted on Twitter, "Britney has been denied basic human rights for the past 13 years yet has always fought for the rights of others." "My heart breaks for her," tweeted a fan, echoing the sentiments of so many others.