The Free Britney movement might actually see some light at the end of the tunnel (the light is the reflection off Britney’s metallic green top from “Crazy,” and the tunnel is the one redhead Britney walked through in slow-motion in “Toxic“). Entertainment Tonight says that the judge in Britney Spears’ conservator case, Judge Brenda Penny, recently issued an order to authorize the extension of Britney’s conservatorship.
Brit’s current conservator is Jodi Montgomery, a professional family drama mess wrangler who has worked with Britney in the past. Jodi took over as conservator from Britney’s daddy Jamie Spears back in September. Jamie wanted out due to health reasons, and also because he doesn’t exactly get along with Britney’s kids. Jamie reportedly still controls the money side of things, but Jodi is allegedly making the big and little decisions of Britney’s life.
So why the sudden update? Well, if you’re anything like me, you might have heard Ralph Wiggum’s voice giggle, “I’m in danger!” in response to the news that Britney accidentally burned down her home gym. And yeah, that would be why we’ve suddenly got a conservatorship update, seemingly out of nowhere. Britney admitted last week in an Instagram video that she burned down her home gym six months ago after leaving two candles unattended. ET says that Britney’s family didn’t think her little 1800°f whoopsie was that (forgive me) innocent, and of course they’re afraid she might (again, forgive me) do it again. Apparently Britney loves candles, and her family is afraid that she’s too careless.
“During tough times in her life she always tells friends ‘light a candle for me,'” a source tells ET. “She has candles all over her house, because she finds the scent and light calming when life gets stressful. Her fans always send her candles as gifts, because they know she loves to burn them at night and sit by candlelight. Her family worries because they know Britney can get distracted and forget,” the source says. “These are all things she works on in therapy.”
ET says that a conservatorship hearing was requested, but denied, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Instead, Judge Penny decided to grant an extension, and guarantee Jodi’s job for at least the next three months.
Only time will tell how the Free Britney crowd feels about this (which might be difficult, if you’re the type to believe their comments are getting deleted by Britney’s people). And even when July turns into August, there’s a chance the conservatorship will be extended further. All we can focus on right now is the present. And I hope that at this very minute, Jodi is making herself useful as a conservator by asking Jamie Spears for a couple hundred bucks, so she can replace all the candles in Britney’s home with elegant flameless flickering candles. Jodi can make up for the lack of scent by following Britney around, and spritzing every room with the fragrance of her choice. It’s probably not in Jodi’s job description, but would it kill her to go the extra mile?