Britney Spears has revealed in her long-awaited new memoir that she suffered a miscarriage during her relationship with Justin Timberlake two decades ago. She is one of many revelations in The Woman in Me, released Oct. 24, in which the 41-year-old pop star also addresses the controversial conservatorship that prevented her from taking charge of his life and her finances for 14 years. .Read more: Ranbir Kapoor increases distance from Alia Bhatt at National Awards 2023
In an excerpt published Tuesday by People magazine, she writes about abortion: “If it had been up to me, I never would have done it.” “And yet Justin was so convinced that he didn’t want to be a father.”
Britney Spears wrote: “If it was up to me, I never would have done it.”
In the book, Britney Spears describes meeting her and Timberlake when they were both performing at Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club as children.
They later began dating as teenagers and became one of the most prominent couples in the entertainment industry before separating in 2002. He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives because we were too young,” she writes.
She adds: “To this day, it’s one of the saddest things I’ve ever experienced in my life.”
A rep for Timberlake, now 42 and married to actress Jessica Biel, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Following her separation from Timberlake, Britney Spears had two children, Shawn and Jayden, with her second husband, Kevin Federline.
In 2008, following a very public crisis, Spears was placed under a sole legal conservatorship, governed primarily by her father, Jamie. During a court appearance in 2021, she told a judge that her guardianship prevented her from removing her contraceptive IUD, even though she wanted to get pregnant.
“The conservatorship took away my womanhood and turned me into a child,” Britney Spears says in another excerpt. She also writes: “Now I remember that my father and his associates had control over my body and my money for so long and it makes me feel bad.”
The conservatorship ended in November 2021. Britney Spears became pregnant in 2022, but later announced that she had suffered a miscarriage.
In August, her third husband, Sam Asghari, said the couple was filing for divorce.