In 1999, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears began a relationship together, but they went their separate ways in 2002. It’s being said that Justin’s split with Britney is being cited as the beginning of her downward spiral.
They split over a decade ago and Britney has since been married twice. Reportedly, she started using drugs right afterward. Her dad’s attorney Leon Gladstone said that their breakup was the cause of much of her issues.
He revealed in court, “They had a big relationship, and it ended painfully. In 2003 her parents noticed that she had changed over the breakup of her and Justin and noticed she was depressed. She went to Vegas and got married to a childhood friend for 55 hours and they saw that she was becoming distant with her parents and became concerned she was using illegal substances.”
Since her 2008 breakdown, she has been placed under a conservatorship. The attorney insisted that her family has done everything possible to protect the pop singer. He said, “This is a story of a close family, but not a perfect one. It’s a story of a man who actually wanted nothing more for his daughter than to live and be well. It’s a story of a father who has had to step up and take action that he never thought he would have to take…actions that didn’t perhaps endear his daughter to him.”
The attorney added, “To Jamie, this was a life and death battle and Britney at this point was at her most vulnerable — and at the point that she is at her most vulnerable, she meets Mr. Lutfi.”
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