No holding back now! Britney Spears is continuing to speak up — and she shared her first social media post since making her bombshell court testimony this week.
The 39-year-old posted a photo of a little girl featuring the quote "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales" accompanied by a lengthy caption on Thursday, June 25.
"I just want to tell you guys a little secret 🤫 … I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I’ve posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that’s what we all strive for !!!!" Spears wrote.
The "Toxic" singer added that one of her mother Lynne's "best traits" was pretending that everything was fine for the sake of Spears and her siblings no matter how bad things were.
She continued, "I'm bringing this to peoples attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL … and if you have read anything about me in the news this week 📰 … you obviously really know now it’s not !!!!"
"I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture their Instagram in a fun light 💡🤷🏼♀️ !!!!" Spears said.
However, the blonde beauty doesn't seem to regret putting on a facade: "Believe it or not pretending that I’m ok has actually helped … so I decided to post this quote today because by golly if you’re going through hell ... I feel like Instagram has helped me have a cool outlet to share my presence … existence … and to simply feel like I matter despite what I was going through and hey it worked … so I’ve decided to start reading more fairy tales 👑🧚♀️🦄 !!!!!"
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Fans rushed to the comments to share their support for the pop star.
"Thank you for speaking your truth. You deserve to live life on YOUR terms," one wrote.
"Good job Britney! please continue speaking your truth!you need to be freed and be her own person! BRITNEY we stand with you and pray for your happiness 🥺❤️," another fan commented.
"you don't have to feel shame for that girl, the ones you should feel as much shame are those people who have hurt one as good and sweet as your❤️," a third fan wrote.
As previously reported by OK!, Spears spoke up in court on Wednesday, June 23, and said that she wanted to end her conservatorship without being evaluated.
"I've lied and told the whole world I'm OK and I'm happy. It's a lie," the mom-of-two told the court. "I've been in denial. I've been in shock. I am traumatized. Fake it 'til you make it, but now I'm telling you the truth, OK? I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm depressed. I cry every day."
"I just want my life back," she said. "It's been 13 years, and it's been enough. I want to be able to be heard. I've kept this in for so long — it's not good for my heart."
Spears added, "I've been so angry and I cry every day. For my sanity ... I need to get it off my heart. The anger, all of it."