Mother knows best. Lynn Spears is just one of the many people calling her daughter Britney Spears’ controversial conservatorship into question.
A source recently revealed that Lynn is stepping in to help the 39-year-old after the “Toxic” singer “begged her for help.”
In November 2020, Lynn spoke out during a court hearing to support the former pop star’s request to have her ex-husband Jamie, 68, removed as her conservator, noting — through her lawyer — that Jamie and daughter had a “toxic” relationship. (As OK! previously reported, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied Britney’s request to remove her father as the conservator of her estate.)
Jamie was previously the conservator of Britney's personal affairs but stepped down amid health issues and following an altercation with Britney's 15-year-old son Sean, whom she shares with ex-husband Kevin Federline. (The two also share Jayden, 14.) However, he and Bessemer Trust continue to oversee the singer's $60 million estate.
Lynn also objected to Jamie's "procedurally and substantively improper" $890,000 attorney fees in April. Jamie's lawyer shot back at the time that Lynn was not acting in Britney's "best interests" and had "zero involvement in her daughter’s conservatorship until very recently."
“Lynne feels there are a lot of concerns with the conservatorship," a source told PEOPLE in a post published on Thursday, July 1. "She feels Jamie has not been transparent with her and is helping Britney as much as she can."
Following Britney's bombshell June 23 court testimony — in which she called the conservatorship "abusive" and said that she was forced to wear an IUD in order to not get pregnant — Lynn's attorney Gladstone N. Jones said she was a "very concerned mother."
Though Lynn had previously taken a backseat approach to her daughter’s conservatorship, she was front-and-center during Britney’s mental health crisis in 2008. Lynn previously recounted her experience watching her daughter fall apart in the public eye in her memoir Through the Storm: A Real Story of Fame and Family in a Tabloid World.