Paris Hilton and Britney Spears go way back. The 39 year old former reality TV star recently sat down for an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy. Where the socialite opened up about her friendship with Britney and also shared her thoughts on the singer’s ongoing conservatorship. Hilton told the host that she had recently connected with the singer in Malibu and that the old pals had rekindled their two-decade-old friendship.
“I saw her this summer. We’ve had dinners, I saw her in Malibu,” Hilton said of Britney. Who has been keeping a relatively low profile during the pandemic in between her occasional dancing videos on Instagram and snaps with her boyfriend Sam Asghari at the beach.
“I just feel like she has no control of her life whatsoever and I just don’t think that’s fair”
Cohen also brought up the serious subject of Britney’s conservatorship. Which has lately garnered a lot of public attention amid reports that the singer wants to remove her father, Jamie Spears, as the conservator of her estate. A position he’s held for 12 years.
“I just love her so much.” She continued, “I feel like if you are an adult, you should be able to live your life and not be controlled. I think that maybe stems from me being controlled so much so I can understand how that would feel and I can’t imagine right now if that was still happening to me,” said Hilton. Who is the subject of a new YouTube documentary, This is Paris, in which she reveals the physical and emotional abuse she suffered at a boarding school for troubled teens.
“After just working your whole life and working so hard, she’s this icon. And I just feel like she has no control of her life whatsoever and I just don’t think that’s fair,” she added of Britney’s Conservatorship.
“I never like to bring up negative things and make people feel uncomfortable”
When Cohen asked if she often discusses legal matters or the drama surrounding the conservatorship with the 38-year-old pop star, Paris responded in the negative. Saying that she doesn’t ‘bring up things like that.’
“No, I don’t like bringing things up like that,” Paris explained. “She is so sweet and so innocent and such a nice girl. We just talk about happy things. Music, fashion … fun things.” She added, “I never like to bring up negative things and make people feel uncomfortable, so I’ve never talked about it with her.”
Hilton explained that the pair would often meet up with a “small group of friends” for their hangouts. Which are super casual, fun affairs where she prefers to keep weighty topics like conservatorship off the table.
The Conservatorship and The #FreeBritney Movement
Spears’ conservatorship was first implemented by her father in 2008 following a public breakdown. After which the court ruled that she was not capable of making decisions about her finances or health care. Jamie was named the permanent conservator of her affairs and attorney Andrew Wallet the permanent co-conservator of her estate. Jodi Montgomery was later named temporary conservator, after Jamie stepped down due to health reasons in September 2019.
The Conservatorship recently made headlines when concerned fans started the hashtag #FreeBritney on social media. Several celebrities as well as Britney’s family members have publicly commented on the conservatorship.
Despite court documents from August that showed Spears requested her father be removed from serving as her sole conservator in favor of her care manager, a judge ruled that Spears’ current conservatorship would be extended until February 2021.
“Jamie is very old school. He treats Britney like a child”
“Britney still wants the conservatorship to end at some point,” a source close to the pop star revealed. “But more urgently right now she doesn’t want her dad to regain the sole conservator role.”
The August court filing revealed that Britney is “strongly opposed” to having her father continue in the role. And that she “strongly prefers” that Montgomery “continue in that role as [she] has done for nearly a year.”
“Jamie is very old school,” the source said. “He treats Britney like a child. Britney wants someone who is respectful and considerate to be in charge of her conservatorship,” the source added. “Someone from the outside who is not her family. Someone who will treat her like an adult and listen to her. She will never have this relationship with Jamie.”
As for The Simple Life actress, she’s been gearing up for the release of her Youtube Documentary, This is Paris, which premieres next Monday on YouTube Originals. In the 110-minute documentary, Paris details her traumatic 11-month stay at the ‘abusive’ Provo Canyon School in Utah, Physically abusive Ex-boyfriends and many other topics.
This Is Paris is directed by Alexandra Dean and is all set to premiere on Hilton’s YouTube channel on September 14.