Britney Spears finally has something to be happy about in relation to her ongoing conservatorship case.
As you may recall, the pop star is battling to have the conservatorship that has ruled her life for the past 13 years brought to an end, and last month addressed a court in Los Angeles (by phone) for the first time.
Her revelations - which included being forced to keep an IUD birth control device in her body against her will - shocked many people and fans and her peers rallied to support her. However, the judge refused to remove her father Jamie Spears from his role as her conservator.
Now, the latest development saw her address the court again yesterday (and again, by telephone) as she once again requested that the conservatorship be ended without her having to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Failing that, she wants her father be removed from his role - although she said that she would be happy for co-conservator Jodi Montgomery to remain. Jamie Spears controls her estate, while Montgomery oversees her personal life.
"I am here now today your honour to show you who I want as my lawyer and to remove my dad," she said during the testimony, which also saw a new attorney - Matthew S. Rosengart - being appointed at her behest, following the resignation of Samuel Ingham last week.
Spears also reiterated that she intended to sue her father for conservatorship abuse, and elaborated on her "extreme abandonment issues" stemming from childhood, saying that she was "extremely scared of [her] dad" and was afraid that the recovering alcoholic would "show up drunk somewhere and embarrass me".
Following the hearing - and the appointment of her new lawyer Matthew S. Rosengart - Spears posted a jubilant video to social media of her performing cartwheels. She captioned the post "Coming along, folks ... coming along 🖕🏻!!!!! New with real representation today ... I feel GRATITUDE and BLESSED !!!! Thank you to my fans who are supporting me ... You have no idea what it means to me be supported by such awesome fans !!!! God bless you all !!!!! Pssss this is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing cartwheels today 🤸♂️🤷♀️🐎 !!!! #FreeBritney"
It's believed that this is the first time that she has publicly acknowledged or certainly posted about the #FreeBritney movement that has taken off in recent years.
Her boyfriend Sam Asghari summed it up by replying: "Internet is about to explode #freebritney".