Britney Spears' husband has broken his silence on why his wife chooses to deactivate her social media account this week.
The 41-year-old 'Toxic' singer's husband, Sam Asghari, has been faced with a barrage of questions from fans who are concerned about Spears' mental health after she quit Instagram.
Shortly after the 'Baby One More Time' hitmaker removed her account, the 28-year-old actor and fitness model shut down allegations he "controls" her account from curious fans in a recent question and answer session.
Now, Asghari - who got engaged to Spears in September 2021 and officially tied the knot with her in June 2022 - took to Instagram again to share the devastating reason why his wife quit the internet.
Check out his statements below:
In a statement shared on his Instagram Stories, Asghari said the platform can be "traumatizing" for the musician and asked fans to be careful of being "overprotective" of Spears.
"Social media can be traumatizing. Sometimes it's good to take a break. She has her voice and is a free woman. I have respect for her privacy and I protect it at all times," he wrote.
"Thank you to all of her protective fans," he wrote, addressing the concern from her supporters. He then added: "Out of respect for her privacy I don't post her 247. I ask for permission if I ever do."
In another slide, Asghari revealed the reason why Spears doesn't attend red carpets with him, explaining: "For my job, I have to attend many events. It would be my honor if she joins."
"For her, those things are not fun. They're [hectic] and full of stress. [Especially], since she's been doing these things since 8 years old. Plus she already slayed every single one she has been to," he wrote.
The model then finished his heartbreaking statement by expressing: "I've always respected and supported her privacy with everything I've had. I ask of you supportive and protective fans to do the same."
"Sometimes being overprotective can cause more stress and damage," he concluded - sending a clear message to all the anxious fans of the award-winning singer.
This is the second statement Asghari has made after Spears sparked concern with her social media deactivation earlier this week - the fourth time she has done so in the past five months.
Fans have been worried about the 'Piece of Me' singer's internet presence over the past few months after she recently shared a now-deleted post gushing about her estranged sister Jamie Lynn Spears.
Followers speculated that the unexpected yet sweet post was actually sent by someone on her team and not the singer herself, because Spears has publicly feuded with her sister since her conservatorship was terminated in November 2021.
Earlier this year, Spears called the Zoey 101 star "scum" in a now-deleted Instagram post after the actress published her controversial memoir titled, Things I Should Have Said.
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Britney Spears' former makeup artist is speaking out about the pop star's dark relationship with fame that eventually led to her infamous 2007 breakdown.
Julianne Kaye, a Hollywood makeup artist, was 23 years old when she was hired to work for Spears, and the two immediately formed a close friendship.
2001 - #BritneySpears with Make-Up artist Julianne Kaye getting ready for the AMA's
In an interview with Mirror, Kaye spoke about her and Spears' close bond, and the events leading up to Spears' conservatorship being placed on her.
Long before Spears' mental breakdown, Kaye said she started noticing cracks in the singer's mental health.
Sometime before Spears suffered her highly-publicized breakdown in 2007 and 2008, the pop singer was slowly starting to feel the negative effects of fame.
Kaye, while talking to Mirror, detailed a trip she'd accompanied Spears to in London, where the car they were in had become mobbed by fans and paparazzi.
"[Britney] just started crying and she was like, ‘Oh my God, what’s going on? I just want to go shopping,’" Faye told the publication.
"It just got really crazy. And then it meant her having to be locked into her hotel room because it just was dangerous."
The singer's former makeup artist admitted that all Spears wanted was "to be normal," but the excessive amount of fame she'd acquired made it a nearly impossible feat to accomplish.
"She really loved entertaining and she really loved performing, she loved that part of the job, but she hated all the other stuff because she wasn’t the kind of celebrity that just could walk outside of her hotel room," she continued.
Spears' volatile relationship with the media during the early years of her career had been a major contributor to her declining behavior.
In a 2008 Rolling Stone cover story about Spears, a friend close to the singer recalled a specific incident in which the press had leaped on her following rumors she'd gotten breast implants.
"When Britney saw the papers, she was crying in the bathtub uncontrollably, asking, ‘Why is everyone being so mean to me?'” the friend told Rolling Stone.
“It was very hurtful for her to go through something so private so publicly.”
Kaye remembered feeling horrified while watching Spears' mental health continue to deteriorate.
In February 2007, after battling with her mental health, and her split from Kevin Federline, Spears was checked into Eric Clapton's famous Crossroads Centre in Antigua.
However, just 24 hours later, Spears left the facility and flew back to Los Angeles, where she infamously entered a hair salon in Tarzana and shaved off her hair.
Following the incident, Spears would be in and out of rehab two more times before she suffered her terrifying January 2008 breakdown.
The 'Lucky' singer was seen being escorted from her home while strapped to a gurney after locking herself in the bathroom with her youngest son, Jayden, and prescription amphetamines.
She was placed on a 72-hour psychiatric hold, also known as a 5150, and weeks later her father, Jamie Spears, was appointed co-conservator of her estate.
Looking back at that time, Kaye told Mirror that she was horrified to see Spears working again so soon after.
"She had her well-publicized breakdown and when I saw [Britney] on X-Factor or whatever show she was doing, it was like the lights were on but nobody was home," she recalled.
"I was like, ‘That’s not Britney.’ I thought, ‘If somebody just had a complete mental breakdown, why are they going back to work?’ She didn’t look like herself ever again."
Following the end of Spears' conservatorship in November 2021, Kaye expressed her "delight" that the singer was able to have control of her life again.
"Britney was a huge star, but during the conservatorship, the light that shined so brightly was gone. You could see it in her eyes."
Source:By Nia Tipton — Written on Dec 07, 2022
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