“I am just proud of what a strong woman she is,” the heiress says of the singer.
Paris Hilton continues to stand firmly by Britney Spears’s side.
In an exclusive conversation with People for her upcoming “Be an Icon” kitchen and home collection with Walmart, the 42-year-old businesswoman expressed her immense pride in her close friend Spears, who is gearing up to release her memoir, The Woman in Me, on October 24.
Hilton commended the pop star for her courage in sharing her story, acknowledging the challenges that come with delving into one’s past for a memoir. “I know how hard it can be doing a memoir, because you have to really dive in and think about so many moments in your life that I’m sure you don’t even want to think about,” she told the outlet, recalling the transformative experience she had while writing her own book, Paris: The Memoir. Hilton expressed her hope that Spears finds similar healing through this process, adding, “I am just proud of what a strong woman she is.”
Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, secured the rights to Spears’s memoir after a fierce bidding war among publishing houses. Gallery Books senior vice president and publisher Jennifer Bergstrom also praised the singer’s resilience and bravery when speaking to People. “Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery,” she said. “I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact—and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last.”
The Woman in Me will be available for preorder and is set to hit shelves on October 24, illuminating the enduring power of music, love, and the “Toxic” singer’s own story on her own terms for the very first time since her 13-year conservatorship ended.