You wanna live fancy? Live in a big mansion? You better work as hard as Britney Spears. Money is obviously no object for the chart-topping diva, 35, and In Touch has obtained the court papers to prove it. The “Slumber Party” singer’s expenses were detailed in documents filed on Sept. 6 as part of an ongoing conservatorship that was put in place after her 2008 meltdown.
“While Britney admits the conservatorship saved her life, she resents the fact that she can’t open a bank account, buy a house or car,” a source tells In Touch. “She is basically a child under the eyes of the law, and has to get her dad [Jamie]’s permission to do anything.”
That’s true, but she still managed to spend $10.9 million of her $185 million fortune last year! So how does a pop princess throw around her hard-earned cash? For starters, more than $1,000 a month goes to cable and internet. (Time to ask for a better deal on that HBO package!) In Touch itemized the rest of her receipts.
According to the documents, Brit-Brit spent $111,461 on cars, $29,852 on pet care, $69,668 on clothing, $59,073 on personal travel, $147,005 on personal grooming, and a whopping $2,047,105 on house expenses and cleaning services. She also spent $173,952 in gifts for her mother, Lynne, and paid her father, Jamie, $128,000 for his role as her conservator.
As previously reported, Britney’s dad took over as her conservator not long after she hit her breaking point in January 2008 when she was hospitalized on a 51/50 psychiatric hold. He is responsible for the physical well-being of the Grammy winner and also oversees her finances with the help of Andrew Wallet, a lawyer who specializes in conservatorships and probate law.
Even though Jamie helped Britney make a triumphant comeback after a dramatic fall from grace (which included her infamous head-shaving breakdown and an umbrella attack on a paparazzo), she was initially uncomfortable with the tight constraints of his conservatorship over her. “I think it’s too in control,” the music icon said in the 2008 MTV documentary Britney: For the Record. “If I wasn’t under the restraints I’m under, I’d feel so liberated.”
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