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In her memoir, “The Woman In Me,” Britney Spears disclosed that during her relationship with Justin Timberlake, she faced a pregnancy and ultimately chose to have an abortion, citing Timberlake’s reluctance to become a father.
The 41-year-old Spears wrote that if the decision had been solely hers, she wouldn’t have opted for an abortion. However, as reported by People magazine, Timberlake, who was 42 at the time, expressed that they were too young to become parents.
“It came as a surprise, but I didn’t view it as a tragedy,” Spears wrote. “I had a deep love for Justin, and I had always envisioned us starting a family together at some point. This situation simply occurred much earlier than I had anticipated.”
“Justin, however, wasn’t thrilled about the pregnancy,” she added. “He expressed that we weren’t prepared to welcome a child into our lives, that we were still very young.”
Spears emphasized that it remains one of the most distressing experiences she has ever endured.
“If the decision had been solely mine, I would never have chosen that path,” she wrote. “However, Justin was resolute in his desire not to become a father. To this day, it’s one of the most excruciating ordeals I’ve ever gone through in my life.”
Spears and Timberlake began their relationship in 1999 when she was 17 and he was 18, as reported by Variety. They dated until 2002.
Following her relationship with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears married Kevin Federline in 2004, and the couple had two sons.
On Tuesday, additional revelations from Britney’s memoir came to light, including her feelings of being “infantilized” and compared to a “child robot” during her nearly 14 years under the conservatorship, which was overseen by her father, Jamie Spears.
“Feeling perpetually inadequate is an utterly soul-crushing experience for a child,” Spears conveyed. “He [Jamie] had instilled that message in me from my girlhood, and even after I had achieved so much, he persisted in doing so.”
“I transformed into a robot. Not just any robot, but a kind of child-robot,” she continued. “I had been so thoroughly infantilized that I was losing facets of my true self. The conservatorship deprived me of my womanhood and turned me into a child. Onstage, I became more of an entity than a person.”
In November 2021, a judge terminated the conservatorship.
“The Woman In Me” is scheduled to be released on October 24.