Quickies: Britney Spears apologizes for “pretending” to be OK for years following conservatorship hearing and more
In today’s Quickies — Britney Spears, Jennifer Aniston, Interview With the Vampire, Ant Anstead, Renee Zellweger, Joe Exotic, Rihanna news, and more! Keep scrolling to check out more entertainment and pop culture news.
Britney Spears returned to Instagram after noting that her social media presence isn’t what it seems.
“I just want to tell you guys a little secret 🤫 … I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I’ve posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that’s what we all strive for !!!!” the “Toxic” singer, 39, began her lengthy Instagram post on Thursday, June 24. “That was one of my mother’s best traits … no matter how s—tty a day was when I was younger … for the sake of me and my siblings she always pretended like everything was ok. I’m bringing this to peoples attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL … and if you have read anything about me in the news this week 📰 … you obviously really know now it’s not !!!!”
Spears continued, “I apologize for pretending like I’ve been OK the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light 💡🤷🏼♀️ !!!! Believe it or not pretending that I’m OK has actually helped.”
The artist paired her caption with a quote credited to Albert Einstein. “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales,” the message read.
Read more at Us Weekly.
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