- Britney Spears said she is now an atheist because of the way her family has treated her.
- She said in a now-deleted voice memo that a god wouldn’t have allowed her conservatorship to happen.
- Spears said the way her two sons have treated her has also made her lose faith.
Britney Spears said that she no longer believes in God after losing her faith because of her years-long conservatorship.
On Sunday, Spears’ ex-husband Kevin Federline and one of their sons, Jayden James, spoke on “60 Minutes Australia” about how they felt about their relationship with the “Circus” singer. During the interview, Jayden James said that his relationship with Spears could be “fixed” if she gets “better mentally.”
In a now-deleted voice memo on Instagram, which was later published by the Daily Mail, Spears responded by calling Jayden “hateful” and saying that her faith in God has been shaken by her family’s treatment of her.
“God would not allow that to happen to me if a God existed,” she said, referring to her 13-year conservatorship which ended last year. “I don’t believe in God anymore because of the way my children and my family have treated me. There is nothing to believe anymore. I’m an atheist, y’all.”
Spears has been feuding with her family, including her father Jamie, younger sister Jamie Lynn, and older brother Bryan, since the conservatorship ended.
Over the last year, the singer has made a series of now-deleted Instagram posts about her family, criticizing the way they treated her over the years she was in the conservatorship.
Recently, Spears has also exchanged tense words with her ex-husband Kevin Federline and their two sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, after the trio spoke to the media about the “Circus” singer. Federline won full custody of their sons in 2008 after the couple divorced in 2007.
Britney’s faith has changed over the years after being raised as a Southern Baptist. According to Newsweek, she converted to Kabbalah, a form of Jewish mysticism that became popular with celebrities in the mid-2000s, for a short time. Last year, in a now-deleted Instagram post, Spears said that she is a “Catholic now.”
The “Womanizer” singer has also spoken about how she lost her faith during her conservatorship.
“I had an experience three years ago where I stopped believing in God!!! From every angle I was being hurt for no reason and my family was hurting me…” she wrote in an Instagram post. “But then I realized how shallow I sounded when I did believe in God and for parents and people who were losing people they loved and dying of cancer. I had given up hope and I would preach to them, you’re not alone and God loves you..”
Spears added: “I mean that was easy for me to say at that time….I remember one last said she had four weeks to live and she said to me…. ‘Why do you believe??’ And I said because I have no choice… hard test, right?? How shallow did I sound to her saying ‘God is with you?'”