Britney Spears isn’t holding back anymore. After breaking free from a restrictive conservatorship back in 2021, she’s now ready to share details in her new memoir — including bombshell details about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake. According to a Thursday, April 13 Page Six report, the long-awaited tell-all book is complete and will hit shelves this fall. “Publishing insiders” for the outlet revealed that it’s an “inspiring” and “groundbreaking” piece of work.
“Britney’s book is a story of triumph,” one insider reportedly told the outlet. “It will cover her most vulnerable moments, her childhood – being a little girl with big dreams – her break-up with Justin Timberlake, the moment she shaved her head, and her battle with her family over her conservatorship. It is also a story of survival, finding her way out of the crippling conservatorship to finding happiness with her husband Sam Ashgari.”
Page Six reports that celebrated writer Sam Lansky has been her ghostwriter on the project, and it’s set to be released through publishing giant Simon & Schuster. “Britney’s book is brutally honest and from the heart,” the source said. “No stone is left unturned. Its truly a female empowerment story – her taking control of her life.”
“This book is a gift….There are parts of this book that every person—particularly every woman—can relate to and feel less alone,” a second source gushed to the publication. “She transforms joy and pain into something transcendent: art. This is an inspiring read, not only because it shows the strength of Britney’s spirit, but because her story is told with such style, wit, intelligence, honesty, and without any self-pity. She is entirely winning in these pages.” The second source added that, “This book will….shake the world. I believe that it will also be a groundbreaking instant bestseller.”
Britney and the former NSYNC singer famously dated from 1999-2002, with Justin spilling alleged intimate details about the relationship and releasing a breakup song (“Cry Me A River”) he said was about her. Justin’s tactics following the messy split were called into question in the wake of a spate of documentaries about Brit and the 2017 MeToo movement.
The “SexyBack” icon subsequently issued a public apology for his handling of the breakup and the fallout from his 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction” with Janet Jackson. “I’ve seen the messages, tags, comments, and concerns and I want to respond. I am deeply sorry for the times in my life where my actions contributed to the problem, where I spoke out of turn, or did not speak up for what was right,” he wrote via Instagram on February 12, 2021. “I understand that I fell short in these moments and in many others and benefited from a system that condones misogyny and racism.”
“I specifically want to apologize to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson both individually, because I care for and respect these women and I know I fail,” he continued in the statement. “I also feel compelled to respond, in part, because everyone involved deserves better and most importantly, because this is a larger conversation that I wholeheartedly want to be part of and grow from.”