BRITNEY Spears is said to be considering a TV tell-all ahead of her memoir release on October 24 and is reportedly considering an interview offer from Oprah Winfrey, a source has exclusively told The U.S. Sun.
The pop singer reportedly had four weeks to decide if she would sit down for her first TV interview since being released from her conservatorship on November 12, 2021.
According to an insider close to Britney, 41, U.S. television networks and online streaming platforms have been putting their bids on the table to get exclusive one-on-one time with the pop star.
"Significant financial sums" have reportedly been offered to Britney for her to talk on camera about her life journey before her memoir drops – including a rumored offer from Oprah Winfrey, 69 – according to the source.
The legendary talk show host had previously reached out to Britney's representatives in 2021 when she was first released from her conservatorship.
Britney decided to decline the initial offer in 2021 because she was "still coming to terms with independent life and mentally processing her freedom," the source said.
Although Britney is now "in a different place," the source said, it seems that the pop star won't have a television special anytime soon, as another source denied the rumors of the tell-all interview.
A source divulged: "The [interview] proposal remains complicated for Britney who continues to face challenges speaking to strangers at length about intimate aspects of her life.
"The trauma didn't go away overnight just because the conservatorship ended.
"Some days can be extremely testing and conversations can trigger her to behave unusually or even erratically."
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The insider claimed: "Certainly, putting a TV lens on her could be problematic and it means that a proper news-style interview is out of the question.
"However, a more feature-style interview, allowing her and the team to have control is an option.
"A move like that, to work with a production company or someone like Oprah, would be her strongest play, but the reality is managing Britney's mental well-being and health in the process."
"The decision is down to Britney about whether she feels ready to talk on camera and address subjects in the book – talking about everything from her parents' control, her relationship with Justin [Timberlake, 42], motherhood and divorce from [Kevin Federline, 45], and her spiral into mental issue and conservatorship," the source concluded.
DRIVE THEM CRAZY
The U.S. Sun previously reported Britney has refused to reveal her book's bombshell content to her family – including her mother Lynne Spears, 68, and her sister Jamie Lynn Spears, 32 – ahead of the release.
The insider close to Britney shared: "She has not told her mom, Lynne, the full extent of what is written about their family and past dramas in her upcoming memoir.
"Lynne is unaware of the entirety of the subject matters covered by her daughter, despite the couple talking again."
Lynne and Jamie Lynn may find out the truth about the pop star's memoir at the same time as the rest of her fans.
The insider said: “Britney has kept her cards close to her chest about what is in the memoir.
“She has been chomping at the bit to present her experiences of becoming famous and what role her parents played – and Lynne is being kept in the dark about what Britney will say about their relationship."
Reportedly, publishing executives at Simon and Schuster have asked Britney to "keep her talk about her experiences in the book just to those closest in her life," the source shared.
“The publishers asked her not to discuss in detail what she addresses with those outside of her close circle.
"Britney has not spoken to many people outside of her husband, Sam Asghari, 29, agent, and ghostwriter Sam Lansky about the content of The Woman In Me," the insider claimed.
A family friend has confirmed Britney will certainly have a tell-all section in her book about her relationship with her father, Jamie, 71 – and the source worries the book may impact the family's current peace.
“It is certainly going to ruffle feathers from what's been mentioned in brief so far," the source cautioned.
The insider continued: “Britney doesn’t want to sugarcoat her tough family dynamics.
“For almost two decades Britney feels that her parents have run the narrative about her life, and now it’s her turn to put her version out to the world.”
Britney had lived under a strict conservatorship controlled by her father for 13 years.
The source warned: “Britney made it clear to her mother that she wants to have her version of her life put out publicly after so long seeing others talking about her.
“However just where it leaves the mother and daughter relationship after the book release is still to be determined."
The source continued to gush about Britney's relationship with her mom.
“Lynne was by her side for most of her early career as a kid to becoming the world’s biggest pop star as a teen," the source stated.
“Britney has expressed differing opinions on those moments to friends for the past couple of decades – both positive and negative."
The insider recalled: “She recalled how Lynne gave up her life to back her dream and supported her during failed auditions and teen love woes.
“But after 2004, Britney pushed away from her career, began partying, and actively distanced herself from her parents, which led to huge arguments."
The source gushed: “Everything exploded after her infamous meltdowns, which led to Lynne agreeing for Britney to be placed on a hospital mental evaluation hold and then backing the conservatorship.
"At times, Britney admitted she was ‘terrified’ about what her family could do to her.
“What Britney has to say about her breakdown and conservatorship [in her memoir] is likely to be seismic.”
'BRIDGES TO CROSS'
Even though the source claims Lynne and Britney are actively talking again, the insider says there are "many bridges to cross until they are full friends."
A family friend revealed: "There are many levels of drama bubbling away between them, despite a desire for peace".
As for her father, Britney is adamant she wants to "expose" her father Jamie for "control and abuse" during her conservatorship.
Jamie has always denied those claims, saying that his entire conservatorship control was in his daughter's best interests and for financial benefit.
The Woman in Me, coming out on October 24, is described as “a brave and astonishingly moving story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, faith, and hope.”
The tell-all's cover will feature a black-and-white topless photo of a younger Britney.
The senior vice president of Gallery Books, which acquired the memoir after bidding against several other publishing houses, opened up about what's to be expected from the upcoming release.
Jennifer Bergstrom told the publication: "Britney’s compelling testimony in open court shook the world, changed laws, and showed her inspiring strength and bravery.
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“I have no doubt her memoir will have a similar impact — and will be the publishing event of the year. We couldn’t be more proud to help her share her story at last."
The publishing house, which is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, shared that Britney's soon-to-be-released memoir “illuminates the enduring power of music and love — and the importance of a woman telling her own story."
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