Cher, Andy Cohen and Britney Spears' fiance Sam Asghari react to end of pop star's conservatorship


Britney Spears’ fiancé Sam Asghari, Cher and Andy Cohen took to social to celebrate the end of the pop star’s 13-year conservatorship on Friday afternoon.

To congratulate his bride-to-be on her freedom after Judge Brenda Penny ruled in her favor to regain control over her own finances, personal life and medical decisions, the Hot Seat star, 27, shared a sweet Instagram post.

‘History was made today. Britney is Free! ❤️’ he captioned a pink square with the word ‘Freedom’ in all caps, just minutes after the announcement.

Cheering her on: Britney Spears' fiancé Sam Asghari and Andy Cohen celebrated the end of the pop star's 13-year conservatorship

Cheering her on: Britney Spears’ fiancé Sam Asghari and Andy Cohen celebrated the end of the pop star’s 13-year conservatorship

Asghari, who has dated Spears for five years, has been a vocal advocate for termination of the singer’s ‘abusive’ and restrictive conservatorship.

In addition to a sea of fans erupting into applause outside the courthouse with pink confetti and banners, celebrities turned to social media to voice their excitement.

‘WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOA,’ Cher tweeted. ‘SHES FREEE,FREE,FREE. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, FREE AS A [bird emojis].’

'History was made today. Britney is Free! ❤️' he captioned a pink square with the word 'Freedom' in all caps in the center

‘History was made today. Britney is Free! ❤️’ he captioned a pink square with the word ‘Freedom’ in all caps in the center

'WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOA,' Cher tweeted. 'SHES FREEE,FREE,FREE. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, FREE AS A [bird emojis]'

‘WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOA,’ Cher tweeted. ‘SHES FREEE,FREE,FREE. FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, FREE AS A [bird emojis]’ 

Bravo’s Andy Cohen kept his tweet simple, writing: ‘Britney: FREE!’ 

‘Congrats @britneyspears,’ Cyndi Lauper wrote, in addition to sharing an article of The New York Times. 

Comedian Franchesca Ramsey shared the same NYT story with the caption: ‘Alexa Play Strong by Britney muthaf***in Spears!!!’  

Thrilled: Bravo's Andy Cohen kept his tweet simple, writing: 'Britney: FREE!'

Thrilled: Bravo’s Andy Cohen kept his tweet simple, writing: ‘Britney: FREE!’

'Congrats @britneyspears,' Cyndi Lauper wrote, in addition to sharing an article of The New York Times

‘Congrats @britneyspears,’ Cyndi Lauper wrote, in addition to sharing an article of The New York Times

Still taken aback by the news herself, Britney captioned a photo of herself in a skintight yellow dress: ‘I can’t freaking believe it !!!! Again … best day ever!!!!’

The post came just an hour after she shared a video of hundreds of her fans outside Los Angeles Superior Court cheering her on.

‘Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy ❤️!!! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever … praise the Lord … can I get an Amen,’ she gushed.  

Speechless: Still taken aback by the news herself, Britney captioned a photo of herself in a skintight yellow dress: 'I can’t freaking believe it !!!! Again … best day ever!!!!'

Speechless: Still taken aback by the news herself, Britney captioned a photo of herself in a skintight yellow dress: ‘I can’t freaking believe it !!!! Again … best day ever!!!!’

Comedian Franchesca Ramsey shared the same NYT story with the caption: 'Alexa Play Strong by Britney muthaf***in Spears!!!'

Comedian Franchesca Ramsey shared the same NYT story with the caption: ‘Alexa Play Strong by Britney muthaf***in Spears!!!’

Woo hoo! British musician Olly Alexander tweeted 'best day ever'

Woo hoo! British musician Olly Alexander tweeted ‘best day ever’ 

For nearly 14 years, Spears has not been in control of her life or $60 million fortune. 

‘The court finds that the conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required,’ Judge Brenda Penny told a LA Superior court hearing – where Britney did not appear.

‘Therefore, as of today, the conservatorship is hereby terminated.’ 

Judge Penny’s decision to dissolve the much-maligned legal arrangement comes two months after she fired the star’s dad, Jamie Spears, as the $16,000-a-month conservatorship boss who pulled the strings on his daughter’s career and welfare.

Supportive fans: Liam McEwan wrote he was 'so proud' of Spears and that today is her day

Supportive fans: Liam McEwan wrote he was ‘so proud’ of Spears and that today is her day

During Friday’s 30-minute hearing, Britney’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart told Judge Penny that the singer had repeatedly testified and declared in court filings that she ‘wants her life back and she wants this conservatorship to end.’

And Rosengart also pointed out that even her father Jamie had said in court documents that he ‘believes the conservatorship should be terminated without reservation or exception.’

Rosengart added: ‘The conservatorship should end now. There is no reason for another second of delay.’

Unbelievable: For nearly 14 years, Spears has not been in control of her life or $60 million fortune; seen in 2018

Unbelievable: For nearly 14 years, Spears has not been in control of her life or $60 million fortune; seen in 2018

Rosengart told the court that, earlier on Friday, temporary conservator Zabel had filed a ‘termination care plan’ under seal with the court, detailing how over the next few weeks he will tie up the remaining administrative ends of the conservatorship and transfer all assets to Britney’s trust.

Britney’s conservatorship was split into two parts – the estate and the person. Zabel is winding up the estate part of the conservatorship.

Meanwhile the conservator of her person – long-time caregiver Jodi Montgomery – was also in complete agreement with the order to dissolve the conservatorship.

‘There is no reason why Britney can’t have a happy, fulfilling life after termination of this conservatorship,’ Montgomery’s attorney, Laurianne Wright told the court.

Now, Jamie could face a major civil lawsuit – or even criminal charges – after Rosengart, accused him of ‘mismanaging’ her finances, profiting from the conservatorship and illegally monitoring and electronically spying on her, even in her bedroom.

Complicated: Britney's conservatorship was split into two parts - the estate and the person. Zabel is winding up the estate part of the conservatorship

Complicated: Britney’s conservatorship was split into two parts – the estate and the person. Zabel is winding up the estate part of the conservatorship

Taking back the reins of her own future will be immediate – though it will take a few weeks for Zabel to wind up the conservatorship and transfer its assets to Britney’s trust that she will control herself.

Friday’s court ruling means that for the first time since 2008, the singer – who turns 40 next month – can make her own decisions on how she wants live her life.

She can live where she wants, buy what she wants, hire and fire whom she wants, perform where and when she wants, and have a baby with her fiancé, Sam Asghari, as she has said she wants.

Exciting: Friday's court ruling means that for the first time since 2008, the singer - who turns 40 next month - can make her own decisions on how she wants live her life

Exciting: Friday’s court ruling means that for the first time since 2008, the singer – who turns 40 next month – can make her own decisions on how she wants live her life

It’s been more than a year since Britney started begging the court to end her father’s control and for the conservatorship – which she called ‘abusive’ – to be terminated altogether.

And when Judge Penny suspended Jamie as conservator in September, Rosengart called it ‘a monumental win for Britney and for justice.’

The singer had told the court that she was ‘afraid ‘ of her dad and declared that she would not perform again until he was no longer in charge of the conservatorship he had strict supervision over since her much-publicized breakdown in 2008.

One of her most heart-wrenching revelations came during a tearful phone appearance at Judge Penny’s court last June when she said that she wanted to have a baby with her fiancé, but the conservatorship wouldn’t allow her to remove her IUD birth control.

‘I feel ganged up on and bullied and alone,’ Britney told the court during that emotional statement. ‘I just want my life back.’

She also told the judge that she felt ‘enslaved’ by her dad, whom she, added, ‘should be in jail.’

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