Britney Spears appears to be doing better since her very public breakdown about five years ago. She’s engaged, takes Hawaii vacations with her two little boys, and posts images of her kids to social media: all conventional markers of a functioning mother in 2012. But despite her going through the motions of normalcy, the mother of two reportedly doesn’t have full access to the world wide web — like a child with a overprotective mommy.
RadarOnline reports that Britney has been under conservatorship for over four years now and that the fully grown woman has her Internet restricted for good reason:
“Britney’s cell phone and internet use is restricted and heavily monitored, and this is done for her protection,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “Britney’s father, Jamie, and her fiance, Jason, want to make sure that her former manager, Sam Lutfi, isn’t able to contact her. Britney and Jason essentially share a cell phone, and it’s routinely checked to see who has been calling. Furthermore, the cell phones have been programmed to block calls from phone numbers associated with Lutfi. Brit’s computer usage is also restricted in the sense that certain websites are blocked. Her family doesn’t want Britney reading negative stories that would upset her. Again, this is all done with love and for her well-being.”
Sounds like a total tween lockdown, if you ask me. Had a ban on sleepovers been added to that list as well, I’d say poor Britney is living the life of a grounded 12-year-old, down to the restricted cell phone. Keeping a still fragile and struggling woman away from the slings and arrows of TMZ is understandable given her ordeal. But here’s to hoping the 30-year-old mother gets her hands on a smartphone when she’s ready.