After her bombshell conservatorship hearing last month, Britney Spears — who told a judge her father and other conservators won't allow her to marry or have more children despite her desire to do both — headed to Hawaii with her boyfriend, Sam Asghari.
Insiders tell the outlet the two have discussed the prospect of marriage, but Sam's never proposed.
It's unclear if that means Sam is, as TMZ claims, the "stumbling block" in Britney's path to romantic happiness. At the June 23 conservatorship hearing where the 39-year-old singer called the court-ordered arrangement "abusive," she alleged her father, Jamie Spears, and her personal conservator, Jodi Montgomery, have forced her to take psychiatric medication, to perform and even to use birth control against her will during the 13 years the conservatorship has been in place.
But she also indicated the people charged with making her personal, medical and financial decisions have restricted more casual activities. "All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and for my boyfriend to drive me in his f—— car," she said at one point in the hearing, according to the New Yorker.
At another point in the hearing, Britney said she's been told that under the terms of the conservatorship, "I'm not able to get married or have a baby," adding that she wanted to have an IUD removed in order to, "start trying to have another baby, but the so-called team won't let me go to the doctor to take it out, because they don't want me to have any more children."
TMZ reports conservators in California don't actually have the legal right to block conservatees from marrying or having children — though it's worth noting Britney only cited what she'd been told about those rules by the people managing most aspects of her life.
And as the New Yorker reminded readers in its recent feature about the history of Britney's conservatorship, a close friend of Sam's named Maxi said on a podcast in 2020 that Bitney's conservators had "the final say about who [her] friends were, whether or not she could get married, and whether or not she could have a baby," likening the whole situation to "The Handmaid's Tale."
A spokesperson for Jodi Montgomery, who handles the personal aspects of Britney's conservatorship, said in a statement after the hearing that she has not blocked the singer from having more kids.
The next hearing in Britney's conservatorship case is scheduled for July 14.