Aguilera recently appeared on The Enrique Santos Show, where she was asked if she has reached out to Spears since her conservatorship was terminated in November 2021, and she replied that she “would always be open to that.”
“I couldn’t be happier for her, and every woman deserves to feel empowered and to own that for themselves, however they see fit,” Aguilera added.
The singer also mentioned that on the subject of her fellow pop star and her conservatorship, she’d “never want to speak out of turn about somebody that I have so much respect and admiration for.”
The blonde pop duo go way back, costarring on the Mickey Mouse Club with Spears in 1993, and Aguilera shared that “growing up in this business can be freakin’ crazy.”
“If anybody gets that and understands what that means at that time coming up, it definitely would be her and I,” she said, before adding that she will “always be here to reach out to.”
Back in July, when the #FreeBritney movement was at its peak, Aguilera took to Twitter to slam the 13-year conservatorship that Spears called “abusive” in her devastating testimonial. “These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through,” Aguilera tweeted alongside a childhood photo of the two. “It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish.”
“The conviction and desperation of this plea for freedom leads me to believe that this person I once knew has been living without compassion or decency from those in control,” she added in the string of tweets, before concluding, “To a woman who has worked under conditions and pressure unimaginable to most, I promise you she deserves all of the freedom possible to live her happiest life. My heart goes out to Britney. She deserves all the TRUE love and support in the world.”
These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through.
It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish. pic.twitter.com/NRhNwcJaD3
— Christina Aguilera (@xtina) June 29, 2021
The 13-year legal conservatorship over Spears was formally terminated by a Los Angeles judge in November after months of pressure by a passionate #FreeBritney movement.
At a hearing in L.A. County Superior Court,Judge Brenda Penny legally ended an arrangement that was imposed in 2008 following a string of erratic behavior and public incidents by the superstar singer.
“Effective today the conservatorship of Ms. Britney Jean Spears is no longer required,” Judge Penny said to a courtroom packed with media and activists.