Britney Spears book promo
Britney Spears’s memoir is finally available to the public after pre-publication excerpts sent shockwaves through the entertainment world.
Ahead of its release on 24 October, Spears’s autobiography, titled The Woman in Me, appeared to accidentally go on sale in Mexico.
It is published by Simon and Schuster in the UK.
Among the biggest headlines to come out of the book so far are claims that Spears had an abortion while she was dating Justin Timberlake.
She also detailed the aftermath of their split, from the fallout from Timberlake’s hit song “Cry Me a River” to her fling with Irish actor Colin Farrell.
One subject that reportedly does not feature in The Woman in Me, however, is Spears’s recent divorce from ex-husband Sam Asghari after 14 months of marriage.
According to reports, Spears gave her final sign-off to Simon and Schuster mere weeks before it was announced that Asghari had filed for divorce, meaning she has “no right to demand any further changes”.
What is Britney Spears’ net worth?
Spears is diving into a new career as a published author with the launch of her memoir.
The book is published by Simon & Schuster in a deal reportedly worth $15m, according to reports.
According to Forbes, the pop star was worth $60m in 2021, with the publication noting that previous court documents revealed that most of her assets are held in various brokerage accounts, real estate, and cash.
Tom Murray24 October 2023 05:30
Watch: Britney Spears says ‘people need to know the truth’
Britney Spears says ‘people need to know the truth' in new promo for The Woman In Me book
Tom Murray24 October 2023 05:14
A timeline of Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s relationship
In August, it was announced that the pop star, 41, and the Iranian-American model, 29, were divorcing after nearly seven years together.
Here is a timeline of Spears and Asghari’s relationship, from meeting on the set of her music video to their split.
Tom Murray24 October 2023 04:46
Spears ‘working to feel more compassion’ for sister
In the book, Spears reflects on her strained relationship with younger sister Jamie Lynn.
The singer said that she’s trying to “feel more compassion” for her younger sibling amid the upheaval that the termination of her conservatorship has caused.
The singer alleged that she texted her younger sister for help, and that Jamie Lynn wrote back: “Stop fighting it… There’s nothing you can do about it, so stop fighting it.”
Tom Murray24 October 2023 04:02
Spears lost her virginity at the age of 14
In the book, Spears shares that she lost her virginity to her brother Bryan’s best friend when she was 14 “and the guy was 17”.
When Bryan found out, she says, he “told on me to our parents” who allegedly made her “walk around the neighbourhood all day with a bucket, cleaning up garbage like a prisoner on the highway”.
“Bryan followed me around taking pictures as, crying, I picked up trash,” she adds.
Tom Murray24 October 2023 03:14
Watch: Jimmy Kimmel asks Christina Aguilera about Britney Spears's memoir
Jimmy Kimmel asks Christina Aguilera about Britney Spears's memoir
Tom Murray24 October 2023 02:31
Is Britney Spears’ narrating the audiobook version of her memoir?
Michelle Williams narrates the audio version of Spears’s memoir after the singer admitted she’d found it too painful to “relive” her experiences once more.
Grammy winner Spears will read the book’s introduction, announcing in a statement shared with People: “This book has been a labour of love and all the emotions that come with it.
“Reliving everything has been exciting, heart-wrenching, and emotional, to say the least. For those reasons, I will only be reading a small part of my audiobook.”
She added: “I am so grateful to the amazing Michelle Williams for reading the rest of it.”
Tom Murray24 October 2023 01:45
Everything we know about Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s divorce
Fitness instructor Ashghari, 29, filed for divorce from the pop star, 41, on 16 August, the same day it was announced that the former couple was separating. Since then, many rumours have circulated surrounding Spears’ alleged infidelity and Asghari’s alleged attempts to renegotiate their prenuptial agreement.
Here’s everything we know about their breakup.
Tom Murray24 October 2023 01:01
Britney explains why she loves speaking in a British accent
On numerous occasions over the years, the “Toxic” singer has broken into an English accent. The outbursts have previously left the singer’s fans feeling concerned.
However, in the book, Spears explains that she used to love mimicking her British grandmother.
“According to my mother, my grandmother Lilian ‘Lily’ Portell was from an elegant, sophisticated family in London,” Spears, writes.
“She had an exotic air about her that everyone commented on; her mother was British and her father was from the Mediterranean island of Malta.”
Tom Murray24 October 2023 00:30
The biggest revelations from ‘The Woman in Me'
The Independent has read the book and collated the 10 biggest revelations.
Tom Murray24 October 2023 00:22