Britney Spears reportedly remains estranged from many of her family members, but at least one appears to be in good hands again: her older brother, Bryan Spears.
The 41-year-old pop superstar has been relying on her 46-year-old sibling for the past few days, Page Six reported Monday.
Sources told the publication that Bryan has been spending time with Britney and helping her overcome her recent split from her husband Sam Asghari, who has since filed for divorce.
Bryan has helped out after sources close to Britney feared she ran out of support after Sam moved out and pushed her mother Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn out of her life after she seemed to briefly hook up earlier this summer to reconcile them.
“He stayed with her and helped her along with a therapist,” an insider said of Spears’ brother.
Family: Britney Spears’ brother Bryan Spears, 46, is staying at her Thousand Oaks mansion to help her split from husband Sam Asghari; seen in 2006 with father Jamie and mother Lynne Spears
A lifeline: Britney’s family previously feared she was left without support after Sam’s move out and continued to be estranged from her mother and younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears
They felt his presence was “a great thing for the whole Spears family.”
A source previously told Page Six that despite her visit in May, Britney has not fully reconciled with her mother Lynne and that she is still “very angry” at her younger sister Jamie Lynn, although Instagram posts suggested that this was the case has buried the hatchet.
Curiously, another source claimed that “Britney and Jamie Lynn never met on the set of Jamie Lynn’s streaming movie Zoey 102,” although Spears claimed she visited the set in June.
The presence of a therapist may also have helped put Britney’s family at ease, especially after a failed procedure Sam and her manager were about to perform.
They wanted to confront the toxic singer about her increasingly erratic behavior earlier this year, fearing she might “die”.
In February, TMZ reported that it was concerned some medications she was taking were “hyp.”[ing] She was “turned upside down” so that she was “stirred up” although it was not clear if these drugs were prescribed by a doctor.
Multiple sources also claimed that she stopped taking medication to stabilize her mood, which made it easier for her to remain in agitated and restless states for prolonged periods.
Before it was revealed that Bryan and a therapist were spending time with Britney, she was said to have been “isolating” at her Thousand Oaks mansion.
The singer also can’t count on her children Jayden, 17, and Sean Preston, 16, after they moved to Hawaii with their father Kevin Federline amid a series of awkward — and often half-naked — social media posts from their mother.
Bryan may have helped regain Britney’s good graces by staying out of the limelight, unlike his mother and younger sister, who have both been more open about their struggles with rekindling their relationships with Britney.
He only appears to have spoken out about his sister and her frustration with her years of and now-defunct conservatory work during a July 2020 appearance on the As Not Seen On TV podcast.
“She’s always wanted out.” [the conservatorship]he said at the time, echoing Britney’s own statements.
“It’s very frustrating. “Whether someone comes in calmly to help or with an attitude, it must be frustrating when someone keeps telling you to do something,” he added.
Professional help: According to a source, Bryan helped Britney at home while a therapist also treated her; Britney and Bryan pictured with Jayden, Sean Preston and their daughter Lexie in 2015
Unlike his mother Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn, Bryan may have saved his relationship with Britney by largely refusing to comment on her conservatory drama. Seen with Jayden Sean and Lexie in 2015
Mom says it all: After it was reported that Bryan was invited to Britney’s wedding in June 2022, his girlfriend said she declined to attend his daughter Lexie’s elementary school graduation
Her side: But Britney denied ever inviting Bryan and blasted him on Instagram: “You hurt me and you know it.”
Bryan added at the time that he was “constantly” talking to his sister, although he claimed he didn’t know much about the #FreeBritney movement at the time because he wasn’t active on social media.
Observers of Britney’s family dynamics wondered if she and her brother might have become closer after he was reportedly invited to her wedding to Sam in June 2022, though he ultimately didn’t attend.
His girlfriend Amber Lynn Conklin then claimed they had to turn down an invitation to his 11-year-old daughter Lexie’s elementary school graduation. He shares it with his ex-wife Graciella Sanchez.
However, Britney then claimed on Instagram that Bryan was never invited to her wedding, venting, “You hurt me and you know it.”