Socialite Paris Hilton, 40, has once again shown her unwavering support for her friend Britney Spears as the 39-year-old singer attempts to end custody of her after a 13-year hiatus.
Paris Hilton once again expressed her support for Britney Spears’ friend and insisted that the pop icon should be released from custody because “she’s a grown woman.”
The 40-year-old “Simple Life” star has previously said she stands firmly with the #FreeBritney movement to end custody of Britney, and reiterated her support Tuesday during a walk with her sister Nicki in Santa Monica.
In a conversation with TMZ, Paris was asked if the Toxic hitmaker should be released from custody, and she said: “Release Britney, send her all the love in the world.”
The socialite was then asked if Britney’s father Jamie Spears should end custody, to which Paris responded definitively: “Yes, she’s a grown woman.”
Paris’ comments came two weeks after she expressed her full support for Britney during the singer’s custody battle.
Speaking with Gigi Gorgeous and Nats Getty on her podcast This is…, the hotel heiress admitted that Britney’s emotional testimony on June 23 was “hard to listen to,” but called the Toxic singer “incredibly brave and inspiring” for making her voice heard.
By court order, Britney’s father controlled her personal and financial decisions for 13 years after repeated involuntary hospitalizations in mental hospitals.
Britney, 39, remotely spoke for 23 minutes at a Los Angeles court hearing, pleading with Judge Brenda Penny to exclude her father Jamie from the court order.
During her speech, she made several statements, including that she had been coerced into touring and intimidated into signing papers.
The singer also went directly to a judge in 2019 in an attempt to overturn the court order, but statements made during that failed attempt were never made public.
Speaking to her guests on the podcast, Paris said: “It was hard to hear, all of her statements. I knew she was being controlled, but not in these ways, it just broke my heart.”
Speaking about when Britney made the remark about Paris herself, the socialite said: “Dealing with it as a teenager was hard, but I can’t imagine how you can do it as an adult, having worked your whole life.”
“She’s built a huge empire. She’s a legend. She’s an icon. She’s a mother… She’s amazing, and these people control her money, her life. I’m so proud of her for speaking out and using her voice.”
At the time, Paris showed even more unwavering support on social media when she took to Twitter to speak her mind.
Along with clips from the podcast, she wrote, “I will always support and love Britney. She is so kind and sweet and she deserves her freedom. I’ve been saying #FreeBritney for a long time, and I will continue to say it until she is free. We should all use our voices to protect victims of violence.”
Shortly thereafter, she followed up her comments with another tweet in which she said: “Britney is so incredibly brave and inspiring to speak her truth. I personally know how hard it is to come forward and tell your story, and so I hope Britney knows that she is so loved and supported by the world right now.” #FreeBritneyNOW.”
After her testimony last month, a judge denied Britney’s request to suspend Jamie’s 68-year-old father from the conservatorship program, while several key figures also recused themselves.
Along with The Bessemer Trust, the wealth management company that jointly controlled Britney Spears’ custody, her longtime manager Larry Rudolph and custody attorney Sam Ingham have also stepped down.
Meanwhile, Britney’s new attorney, Matthew Rosengart, who won the right to represent the former Disney star last week, said Monday that they would act quickly and “aggressively” to end her father’s role in custody.