- Britney Spears's memoir The Woman in Me comes out on Oct. 24, 2023.
- The book is set to be filled with secrets about Britney's life.
- She talks about her pregnancy with Justin Timberlake's baby, her messy relationship with her parents, and more.
Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from Britney Spears's memoir The Woman in Me.
Bombshell revelations about Britney Spears’s life have been revealed ahead of the release of her new memoir The Woman in Me. Often hailed as the Princess of Pop, the singer rose to fame at 16 years old and is now one of the biggest pop stars in the world. The Louisiana native has five No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with a career that spans two decades — but her time in the spotlight has been a roller coaster.
In 2007, the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” singer shaved off her hair and later attacked a photographer’s car with an umbrella. Following the incident, Britney was placed under a conservatorship. Her father, Jamie Spears, served as one of her conservators. After 13 years, the entertainer fought to end the conservatorship and told a Los Angeles court that she simply wanted her life back.
“I deserve to have a life,” Britney said, per The Guardian. “I’m great at what I do. All I want is to own my money … [and] share my story to the world. I want to be able to be heard.”
Now, Britney is telling her story, and the details are explosive. Here’s a list of all the juicy secrets the pop star has shared in The Woman in Me.
Britney had an abortion during her relationship with Justin Timberlake.
One of the biggest revelations from Britney’s memoir, The Woman in Me, centers around her relationship with Justin Timberlake. The pair dated from 1999 to 2002 and appeared to be the perfect couple. Now, Britney is sharing intimate details about her relationship with the *NSYNC frontman. According to People, Britney revealed in her memoir that she became pregnant with Justin’s baby during their time together but she had an abortion.
“I loved Justin so much. I always expected us to have a family together one day. This would just be much earlier than I’d anticipated,” Britney wrote. She also said, “If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.”
Britney started drinking alcohol when she was in the eighth grade.
Britney isn't holding back in her memoir and has revealed a shocking detail about her drinking history. In The Woman in Me, the singer said she began drinking alcohol with her mother, Lynn Spears when she was in the eighth grade.
“For fun, starting when I was in eighth grade, my mom and I would make the two-hour drive from Kentwood to Biloxi, Mississippi, and while we were there, we would drink daiquiris,” Britney wrote (via People). “We called our cocktails ‘toddies.’”
Britney was “acting out” when she shaved her head.
One of the biggest moments of Britney’s career was when she shaved her head in 2007. The incident saw Britney storm into a California beauty salon and completely shave off her hair. Britney opened up about the ordeal in The Woman in Me and explained that shaving her head was an act of defiance.
“I'd been eyeballed so much growing up. I'd been looked up and down, had people telling me what they thought of my body, since I was a teenager,” Britney revealed (via People), adding, “Shaving my head and acting out were my ways of pushing back.” The songstress suggested that she later was forced to grow her hair out and take medication after being placed under a conservatorship.
Britney kissed dancer-choreographer Wade Robson while she was still dating Justin.
Britney explained in her memoir (per the U.S. Sun) that she cheated on Justin only once — after she found out he'd cheated on her. Britney said she kissed dancer Wade Robson during a night out together.
“We were out one night and we went to a Spanish bar. We danced and danced. I made out with him that night,” she wrote about Wade, per the outlet.
The pop star said she confessed about the incident to Justin and that they'd been able to move on from it together.
Interestingly, Britney's "Everytime" co-writer Annet Artani alleged in October 2023, ahead of the memoir's release, that Britney wasn't telling the full truth in her book — and that Britney likely had a much more serious relationship with Wade that went beyond a kiss.
In fact, Annet claimed to TMZ that Britney had written Wade a 14-page breakup letter, which Justin had found before Britney could give it to Wade — and which ultimately led Justin to break things off with Britney.
Britney had a passionate two-week fling with actor Colin Farrell.
Fans likely recall seeing pictures of Irish actor Colin Farrell bringing Britney as his date to the premiere of his film The Recruit in 2003. Well, in the Britney memoir, the singer wrote (per People) that she'd had a "two-week brawl" with Colin that year.
She wrote, per the outlet: "Brawl is the only word for it — we were all over each other, grappling so passionately it was like we were in a street fight.”
But Britney said she tried to stop herself from getting attached, as she was still getting over Justin at the time.
Britney said her dad Jamie Spears thought of her as his "cash flow."
From fat-shaming her to using her for her money, Britney claimed in her memoir that her father Jamie Spears always made her feel like she was "never good enough." During her conservatorship, she said, Jamie even told her at one point: "I'm Britney Spears now."
The singer wrote that she was made to feel "too sick to choose my own boyfriend and yet somehow healthy enough to appear on sitcoms and morning shows, and to perform for thousands of people in a different part of the world every week.”