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When Britney Spears appeared on the screen in 1998 with her all-time hit song “baby one more time” and “ops I did it again,” nobody knew she would change the dynamics of the music industry forever. She is also known as the pop princess and one of the most remarkable entertainers of the 20th century but apart from the massive success Britney Spears has achieved over the past 25 years; she has also created some dark secrets that are still a huge question mark on her career.
Her personal and professional life seems like a roller coaster ride, full of ups and downs.
Here are 7 lesser-known facts about Britney spears that will help you understand what it costs to be a superstar.
1. Her Parents did Everything
Britney Spears was not just like ordinary kids from the beginning. She was crazy about her career, and that would not be an easy thing without the support of her parents. Her mother, Lynne, went to extreme lengths for her career and always supported her in arts and dramatics in her school.
Her mother shifted to New York just for the sake of her better training, and they lived in a small apartment there. The other family members had to live without Lynne in Kentwood because they could not afford all of her siblings in New York.
2. Her Parents had a Terrible Marriage
Britney was a spoiled kid in the beginning as both of her parents loved her as she was the second child of Lynne and Jamie Spears. As she grew up, things between her parents started to worsen, and she started getting scared and quiet most of the time.
Fights between her parents were now a routine, and she had to face them nearly every day. Her father used to get drunk and say bad things about her mother. At first, she used to remain quiet, but she started to shout at them to stop fighting as she grew up.
3. Drugs and Alcohol Addiction
Due to the failed marriage, she started taking drugs, and most of the time, she was not in her senses. The amount of powder and alcohol she was taking in those days could kill her any time.
She fired all the staff that was taking care of her concerts and albums. In fact, she fired her bodyguards as well. One of her friends told the press that she was afraid that if any of her employees could be used against her in the case of child custody against her ex-husband.
In 2007 she also shaved her head because she was afraid that her hair would be tested for drugs and that will be used against her in the future.
After all this drama, she was able to quit the drugs and alcohol permanently because she realized that she is the mother of two kids, and that would not put a good impression on them as she was a single mother. Eventually she took rehab help and made it out of trauma.
4. 55 Hours Marriage
In 2004 Britney spears career was at its peak, and she was famous around the world for the best pop songs. At that time, she was spotted with her childhood friend in a bar partying all night. After the party, she decided to marry him when she was drunk. However, she broke the record of most celebrities after taking divorce after 55 hours.
5. She dated Prince Williams
She already had multiple famous and high-profile relationships, such as with Justin Timberlake. However, there were several rumors that she is now dating the United kingdoms’ prince, William.
While giving an interview to the press, she said, “ I don’t know where it came from, we exchanged some emails and he wanted to see me somewhere. However, due to all these rumors I don’t think it is possible now.”
Nobody is sure if it was a rumor or reality but let’s just give her the benefit of the doubt on this.
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6. Someone tried to Sell her Shaved Hair
When she went to her barber and asked her to shave her head, she collected all her hair and the cigarette butts she left in the ashtray and later posted them on eBay. Keeping in mind that she was very much active in her hair care and had healthy hairs. However, eBay removed the listing after a few hours because that was against the policy of the e-commerce store. She set the price for her hair around $1 million, and the shocking thing is that multiple buyers were willing to invest in it.
7. She Passed on Multiple Songs
The character of the famous pop star is not considered good in Hollywood, but they still cant ignore the fact that just because of her, numerous stars were made. Although She released several songs and made money from them, the songs she passed on became a big hit too.
“Umbrella” was originally written by Britney Spears, but she passed on that song to Rihanna because she already gave a good album that year. Umbrella turned into a big hit and the start of the successful career for the Rihana.
She also gave the song telephone” to lady gaga, which showed on the number three in the charts.
Her life is full of emotional breakdowns and struggles. There was a famous saying that if she could survive all this, why not you? This explains Britney spears have been through too much in her life. However, very few of us know the real reason for her aggressive behavior and public outbursts. Above we have mentioned some of the lesser-known facts about her life, and we hope that they will help you understand her more.
What surprised you the most? Let us know in the comment section.