Britney Spears is far from the first to learn family and fame are a fraught combination

In her narrative, “Wildflower,” Barrymore stated that the minute had actually come due to the fact that she and her mom, who remained in assistance of the relocation, “had driven our relationship into the ground.”

At the end of a day of testament, she remembered, the judge took a look at her and warned, “I can turn the clock forward, but I can never turn it back. Are you ready for that?”

She was and, easily, ended up being an adult in the eyes of the state, and, in Hollywood, another entry for the “VIP v parent” files.

Situations vary from individual to individual, however it’s a lesson found out over and over once again: household, popularity and fortune can be extremely flammable mix.

Drew Barrymore, photographed here with her mother Jaid in 1982, opened up about their relationship in her memoir, "Wildflower."

“Families are ripe territory for sensitive privacy issues and reputational requirements and the stars of the silver screen, the stage and the stadium have family members like we mere mortals,” Amber Melville-Brown, a New York-based partner and worldwide head of media and track record at Withersworldwide, a global law office, informed CNN. “Throw in large amounts of money, a dash or two of ego, a pinch of jealousy and a power struggle all carried out under the spotlight of the media, or the threat of publicity, and you have a heady mix.”

This, naturally, is a circumstance playing out in real-time with Britney Spears, who on Wednesday provided unpleasant testament as she tries to end a court-ordered conservatorship in location for almost 13 years and managed for the majority of that time by her daddy, Jamie. Her words were disconcerting and painted a photo of somebody — a lady, a mom, and, she advised the judge, a child — in deep danger.

“I cried on the phone for an hour, and he loved every minute of it,” Spears stated in her testament, explaining when she discovered she was being required to go to a costly rehabilitation program. “The control he had over someone as powerful as me — he loved the control to hurt his own daughter, 100,000%. He loved it.”

Britney Spears (center) with her parents, Lynne and Jamie Spears.
Though circumstances including minors are typically what initially enters your mind when considering stars who part methods with their moms and dads (e.g.: Corey Feldman and Ariel Winter season, both emancipated at 15), that is not constantly the case.

Back in 2006, Backstreet Young Boy Nick Carter and bro Aaron Carter opened about their familial falling out with their mom, Jane, in an interview with ABC’s “20/20.” The vocalists stated they felt their mom was more concentrated on handling than parenting.

“I think, mainly what we’re saying now, is that we were starved for that attention, of a motherly figure,” Nick Carter, then 25, stated in the interview. (Aaron Carter would go on to appear with his mom on a WEtv truth series, trying to resolve their fractured relationship.)
Musicians Nick Carter and Aaron Carter, here in 2006, have been open about the impact of young fame on their family.
It can be a difficult balance. However Kris Jenner, who actually trademarked the term “momager,” stated in the current “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” reunion unique, that it was her function as mom that made her a more powerful supervisor.

“I think when it’s your child, you go over and above anything that would be required of you if you were just a proper person getting a typical paycheck,” she stated.

Her famous daughters agreed.

“Our mom works so hard and no one, especially at the beginning, did believe in us the way that our mom did,” Khloe Kardashian stated.

Melville-Brown acknowledged that some families “work exceptionally well” together, but “professional advisers can provide a distance and clarity of thought away from the heat of the beating family heart, to allow decisions to be made by a cooler head.”

“Blood can be thicker than water, but it can also be hotter than water, and when a dispute bubbles up family members may be too close to the situation, too fogged up in the emotion to be able clearly to see the way out,” she stated.

Spears made it clear in her testimony that her freedom — not repairing family bonds — is her priority. And though she may desire to turn back the clock in some regards, what lies ahead can be bright.

“Spears is an icon with a fan base so loyal that they may well through their vocal campaigns have served to boost her confidence sufficiently to give her the courage to speak out,” Melville-Brown stated, referring to the #FreeBritney motion. “We don’t know the truth of the sensational claims made and indeed many of them are denied on both sides. But her currency is unlikely harmed by these highly publicized events, and more likely enhanced by them.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.