In her new memoir that drops on October 24, The Woman in Me, Britney Spears has shared shocking details about her life, including revealing that she had an abortion during her relationship with singer Justin Timberlake. Spears calls the experience “one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.”
What has Britney Spears say about her abortion?
According to People, the pop icon discussed the decision to abort in her new biography, The Woman in Me. The couple, who dated for three years, began dating in 1999, when Spears was 17 and the NSYNC alum was 18, and ended their relationship in 2002. Spears claims she had the abortion because Timberlake did not want to carry the pregnancy to term.
“Justin definitely wasn’t happy about the pregnancy,” she wrote, via People. “He said we weren’t ready to have a baby in our lives, that we were way too young.” Continuing, she added: “I don’t know if that was the right decision. 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.”
“[His stance] was a surprise, but for me, it wasn’t a tragedy. 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…. To this day … one of the most agonizing things I have ever experienced in my life.”Britney Spears
What can we expect from ‘The Woman In Me’?
Spears’ forthcoming memoir, which will be released on October 24, will cover the tale of her decades-long career, growing up in show business, her personal relationships, and her 13-year conservatorship, which will end in November 2021. It has been titled The Woman In Me and is coming out right after longtime partner Sam Asghari announced his split from Britney.
In excerpts published earlier this Tuesday, Spears detailed why she felt relieved she missed out on the titular position in The Notebook to Rachel McAdams, what she experienced in the Mickey Mouse Club and performing with a huge snake during the MTV Music Awards. But she also describes the more unpleasant aspects of her life, such as how her father, Jamie, used a conservatorship to control her and how she was treated like an object for years by him and his business colleagues.