EXCLUSIVE: Britney Spears insiders accuse her estranged mom Lynne of SELLING her daughter’s belongings for profit for YEARS – as images reveal the popstar’s outfits being sold online and in a local Louisiana consignment store
- Britney’s mom Lynne, 68, and her best friend Tatum have allegedly been selling the singers favorite clothes since 2018
- The items include a hat she wore at the Billboard Awards in 2000, her Butterfly boots from the 2003 Kid’s Choice Awards and a top worn on TRL in 2002
- The singer claimed her family had ‘thrown away’ these items in The Woman In Me
- READ HERE: Britney Spears DRAGS her mom Lynne for writing Through The Storm in 2007
Britney Spears’ mother Lynne has allegedly been profiting off her daughter during their estrangement – by selling off the popstar’s clothing and accessories online and in a local consignment shop for the last five years, insiders have revealed.
It is the latest blow for the troubled popstar, 41, who claimed her family saw her as nothing more than a ‘cashflow’ in her bombshell new memoir, The Woman in Me – and who sources say would be ‘fuming’ to learn that her personal belongings are being sold.
Lynne, 68, is said to have started selling her daughter’s clothing in 2018 at Connie’s Jewelry and Gifts in Kentwood, Louisiana – which is owned by Britney’s childhood friend Cortney Brabham’s family.
A Spears family insider has claimed Lynne has ‘easily made thousands of dollars in profit’ – adding that Britney has ‘no clue’ about any of this.
It comes as Lynne denied selling Britney’s childhood dolls and journals, insisting she wouldn’t be so ‘cruel’.
‘When Britney would come home early in her career, she would unload her clothes at her mom’s house in Kentwood. This also included things she wore on tours and her personal clothes,’ an insider told DailyMail.com exclusively.
‘She has no clue and would be fuming if she did.’
Britney Spears, 41, claimed her family had ‘thrown away’ many of her personal belongings, such as this Femme Fatale tour jacket she wore on stage in 2011
Now, DailyMail.com can reveal they were sold – and are still being advertised for sale – by her mom Lynne, 68, and her best friends, including Tatum Solis, pictured in Britney’s tour jacket
Among the items is a red hat Britney wore to the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in 2000, where she took home three awards
After 23 years, the hat sits on a shelf for sale at Connie’s Jewelry and Gifts in Kentwood, Louisiana, which is owned by Britney’s friend Cortney Brabam’s family
Items on sale at the store include the Judi Rosen jacket worn by Britney on TRL in 2002, as well as fur jackets, leather pants, sweaters and shoes. Not all of the items were worn publicly by the singer.
The insider claims Lynne also sold – and is still selling – her superstar daughter’s designer duds on a popular fashion commerce site through an account owned by Tatum Solis – who even models the items and posts them alongside photos of Britney.
The countless fashion hand-me-downs include the Miss Capezio Vintage Butterfly Cowboy Boots she wore at the 2003 Kids Choice Awards, and a pair of Marc Jacobs designer black sunglasses which she was frequently pictured wearing in public.
Tatum herself appears to have dipped into the Toxic singer’s stash, purchasing the white satin jacket Britney wore to open her 2011 Femme Fatale Tour.
‘Tatum wears the jacket often to functions,’ the source revealed. ‘And she always brags about how it was worn by Britney. It even has Britney’s signature on the inside.’
In her memoir, Britney claimed that after getting released from a mental facility in 2019 – where she was forced to take Lithium and undergo electro shock therapy – she returned home to Kentwood to find her clothes had been ‘thrown away’ by her family.
Britney wore a pair of Miss Capezio designer butterfly boots at the Kids Choice Awards in 2003 (pictured here)
Lynne’s best friend Tatum recently sold the boots on one of her fashion commerce sites for $70
In another screenshot from her fashion commerce site, Tatum included four different shots of Britney to sell the famous boots
Other items include the purple Jack Rosen top she wore on TRL in 2002 – pictured here with Carson Daly
The top is currently for sale on Tatum’s site
‘When I saw the empty shelves, I felt an overwhelming sadness,’ she wrote. ‘And my family had thrown them in the trash just like they’d thrown me away. I’ve been through a lot. The reason why I’m alive today is because I know joy. It was time to find God again.’
The source added: ‘Britney had hundreds of pairs of jeans at one time. She would come back home to Kentwood and just unload all of this stuff with her mom. Lynne held onto everything.’
They alleged that she has also been conducting private sales of her daughter’s possessions.
‘Lynne needed the money to buy Christmas presents for her grandchildren,’ the source added.
Lynne appeared to address her daughter’s claims that she disposed of her belongings, insisting she wouldn’t be so ‘cruel’.
Writing on Instagram on Thursday, she offered to send the ‘special’ items in question to Britney, as she professed her love for her estranged daughter.
Alongside pictures of the dolls and a journal, she wrote: ‘I’m not sure who told you I got rid of your dolls and journals but I would never do that! That would be cruel because I know how much they mean to you. They are special to me too because of the years we spent collecting them.
‘Of course I still have your things, and I am happy to send them to you if you’d like me to. Please let me know and know how much I love you!’
Lynne – who still lives in the $2 million mansion that Britney built for her in 2001 – recently went back to work as a substitute teacher in Kentwood.
‘She is struggling to pay her bills, but she has already substituted for several classes at [a local school],’ the insider previously told DailyMail.com.
On her fashion commerce site, Tatum has a ton of Britney’s items for sale. Many of the higher-priced items have already sold, but are still pictured
Lynne pushes her daughter’s clothing items through Tatum, according to insiders. Topping the list is a midi skirt that she wore to Britney’s Las Vegas concert with Lynne and her friends
Tatum shared this image on her fashion commerce site advertising the skirt. In the photo, she and Lynne posed in front of Britney’s concert venue in Las Vegas
Tatum and Lynne use actual photos of Britney wearing the items they are selling, including J Brand Jeans which were marked down to $60 from $200
A screenshot from Tatum’s site, where she used Britney’s image to sell her jeans
Britney often wore sunglasses to hide from the blaring paparazzi lenses, including this Tom Ford pair which were listed for $175 – down from $400
According to the source, many of the more valuable items on Tatum’s site belonged to the pop star. These sunglasses worn by Britney were marked from $400 to $175
In her memoir Britney wrote she felt ‘overwhelming sadness’ to learn that Lynne had ‘thrown away’ her belongings – pictured here at Lynne’s home in Louisiana
Britney, pictured with Lynne in the early 2000s, ‘would definitely not be okay’ if she knew about the sales, the insider claimed
Many of these items were left by Britney in the $2 million house that she built for her mom in Kentwood in 2001
Lynne shut down Britney’s claims that she threw away her belongings while she was in a mental health facility, claiming she would never be so ‘cruel’
Substitute teachers working in the area can expect to earn around $15 an hour.
According to court documents, Lynne filed a petition in November 2021 to request that Britney’s estate pay the $660,000 attorney bill for her conservatorship lawyers.
But in April 2022, Britney’s own lawyer Mathew Rosengart argued against that petition in court, stating that ‘there is no legal authority supporting’ Lynne’s claims that she should be able to collect funds from her daughter’s estate.
Court documents reveal that Rosengart further alleged that Britney had spent approximately $1.7 million on her mother over the years, claiming that Lynne had ‘for at least a decade resided in a large, expansive house owned by Britney’, who – he said – also ‘paid Lynne Spears’ utilities, telephone services, insurance, property taxes, landscaping, pool work, pest control, repairs and maintenance’.
Legal paperwork obtained by The Blast in October of that same year revealed that Lynne had withdrawn her $660,000 claim.
Lynne filed for chapter 7 – liquidation bankruptcy – in 1998. She had owned five companies in the past 20 years, including Britney Online, inc. and One More Time Music, Inc. but is no longer involved in any of them.
She no longer owns her own property, having sold Britney’s childhood home for $275,000 in 2021.
In Lynne’s 2008 autobiography Through the Storm she said she blamed herself for Britney’s demise.
‘When her life was such a success, what did she need me for? And when things took a turn for the worse, I was out, because other people – dancers, managers – were closer to her, and with her day and night,’ Lynne wrote.
‘Being a mother, you can’t help but have regrets about what you did and didn’t do for your kids, and I’m no different,’ admitted Lynne.
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