Britney Spears‘ autobiography is being delayed because of concerns over claims that she will reveal all about affairs with two big stars.
Sources say that the singer has been “brutally” honest in telling her story, but lawyers for the two Hollywood celebrities have written to the publishers voicing concerns about the book’s possible contents. Publishers Simon & Schuster is now reported to be consulting with its own legal team, and that has put the publication date on hold.
The tell-all book was due out in February, but there are fears that it will now not be on sale until the end of the year.
The Sun reports a source as saying: “Britney is brutally honest in the book — there are a lot of nervous A-listers.
“Strongly worded legal letters have been sent to the publishers by people who know Britney and who fear what she has written.
“There is no movement at the moment and there are concerns over when it will eventually be able to come out.”
Reports say the book will cover her controversial conservatorship, her marriage to third husband Sam Asghari, 29 and other topics which she has never spoken about in public.
The source told The Sun: “Britney wants this to be her moment she talks to the world, to tell her side of the story and set the record straight.
“There’s a fair amount of throwing people under the bus, talking about past relationships, some of whom will be revealed for the first time.
“Britney lived her life in the public eye but there are relationships and people she had encounters with who she managed to keep under the radar, including some massive film star names and people from the music world.
“She has wanted to go all out with this book and tell her truth, and that’s what has people worried.”
The singer’s publishing deal is reportedly one of the highest on record, worth $15m (£12m).
Britney, 41, has enlisted the journalist and novelist Sam Lansky as her ghostwriter.
Britney married childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004 before that was annuled after just 55 hours and then wed dancer Kevin Federline later that year. They had sons Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden, 16, before divorcing in 2007.
Britney also had relationships with Justin Timberlake, choreographer Wade Robson and actor Colin Farrell.
For much of her adult life, she was ruled by a conservatorship that gave her dad Jamie control of her personal and financial affairs but a court ended that arrangement in 2021.