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Since her 13-year-long conservatorship was terminated on Friday, Britney Spears has been "talking a lot about her career," a source tells PEOPLE
New Britney Spears music may be in the near future.
In the days since her 13-year-long conservatorship ended on Friday, the star, 39, has been "talking a lot about her career," a source tells PEOPLE in this week's issue, on newsstands Friday.
But while she "loves creating music and wants to give her fans a new album," the source says "it seems like she is focusing on one thing at a time."
Britney has much to figure out — and look forward to — in this new stage of life post-conservatorship. When she found out that it was terminated in court on Friday, Britney "was crying and laughing at the same time," says the source. "She is so grateful for everyone that has helped her. She feels like she can finally breathe again. She called it the best day of her life."
Britney toasted the ruling at dinner in Los Angeles with her actor-model fiancé Sam Asghari, 27, on Nov. 14, where she had champagne "at the most beautiful restaurant I've ever seen," she wrote on Instagram, adding she'll be celebrating her "freedom" for the next two months. "I mean after 13 years...I think I've waited long ENOUGH!!!!"
Since 2008, all of Britney's personal and financial decisions have been made by her father Jamie and others under the conservatorship, which she spoke out against for the first time during a June hearing.
"I don't feel like I can live a full life," Britney said at the time, accusing Jamie, 69, of "conservatorship abuse." (Jamie has denied any wrongdoing.)
While many are excited to see Britney back in control, some close to her are concerned.
"One can hope for a normal life for her, but it will definitely take a while for her to find her way," says the source. "Her life was so restricted for years. It's like she is starting all over again."
For now, Britney is "trying to keep things positive and focusing on planning her wedding to Asghari, the source adds. "She is still dreaming of a beach wedding in a tropical location."
Sam Asghari, has accused the New York Times of breaking a "written agreement" regarding his interview with the publication.
The newspaper published a profile on the model and actor on Saturday, which covered such areas as his business venture, his high-profile relationship with Spears and her controversial conservatorship, which was terminated on Friday.
However, the former personal trainer appeared to take issue with the inclusion of specific elements, as he spoke out about the interview on Monday.
Taking to his Instagram Story, Asghari shared what appeared to be an excerpt of communication purportedly stipulating that the article in question would cover his career "as a personal trainer and actor. It would not include coverage of his fiancé or her conservatorship."
Adding a caption, Asghari wrote that he was "always learning," as he accused the New York Times of breaking "a written agreement."
"I have no hard feelings, it just comes with the territory," he went on. "I have great respect for ethical journalism and every publication in 6 years has honored the same agreement that New York Times broke. Water under the bridge."
In a statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson for the New York Times said that the publication had not violated the aforementioned agreement.
"Our reporting gives the necessary context for readers to better understand Mr. Asghari," read the statement. "There were no direct questions asked about Ms. Spears or the conservatorship, which we acknowledged in our story as a condition of Mr. Asghari granting an interview and is not in violation of any agreement."
In the article, titled "More Than Mr. Britney Spears," the conservatorship was mentioned several times, including his support of her fight to be freed from the arrangement and Spears' move to put in place a prenuptial agreement with Asghari days after they announced their engagement in September.
The article also discusses his online business, Asghari Fitness, with journalist Caity Weaver stating that it costs subscribers $9 a month and includes workout demonstrations and a meal plan containing "up to three meals and three snacks a day."
Wrote Weaver: "The recipes are notable for their bare-bones formulations (a dish labeled 'Beef Salad' requires 10 minutes' cook time, four ingredients and four lines of direction, of which the fourth is 'Enjoy'), and for the fact that at least some of the accompanying photos seem to have originated from other sources. (A reverse image search for the uncredited 'Beef Salad' photo led to a 17-ingredient recipe for 'Vietnamese Grilled Aussie Beef Salad' that, according to TrueAussieBeefandLamb.com, takes 40 minutes to prepare.)"
His publicist, Brandon Cohen, and creative director, Maxi, are also featured in the profile, with Weaver writing: "If Mr. Asghari is the heart of the Sam Asghari business, Maxi and Mr. Cohen are the palpitations.
"Maxi interrupted Mr. Asghari's interview to compliment how it was going; to grab a bagel he had left behind; to suggest answers to various questions to Mr. Asghari, some of which Mr. Asghari disagreed with; to eat the bagel; to announce 15 minutes into the interview that there were 10 minutes left (there were 45 minutes left); to request that Mr. Asghari change back into a pair of jeans he had asked him to change out of; to express gratitude for all that the interview was revealing to him about Mr. Asghari; to declare, while painting gentle curves of green emollient onto Mr. Asghari's face, 'He doesn't need makeup'; to advise that the article that would result from the interview be titled 'Starring in the Mel Gibson Movie' (Mr. Asghari is currently filming a movie with Mr. Gibson); to stand before Mr. Asghari and, while Mr. Asghari was in the middle of a sentence, dab at his lips with a Baby Phat Pink Rose Gold Glitter Hydrogel under-eye mask; to jump in with quick comments, and then say 'delete delete delete.'"
Britney on Instagram, the pop star posted a slideshow of pics featuring her posing in a pink tulle ball gown—but it was a fake-out. In the caption, she assured her fans that the princess gown wasn't the dress for her big day. Instead, she wrote, her wedding gown will be designed by Donatella Versace, and it's being created "as we speak."
"No … this is not my wedding dress 👗 bahahah !!!! Donatella Versace is making my dress as we speak 🤫 …. Have a good night folks 🌙💖✨ !!!!" she wrote.
Britney Spears has officially been released from the restrictive conservatorship placed on her in 2008 by her dad, Jamie Spears.
Britney Spears’ long-running conservatorship has finally come to an end.
The star was officially released from the restrictive arrangement after a Los Angeles judge ruled on Friday (local time) that it was “untenable” and reflective of a “toxic environment.”
Spears celebrated the news on Instagram, saying it was the “best day ever” and expressing her love for fans behind the Free Britney movement.
“Good God I love my fans so much it’s crazy️! I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day! Best day ever. Praise the Lord. Can I get an Amen?” she wrote.
She also updated the Free Britney hashtag with one that read, “#FreedBritney”.