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Britney Spears makes heartbreaking revelation about two sons and her conservatorship

The "Toxic" singer shares two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, and mentioned them in her memoir The Woman In Me

Britney Spears arrives at the Sony Pictures' "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood" Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
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Britney Spears' memoir, The Woman In Me, finally hits stands on Tuesday, October 24, but the bombshells have been dropping for days.

Several early excerpts from the memoir have caused waves, from her terminated pregnancy with Justin Timberlake's child to her relationship with sister Jamie Lynn Spears, and now she's wading into her conservatorship.

In an exclusive excerpt released by CBS Mornings, the 41-year-old singer wrote that she agreed to enter into her infamous conservatorship, which lasted from 2008-2021, for "one very good reason."

In this handout photo provided by the LA Dodgers, Britney Spears poses with sons Jayden James Federline (L) and Sean Preston Federline (R) during a game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on April 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.© Getty Images
Britney revealed that she entered into her conservatorship for her sons

"I did it for my kids," she revealed, referring to her two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, Sean, 18, and Jayden, 17. Following her divorce from Kevin in 2006, and her struggles with her mental health in 2007, she lost physical custody of her sons.

However, she was then placed under a conservatorship the following year, which gave her father Jamie Spears control over her assets. She was eventually granted access to her two boys as a result.

"Because I played by the rules, I was reunited with my boys," she emotionally penned. In more recent years, Britney has claimed that her relationship with her sons, as they've grown older, has become more strained, especially after they reportedly moved to Hawai'i with their dad.

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She opened up in another passage of her raw and candid memoir about the stigma placed upon young mothers in the spotlight, highlighting her own experiences with bad press and incessant hounding from the paparazzi.

"Unfortunately, there wasn't the same conversation about mental health back then that there is now," she wrote. "I hope any new mothers reading this who are having a hard time will get help early. 

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"Because I now know that I was displaying just about every symptom of perinatal depression: sadness, anxiety, fatigue."

Kevin Federline and Britney Spears during 2006 Grammy Awards © Getty Images
The singer was married to dancer Kevin Federline from 2004-07

Earlier in the week, the "Baby One More Time" singer responded to the increased attention on her past with all the new excerpts from her book with a statement on Instagram.

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She wrote: "My book's purpose was not to offend anyone by any means!!! That was me then… that is in the past!!! I don't like the headlines I am reading. That's exactly why I quit the business four years ago!!! 

Britney Spears holding a snake © Getty Images
Britney opened up in her upcoming memoir about all aspects of her life

"Most of the book is from 20 years ago… I have moved on and it's a beautiful clean slate from here!!! I am here to establish it that way for the rest of my entire life!!! Either way, that is the last of it and [expletive] happens!!!" 

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Britney continued: "This is actually a book I didn't know needed to be written… although some might be offended, it has given me closure on all things for a better future!!! 

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake wearing double denim© Getty Images
The details of her relationship with ex Justin Timberlake have received significant attention

"Hopefully I can enlighten people who feel particularly alone in most cases or hurt or misunderstood!!!" she added, concluding with the statement: "I have moved on since then!"

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