How Madonna Pulled Britney Spears Out of Sadness After Abortion
Following her breakup with Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears moved into Cher’s former apartment in New York. According to her newly released memoir, The Woman In Me, the pop star allowed only a few visitors while she was hibernating in sadness. And she writes that her “Me Against The Music” co-singer, Madonna, was there for her in her time of sorrow. She wrote about her friend, “Stunningly beautiful, she exuded power and confidence. She walked straight to the window, looked out, and said, ‘Nice view.'”
Spears, 42, credits the 65-year-old’s confidence in helping her assert herself. She admits in the memoir, “I needed a little guidance at that time. I was confused about my life. She tried to mentor me.” In addition, Madonna introduced her to Kabbalah, a part of Jewish tradition that deals with the essence of God. Kabbalah is sometimes translated as “esoteric Jewish mysticism,” according to Britannica. The “Till The World Ends” singer tattooed the base of her neck with a Hebrew word that means “healing.”
Madonna gave her the advice to be sure to “take time out for my soul, and I tried to do that. She modeled a type of strength that I needed to see.” As we previously reported, Britney’s book revealed that in 2000, she and Timberlake opted for an abortion when she got pregnant at 19. Their decision continued to have a lasting impact on Spears. Additionally, JT wasn’t the only one unfaithful in their relationship with a celebrity. His 2002 hit song, “Cry Me A River,” helped to push that narrative. Spears took all the heat for cheating as the reason why their relationship ended.
Ahead of The Woman In Me release, tweets from Brit’s younger sister Jamie Lynn resurfaced that were in support of Timberlake post-breakup. Almost a decade after Britney and Justin’s messy split in 2002 after three years together, Jamie Lynn tweeted a photo of herself as a child sitting on his lap in the back of a car with Britney at his side. She wrote in 2013: “@jtimberlake Weird hearing ur music as an Adult..Ha Not only do I appreciate it. I GET it. #jay #crymeariver #mirror.”