Photographers spotted Lynne Spears in Thousand Oaks, California, on Monday, weeks after rumors sparked that Britney was being held against her will in a health facility. The singer told fans in an Instagram video that she entered the facility following stress surrounding her father's health and was released from the facility late last month -- though the drama surrounding her continues.
Lynne, who recently requested special notice of all matters relating to Britney's conservatorship, told paparazzi on Monday that Britney was "wonderful" amid the drama. Britney's father, Jamie Spears, has been the 37-year-old singer's conservator since 2008, and he became her sole conservator this year after his former co-conservator, attorney Andrew Wallet, resigned in March.
"Medication is key for Britney and that is much of the focus at this point. It hasn't been an easy process and she still deals with obsessing about things and worries people aren’t supporting her," a source told ET earlier this week.
According to ET's source, "Britney's mother has always wanted to have a position in Britney's conservatorship." "Her mom has tried at different points over for years to have some sort of say," the source said.
Britney, meanwhile, has been spotted out on a few occasions recently, including at her Friday court hearing, which she attended with her mother, and left barefoot. According to court documents obtained by ET, the judge in Friday's status hearing appointed an expert to evaluate the conservatorship. This is an unbiased, independent expert. The next status hearing has been set for Sept. 18.
Lynne was by Britney's side in 2008, when she was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold. In 2010, Lynne opened up to ET about the harrowing night.
"With the hospital, that was the most horrible time, because I felt so helpless... I'm her mom," she said. "It's a long journey and we still have many bumps to go you know but we are resilient."