Britney Spears has deleted her Instagram account—here’s why

We’ll miss you, Brit!

Britney Spears attends Sony Pictures' "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
(Image credit: Getty Images / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor)

Pop Icon Britney Spears has deleted her Instagram account just days after announcing her engagement to partner Sam Asghari in a video.

Britney’s name has filled the headlines recently after the documentary Framing Britney put the spotlight on her conservatorship. The singer's shocking claims in an emotional court hearing, where she called the conservatorship “abusive” sparked many celebrity reactions. She revealed that she was not allowed to remove her IUD, to have more children or to marry Sam.

Thankfully, her father Jamie Spears has now filed to end the conservatorship after 13 years and following this huge win, Britney revealed to fans that Sam had popped the question. She took to Instagram to show us all a video of her new diamond ring, captioning it with: “I can't f***ing believe it!!!!!!!"

But the cheers of celebration didn’t last long, after fans started to worry about the pop princess all over again when her Instagram account disappeared.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari attend Sony Pictures' "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

(Image credit: Getty Images / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor)

Britney and Instagram drama go way back. This isn’t the first time fans have been worried about her account activity. In fact, throughout her conservatorship, they were convinced she was sending them secret messages, and that she wasn’t actually in control of her account at all. 

Why has Britney Spears deleted her Instagram account?

So why has she deleted her Instagram? Thankfully, it doesn’t seem to be anything sinister. Britney took to Twitter and wrote: “Don’t worry folks … just taking a little break from social media to celebrate my engagement !!!! I’ll be back soon." Phew! 

Some fans are still not convinced by this reasoning, but others are congratulating her for taking a step back from socials, to focus on herself and her engagement.

She’s temporarily deactivated her account for now—so it’s not permanently gone and can be reactivated at any time. And if you ask us she definitely deserves a well-earned break from social media attention. 

So don’t despair, Britney fans. We’re sure we'll see her dancing on our Insta feeds again very soon!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.