Britney Spears has spoken out for the first time since her bombshell court appearance and told fans that she was sorry for making out that everything was okay.

In a lengthy, heartfelt message to fans, Britney wrote on Instagram : "I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light."

The 39-year-old pop star addressed her fans for the first time since looking to end her conservatorship at Los Angeles Court on Wednesday, where she spoke publicly for the first time about her predicament.

Posting on Instagram on Thursday, Britney shared a quote by Albert Einstein which read: "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

The singer then wrote a lengthy message to her fans as a caption to the meme.

Addressing the situation, Britney wrote: "I just want to tell you guys a little secret… I believe as people we all want the fairy tale life and by the way I’ve posted … my life seems to look and be pretty amazing … I think that’s what we all strive for !!!!

"That was one of my mother’s best traits … no matter how s***ty a day was when I was younger … for the sake of me and my siblings she always pretended like everything was ok.

"I’m bringing this to peoples attention because I don’t want people to think my life is perfect because IT’S DEFINITELY NOT AT ALL … and if you have read anything about me in the news this week … you obviously really know now it’s not !!!!"

Britney then went on to say sorry to those who have believed in her over the years.

She continued: "I apologize for pretending like I’ve been ok the past two years … I did it because of my pride and I was embarrassed to share what happened to me … but honestly who doesn’t want to capture there Instagram in a fun light !!!!

"Believe it or not pretending that I’m ok has actually helped … so I decided to post this quote today because by golly if you’re going through hell … I feel like Instagram has helped me have a cool outlet to share my presence … existence … and to simply feel like I matter despite what I was going through and hey it worked … so I’ve decided to start reading more fairy tales."

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