Newlywed pop star Britney Spears told her fans Monday that she is taking a few months off “to enjoy life,” including her honeymoon and reruns of her favorite TV shows.
“My prerogative right now is to just chill and let all the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly (magazine) be your entertainment,” she said in an open letter posted on her official Web site.
Spear’s publicist, Leslie Sloane, added Monday that the singer was merely keeping a low profile until the first of next year to “spend some time with her husband.” Sloane confirmed earlier this month that the 22-year-old entertainer had abruptly parted ways with the manager who had guided her career since she was an adolescent.
Spears, recently married to dancer Kevin Federline, said she needed a break from the treadmill of fame and suggested she had been exploited for the commercial gain of others.
“Going and going and going is all I’ve ever known since I was 15 years old,” she wrote. “It’s amazing what advisers will push you to do, even if it means taking a naive, young, blond girl and putting her on the cover of every magazine.”
The latest swirl of publicity surrounded Spears and Federline, 26, exchanging wedding vows at a private ceremony in September, about eight months after her surprise Las Vegas marriage to a high school sweetheart was annulled.
On her Web site, Spears wrote that married life “is great” and she “can’t wait to start my family.”
“Right now, I have to go,” she said. “I really want to watch (the film) ‘Saved’ with Mandy Moore and reruns of ‘Sex and the City.’ I want to enjoy all the simple things that I missed over the past few years due to working way too much.”
Spears has sold more than 60 million albums since she shot to fame with her 1999 debut, “... Baby One More Time.”
With the subsequent release of “Oops!...I Did It Again” and “Britney,” Spears became the first female performer in the history of Billboard magazine to have her first three albums open at No. 1 on the pop album chart. Her next album, “Greatest Hits: My Prerogative,” is due out Nov. 9.