Britney Spears’ emotional court hearing marked the latest chapter in her turbulent personal life , when she asked a judge to release her from a conservatorship that allows other people to control nearly every detail of her life . 9 big bombshells from Britney Spears’ court statement Spears, now 39, has been under the conservatorship since February 2008, following a series of highly publicised personal struggles, many focused on the health and safety of her two young children, whom she shared with ex-husband Kevin Federline. So how did the era-defining pop star end up here? Here’s a condensed timeline of events leading up to the court order that left the singer under the care of a conservator, initially her father, Jamie: January 3-4, 2004 : Spears marries childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas. They have the marriage annulled after 55 hours. September 18, 2004 : Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline one month ahead of schedule. September 14, 2005 and September 12, 2006 : Spears gives birth to her first son, Sean Preston Federline, and her second son, Jayden James Federline. Britney’s boys: 5 things to know about Sean and Jayden Spears November 6, 2006 : Spears files for divorce from Federline. The divorce is finalised in July 2007. February 2007 : Spears checks into rehab but leaves a day later on two separate occasions. In between, she shaves her head in a Los Angeles salon after the hair stylist refuses. March-June 2007 : Spears has several confrontational run-ins with paparazzi, including attacking one person’s car with an umbrella. She publicly apologises for the umbrella incident in July. August 6, 2007 : Spears gets in a minor accident with a parked car, but it leads to a months-long legal case because she doesn’t have a valid driving licence at the time. Before Harry and Olivia: 5 famous women who dated much younger men (including Britney) August 2007 : Los Angeles officials begin investigating reports that Spears is mistreating her young children. Federline works to gain full custody of Sean and Jayden. October 1, 2007: A judge order Spears to give Federline full custody of the kids, citing her routine partying and reports from assistants. January 3, 2008: Spears is forcibly admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles and placed on a 72-hour mental health hold after an argument about her children. A judge strips her of visitation rights the next day. January 31, 2008: Spears is forcibly admitted to a Los Angeles hospital for the second time in a month. February 1, 2008: A judge places Spears under a conservatorship with her father, Jamie, given control of her life. January 2019: Spears cancels a Las Vegas residency and is ordered to go to rehab. She said her doctors and dad forced her to attend the programme amid accusations she wasn’t taking her medication, accusations she denies. How does pop queen Britney Spears make and spend her wealth? May 2019: Spears’ long-time care manager, Jodi Montgomery, replaces Jamie Spears as Britney’s personal conservator. Jamie Spears and Bessemer Trust Co. remain co-conservators of her estate. Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Brenda Penny has not yet decided whether to grant Spears’ request and release her from the conservatorship. Want more stories like this? Sign up here. Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .