What to know about Bryan Spears, the older brother of Britney Spears, and his relationship with the pop star

What to know about Bryan Spears, the older brother of Britney Spears, and his relationship with the pop star
  • In "The Woman in Me," Britney Spears talks about the damaged relationships she has with her siblings.

  • However, Spears' relationship with her brother Bryan appears to have improved in 2023.

  • Here's everything we know about Bryan Spears and his life today.

In Britney Spears' 2023 memoir "The Woman In Me," she recalls being so close to her older brother Bryan Spears as a child that she slept in his bedroom every night for many years after he was in a four-wheeler accident that confined him to a full-body cast.

"The accident made me much closer to my brother. Our bond was formed out of my sincere, genuine recognition of his pain," she writes. The sleeping arrangement lasted until she was in the sixth grade, because she felt protective of him and knew that their father, Jamie Spears, had high expectations of him.

Years after Britney became famous, in 2003, Bryan became part of Britney's management team.

Here's everything we know about his involvement in Britney's career, conservatorship, and his life today.

When did Bryan Spears work for Britney Spears?

Britney Spears, seated and flanked by her parents and brother
Britney Spears with her father Jamie (left), brother Bryan, and mother Lynne at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in 2006.Chris Farina/Corbis via Getty Images

Bryan, now 46, began working for Britney in the early 2000s to oversee "financial business development" on her management team as a "top cop" to look out for Britney's best interests financially, he said on the "As NOT Seen on TV" podcast in 2020. He was on her management team from 2003 to 2009.

In her memoir, Britney recalls Bryan facilitating lucrative business deals, like the one she began with Elizabeth Arden in 2004 that helped grow her empire to include fragrances.

Bryan appears to have been more publicly involved in his youngest sister Jamie Lynn Spears' career. Bryan is listed as a producer on Jamie Lynn's hit Nickelodeon series "Zoey 101" from 2005 to 2007 and was the director on Jamie Lynn's 2016 music video for "Sleepover (Nashville Sessions)."

Did Bryan Spears make money off of Britney Spears' conservatorship?

Britney Spears and Bryan Spears.
Britney Spears and Bryan Spears.Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic

The short answer to this question is yes. According to NBC 4 Washington, Britney's legal conservatorship was less than a year old when a judge approved that Bryan be paid $200,000 for the management services he rendered to his sister prior to the establishment of the conservatorship.

Bryan was also one of the trustees on a trust established in Britney's name, according to NBC 4 Washington.

What is Britney Spears' relationship with her brother Bryan like today?

Britney Spears and Bryan at the AMAs in 2003.
Britney Spears and Bryan at the AMAs in 2003.Christopher Polk/FilmMagic

Britney has been outspoken in the past about her estrangement from her dad Jamie, her mother Lynne Spears, and her sister Jamie Lynn.

She's been quieter about her relationship with her brother Bryan. But days after her wedding to Sam Asghari in June 2022, Britney denied that she invited Bryan to the event in apparent response to a now-deleted Instagram post from Bryan's girlfriend saying they skipped the event to attend his daughter's graduation instead.

"You were never even invited to my wedding so why even respond," Britney wrote in the now-deleted post. "Do you honestly think I want my brother there who told me no to a Jack and coke for 4 years...what?"

In "The Woman In Me," Britney says that her relationship with her brother started to become strained about a year after he began working for her, during "The Onyx Hotel" tour.

Little was known about Britney's relationship with Bryan in 2023. But Page Six reported in August that they put their differences aside so that Bryan could support his sister amid her divorce from Asghari.

"He's been staying over and helping her alongside a therapist," a source told Page Six.

In a November 2023 Instagram post, Britney (whose Instagram account is currently set to private) shared a rare photo of her brother wearing bright green coveralls and a hard hat, praising him as a close connection.

"My big brother who's like a dad and my best friend !! Not sure what's going on with this outfit though," she wrote, accompanied with several emoji.

People also reported in December 2023 that Bryan and Britney's mother Lynne attended her 42nd birthday party in Los Angeles.

"Being together and celebrating her birthday was a really nice moment for the family," an anonymous source told People.

What does Bryan Spears' life look like in 2024?

Britney Spears with her niece Lexie, sons Jayden James and Sean Preston, and her brother Bryan in 2015.
Britney Spears with her niece Lexie, sons Jayden James and Sean Preston, and her brother Bryan in 2015.ichael Buckner/Variety/Penske Media via Getty Images

It's unclear what Bryan does for a living today. In addition to managing Jamie Lynn and Britney and producing television in the past, Bryan was once a restaurant owner. Jamie gave Bryan his seafood restaurant Granny's at one point, but Bryan later sold it at an unknown date, according to Jamie Lynn's 2022 memoir.

Bryan married his younger sister Jamie Lynn's former manager Graciella Sanchez in 2009. Their daughter, Sophia "Lexie" Spears, was born in May 2011. Sanchez filed for divorce in 2015.

He's currently in a relationship with influencer Amber Lynn Conklin. She and Bryan maintain a joint travel Instagram account as a couple.

Representatives for Bryan Spears didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

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