The termination of the conservatorship was made official by Judge Brenda Penny, who dissolved the legal arrangement during a hearing on Friday afternoon, Yahoo Entertainment previously reported.
“The conservatorship of the person and estate of Britney Jean Spears is no longer required,” Penny declared, according to the New York Times.
Lady Gaga honored Spears with a touching Instagram post, which featured a photo of the duo sharing an embrace at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
“I have loved @britneyspears her whole career. I looked up to her, admired her strength—she empowered so many people and still does. I couldn’t be more happy for you today. You never deserved what happened, Thank God 4 today,” wrote Gaga in the post. “You’re a superstar and a super-human being. I LOVE YOU.”
Gaga wasn’t the only star overjoyed at the news that Spears would no longer be controlled by the conservatorship. Spears received a flurry of support on social media from friends, acquaintances and fans.
Music legend Dionne Warwick even referred to Friday as “a day to celebrate the liberation of Britney Spears.”
“I’m so happy that this day has finally come. This moment is so long overdue,” wrote Paris Hilton, along with the hashtag #FreedBritney. “@BritneySpears is finally free!!! You’re the most resilient, kind and inspiring soul. We all love you so so much! Your best days are yet to come!”
Actress Jameela Jamil announced that she was “playing Britney All Day today.”
“Britney: FREE!” wrote Andy Cohen.
Fashion designer Vera Wang also posted in support of Spears.
Donatella Versace posted a throwback photo of herself and Spears, with her arm around the singer.
“Freedom is a human right. My heart is smiling for you, Britney. Congratulations on your regained and deserved emancipation. I love you, your fierce fans love you and the world NEEDS your brilliance,” wrote Versace. “Happy Britneypendence day! #FreeBritney”
Boy band 98 Degrees also posted a throwback photo in support of Spears, declaring that “the world is smiling with you today.”
Cyndi Lauper also joined in in support of Spears.
Spears herself was thrilled with the decision, sharing a video of the hundreds of #FreeBritney supporters who were at the Los Angeles courthouse on Friday.
“I love my fans so much it’s crazy,” she captioned the post. “I think I’m gonna cry the rest of the day !!!! Best day ever…”
Britney’s attorney Mathew Rosengart told reporters after the hearing, per Variety, “What’s next for Britney, and this is the first time this could be said for about a decade, is up to one person: Britney. We have a safety net in place for Britney, both on the personal side and on the financial side. But Britney as of today is a free woman and she’s an independent woman and the rest, with her support system, will be up to Britney.”