Britney Spears's husband Sam Asghari has explained in a heartbreaking post why the singer quit Instagram.
Now, Asghari, who she married earlier this year, has explained why his wife has taken a step back from the popular website.
He explained on his Instagram stories that the app was 'traumatising' for his wife and warned her fans against being 'overprotective.'
The model wrote: "Social media can be traumatising. Sometimes it's good to take a break. She has her voice and is a free woman. I have respect for her privacy and I protect it at all times.
"Thank you to all of her protective fans," he wrote amid fears from fans that Britney isn't in control of her own social media accounts.
Sam added: "Out of respect for her privacy I don't post her 247. I ask for permission if I ever do."
Sam continued by stating that while he has to attend a lot of events for his job, he acknowledges that they aren't always fun for his wife, who has been in the spotlight since she was a child.
He concluded: "I've always respected and supported her privacy with everything I've had. I ask of you supportive and protective fans to do the same.
"Sometimes being over protective can cause more stress and damage."
Britney's recent deactivation of her Instagram profile is not the first, and she has deactivated her profile on the website four times in five months, as per The Mirror.
Her actions come after she was finally released from the conservatorship that has controlled her life since her well-publicised 2007 breakdown.
Jasmine E Harris, a University of Pennsylvania law professor who specialised in the area, said at the time that the removal of the conservatorship was a landmark moment.
She said that it could be hard for a person under a conservatorship to prove that their rights should be granted and in most cases, it would last until the person passed away.
"“I think this would have gone another 13 years had it not been for that moment when Britney was allowed to speak on her own behalf.” she said.
And Meg Radford, a longtime Britney supporter, said to The Guardian that the case would 'go down in history books'.
"I hope Britney takes time to heal and learn how to re-enter the world ... and when she’s ready, if she wants to tell her story, I would love to hear this story from Britney directly someday.”
UNILAD has reached out to Britney's representatives for comment.