Fans have wondered if mounting pressure from the Free Britney movement would help Britney Spears get out early.
On Sunday, their wish seemed to be granted, as she was spotted away from the mental health facility where she's been staying for weeks.
Is Britney out and free to go home? Well ... it's more complicated than that.
On Easter Sunday, the talented and luminous Britney Spears was spotted out in the open with hunky boyfriend Sam Asghari.
She has been in a mental health facility since late March, as she herself revealed on social media.
While fans were relieved to see her out in the open, multiple reports say that Britney's treatment is ongoing.
This is, notably, Britney's second time -- that we know of -- leaving the facility since she checked in weeks ago.
On April 11, she reportedly departed to get her hair done and later returned.
Entertainment Tonight sheds some light on what may have been the real reason that she decided on this temporary commitment.
"Britney’s career, caring for her children, and the weight of her father’s illness, has been far too much for her," the insider explains.
"Despite taking time off from performing," the source adds. "She couldn't handle the stress."
"She needed not only down time," the insider continues. "But she decided she needed professional help."
That is largely consistent with what more reliable reports and Britney's own Instagram post have stated.
So, what is Britney's goal while she's undergoing treatment?
"She wants nothing more than to heal and feel better," the source affirms.
The insider delivers good news: "She has improved while in the facility."
"But," the source cautions, despite these strides, she is "not going home yet."
We don't know the exact date on which she entered the facility, but if it's to be for 30 days, we imagine that her departure date is already scheduled.
Britney's true loved ones are cheering her on.
"Those that love and support her say she needs to focus on herself," the insider reports.
But the source acknowledges that "it hasn’t been easy for her to be away from her children."
Britney may be known for her sensational performances and for being one of the greatest singers in human history.
She is first and foremost a first-rate mother. Sean Preston and Jayden are the center of her world.
The Blast reports that Britney used her father's illness as a cover for canceling her Domination residency in Vegas.
According to their report, Britney had been feeling overwhelmed and was working with doctors to find the right combination of meds to work.
(Remember, different people's bodies are different, so sometimes doctor's have to play guess-and-check with a patient to get it right)
There were unconfirmed claims that Britney had simply stopped taking her medication back in January.
A lot of Britney's fans found it hard to believe the allegation that she'd just decided to deliberately neglect her mental health.
Apparently, it was members of Britney's team who were loudly promoting her Domination residency when Britney's well being was in decline.
She wasn't the one who needed a reminder of good priorities -- they were.
Britney's outings and these more plausible reports also fly in the face of claims that she was forced into the facility.
When Britney and her boyfriend both posted to Instagram about her decision, some interpreted it as damage control.
As well-meaning as many fans were when they tweeted "Free Britney," we hope that she did not feel undue pressure from the movement.
Britney is entitled to seek help for her well being and she doesn't ever have to tell us more than she wants to.
We're so glad that she got to spend some time with Sam on Sunday and we hope that she's back home with her kids as soon as she's ready.