This past weekend found Britney Spears in a public fight on social media with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
They were married from 2004-2007 and had two children together, 16-year-old Preston and 15-year-old Jayden. Federline gave an exclusive interview to the Daily Mail about his relationship with Spears and her family and how he thinks her nearly-nude Instagram photos affect their sons.
Britney was in a conservatorship under her father, Jamie Spears, from 2008 to November 2021, and she has been open about what she described as the “abusive” terms she was forced to live under.
Federline, however, seems to think that the conservatorship “saved” Britney’s life and praised her father for controlling her. He also said he would be happy to have Jamie be a part of his grandsons’ lives, even though he put out an order of protection against Jamie in 2019 for getting into a physical altercation with then-13-year-old Preston.
While Federline was granted the role of sole custodian of their sons, Britney pays him $20,000 a month in child support, which he controversially requested an increase on in 2018.
Federline claimed that their teenage sons are “happy” that their mother is free of her conservatorship now, but that they are embarrassed by her frequent semi-nude Instagram photos and don’t want to see her because of them.
Kevin said, “I try to explain to [them], ‘Look, maybe that’s just another way she tries to express herself.’ But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them. It’s tough.”
Britney responded to Kevin’s interview on her Instagram Story, saying, “It saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children… As we all know, raising teenage boys is never easy for anyone.”
“It concerns me the fact that the reason is based on my Instagram,” she went on. “It was LONG before Instagram… I gave them everything… Only one word: HURTFUL.”
Britney’s husband, Sam Asghari, jumped into the fray to publicly post his support for her and argue that her sons should be proud of their mother.
“There is no validity to his statement regarding the kids distancing themselves,” he said. “The boys are very smart and will be 18 soon to make their own decisions and may eventually realize the ‘tough’ part was having a father who hasn’t worked much in over 15 years as a role model.”
“Kevin’s gravy train will end soon, which probably explains the timing of these hurtful statements,” he wrote. “I do not know him personally and have nothing against him, aside him choosing to vilify my wife. His character is revealed by approval of the cruel 13-year conservatorship, and his loyalty to Jamie Spears indicates his approval at time of its conception as well.”
Sam ended by saying, “Things that are now considered normal issues and behavior easily dealt with therapy or other ways were magnified to justify a 13-year prison sentence. Anyone approving of it is wrong or benefiting from it somehow. I will not comment on this matter again except to say I have a job.”