Since nobody in Britney Spears’ orbit can flip down an interview, now she has to answer claims from ex-husband Kevin Federline about their teenage sons supposedly selecting to not see her for months.
Federline, a former backup dancer who was married to the pop celebrity for 2 tumultuous years within the early 2000s, just lately took half in a sit-down interview with the Daily Mail, reigniting long-standing tensions between himself and his ex.
“The boys have decided they are not seeing her right now,” Federline informed the Mail about Preston, 16, and Jayden, 15. “It’s been a few months since they’ve seen her. They made the decision not to go to her wedding.”
Federline additionally alleged that their sons are notably bothered by Spears’ social media habits, together with the revealing pictures she posts on Instagram.
“I try to explain to them, ‘Look, maybe that’s just another way she tries to express herself,’” he mentioned. “But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them.”
He moreover claimed that Spears’ conservatorship ― which she has mentioned resulted in years of economic exploitation and emotional abuse after it was put in place in 2008 ― truly “saved” her.
The fallout from the authorized association, which a choose terminated in November 2021, has been “hard to watch, harder to live through, harder to watch my boys go through than anything else,” Federline mentioned.
“It’s been tough,” he added. “It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.”
Spears responded to the interview Saturday evening by way of Instagram, calling Federline’s feedback about her sons “hurtful.”
“It saddens me to hear that my ex husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children,” she wrote. “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 … it was LONG before Instagram … I gave them everything.”
In a separate submit, Spears pushed again on Federline’s criticism of her social media exercise, writing that “other artists have made much worse when their children were extremely young.”
“I’m only human and I’ve done my best,” she wrote. “I was controlled and monitored for nearly 15 years … I needed permission just to take Tylenol!!! I should embark on doing WAAAY more than going topless on the beach like a baby!!!!”
“I’m not surprised that just as my family did their share of interviews, they will too,” she continued. “I’m not surprised at all with their behavior and their approach to what I’ve had to deal with.”
Sam Asghari, who married Spears in June, additionally didn’t take kindly to Federline’s feedback, saying by way of Instagram that “there is not validity to his statement regarding the kids distancing themselves.”
“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,” Asghari wrote.
“Kevin’s gravy train will end soon which probably explains the timing of these hurtful statements,” he added. “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 Jaimie indicates his approval at time of its conception as well.”
Despite Federline taking out a restraining order in opposition to the singer’s father, Jamie Spears, over an alleged altercation in 2019, he mentioned he would now “absolutely welcome” Jamie again into his son’s lives.
“People make mistakes,” Federline informed the Daily Mail about his former father-in-law, who was the architect of Spears’ conservatorship. “I feel bad for him. I feel like he’s been put through the wringer.”
The singer is at the moment within the midst of a authorized battle together with her father as a part of an ongoing investigation into his position because the conservator of her property.
In July, she scored a major victory when a choose dominated that Jamie should sit for a deposition to deal with a slew of troubling claims, together with an allegation that he put his daughter below fixed surveillance by bugging her bed room, which he has denied.
Spears not often speaks about her personal sons publicly, although she did share a sweet photo of herself with the boys final 12 months, saying they’d given her permission to submit it.
“I’m extremely lucky because my two babies are such gentleman [sic] and so kind that I must have done something right,” she wrote on the time. “I haven’t posted pictures of them for some time cause they’re at the age where they want to express their own identities and I totally get it.”