Britney Spears says her ex-husband’s comments about her relationship with their two teenage sons are “hurting”.
The “…Baby One More Time” singer has slammed Kevin Federline, with whom she shares sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, for speaking about their relationship in an interview with the Daily Mail on Saturday spoke to her children. Federline said the teenagers “have decided not to see her right now” and questioned her spate of nude posts on Instagram.
“It saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children,” Spears, 40, wrote in a now-expired Instagram Story post on Saturday.
“As we all know, raising teenagers is not easy for anyone. It concerns me, the reason is based on my Instagram. It was WAY before Instagram,” she continued. “I gave them everything… Just one word: HURT”
The ‘Gimme More’ and ‘Circus’ hitmaker also shared that it was her mother, Lynne Spears, who told her she “should GIVE her to her father,” which appears to refer to an arrangement that was likely negotiated when the singer was placed under a court order from the Conservatory in 2008. Federline, who married Britney Spears in 2004 and officially divorced in 2007, was given sole custody of the boys when the Conservatory was established. She still has some custody of the boys now, but it’s unclear how much and if it’s physical, legal, or both.
Spears was eventually released from controversial guardianship in November and has spoken openly on social media about the negative impact it has on her and her family’s lives.
The pop star shot Federline again on her Instagram feed.
“Reminding that the trauma and insults that come with fame and this business doesn’t just affect me it affects my kids too!!!!!” she wrote, focusing on his comments on her nude photos. “I’m only human and I did my best… I’d honestly love to share my TWO CENTS!!!! I would love to see the BIG BOOTY VIDEO for the Federlines!!! Other artists did it much worse when their kids were very young!!!
“During my conservatorship I was controlled and monitored for almost 15 years… I should be doing more WAAAY than lying topless on the beach like a baby!!! I’m not surprised they’ll do it the same way my family has done their share of interviews. I’m not at all surprised by her behavior and her approach to what I’ve had to deal with,” she wrote.
In his interview, Federline insisted the controversial conservatory “saved” Spears and that the teens still love their mother despite it having been a few months since they saw her and decided not to attend her wedding to Sam Asghari in June walk.
“It’s been a few months since you’ve seen her. They made the decision not to go to their wedding,” Federline told the Daily Mail.
“This whole thing has been harder to watch, harder to live through, harder to see my boys come through than anything,” he said. “It was hard. It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.
Referring specifically to the guys’ reaction to her nude posts, Federline said, “I’m trying to explain to them, ‘Look, maybe this is just another way she’s trying to express herself.’ But that doesn’t change the fact of what it does to them. It’s tough…I can’t imagine what it’s like to have to go to high school as a teenager.”
Asghari, 28, also took to Instagram Stories (reposted by People) to defend Spears, calling out Federline for “slandering the singer” and siding with her father Jamie Spears during the protracted Conservator battle .
“His statement regarding the distancing of the children is not valid and it is irresponsible to make that statement public,” Asghari wrote, describing Spears’ images as “modest” or with “implied nudity.”
“The boys are very smart and will soon be 18 to make their own decisions and may eventually realize that the ‘hard’ part was having a father who hasn’t worked much in over 15 years , as a rolemodel. Kevin’s gravy train will end soon [sic] probably explains the timing of these hurtful comments.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-08-08/britney-spears-kevin-federline-interview-teen-sons-sam-asghari Britney Spears says Federline’s interview is ‘hurtful’