She’s single, married and has an instant hit with Elton John – things should be great for Britney Spears. Unfortunately, her family drama rages on amid her independence. Not only has sister Jamie Lynn released a book cashing in on the #FreeBritney movement, her 2000s ex Kevin Federline also opens up about all the recent developments in Spears’ life. While he previously remained polite and encouraging, even posting a statement for ending conservatoire, Federline has since squashed any progress made between him and the mother of his two children.
The cracks in Spears and Federline’s co-parenting relationship became apparent over the summer, when Federline posted and deleted old videos of her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James showing Spears arguing with them. Reactions to the videos were mixed: Most parents fight with their children, and Spear’s behavior in the clips wasn’t necessarily abusive, as Federline had implied in the caption. “I cannot sit back and allow my sons to be blamed in this way after what they have been through,” he wrote. “That’s not even the worst of it. The lies have to stop. I hope our kids get better than that.” (via TMZ).
Spears has always been close to her sons, but rumors of a rift began after they missed her wedding to Sam Asghari in June. New comments from Federline shed more light on Spears’ relationship with her sons, as well as her past conservatorship.
Kevin Federline says the conservatorship made parenting difficult
In a new interview with 60 Minutes Australia, Kevin Federline opens up about having custody of his teenage sons with Britney Spears. Although it hasn’t aired yet, it was filmed months ago, with a preview released on August 31st. The tweet received more quotes than likes, and many of them were unhappy with Federline’s continued comments on Spears. “He has to stay in 2005,” said one fan.
While the preview didn’t go into the broad details of Federline’s interview, he can be seen saying, “The boys, the boys, the boys, I had to worry about them. I couldn’t get involved.” This could be a reference to Spears’ conservatory, which Federline previously opposed before criticizing her as a mother.
The 60 Minutes interview is the latest in a series of public appearances by Federline, who mostly stayed out of the spotlight until the start of the #FreeBritney movement. In August, he went on British talk show Lorraine to discuss the effect Spears’ revealing Instagram photos had on his sons. Several portions of the interview were cut, with the interviewer saying it would have led to more drama between Spears and Federline.
At the end of the 60 Minute preview, Federline admits, “It’s been a few months since you’ve seen her.” Although ending conservatory was a major victory for Spears, it seems like she still has a lot left on her plate .