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Britney Spears Responds to Kevin Federline’s ‘Hurtful’ Interview About Her Sons

Britney Spears has responded to Kevin Federline’s tell-all interview about her 13-year conservatorship and her relationship with her sons.

In an excerpt from an upcoming ITV interview that was published by The Daily Mail on August 6, Federline made a series of statements about his ex-wife’s conservatorship, her relationship with her sons, her photos, and her father, Jamie Spears. Kevin and Britney were married from 2004 to 2007 and share two teenage sons, Sean and Jaden. In 2008, Britney’s father and an attorney were granted a temporary-then permanent conservatorship over her assets, estate, and business affairs. The conservatorship was finally terminated  in November 2021 and Britney was able to marry her partner Sam Asghari in June 2022.

“The boys have decided they are not seeing her right now,” Kevin claimed in the new interview. “It’s been a few months since they’ve seen her. They made the decision not to go to her wedding.” Federline pointed specifically to risqué photos on his ex-wife’s Instagram page as one source of their discomfort. To add insult to injury, Federline’s current wife, Victoria Prince, was also interviewed about their family. “This is a normal home, a family… full of love,” Victoria said. “Whatever is happening outside has nothing to do with this home.”

On the same day, Britney Spears described the interview as “hurtful” in her response. “It saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children,” she began in an Instagram story on August 6. “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…Only one word: HURTFUL.”


Britney also implied that her mother, Lynne Spears—who was heavily praised in Kevin’s interview—was at least part of the reason he has primary custody of their sons. “I’ll say it… My mother told me, ‘You should GIVE them to their dad,'” Britney wrote. “I’m sharing this because I can.”

Sam Asghari posted his own scathing statement on his Instagram story, which can be read here:

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The singer later followed up her Instagram story with an Instagram post, pointing out that it’s only been eight months since her conservatorship was dissolved. “I’m only human and I’ve done my best,” she wrote, in part. “During my conservatorship, 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, [the Federlines] will too. I’m not surprised at all with their behavior and their approach to what I’ve had to deal with.”


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Among Britney’s supporters, Paris Hilton replied to the post, writing, “Love you, Angel. So sorry you have to go through this. Sending you so much love and support.”

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