Britney Spears has shared a heartbreaking revelation about motherhood, reflecting on how the custody agreement affected her ability to see her two children.
Recalling the childhood of her sons, the 42-year-old pop star told fans that she “couldn’t see” 18-year-old Sean Preston and 17-year-old Jayden James as often as she “wanted.”
‘So I would go to their school and have lunch with them,’ she captioned an old paparazzi photo of herself holding one of her boys, who appeared to be around three or four.
She explained that during her visits to their schools, her then-tots ‘just wanted’ her to ‘hold’ them.
In May, Federline asked his lawyer to send a letter to Spears’ lawyer asking if she was against the teenagers moving to Hawaii with him full-time. She replied in the affirmative.
Spears and Federline were married from October 2004 to July 2007.
They had Preston in September 2005 and Jayden in September 2006.
In June 2022, the hitmaker married Sam Asgari, but they broke up a year later.
In May, a source reported DailyMail.com that Spears approved Federline’s plan to move their two sons to Hawaii.
The insider revealed that the pop icon has “always been a loving and supportive mother” and has never opposed her sons’ relocation plan, despite Federline threatening legal action over Spears’ alleged lack of response to a request for relocation.
The source said: “Britney loves her children, has always supported them and wants them to be happy.”
Apart from being an icon loved and respected by millions of people around the world, she was a loving and supportive mother who faithfully helped her children.”
In early September, news broke that Federline was going to “ask for an increase in alimony” from his ex-wife.
A source told TMZ that Federline believes that he “did not agree that the children would live with him full-time when they discussed the terms of alimony.”
The insider claims that the former dancer is “thinking of going to court” to demand a change in alimony.
After Sean Preston recently turned 18, Spears’ monthly child support payments should drop from $40,000 to $20,000.
However, a source close to Spears tells DailyMail.com: ‘That is not accurate. There is no basis for it, and it would be ridiculous. Kevin has been paid exorbitant monies and one would think if he needed more money he would, at last, obtain a job.’
TMZ also reported that ‘if Kevin asks for an increase’ the 41-year-old singer’s court-ordered child support ‘could balloon if he proves he needs more money for 100% of Jayden’s care.’
At this time, the outlet stated Jayden’s support ‘will stay intact until around June 2025, when he graduates high school.’
Earlier this month, DailyMail.com reported that Spears felt ‘relieved’ that she will no longer have to shell out tens of thousands in child support each month.
‘Britney is relieved that Sean is turning 18 on September 14 because she is tired of paying Kevin the insane amount of money he is getting,’ a source close to the singer – who has been estranged from Sean and his younger sibling for more than a year – tells DailyMail.com exclusively.
Kevin moved his entire family – including Sean, Jayden and his other four kids – to Hawaii, where his current wife, Victoria Prince, reportedly got a teaching position at the University of Hawaii. There was widespread speculation that this was done so that Kevin could continue collecting money for Sean and Jayden.
In California, child support ends when a child graduates high school, or turns 19 – whichever comes first.
However, under the revised statute 576B-611 (2016) if child support was established in another state then the state in which it was established has exclusive jurisdiction, stating verbatim: ‘In a proceeding to modify a child support order, the law of the state that is determined to have issued the initial controlling order governs the duration of the obligation of support.’
This means that Britney’s child support payments for Sean ended on September 14.
The Grammy winner split from Asghari after 14 months of marriage on August 16, citing irreconcilable differences.
He is requesting spousal support from her, which will not likely happen considering that they have an air-tight prenuptial agreement in place.
Kevin was not able to get spousal support, seemingly due to an iron-lock prenup that was established prior to their marriage.