Britney Spears’ Post-Conservatorship Timeline: Kevin Federline Drama & More
Britney Spears’ Post-Conservatorship Timeline: Kevin Federline Drama & More


  • Kevin Federline allegedly spoke out about Britney Spears' relationship with their sons because he is worried her mental health is going unchecked
  • Social media users claimed that Federline's recent actions appear to contradict the idea that he did the interview over fears for the singer
  • Federline recently posted and then deleted old videos of Spears arguing with their sons 

Britney Spears' fans are not convinced Kevin Federline had the singer's best interests in mind when he spoke out about his ex-wife's alleged estrangement from their sons.

Spears and Federline, who were married from 2004 until 2007, have been feuding back and forth on social media after the former backup dancer claimed in a bombshell interview that their sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, have chosen not to see their mom in recent months, partly due to her nearly nude social media posts.

On Friday, Page Six reported, citing an unnamed source with knowledge of the Federline situation, that Spears' ex-husband agreed to give the interview because he and their sons are worried that the superstar's mental health is going unchecked. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.

However, this claim raised eyebrows among fans of Spears and other social media users, who took to Twitter to point out that Federline's recent actions, including sharing and then deleting old private videos of Spears with her sons, appear to contradict the idea that the former dancer did the interview over fears for the singer.

"They're so worried about her mental health that they attack her online and post private videos?! What did they think that would do to her mental health?! I can't believe we're actually witnessing the gaslighting of her live this time. Wow," one Twitter user commented.

"If they were so worried about her mental health, they should've talked directly to her privately instead of doing a public interview," another wrote. A third user agreed, tweeting: "And not publicly upload PRIVATE videos of Britney and her sons."

"if they are genuinely worried, they would not be participating in that documentary interview and allowing for those videos that [Federline] released to be put out there. That is NOT how you show someone you care," a fourth person wrote.

The exes' public falling-out took a turn when earlier this week, Federline posted to Instagram two videos from four years ago secretly recorded by Jayden and Sean while they were arguing with their mom. In the clips, Spears can be heard scolding her kids for not putting on lotion and not wearing their shoes in a public place.

The move appeared to have backfired, with a number of fans and social media users siding with and coming to the "Toxic" singer's defense.

Spears' lawyer also criticized Federline's decision to post the since-deleted videos and warned him that he could face legal repercussions.

"In addition to demeaning himself and violating societal norms, he has now also created various legal issues for himself including, but not limited to, implicating cyber-harassment and cyber-bullying statutes, among other things," Spears' lawyer Mathew Rosengart said in a statement.

An unnamed Federline source told Page Six that "posting the videos wasn't about making her seem evil or mean, but more about reminding people that she legitimately has a mental illness and [Federline and the sons] worry it is going unchecked."

However, an unnamed Spears source told the outlet that any claims of Federline doing the interview over fears for the singer were "pathetic and inexcusable."

One unidentified former boyfriend of Spears also wasn't pleased with what Federline did.

"Kevin's a nice guy, but he's a loser," the ex-boyfriend told Page Six. "It was really hard for Britney and I to be out with them and Britney knew she was paying them all this money and they were free to live their lives and spend her money as they saw fit while she was under a conservatorship and a small allowance."

Spears' old flame further claimed that when her and Federline's sons turn 18, "the money is over and Kevin is up s–t creek."

This came after Spears' new husband Sam Asghari seemingly threw shade at the fact that Federline receives child support from the pop superstar, saying in a statement on Aug. 6 that Federline's "gravy train will end soon [which] probably explains the timing of these hurtful statements."

Federline's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan responded to Asghari's jab, telling a photographer Monday that the model-actor "doesn't know what is going on in Kevin's household.''

"That is just an attack that Kevin is not going to dignify with a response," the lawyer told TMZ, adding that his client "has been working throughout" and that raising six children is a "full-time job."

Aside from his two sons with Spears, Federline also shares daughters Jordan, 11, and Peyton, 8, with his wife Victoria. He is also dad to Kori, 20, and Kaleb, 18, whom he shares with ex Shar Jackson.

Britney Spears, Kevin Federline
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline at the 2004 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas in 2004. Reuters