BRITNEY Spears shares custody of her two children, Sean and Jayden with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Spears, who is now free from her conservatorship, announced the loss of her pregnancy on May 14, 2022.
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How many kids does Britney have and how old are they?
Britney has two children, Sean, 16 and Jayden, 15.
Their father is Kevin Federline, Spears’ ex-husband, and former backup dancer.
The former couple met in 2004 and announced their engagement four months after dating in July. The pair got married in September in Studio City, California.
The following year, Spears’ first son Sean was born and 363 days later, she gave birth to Jayden.
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“My boys’ birthdays were last week … and unfortunately they are growing up and want to do their own things …. I have to ask their permission to post them because they are extremely independent little men !!!” Spears posted on September 21, 2021.
She later continued: “There’s a lot I can’t share with you all because my kids are very private which I love but I will tell you they are both extremely talented and I’m so incredibly blessed to have these two little men in my life !!!”
Sean and Jayden made a rare appearance on social media on Wednesday, October 6.
The two brothers, who mostly keep away from the public eye despite their mother being a superstar, posed with peace signs in photos with Eddie Morales, CEO of Movision Entertainment and their father’s friend, on his Instagram.
The caption reads: “During times of grief knowing u have #family really feels worth living .. talk bout seeing my nephews when they were pods smaller then my hands now look at #life how beautiful gods work is … love you bro.”
However, she made a post on May 14, 2022, on Instagram announcing that she had lost her baby early in the pregnancy.
Her post reads: “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent.”
She continued: “Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along. However, we were overly excited to share the good news. Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue trying to expand our beautiful family.”
She concluded: “We are grateful for all your support. We kindly ask for privacy during this difficult moment.”
Instagram Britney Spears’ sons Sean and Jayden posing with Eddie Morales on Instagram Credit: Instagram[/caption]
Why did Britney Spears lose custody of her kids?
The star lost custody of the two boys in 2007 after a breakdown which saw the distressed star shave her own head before attacking a photographer’s car with an umbrella.
A judge granted full custody to Federline, much to Spears’ distress.
In 2008, Spears was then arrested after locking herself in a bathroom with Jayden, who was one-year-old at the time.
The drama ended with her being stretchered away from her home in an ambulance after a four-hour standoff.
After this, Spears was granted two visits and one overnight stay per week.
With the creation of her conservatorship, which ended on November 12, 2021, she was then given 50/50 custody with Federline.
However this changed in September 2019 when he was granted 70 percent, with Spears getting just 30.
As of October 11, 2021, Britney’s custody arrangement is not expected to change, regardless of conservatorship status.
According to TMZ, her sons aren’t looking for more or less time with their mother. The current arrangement they have where Britney is able to see the kids when she and they want her to is what’s working for the family as of now.
There’s reportedly less of a concern about keeping the boys constantly supervised because of their ages, so the arrangement is expected to remain the same.
What does Britney pay Kevin Federline in child support?
Spears has been paying her former partner Federline $20,000 a month in child support as well as their children’s tuition and school costs, TMZ reports.
She has also been paying for their clothing, extracurricular activities, and many other expenses to the tune of nearly $35,000 per month.
In 2018, Federline asked Spears to increase her money for child support from $20,000 to $60,000 a month, citing that “the kids are older and the financial circumstances of the parties are significantly different than when the child support was originally resolved”.
She was also ordered to pay Federline $100,000 to cover his legal fees and expenses during their negotiations, the Blast reports.
Britney shares custody of her sons with her ex Kevin FederlineGetty – Contributor
When did Jamie Spears file to end her conservatorship?
Spears’ conservatorship was implemented in 2008 after the star had a series of public meltdowns.
However, on November 12, 2021, the 13-year-long conservatorship came to an end.
The arrangement put her financial assets under the control of her father, Jamie, and over the years, she has made countless attempts to try and end it which ended in rejections.
However, in a shocking turn of events, Jamie filed a petition to end his daughter’s conservatorship after 13 years in September of 2021.
The petition was filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court and states that Spears “is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required.”
Additionally, the filing claims her circumstances have changed “to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist.”
“As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter,” the document continues.
“If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr Spears believes that she should get that chance.”
While this might seem like good news, Jamie added a catch and has since demanded $2 million in exchange.
Spears’ attorney, Mathew Rosengart, told The Sun, regarding Jamie’s petition: “It appears that Mr. Spears believes he can try to avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath, but as we assess his filing – which was inappropriately sent to the media before it was served on counsel – we will also continue to explore all options.”
Rosengart went on to call the conservator as “shameful” and claimed he “spends the overwhelming majority of his brief engaging in inappropriate attacks and finger-pointing.”
Just a few weeks later, Spears then filed her own paperwork in hopes to replace Jamie as her legal guardian.
On September 29, 2021, Judge Brenda Penny removed Jamie from Britney’s conservatorship.
“Based on what I read in the filings, and I read everything. I do believe the suspension of Jamie Spears is in the best interest of Britney Spears,” she said at court.
“The current situation is unattainable. The court finds the toxic environment Jamie Spears has created needs to be removed today.”
A temporary conservator was put in Jamie’s place following the court hearing.