Kevin Federline shared video footage of ex-wife Britney Spears arguing with their sons on Wednesday, hours after the pop star lashed out on the youngsters in a since-deleted Instagram publish.
Federline, who was married to Spears between 2004 and 2007, lately gave an interview to The Daily Mail wherein he revealed that sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, have chosen to not see their mom in latest months, as he raises them along with his spouse, Victoria Prince.
Spears has since lashed out at Federline on Instagram, together with her most up-to-date publish on the matter, which was shared and deleted on Wednesday, taking intention at her sons, who she accused of participating in “hateful” habits towards her.
“Yeah, I know that teenagers are just hard to deal with at that age … but COME ON, there’s being rude and there’s being HATEFUL,” she wrote partially. “[They] would visit me, walk in the door, go straight to their room and lock the door !!!
“The MONITOR would inform me that he simply likes to be in his room … I’m like why come go to me if they do not even go to me !!! But I by no means mentioned that as a result of I’ve to be variety !!!”
Soon afterward, former dancer Federline struck back on the image-sharing platform, posting a trio of clips used to illustrate his side of the argument.
“I cannot sit again and let my sons be accused on this means after what they have been by way of,” he wrote. “As a lot because it hurts us, we determined as a household to publish these movies the boys took once they have been 11 & 12. This is not even the worst of it. The lies must cease. I hope our children develop as much as be higher than this. #NeverFearTruth.”
In the primary of the movies, the “Toxic” singer was proven arguing together with her boys at bedtime, as she mentioned: “This is my house, if I wanna come in here and give you lotion for your face ’cause it is coarse, and all you tell me is, ‘No, it’s fine, it’s fine.’ No, it’s not fine.”
“You all better start respecting me, are we clear?” Spears went on. “And when Robin calls … even Robin’s a f****** kid. She goes, ‘What have you been doing to your kids?’ You all need to start treating me like a woman with worth. I am a woman, okay? Be nice to me, do you understand?”
While the “Robin” in query wasn’t specified, Spears had beforehand spent a number of time together with her former enterprise supervisor, Robin Greenhill, throughout her since-dissolved conservatorship.
The second clip confirmed Spears and her offspring on a automotive trip, throughout which the pop star was proven arguing together with her eldest son for apparently going barefoot in public.
“Have you lost your f****** mind?” Spears was proven saying. “I do care, but I’m shocked as f*** with you, and I don’t know what to do. And I’m scared of you because you’re weird, because you’re going through puberty. I don’t know what to say. But I do care more than you know. Your little body can’t handle all of that. It’s like sometimes I don’t even know what to say to you. I was in shock and I do care.”
“If you really cared you wouldn’t take my phone away,” her son is heard responding within the footage, which appeared to have been captured by Jayden James.
The third clip served as a continuation of the second, the place the youthful of the 2 sons criticized his mom for “interrupting every sentence.”
“I think you just care about yourself, because you won’t let us speak one word and you won’t let us go anywhere we wanna go,” Jayden James mentioned.
“I want to hear what you have to say. I’m listening,” Spears responded.
The tone of their dialog modified, as Spears spoke together with her son in regards to the variations in issue between ice-skating and roller-skating.
Newsweek has reached out to representatives of Spears and Federline for remark.
Daphne Barak, who interviewed Federline for the Daily Mail article and an upcoming TV particular, this week revealed that whereas Spears has been estranged from her household and often spoken out towards them through Instagram, Federline has been quietly permitting their sons to see the kinfolk.
During an look on the U.Ok. TV present Lorraine on Tuesday, Barak defined that Federline’s TV particular was one thing that the “whole family” wished to happen after years of elevating his and Spears’s sons “against the odds.”
When Lorraine visitor presenter Ranvir Singh requested about claims that Spears’ estranged mom, Lynne Spears, was additionally interviewed on digicam for the TV particular, Barak replied: “I don’t want to talk about that. I mean, Lynne basically wanted to take part [in] it. Again, it’s very complicated in this family.”
“They’re all scared of what Britney will post tomorrow on Instagram,” Barak went on. “What I can tell you is that I was impressed that Kevin thinks that the boys’ best interests are his priority. And for that reason, he welcomes Lynne Spears to talk to them and come to his house, which she does.
“She did discuss to them in my presence a few instances. And he does welcome Britney’s brother [Bryan]. They’re feuding as nicely, as you realize. He involves the home and takes the boys to his home. Jamie Lynn [Britney’s sister] is sending presents. So for him, he does not need to get in the midst of the feuding Spears household.”