'Stay strong': Jennifer Lopez extends support to Britney Spears amid her feud with Kevin Federline
Federline had earlier said that their boys, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, decided not to go to Spears' wedding to Sam Asghari in June
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jennifer Lopez took to Instagram stories to share a recent post by Britney Spears, adding 'Stay [strong]' with a bicep emoji. In the original post, which has since been deleted, popstar Spears wrote about her freedom post conservatorship.
Spears' ongoing feud with her ex-husband Kevin Federline has been highly publicized. He had earlier said that their boys, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, decided not to go to her wedding to Sam Asghari in June.
In the now-deleted post on Instagram, Spears wrote: "In a world where you have the right to use your feet 🦶… heart ❤️ … mouth 👄 … eyes 👀 … and body… to express yourself however you may 😁 !!! Declaration of INDEPENDENCE … for equality and to be equal 🤝 !!! Not even touching, covering, and holding me against my will for 4 months !!!"
In the throwback picture that featured the two pop icons, the 'Toxic' star referred to the 'Marry Me' actor: "As Jennifer Lopez once said 'You look right down that camera and tell every little girl in the world to get loud and never ever back down to giving light to injustice ' ☺️ !!! I’m here to share that freedom is a state of mind !!! GOD BLESS U ALL❤️❤️❤️ Psss I shot this today !!!"
It's unclear why Spears deleted the post. However, this has come during her ongoing feud with ex-husband Kevin Federline. The latter recently posted and similarly deleted videos of his ex-wife scolding their sons from the passenger seat of a car. She yelled, "Have you lost your f–king mind? Have you lost your f–king mind?"
This was followed by a statement by Spears' attorney, Mathew Rosengart with Fox News Digital and The Daily Mail: "Britney Spears is a brilliantly talented, extremely hardworking icon, who is rightfully beloved and respected by millions around the world." He added, "The same, unfortunately, cannot be said about Mr. Federline, who for reasons that are inexplicable, decided to give a gratuitous interview that has hurt the mother of his children."
"Britney has faithfully supported her children and she loves them dearly. Whether he realizes it or not, Mr. Federline has not only violated the privacy and dignity of the mother of his children, he has undermined his own children, whose privacy he should protect," he continued. "Putting aside his ITV interview, Mr. Federline’s ill-advised decision to post an old video of his 11 and 12-year-old children was cruel, bottom of the barrel stuff. 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."
He concluded, "We urge Mr. Federline to act with a measure of grace and decency and to cease from publicly discussing private matters, which benefits no one."