Britney Spears and Kevin Federline: Will "thousands more" dollars provide a closure to their chaotic relationship?
The end of Britney and Kevin's marriage happened with him finding out through texts that she had applied for divorce; yet that wasn't the most dramatic moment of their relationship
Britney Spear and Kevin Federline's extremely messy, chaotic, and dramatic relationship has finally seen some moiety of closure. After a long and public battle over child support money, the two have finally arrived a settlement.
As per The Blast, the 36-year-old pop star has reportedly agreed to give her ex-husband "thousands more dollars each month as child support for the couple’s two sons, Jayden and Sean.
While the conditions and terms of this agreement are still unknown, their over six-month long child support battle finally saw some resolve back in August, when Britney was ordered to pay Federline $110,000. Chunks of the amount went towards Kevin's legal fees and the remaining was assigned to the law firm handling the case.
As of now, Britney had been paying the 40-year-old former dancer $20,000 a month in child support. Along with that, she also paid for Jayden and Sean's school fees, clothing, and several other activities. The whole reason why the custody battle started was Kevin's demands of being paid roughly $60,000, even after Britney's team offered him an addition $10,000 monthly, which he refused.
Kevin - the father of four other children apart from the two sons he shares with Britney - claims he can't land dance gigs anymore because of his age.
But back in the day, the two's romance went so hardcore in terms of chaotic, that there was even a reality series revolving that, with the same name.
The very beginning of the relationship was dramatic, considering the two hooked up while Kevin was expecting a baby with actress and singer Shar Jackson.
The end of it arrived Kevin finding out that Britney was divorcing him, through a text message. Yet, that wasn't the most dramatic moment of his and Britney's romance. From Kevin claiming that he needed more child support money because of their sons being used to Britney's lavish lifestyle, to Britney's father accusing him of not spending his money properly - there was a lot going on.
1. The hook-up (2004)
The first headlines about Britney and Kevin involved the term 'the other woman' a lot. He was a part of her entourage in the year 2000 and the two would be introduced just four years later at a party in LA. They were smitten instantly, despite Kevin expecting a second child with Shar - as per whose accounts - him and Britney being a thing "wasn’t like just breaking up a relationship. It was like breaking up a family.” But Britney remained unfazed to the extent where she even posed for the paparazzi with her new beau and played mom to his daughter Kori too.
2. Rushed engagement and wedding (2004)
A lot of people talk about Britney's iconic 55-hour long marriage to Jason Alexander. But what not a lot of people know is that the same year, within months of the disastrous divorce with him, Britney felt particularly wedding-y once again. The result? Her pulling up the modern woman pants and popping the question to her then-beau - Kevin. Which makes sense since he had a couple of mouths to feed back home and no income to afford to pop the question himself. That was June of 2004, and by the coming September, the nuptials were to be held. It was a surprise wedding party to the thirty or so closest friends and family members that were invited to what they thought was just an engagement party.
3. Britney & Kevin: Chaotic (2005)
What did we tell you about the two having an actual reality show on their relationship with the word chaotic in the title? That's right, we weren't just being overly reflective. The show aired from May 17 to June 14, 2005, on the now defunct channel UPN. From talking about their sex life (a lot!) and farts to drinking, smoking and swapping pit - there was nothing left to showcase. The best part? This show was full of shaky home videos.
4. Children and parenting woes (2005 - 2006)
Despite hooking up with Britney while he was expecting a child with Shar in 2004, Kevin didn't shy away from starting a family with Britney just the next year. The year 2005 saw Britney flaunting her baby bump, and within a year of their wedding, she gave birth to their first son, Sean Preston. Their second son, Jayden James, arrived exactly a year later in 2006. But by that time, their marriage and parenting were already under massive scrutiny. Britney was photographed driving with baby Sean on her lap, and after immense backlash, she and Kevin made fun of the criticism in a skit at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
5. Divorce announcement and impending custody battle (2006 - 2007)
By the fall of 2006, Kevin was out partying with his male friends most of the time, and whenever he and Britney would be photographed together, the diva-juggling-new-motherhood looked super distraught. Soon however, came Britney's Letterman Show appearance where she startled people with her out of the blue sexy outfit. What followed was her going straight from the studio to faxing her signatures to the LA lawyers handling her divorce. The papers were finalized the next day, and the infamous divorce announcement via text message was revealed to Kevin. The outcome? Kevin getting dubbed by the press as 'Fed-Ex.'
The custody battle was a pain for Britney too, as she took to a downward spiral with drinking and partying and making significantly terrible choices that would eventually lead to her losing the custody of her two sons. The divorce was finalized in 2007, but by then, her head-shaving-meltdown had already happened, and her parents sent her off to rehab too.
I'm about to have a 2007 Britney Spears meltdown. pic.twitter.com/wgBmaulvJ0— Brandon😇 (@bbrandonbrown22) April 30, 2016
6. Britney's massive meltdown (2008)
After her bad decisions and reckless behavior led to the judge granting Kevin temporary custody of their two sons, Britney's case just kept getting worse - to the extent where he refused to return the kids to their father after a visitation. She had locked herself with son Jayden and that resulted in her child monitor calling the police, who claimed she was under the influece and put her in a 72-hour lockdown for mental evaluation.
7. The possible closure
Things relatively calmed down once Britney's father, Jamie Spears stepped in to help her relationship with Kevin. The two went into much cordial terms with each other eventually. In 2013, Kevin married his long-term girlfriend, Victoria Prince.
However, Britney's relationships continued to be heavy on the drama, but that was until she met Sam Asghari. Luckily, Britney and Kevin's sons seem happy in the social media posts their mommy shares every now and then, and by the looks of it - daddy Kevin would be happy too with Britney having finally caved in for the child support increment.