Where are Britney Spears' sons now? Sean and Jayden revolted against grandad Jamie Spears
Britney Spears' conservatorship battle has shed ample light on the harrowing controls her father James Spears allegedly continues to enjoy on the pop star's life. From not being allowed control of her own money to the alleged birth control device lodged inside her body against her will — many facts have come up in the shocking testimony given by Spears on June 23.
This has only firmed the grounding of the #FreeBritney movement started by her fans on social media. But while Spears allegedly cannot have a baby of her own free will based on the conservatorship restraints, the 38-year-old also cannot enjoy full custody of her two sons with ex Kevin Federline. Federline and Spears met in 2004 and got engaged after three months of dating in July that year. By September they were married and the next year their firstborn, a son, arrived. They named the child Sean Preston Federline. Their second child arrived two years later in 2006, shortly before Spears and Federline split in November that year, and the media began a witch hunt against the pop star who was struggling emotionally, with her mental health deteriorating.
When Spears had that tragic 2007 breakdown where she shaved her head and attacked a paparazzi car with an umbrella, the law added to her distress by granting full custody of her children to Federline. It's been almost a decade and a half since that incident, and Spears is now fighting for freedom from her father, who's the sole reason behind Federline enjoying primary custody of her sons. Read on to find out about Spears' sons and where they are now.
Sean Preston Federline
Born on September 14, 2005, Spears and Federline's eldest child is 15 years old now. While Spears' Instagram doesn't feature her children often, Sean has already appeared on television, dating back to 2006 when his parents' reality show mini-series 'Britney & Kevin: Chaotic' premiered. Unlike his younger brother Jayden, Sean hasn't really been vocal about their mother's plight on social media. But in photos shared by the doting mother on her social media, despite their dad enjoying 70 percent custody of the teens, both Sean and his brother look extremely tight with Spears.
Sean, however, was also involved in the incident that led to his mother losing visitation rights over her children. Initially, following their divorce, Spears and Federline had agreed on 50-50 custody of their children. But the young mother of two lost further visitation rights to her sons after Sean got into an altercation with his grandfather, James. The incident was reported in September of 2019 and claimed Federline had filed a restraining order against his ex-father-in-law, accusing him of laying hands on their then 13-year-old son Preston.
Jayden James Federline
While his middle name is presumably a nod to grandfather James, Jayden has been quite vocal against his mother's conservator. Born on September 12, 2006, Jayden will turn 15 in a few months. But the teenager doesn't shy away from calling out grandad James on Instagram lives, sharing how he might be the reason his mother will quit music.
In March 2020, Jayden shared private details about their family's ongoing turmoil as he lashed out at his grandad for being the reason behind his mother quitting music. His history with Spears' dramatic journey began in 2008 when Jayden was just one year old and his mother was arrested for locking herself up in a bathroom with him. After a four-hour standoff, Spears was finally stretchered away from her home in an ambulance. The same year, her father was appointed in the role of a conservator, which gave him charge of her personal and monetary affairs.
Who has custody of Britney Spears' children?
Since the incident involving the restraining order, Federline has enjoyed majority custody of his two sons with Spears, who gets 30 percent of unsupervised custodial rights reportedly. Spears has been paying Federline $20,000 a month in child support since their divorce, and also pays for their children's school costs and tuition fees, along with their clothing, extracurricular activities, and general experiences that come up to nearly $35,000 a month, reports TMZ.
In 2018, Spears' child support went up 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." Spears was also ordered to pay Federline $100,000 for legal fees incurred during the negotiations, reports the Blast.