After more than a decade of silence on the subject of his ex-wife Britney Spears, Kevin Federline has spoken out about the popstar’s relationship with their shared sons, and the “Toxic” singer isn’t having it.
Federline, 44, told The Daily Mail that sons Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15, “have decided they are not seeing her right now,” and refused to attend her recent nuptials to Sam Asghari, allegedly due to Spears, 40, frequently posting nearly nudes on Instagram.
“Look, maybe that’s just another way she tries to express herself,” Federline detailed. “But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them. It’s tough. I can’t imagine how it feels to be a teenager having to go to high school.”
Spears tore into her ex in a fiery Instagram Story on Saturday. “It saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children,” she wrote.
“As we all know, raising teenage boys is never easy for anyone. It concerns me the fact that the reason is based on my Instagram. It was LONG before Instagram.”
The singer added that she gave her sons “everything,” and Federline’s choice to speak to the press was in a single word: “Hurtful.”
Asghari, 28, slammed Federline for publicly airing out the family’s dirty laundry and defended Spears’ posting habits, which he said were “implied nudity.”
“There is no validity to his statement regarding the kids distancing themselves and it is irresponsible to make that statement publicly,” he criticized. “The boys are very smart and will be 18 soon to make their own decisions and may eventually realize the “tough” part was having a father who hasn’t worked much in over 15 years as a role model.”
Asghari said he doesn’t know Federline “personally,” and has nothing against him other than his choice to vilify Spears, but pointed out that “Kevin’s gravy train will end soon [which] probably explains the timing of these hurtful statements.”
He also knocked Federline for revealing that he approved of Spears’ father Jamie’s handling of the “cruel” conservatorship, when therapy could have been used to deal with the singer’s issues, rather than “a 13 year prison sentence.”
Asghari followed up his statement with an ode to Will Smith’s Oscar slap: “For now: Keep my wife’s name… out your mouth.”