Britney Spears' Kids Are Grown-up and Beautiful — What to Know about Sean and Jayden
Britney Spears has gone through a lot in the last few years, but her biggest challenge has been fighting for the custody of the two children she shares with her ex Kevin Federline.
Britney Spears, the Princess of Pop lost control of her own life 12 years ago when the courts attributed her legal guardianship to her father, Jamie Spears; and the primary custody of her children, then 2 and 3 years old, to her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Britney had since then been fighting to regain custody of her sons, 14-year-old Jayden and 15-year-old Sean, who are now young men. A recent agreement gained her 30% custody of the boys, but controversy seems to plague the family
An altercation between grandfather and grandson ended with Jamie laying violent hands on Sean in front of his brother, Jayden.
BRITNEY SPEARS' BOYS
In March 2020 social media erupted when Jayden appeared in an Instagram Live video, lashing out at his grandfather over his treatment of his mother, and describing Jamie is unflattering and offensive terms.
Federline shut down his son's Instagram account, but not before the video in which his youngest son adhered to the #FreeBritney movement went viral. The relationship between Jamie and his grandsons is far from ideal, and in September 2019 Federline had accused him of abusing Sean.
THE GRANDFATHER INCIDENT
According to Mark Vincent Kaplan, Federline's attorney, the incident took place when the boys were visiting their grandparents' home with Spears. An altercation between grandfather and grandson ended with Jamie laying violent hands on Sean in front of his brother, Jayden.
Kaplan revealed that Britney immediately removed the boys from the premises. Federline did not press charges against Jamie, but the incident led to him revoking an agreement in which Britney would have had shared custody of her sons.
Even though Britney only has 30% custody of her children, she is responsible for all their financial needs. In addition to paying for their tuition and clothing expenses, Britney is required to pay Federline $35,000 a month in child support.
Federline has recently won an increase in the amount, which was previously $20,000, claiming that as the boys grew, so did their financial needs. The justification for the hefty child support is to allow Federline to provide the boys with a lifestyle comparable to what they enjoy with Britney.
Britney has asked the court to unseal the records pertaining to the conservatorship, and her legal appeals, something which her father has worked strenuously to avoid.
Britney is in a relationship with model Sam Asghari since 2017. The couple started dating after Asghari worked on Britney's “Slumber Party” music video in 2016, and have been inseparable ever since.
It seems that the boys like Asghari and Jayden referred to his mother's beau as a "good guy." Even though he is angry with his grandfather over his treatment of his mother, he spoke of Britney's mother Lynne Spears as "the best grandmother."
BRITNEY SPEARS TO LEAVE MUSIC?
Jayden caused a ruckus when he revealed that when he had tasked his mother over not working on new songs, the pop diva had told him she might be leaving the music industry.
Britney, who was considered incapable of running her own affairs since 2008, has nevertheless continued to launch albums, give concerts and go on tours that have poured millions into the estate being run by her father.
In August 2020, the singer, who has a net worth of $60 million, asked the courts to change the terms of the conservatorship under which she has been living and to replace her father, Jamie Spears, with a qualified financial manager.
Additionally, Britney has asked the court to unseal the records pertaining to the conservatorship, and her legal appeals, something which her father has worked strenuously to avoid.
FIGHTING FOR A NEW LIFE
Jamie's fight to keep the records sealed has further fueled the speculation that he is fighting to keep his own motives and behavior secret. Britney's lawyer, Samuel D. Ingham III, has revealed that the singer remains in the conservatorship of her own free will, but refuses to remain under her father's control.
It has been a long road, but Britney seems to be making her way back one step at a time, and even though she isn't quite there yet, and vows to keep fighting, the partial custody of Jayden and Sean is a huge victory.