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Photo of People Magazine Cover and Quotes from Kevin Federline's Side of the Story About Britney Spears

K-Fed Reveals He Was Blindsided by Britney's Divorce

We've been hearing a lot of Britney's side of the story recently — between her documentary and numerous magazine covers, we have new insight into her life, including her split from Kevin Federline. Now, Kevin decided to open up a little about what it's all been like for him, from falling in love to watching Britney break down last January to her big comeback year. Here are some highlights from his interview:


  • On his divorce: "It's hard enough to be in a marriage, and then have a kid, then kids, it changes everything. For me, I'd become more concerned with my children. Not that I ignored Britney, but my kids are always most important . . . I mean, we were having complications. I didn't give her an ultimatum, but I was trying to work stuff out with her, and she didn't even talk to me or anything and went behind my back and filed [for divorce]. [I was] completely blindsided."
  • On custody of his kids: "My first question to [my lawyer] was, "Am I ever going to be able to see my children?" I told him that I would spend every last dime that I had to make sure that my children are okay. That's all that mattered. I didn't know how much power Britney had. That really scared me."
  • On Britney's hospitalization: "That whole night is a blur. You want to talk about one of my lowest points of depression, that was probably one of them. I was very, very worried for her 'cause I care about her. That's the mother of my children. Just because I'm not in love with her doesn't mean that I don't love her. I'm definitely rooting for her. There's nothing more that I want than for her to be in the best health and doing what she loves to do."
  • On her improvement: "Oh, man, it's totally turning around. It works out that [the kids] get to see her. There's structure over there, there's structure at my house. We're trying to keep the same type of schedule. It doesn't have to be completely perfect, but the foundation is there."

Despite the bad reputation Kevin has, he seems genuinely supportive of what she's going through and like he's working hard to be the stable father Britney wants for their kids. As long as he's not trying to revive his rap career, it sounds like Kevin could have earned that Father of the Year trophy.

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