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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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lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
i never hated him.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
i never hated him.
hevin hevin 8 years
This man really needs to stay out of the lime light and just curl up and die. Brittney needs to get into the courts and file for Joint Custody of the kids. 1st of all she needs a dam good lawyer and play a little hard ball. Imagine when these kids are 12 and 13 and read all about what there Mother went through because of there Fathers bashing her and money hungriness. Ya Britt is not perfect non of us are but, she is a brilliant Music Artest and he, is just a gold digger living off the kids. If he had no spearm he would be in trouble problematically working at the fast food joint he started at LOL Anyway, in God we trust and I hope nothing ever goes down at that house the kids live in currently. Or if it does maybe it would be a blessing, for Brittney to have the primary custody of Preston and Jayden.
hevin hevin 8 years
This man really needs to stay out of the lime light and just curl up and die. Brittney needs to get into the courts and file for Joint Custody of the kids. 1st of all she needs a dam good lawyer and play a little hard ball. Imagine when these kids are 12 and 13 and read all about what there Mother went through because of there Fathers bashing her and money hungriness. Ya Britt is not perfect non of us are but, she is a brilliant Music Artest and he, is just a gold digger living off the kids. If he had no spearm he would be in trouble problematically working at the fast food joint he started at LOL Anyway, in God we trust and I hope nothing ever goes down at that house the kids live in currently. Or if it does maybe it would be a blessing, for Brittney to have the primary custody of Preston and Jayden.
nickysmiles nickysmiles 8 years
not sure how she could talk to him about anything considering he was in vegas all the time and she was left home with the kids. nice he mentioned the fact that he has other kids, oh thats right, he didn't. what an ass.
bkrisbten bkrisbten 8 years
KEVIN'S CAREER PLANBritney + kids = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4He's a dirtbag. She might have issues - but at least she makes a living. What does he do - golf, sing (oh wait he can't do that either)and spend HER money!
bkrisbten bkrisbten 8 years
KEVIN'S CAREER PLAN Britney + kids = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$4 He's a dirtbag. She might have issues - but at least she makes a living. What does he do - golf, sing (oh wait he can't do that either)and spend HER money!
bitterliberation bitterliberation 8 years
yuck! this guy's a total snake!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Mykie, I just meant to give an example of what she said that may be interpreted as "bashing" Kevin(ugh I hate that word). I'm surprised that she said kind words about her, I expected him to respond to the recent comments she's been making (whether you think they are negative or not). I don't like Kevin, but I don't think he's a terrible father. I just think it's dumb to praise Britney for little things, like putting panties on. I like Britney, but she seems to have a lot of issues that people are choosing to ignore.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
It was quite awhile ago when I saw Shar say that Kevin only paid for school and only a few months ago when People named the amount he paid Shar, so evidently it has changed. Article is right here:www . people . com/people/article/0,,20188718,00.htmlSeems unlikely they would have pulled that figure out of the air and claimed it was from court docs. All the other figures in the article are consistent with other reports widely published.Kate, Britney doesn't give Kevin money to live on. He had spousal support for a period after the separation, per the prenup, but that is long over. No alimony. He also got several million dollars in his half of the sale of the house, so he really doesn't need to work if he manages and invests well.If gold digger was his goal, he's done a pretty poor job at it. There were so many other opportunities he could have cashed in, but didn't.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
It was quite awhile ago when I saw Shar say that Kevin only paid for school and only a few months ago when People named the amount he paid Shar, so evidently it has changed. Article is right here: www . people . com/people/article/0,,20188718,00.html Seems unlikely they would have pulled that figure out of the air and claimed it was from court docs. All the other figures in the article are consistent with other reports widely published. Kate, Britney doesn't give Kevin money to live on. He had spousal support for a period after the separation, per the prenup, but that is long over. No alimony. He also got several million dollars in his half of the sale of the house, so he really doesn't need to work if he manages and invests well. If gold digger was his goal, he's done a pretty poor job at it. There were so many other opportunities he could have cashed in, but didn't.
kate0306 kate0306 8 years
okay shouldn't he have said, i'd spend every penny britney has, cause she paid for the divorce, paid his legal fees and pays him child support and gives him money to live on. so what money of HIS is he talking about.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
This is only a short excerpt of the story in the magazine, and that's only what they magazine chose to print from the interview, so you really can't know if he mentions the kids with Shar or not. I've read in other articles that they have rooms in his house and are there a lot, and play with Sean and Jayden regularly. Earlier this year, People reported that Kevin pays $18,228 in monthly child support, rent and private school tuition for his two children with Shar. He has made hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in appearances. I'm pretty sure most single parents would jump at the chance to make that kind of money if it meant they could stay home with their kids most days of the year. The amount Britney pays in child support is very low relative to her income. A lot of parents pay 20% in child support, Britney pays less than 3% for the care of her kids. In perspective, she spends a lot more on travel, clothes, entertainment, and dining than on her children, as spelled out in the court docs last year.
Ginger Ginger 8 years
This is only a short excerpt of the story in the magazine, and that's only what they magazine chose to print from the interview, so you really can't know if he mentions the kids with Shar or not. I've read in other articles that they have rooms in his house and are there a lot, and play with Sean and Jayden regularly. Earlier this year, People reported that Kevin pays $18,228 in monthly child support, rent and private school tuition for his two children with Shar.He has made hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in appearances. I'm pretty sure most single parents would jump at the chance to make that kind of money if it meant they could stay home with their kids most days of the year. The amount Britney pays in child support is very low relative to her income. A lot of parents pay 20% in child support, Britney pays less than 3% for the care of her kids. In perspective, she spends a lot more on travel, clothes, entertainment, and dining than on her children, as spelled out in the court docs last year.
SpeakLike-aChild SpeakLike-aChild 8 years
I think he doesn't talk about his other kids because nobody asked him about them.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Hey Hevin, you don't need to yell, we're sitting right here. ;)
hevin hevin 8 years
OK LOOSER OF THE YEAR NOT FATHER OF THE YEAR AND PROBLEMS IN THE MARRAGE IF WE ALL DID NOT FOR GET WAS BECAUSE HIM GOING OUT ALL THE TIME TO VEGAS GETTING MESSED UP. HIM SPENDING ALOT OF MONEY AT ALL DIFFERENT TIMES. HE CREATED THE PROBLEMS. I GUESS WHAT EVER IS GOOD ABOUT HIM MUST BE X RATED BECAUSE I DON'T SEE ANYTHING. BUT, I BET HE WILL BE CASHING THE CHECK FROM PEOPLE MAGZINE WHEN HE GETS IT AND SPEND IT NOT PUT IT IN TRUST FUND FOR THE KIDS WHEN THEY TURN 18. IS HE EVEN EMPLOYED YET HOW MANY YEARS HAS IT BEEN, LIVING OFF BRITTNEY SPEARS. HE JUST MAKES ME SICK YA AND WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER TWO KIDS HE DON'T SEEM TO BE TO MUCH INTO THEM. DOES HE EVEN PAY SHAR JACKSON CHILD SUPPORT? LOOSER
hevin hevin 8 years
OK LOOSER OF THE YEAR NOT FATHER OF THE YEARAND PROBLEMS IN THE MARRAGE IF WE ALL DID NOT FOR GET WAS BECAUSE HIM GOING OUT ALL THE TIME TO VEGAS GETTING MESSED UP. HIM SPENDING ALOT OF MONEY AT ALL DIFFERENT TIMES. HE CREATED THE PROBLEMS. I GUESS WHAT EVER IS GOOD ABOUT HIM MUST BE X RATED BECAUSE I DON'T SEE ANYTHING. BUT, I BET HE WILL BE CASHING THE CHECK FROM PEOPLE MAGZINE WHEN HE GETS IT AND SPEND IT NOT PUT IT IN TRUST FUND FOR THE KIDS WHEN THEY TURN 18. IS HE EVEN EMPLOYED YET HOW MANY YEARS HAS IT BEEN, LIVING OFF BRITTNEY SPEARS. HE JUST MAKES ME SICK YA AND WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER TWO KIDS HE DON'T SEEM TO BE TO MUCH INTO THEM. DOES HE EVEN PAY SHAR JACKSON CHILD SUPPORT? LOOSER
hevin hevin 8 years
WHAT, DID HE THINK SHE WAS GOING TO PUT UP WITH HIS SHIT FOREVER. RUNNING HER BANK ACCOUNT DOWN WITH ALL HIS EXPENSIVE ITEMS HE GOT WHEN HE WAS WITH HER. HES JUST A LOOSER AND USING THE KIDS IN PEOPLE MAGAZINE, IS JUST HIS SHITTY WAY OF TRYING TO GET INTO THE SPOT LIGHT WHAT A LOOSER. BRITT REALLY NEEDS TO GET THOSE BOYS BACK FROM POT HEAD BUBBLE BOY LOSSER K-FED FOR REAL.
Marie-Charlotte Marie-Charlotte 8 years
OMG he's such a gold digger! First he married Britney because she was all famous and had a huge carreer which equals money, then after the divorce when she started having problems he kept saying she was a horrible mother and we haven't heard of him until NOW that Britney's doing well again. Please, who would believe this man? He's not very clever though
Marie-Charlotte Marie-Charlotte 8 years
OMG he's such a gold digger! First he married Britney because she was all famous and had a huge carreer which equals money, then after the divorce when she started having problems he kept saying she was a horrible mother and we haven't heard of him until NOW that Britney's doing well again. Please, who would believe this man? He's not very clever though
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
well said toxxic.
lisa101 lisa101 8 years
Whatever else, if we want equal rights as women, and the ex is the main care provider, the woman has to pay-up of they are the richer party. A woman staying home looking after kids with the rich exs money is not looked badly upon-it's equality people and works both ways.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
I don't think it's right to judge a person based on the person they decided to marry. I made some pretty damn awful decisions when it came to my husband, and I too, acted ridiculous to get him to come back to me on several occasions... I've always rooted for Britney because I can relate to her. It's kind of strange that we're both in the same place right now... finally getting back on our feet and ditching the trash that held us back. Kevin can say what he wants, but it's easy to be a "perfect" dad when you've got someone else's money and no need for a job to back that up.
t0xxic t0xxic 8 years
Maybe he wouldnt have been blindsided with the divorce had he been there. So busy promoting his career that she got tired of it. I mean like 2 days before the divorce didnt they have dinner where she was sitting there alone waiting for him crying? Him saying he was blind sided pretty much just confirms what britney said in her Documentary. She wasnt really trashing him either. Could this be all PR from her team? Maybe. But it also could just be once again someone trying to make money off her. He said he would spend all his money to get his kids? Haha funny but sorry bud you spent all of Britneys money on that. Kids should be given what Kids needs in terms of child support. Not enough for daddy to stay home all day. Thats the thing about child support and alimony that kills me. Its one thing if you have been married so many years and there for your spouse and your spouse earned that money and you were there tosupport them and help them get to where they are,or your a stay at home parent that cant work cuz the babies are too small. But getting alimony just cuz you were married to a rich person? Getting 20 grand a month in child support for 2 kids? Its just outrageous to me.I highly doubt Kfed is as bad a guy as some of us fans think he is. We all know Britney is no saint either. But he cant claim innocent in it. Takes 2 to tango
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