Less than a week after Britney Spears testified in opposition of her conservatorship, ex-husband Kevin Federline addressed the matter through his attorney.
Add Kevin Federline to the list of Britney Spears‘ supporters.
Less than a week after his ex-wife delivered shocking testimony about her ongoing, 13-year conservatorship battle, Kevin’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, revealed the father of six’s thoughts on the matter.
Federline is focused on his and Spears’ sons, Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, noted Kaplan. “The best thing would be for their mom to be healthy and happy,” Kaplan shared in a June 29 statement to People. “And if either of those things aren’t true, it doesn’t provide for the best setting for custody to be exercised.”
As for Federline, who ended his three-year marriage with Spears in 2007, Kaplan continued, he “certainly respects Britney and only hopes the best for her because when the best for her is achieved, it’s the best for their kids. The kids love their mother and he wants there to be a healthy and strong relationship.”
Acknowledging the accusations Spears made in her testimony, Kaplan added, “Britney has not been served well by the conservatorship and it’s not consistent with what she wants.”
Kaplan also shared that he feels Spears should be able to request to terminate the conservatorship that was first established following her 2008 hospitalization, stating, “I think that she should be able to challenge that. And if it’s what’s best for her, Kevin supports it.”
Kaplan also explained he believes it’s for the best that the 39-year-old singer’s voice is “heard.”
One claim of note, Kaplan acknowledged, was Spears’ allegation that she was forced to take lithium. “If it was necessary,” he said, “we have to be concerned about whether she’s okay and if it’s no longer necessary, that’s great too. Just want to make sure that all of the considerations, how she’s doing are taken into account if she seeks to change the custody order in the post-conservatorship era, if that ever comes.”
In February 2021, Federline’s attorney told E! News exclusively that he has “no involvement” in the conservatorship battle, but applauded Spears’ care manager, Jodi Montgomery, for doing an “admirable job.” Kaplan also said both Federline and Spears were successfully co-parenting their kids.
Britney’s father and co-conservator, Jamie Spears, addressed the court in a statement shared by his attorney during the hearing. “Mr. Spears is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain,” it read. “Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much.”
Britney has yet to submit a formal petition to the court requesting the termination of the conservatorship.