Britney Spears has filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline.
That's right, it's happening! The T.H. Gossip staff -- particularly its members with the screen name Free Britney -- are in a state of shock. And have already (as a tribute to our beleaguered boy Snoop Dogg) broken out the champagne and the motherf&*king condoms.
The sleuths at TMZ.com obtained the legal papers, filed today in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing "irreconcilable differences."
In her petition, Spears asks for both legal and physical custody of the couple's two children, one-year old Sean Preston Federline and two-month old Jayden James Federline, with K-Fed getting visitation rights.
As for money, the couple has an iron-clad prenup. Not surprisingly, Spears is waiving her right to spousal support. That deadbeat K-Fed couldn't be counted on to support jack. But hey, he's been playing with fire all his life. Cut him a break!
Britney Spears has also asked the judge to make each party pay their own attorney's fees, according to the report. She gives the date of separation as yesterday, the same day she flaunted her incredible, revamped, soon-to-be single physique during a surprise appearance on David Letterman's late night talk show.
Sources say there was no single reason for Britney pulling the plug on her marriage with the dirtbag, but rather, it was "a string of events."
THG NOTE: By "string of events" these source surely mean "the agony of having to wake up every morning next to f%*king Kevin Federline."
Spears has hired powerhouse celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, who has repped a number of celebs, including Angelina Jolie, Nick Lachey and Kiefer Sutherland. We're told Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe asked Wasser to rep both of them in their split, but Wasser declined for personal reasons.