Britney Spears has brought countless gifts in the world. While most of those are in the form of her music, she also gave birth to her sons, Sean Preston Federline and Jayden James Federline.
And while their mother is one of the most famous and talented people on the planet, at the moment, it’s their father who’s making waves.
According to this report, Kevin Federline is attempting to get more child support money out of Britney.
Britney Spears is an absolute legend who walks among us.
While we can all take a moment each day to be thankful that, of all of the years of human history, we were lucky enough to live in the same time period as Britney Spears, the vast majority were not actually married to her.
But Kevin Federline was, from 2004 until 2007.
Though their union was clearly not meant to last, they’ll forever be linked by their precious sons — Sean Preston and Jayden James.
And, of course, by the accompanying child support payments.
As one can imagine, it’s Britney who pays Kevin and not the other way around.
Apparently, she currently sends baby daddy Kevin $20,000 per month for child-support.
For normal people, that’s a huge amount of money. Even if Sean Preston and Jayden spent every single day with their father, and they do not, it’s unlikely that the two of them would be costing $666 dollars every single day.
(Of course, for celebrities, there are concerns like security and often private schools and transportation, so we can see how the added expenses add up … even to nearly a quarter of a million dollars per year)
However, that payout was determined a decade ago, when the couple split. At the time, Britney was dealing with personal mental health issues and wasn’t really performing full-time.
Compare that and how her finances must have looked to now, when she just finished her Vegas residency and is about to go on tour.
And now a report from The Blast claims that Kevin Federline is requesting more money in the form of child support.
Apparently, an attorney acting on Kevin’s behalf filed papers to that effect.
Though there’s no actual mention of how much money he’s looking for, he wants, well, more.
In part, people may assume that this is a money-grab.
At the same time, child support is determined in part, not just by how much time the children spend with each parent, but also based upon a percentage of the parent’s income.
Considering that Britney reportedly made something in the neighborhood of $15 million per year during her Vegas residency (and nearly twice what she pays Kevin Federline annually at each individual show), some would say that Kevin Federline is due for an upgrade.
Apparently, he’s not looking for a nasty public battle or even a drawn out one.
And it’s possible that, if his requests are reasonable, he’ll get what he’s asking for.
Britney Spears famously adores her sons.
Years ago, she knew that she didn’t want to repeat the mistakes that her own parents made, and resolved to be the best possible mother to her boys.
(She took math classes herself so that she could help her sons with their homework – most parents would have just hired a tutor for the boys)
Britney is a woman with one of the most powerful social media platforms on the planet.
Do you know what she uses it for? Often, to praise her sons. Recently, she’s been showcasing their Dragon Ball Z art and praising their technique.
(They’re genuinely skilled young artists who are really getting the hang of things like perspective)
It wouldn’t be surprising if Kevin Federline gets what he’s asking for, largely because it could mean that her sons can live in more opulence when they’re spending time with their father.
But we’ll see how all of this pans out. There could be a lot going on that isn’t public knowledge.