Britney Spears’ Ex-Husband Kevin Federline Shares Thoughts On Her Conservatorship
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Earlier this week, Britney Spears provided a statement at her conservatorship hearing, testifying that her life, career and body had been controlled for the past 13 years.
Now, the pop star's ex-husband Kevin Federline has voiced his opinion on the matter, saying that he wants the singer to be 'happy and healthy'.
Britney's finances and personal affairs have been controlled by the conservatorship since 2008 when she suffered a period of mental ill health.
However, the 39-year-old described the legal status as 'abusive', claiming her conservators forced her to take medication and won't let her remove her IUD so she can have more children.
Spears was married to Federline between 2004 and 2007, during which time the pair had two children together - Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight about the controversial conservatorship, Kevin's attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said: "What is best for her, Kevin supports her in being able to do that.
"It doesn't matter how positive of an effect a conservatorship has had if it's having a deleterious effect and detrimental effect on her state of mind.
"So he supports her having the best environment for her to live in and for his children to visit with their mother in."
Although Kevin has 'stayed clear of' proceedings, he hopes that 'everything goes well', with the attorney adding: "Kevin feels that the best thing for his children is for their mother to be happy and healthy.
"And if she can do that without a conservatorship, that's terrific."
Explaining Federline's position, Vincent continued: "He wants her to be a happy person because that would make her a happy mother and obviously I think one of the takeaways we could all [hear] from her comments is that she is under a tremendous amount of pressure.
"And people under pressure sometimes don't make the same decisions that they would if they were completely left to their own free will.
"If she is able to handle herself in a way that does not jeopardise herself or her children should they be in her custody, Kevin is very comfortable with the conservatorship being dissolved."
When addressing the court, Britney revealed that she wants her father - 68-year-old Jamie Spears - to be sent to jail.
Not only did she describe how she wasn't allowed to get married or have a baby, but the singer also said she was forced to take lithium against her will.
"You can go mentally impaired if you stay on it longer than five months. I felt drunk, I couldn't even have a conversation with my mom or dad about anything," she said.
Britney continued: "After I've told the whole world I'm okay, it's a lie. I'm not happy and I can't sleep. I'm depressed. I cry every day. It's my wish and dream for all of this to end. I want my life back.
"All I want is to own my money... and for this to end... and for my boyfriend to be able to f***ing drive me in his car. And honestly... I want to be able to sue my family.
"They've done a good job at exploiting my life, so I feel like it should be an open court hearing and they should listen to what I have to say.
"I haven't done anything in the world to deserve this treatment. It's not OK to force me to do anything I don't want to do.
"I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. There are thousands of abusive conservatorships. They need to be reminded that they actually work for me."