According to Page Six Britney Spears hasn’t seen her teenage sons in “well over a year” following their public spat about her behavior on social media.
“By the end of the summer , tensions got so bad that the boys weren’t even responding to her texts. And she was furious,” TMZ producer Katie Hayes claimed in the documentary “TMZ Investigates: Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom.”
A source confirms to Page Six that the last time the “Toxic” singer saw sons Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden, 16 was at “the very beginning of 2022” — before her wedding to Sam Asghari.
Spears’ relationship with her sons had been on the rocks for a while before finally coming to a head in August 2022 after Jayden publicly criticized her parenting skills.
“I think Mom has struggled giving us both attention and showing us equal love; I don’t think she showed enough to Preston, and I feel really bad for that,” Jayden told the Daily Mail at the time.
According to the boy’s father, Kevin Federline, Spears’ penchant for flaunting her nude body online didn’t help matters.
“I try to explain to them, ‘Look, maybe that’s just another way she tries to express herself.’ But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them,” he told the Daily Mail. “It’s tough. I can’t imagine how it feels to be a teenager having to go to high school.”
Soon after, Spears said she was saddened to hear the way Jayden spoke about her to the press.
“it deeply saddens me to know [Jayden’s] outcry of saying I wasn’t up to his expectations of a mother … and maybe one day we can meet face to face and talk about this openly !!!!” Spears wrote in a lengthy Instagram post in September 2022.
After the singer posted numerous social media messages targeting her sons, Federline — who reportedly gets $20,000 a month in child support from his ex — posted videos of Spears allegedly yelling at her sons, which were taken without her knowledge.
“He did that. I suspect that he wishes he had not,” Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, said during the documentary, which aired on Monday. “He really felt at some point in time he had to stand up about what was generated about them by Britney’s side.”
TMZ is now reporting that Kevin Federline, had his attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, fired off a letter to Britney’s lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, asking if she’d be open to letting Jayden James and Sean Preston relocate to Hawaii full-time with their dad and stepmom, Victoria Prince.
They want a response from Britney by week’s end and if Britney objects, Kaplan will go to court and ask permission from the judge.
Because Britney hasn’t seen the kids in more than a year and the kids want to leave town, they think it’s likely the judge will allow the move.
TMZ sources say Victoria has a job offer at a university in Hawaii, Kevin has DJ opportunities there as well, and the kids are eager to make the move.
They plan to leave L.A. for Hawaii sometime in July.
16-year-old Jayden will continue taking classes remotely, and 17-year-old Sean Preston will have graduated high school by the time they move, though his plans are unclear.