"I hope for the best for you. Maybe one day we can sit down like this and talk again."
Britney Spears's ex-husband Kevin Federline and their fifteen-year-old son, Jayden James opened up to the media about the family's complicated relationship with the pop star. Jayden who hadn't seen his mother for several months reassured his mother that he loves her a lot. In an interview with ITV, he said, he believes "100 percent" that "this can be fixed. It's just going to take a lot of time and effort. I just want her to get better mentally." He added, "I hope for the best for you. Maybe one day we can sit down like this and talk again," according to The Daily Mail.
The younger of the two sons also discussed their mother's use of social media, suggesting that her content is a play for attention. “Social media helps her… So if that's what she wants to do, that's what she wants to do. I'm not going to hate her for that,” he said. “At the same time, she should come to the realization of whatever it is that stops her loving her family." In the interview, Jayden also revealed that he feels safe living in his father's home along with his older brother 16-year-old Preston.
"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." He added softly, "If I complained, she went after him. I feel guilty, so I am there for him," he revealed, admitting that "mom has treated me better." Now he and his brother share a close bond. Spears responded via her social media platforms several times seeming hurt by the interview.
The 40-year-old was under a 13-year-conservatorship, which she publicly described as “abusive” in court. It was terminated only in November 2021. Since then she's been openly condemning the conservatorship and slamming her family who she said did not offer her support during one of the most challenging periods of her life. Spears lashed out at her son via a two-minute audio recording that is currently unverifiable. According to BuzzFeed, she addressed her son by saying, "Jayden, as you undermine my behavior just like my whole family always has with, ‘I hope she gets better, I will pray for her,’” she went on, before questioning, “Pray for what? I keep working so I can pay off mom’s legal fees and her house? Do you guys want me to continue to get better so I can continue giving your dad 40 grand a month?”
In around two years' time, Jayden will turn 18 years old so she goes on to ask, “Or is the reason you guys have decided to be hateful is that it’s actually over in two years and you don’t get anything?” The singer also spoke about being upset that her son defended his father, Kevin Federline, and her parents, Jamie and Lynne Spears. Continuing to talk to her son she said, “You were just like my other family. You secretly loved looking at me as [if] something was wrong with me. I didn’t need a family hiding sh*t in houses and whispering shit behind my back. Felt subconsciously guilty because I paid for every fucking thing in both homes. I needed unconditional love and support,” she concluded.
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