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Britney Spears

Files for Divorce

11/7/2006 5:47 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Britney Spears has filed a petition for divorce from Kevin Federline.
Divorce
TMZ 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 and two-month old Jayden James, with Federline getting reasonable visitation rights.

As for money, sources tell TMZ the couple, who married in Oct. 2004, has an iron-clad prenup. Not surprisingly, Spears is waiving her right to spousal support. She's also asking the judge to make each party pay their own attorney's fees.

Spears gives the date of separation as yesterday, the same day she flaunted her incredible revamped physique during a surprise appearance on David Letterman's show. Sources tell TMZ there was no single reason for Britney pulling the plug, rather, it was "a string of events."

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.

Significantly, Britney lists the date of her marriage as October 6, 2004. There was an uproar around the time of the wedding because the highly publicized "secret" ceremony was held on Sept. 18th, leading many to question the validity of the ceremony. Now the divorce documents indicate that the lavish ceremony was not the official wedding.

Click to read the petition for divorce documents.
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136.

Nick    

THAT'A GIRL!!!!

What a brilliant move!

Watch her dominate her peers again!!!

2719 days ago
137.

G.K.    

No Shit Sherlock !!!!

2719 days ago
138.

Amanda    

K-Fed is just moochin off her money anyways...get rid of your baby-daddy Britney!!!

2719 days ago
139.

Brittney    

It seems that Britney really is a loving and caring mother. Luckily her children are young enough that if this divorce gets nasty they will not comprehend it. I just hope that everything goes well for her and ger children since Kevin dosen't seem to care. I wonder if he will spend any time with his kids now, you never see him with Kori and Kaleb. Divorece is never easy and even though Kevin seems like a huge jerk it can't be easy for her. Best of luck to you Britney, I know you will pull through. Looking forward to you're comeback.

2719 days ago
140.

tmz is full crap    

Finally - knew she was a smart gal. Good for her. She has come through the hurricane a better and stronger person and a better mother. Thank you God for helping her to see the light!!!!

2719 days ago
141.

J Morris    

All you liberal idiots are cowards

And you like to use 4 letter words

nice touch, hippies!

Amazing team you have: Kerry Boxer Pitt Baldwin J Roberts
Not a brain cell between those jokers!

No Blood for Oil! Heard it - Bush is a Liar! Name one


2719 days ago
142.

AreYouKiddingMe?    

LMAO

2719 days ago
143.

ka    

Nothing like getting divorced 56 days after popping the kid out! another great moment in the world of these two losers. As for those chIldren...they will be just fine, providing all visitation with their piece of trash dad is prohibited. He should be put out by the curb like the piece of garbage he is. No matter how much money he gets he will blow it..Better lace up your dancing shoes K-Fag 'cause you are headed right back to where you started...Crawl back under your rock and go impregnate a worm!!!!!

2719 days ago
144.

CeCe    

shoot ... I was hoping she'd get knocked up again so she wouldn't start singing again

2719 days ago
145.

Shae    

Dang...regardless of how we feel about K Fed being losery... we have to take into consideration that she loved him... i actually feel really bad for her....

2719 days ago
146.

firedancer41    

I'm shocked..not! LOL

2719 days ago
147.

Nelda King    

not surprised, good for her.

2719 days ago
148.

TJ    

It's always difficult when one of a celebrity couple have the fame and fortune...especially if it's the woman. The man will always be referred to as Mr. (wife's last name) and feel emasculated. When the fans write such hateful postings against people they don't know it is also very hurtful. There is no reason to celebrate here. Other couples who are not in the limelight have the chance to seek counseling and try to work out their differences without the scrutiny of fans and media watching their every move. There is no reason to celebrate here. This is a breakup of of a family with two small children and there are no winners.

2719 days ago
149.

Jen    

Couldn't have been soon enough.....

2719 days ago
150.

Me    

FINALLY!

2719 days ago
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