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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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91.

Dara    

Bwahahahaaaa ! I knew this day was coming . I wish her all the best : )

2843 days ago
92.

Nat    

I agree with #38, Tina. I feel bad for the kids regardless. But if you read the document, I am not too sure about its authenticity. Look at the signatures both from the attorney and Britney herself. They seem to change over the pages where signatures are required.

2843 days ago
93.

AreYouKiddingMe?    

Let this be a lesson! What goes around comes around! She was fucking with that idiot when he was someone elses problem and now she's in the EXACT same place right down to the 2 kids. At least she didn't wait 14 years like Whitney.

2843 days ago
94.

F0RtUnE tElLeR    

Think about the children who wil now grow up in a broken home. All the money in the world isn't worth losing a parent! They should seek counseling and keep the marriage together. The poor kids will be scarred for life by this. Britney should have considered this before the "spread them". Think about it!

2843 days ago
95.

Renee    

She planned this all along; why do you think she gave him that American Express Black card and let him romp all over the US - made it look like she was attempting to help him with his career - and now she is ready - see ya -those debts are his - he signed for them - he will pay for them..........he will be shown unfit and uninterested as a parent......I bet right now he his squirming! I guarantee she had her attorney go over all of the ins and outs of the prenup and what to do to get what she wanted - SMART GIRL!

2843 days ago
96.

Pepsi Lover    

Thank god Brit woke up and it putting an end to this nightmare she calls a marriage. She's better off without him.

2843 days ago
97.

Scott Mac    

Holy Crap! It's just one more way that the Republicans are trying to steal the election from us!

2843 days ago
98.

Carl G.    

Britt, Its about time!!! If you need a NEW man call me @ 803-321-00xx

2843 days ago
99.

nofanhere    

What took her so long?

2843 days ago
100.

Frank    

So, she used his sperm and dumped him. This way, she avoided being labeled an out of wedlock mom. Birds of feather flock together. They are both losers.

2843 days ago
101.

Asma Bint Marwan    


That took WAY TOO LONG. Her career is already in the toilet.

The question; is he going to pull a Heather Mills?

What will become of Federline?

I predict an appearance on the Surreal Life followed by a spin-off.

2843 days ago
102.

blah blah blah    

30. How stupid are some of you posters? Is this for real? Is this for real? Is this for real? Can you idiots not read?????? IT IS FOR REAL!!!!! calm down and get a grip!

Posted at 4:12PM on Nov 7th 2006 by Jammin

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Jammin
How stupid you make yourself look. I suggest you proofread the article in general as it states:

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.
WHAT A DUMB ASS YOU ARE

2843 days ago
103.

jride    

The only smart thing that she has ever done! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This "news" just made my day....holy crap, my life must be dull

2843 days ago
104.

Mohamed    

TOO BAD, THEY MADE A NICE COUPLE. MAYBE THEY CAN RECONCILE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. HOPEFULLY KEVIN CAN CONTINUE HIS MUSIC CAREER BECAUSE HE IS QUITE A TALENTED RAPPER. IT IS HARDER TO RAP THAN DANCE AROUND AND LIP SING LIKE BRITNEY DOES SO I DON'T UNDERTAND WHY PEOPLE HATE ON KEVIN SO MUCH.

2843 days ago
105.

Jim    

WOW Now maybe I have a chance!!

2843 days ago
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