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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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106.

Dawn    

It is about time!!! Go Britney! What did he expect?? He drug her image down soooo far!! To bad K-Fed!!

2816 days ago
107.

Natalia    

Oh WOW. I figured it was gonna end in divorce.... I just didnt kno Brit had the guts to do it so soon!!!

GOOD FOR YOU GURL!!!!

I hope it's for real tho.

2816 days ago
108.

Leatherpants    

Divorce sucks, but growing up in a home where the parents hate each other is much worse. Not worth it to stay together if you're not happy. Forever is a hell of a long time!

2816 days ago
109.

DaisyFly    

Can I get an Amen?

2816 days ago
110.

working    

It is about time!!! she's lost weight and looks great! and she's finally kicked that loser to the curb! the Britney we all knew is (hopefully) back!

2816 days ago
111.

molli    

Finally a celebrity breakup i can get behind! Guess who's revving up for her comeback? Way to go Brit!

2816 days ago
112.

Missy    

I thought I'd feel bad for them if (and when) they divorced but I'm SOOOO happy for Brit. She's smoking hot and getting rid of the excess baggage. Sorry to see any marriage come to an end but. . .Way to Go Brit!

2816 days ago
113.

Do we know yet?    

FINALLY! GO BRIT GO!

2816 days ago
114.

Sheila    

It's ashame no one believes in marriage anymore. Perhaps they were too young and immature for marriage. But my God, why have "For better or for Worse" in your vows if your not going to try! You have to remember why you married in the first place. Just another statistic!

2816 days ago
115.

LisaL    

It's about time... what the heck took her so long.

2816 days ago
116.

Crazy, maybe not    

Is this a Republican trick to keep celebrity-loving Democrats from the polls? Is this the 'November" surprise? Maybe. Why does everyone think this year will be different? They already stole 2 presidential elections (wide scale fraud). You really think they cannot steal House elections (small scale fraud). This is the same group that managed to legalize warrantless wiretaps, suspend habeas corpus, ban books like "America Deceived" from Amazon, detain demonstrators and start 2 illegal wars based on lies. The Republicans will probably lose a few seats today to make it look good but maintain a majority and blame it on Britney.
Final link (before Google Books bends to gov't will and drops the title):
http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?&isbn=0-595-38523-0

2816 days ago
117.

kathleen    

I am NOT SURPRISED! It was only a matter of time...

2816 days ago
118.

PUBLIC SAFETY IS AT STAKE    

A groundhog would be a better dad than Vanilla Fed. He's never shown one bit of interest in any of the four, that I've seen.

2816 days ago
119.

jennifer    

#48 Kerry "before the spread them" ????? You can't be as stupid as your post. You just can't.

2816 days ago
120.

Me    

Cya Kevin. Buh bye, Kevin. Amscray Kevin. Adios, you no-talent babymaker but not a father.

Finally, the woman has come to her senses. Too bad she had two kids with him before she did. But at least now maybe she's turned the corner.

I'm not a Britney fan...but I'm glad she did this.


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