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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.

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1336.

s    

It's no surprise that he's asking for spousal support. He was a gold digger from the start. It's about time tossed his ass to the curb. That dude is as busted and tired as his new CD.

2719 days ago
1337.

Angi    

I read that Kevin had a little party in Chicago. He thinks he's so cool! lol He's so unintelligent. Even though both he and Britney are white trash, she's better off without him. He's more interested in making money than being with his family. His behavior would probably put his children in danger. I feel sorry for their kids, they don't have much of a chance. Their parents are such attention whores, they leave most of the "parenting" to the nanny. Way to go...they must be so proud of themselves....The next time he hooks up, he needs to keep it in his pants if he doesn't want the responsibility of having kids!

2719 days ago
1338.

Millwrights Rock    

Ah come on ... lighten up on Brit - Remember SHE is the one that has to live with the fact that she actually slept with K-Fed, and the entire world knows it!!! Can U say VD TEST. Now come one she can't claim she was drunk for 2 yrs, even in Hollywierd.
And;
Someone, anyone, everyone needs to tell K-Fed:

YOU ARE NOT BLACK - (maybe if he looked in a mirror once & a while he wud know that)
AND YOU HAVE ****NO TANLET**** NONE **** ZIPPO

Walking around in pants that make you look like you shit yourself is not cool and not sexy!!!!

Anyone out there agree???

2718 days ago
1339.

Wizard    

Oh, give me a break. Britney Spears is hooked on pain pills and alcohol and that's really why all the fighting. K-Fed has been too much of a gentleman to throw that around. However, it's time BS was put in her place. All of this is going to eventually come out. There is also an alleged sex tape of Britney and Kevin. I haven't seen it so I can't vouch for it's authenticity, but it's definitely something she would do when she gets whacked out on Lortab.

2718 days ago
1340.

Vannah    

Wow....I think we all saw this coming. No surprise here.....they are both skeezy anyway.

2718 days ago
1341.

Nancy    

A split was bound to happen. I feel sorry for brittany though because she's kind of an airhead for ending up with him in the first place! All of America saw what a loser K-Fed was except her! I see her ending up with another loser again. Wake up Brittany!!!

2718 days ago
1342.

Jamie    

I am so glad he is out of her life thank god kick him to the curb

2718 days ago
1343.

do you think    

Ok, ok so Britney did get together with Kevin while he was still with Shar and she was pregnant, so that should have been a dead giveaway as to what his character is like. But maybe, just maybe, she is human like us, and she does make mistakes and do stupid, bonehead things. I think she was just lonely and looking for someone to love her. And yes she has millions upon millions, but money doesn't equal companionship. And obviously Kevin knew all the right words to say and things to do to get Britney to melt like butter and marry him and buy him lavish gifts. He knew how to manipulate her to where she believed he loved her for her, not her money. But maybe after two years, she finally realized that he was just using her as a tool to launch his music career, no matter how horrible and ridiculous his lyrics are, everyone knows who he is and he wouldn't have that without Britney. I just hope that she cleans up and wears shoes inside gas station restrooms, gets her career on track, and takes care of her two little boys, who, let's face it, are the real victims, not Britney. He burned her, but what goes around, comes around, and maybe she got what she deserved, maybe she didn't. But she'll be ok. And as for K Fed, well.....who knows (or cares).

2718 days ago
1344.

Wizard    

If Britney managed to get together with Kevin while he was still with his pregnant girlfriend, I'd say that that reflected as poorly reflects upon her character as it does Kevin's. Perhaps even miore so.

2718 days ago
1345.

Joyce    

I was hoping she'd wake up and not take as long as it took Whitney Houston to wake up and DUMP Bobby.....had she stayed with Kevin her life would of went down the drain....way to go Britt....happy for u.

2718 days ago
1346.

Gregg    

Im curious as to why this 'woman' gets daily publicity? Every day its something of absolute no news value. Im sick of reading about this talentless has been. Surely there's other news out there fit to print.

2718 days ago
1347.

Florence    

Hey Britney,
dont worry about the way people r trying to bring u down,by trowing ur past
mistake in ur face.we r only human,we r all weak.u've made a mistake but rise up
urself n go get ur hair done n put on something real pretty,call up a friend n go out
then go somewhere nice where people knows how to appreciate a beautiful woman.loue ur two boys with out limits,cause now u dont only have one man of
ur own but two n thier love is eternally yours.look in the mirror n smile Britney be content, u've lost a battle but have won the war.be strong my child.GOD bless.

2718 days ago
1348.

Who cares    

I know she may have lived a sheltered life and may be a little naieve, but dayum girl. HEY BRITT!!!!! The clue was the fact that he had two children by a woman he was not man enough to marry. HELLOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where I come from that's called BEING GHETTO!!!!!!!!!

2718 days ago
1349.

nike    

I,m so happy for britney and i wish her good luck. We miss the real Britney before FEDEX

2718 days ago
1350.

nike    

I,m so happy for Britney, and i wish her Goodluck. We miss the real Britney before FEDEX

2718 days ago
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