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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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1351.

Who cares    

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ROTFLMAO. #332 YOU HAVE ME FALLING OUT OF MY CHAIR LAUGHING. ... DINGLEBERRY... IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I HEARD THAT WORD

2717 days ago
1352.

nike    

GO Britney;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; Good luck

2717 days ago
1353.

Lenn K    

Kevin, if you are reading these blogs, you are probably looking for a shower rod and a rope. The people have spoke and they hate you!!!!!!!!!!!

2717 days ago
1354.

jenner    

Actually, MuchMusic Canada was filming with KFED all day/evening Monday Nov. 6th and he DID get a text message and ripped his mic off and asked that the cameras stop rolling... then he left the table (they were having dinner-he was sitting beside Matt Bable at the time) for 30 mins, then reappeared and filming continued. Muchmusic reported it Tuesday and continues to show the footage SO you were NOT the first and you are wrong to say he didnt get a text message. Otherwise, you are calling MuchMusic liars!!!

2717 days ago
1355.

The Truth    

Why are so many people praising her, and bad-mouthing him? They are both trash to me. He is a piece of trash for leaving a seven month pregnant woman, and she is a disgrace to all women by allowing herself to be the other woman. Even if she didn't give a damn about Shar, she should have felt something for the unborn child. They are both nasty. She got what she deserves. I hope he getss all of her money.

2717 days ago
1356.

Linda Murano    

Too bad it took 2 kids for her to realize what a loser he was! He wasnt there for his other 2 kids and yet it didnt dawn on her that he would kick her 2 kids to the curve!

2717 days ago
1357.

Illumaness3    

It's about time and def. not a surprise lol.... he's a friggen untalented leech. I may not like Britney Spears but god, she could've done SO much better & this was always a disaster that was gonna end in divorce, it was just a matter of time
She may have made some very public parenting mistakes but lets see... out of the 2 who should have full legal & physical custody of the boys? *hmmmmm* well, he's always seemed to be SO interested in them since day one & I mean he's practically father of the year in regards to his other 2 kids so yeah, I think he's oh so much more qualified to care for them on a full time basis! lmfao... wow, that was hard to type!!! I kept laughing lol....
he knows he'll get money if he has them but no judge in their right mind would, well SHOULD give him full or even JOINT custody of them based on how he's been with/torwards his oldest 2... all they have to do is look at his past parenting history (or lack there of) & see hes totally unfit. At least Britney has her family to help her.

Oh, does anyone know where Mr. Federline's album is on the charts? Or if it even MADE the top 100? lol - he's got nothin & will get practically nothing thanks to the prenup! lol

2717 days ago
1358.

Ajson    

OMG! NUH? REALLY??? WHAT A SHOCKER!

it's about damn time stupid bitch! she finally woke up, wow!

not even a big lost for the kids, sad!

2717 days ago
1359.

Dee63    

Any man who leaves a pregnant woman with another of his children for celebrity status, deserves to be dumped. She was no better, marrying someone abandoning their unborn child, but I think this last child was a mistake; I think he slipped something in and she got pregnant and wasn't ready for another one that quick. I am happy to know the child is wanted and loved, but I have this feeling that she may have been pretty unhappy these last few months and saw him for what he was.. a baby daddy. Learn your lesson honey and leave the procreating freaks alone!

2717 days ago
1360.

holly    

yea, well brits a loser as well for tryin to make justin jealous and marryin the first ugly guy(s) that gave her the time of day...haha too bad she realized he was a gold digger after she had his babys, and afer he released his gay album and got EVERYTHING a normal person would die for....she ain't sh*t either her albums suck almost as much as william hungs. my opinion means alot.

2717 days ago
1361.

Elise    

I had to wonder why she married him, thinking it would last. This man fathered two children with Shar Jackson and could not wait to leave her in order to pursue a relationship/marriage with Spears. I truly hope this has been an eye-openning experience for Britney. This makes a person wonder if he married her for fame and money, if so, shame on Federline. I hope she gets custody of the children, seeing that this man has no interest in being a father. You saw them spend more time apart after the children than before. I wish her the best and much deserved happiness.

2717 days ago
1362.

cee cee    

what a shame. now four children wont have a father. brit, you should never walk down the isle for fun. you have screwed two other children besides the two you have. you are selfish. 4 kids and no full time dad to any. i hope you start reading the bible.

2717 days ago
1363.

Whatever    

Britney should have gotten a clue when he started partying in Vegas without her! Hope he doesn't get a dime of her fortune!

2716 days ago
1364.

Jon Swift    

Help save Britney's marriage. Write to your Congressmen and ask them to support the Defense of Britney's Marriage Act.

2716 days ago
1365.

Ralph Conley    

She never should have married a loser like him. There are REAL MEN out here that would not even think of doing Britney the way that Federline did her. After Federline screwed her the way he did I would not be surprised if she makes him pay for what he did with every penny he has to his name, ( which is probably $0.06 cents). If she is looking for a REAL MAN that is concerned with making her happy and being a parent that the 2 children would want to look up to then I volenteer.

2716 days ago
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