Britney Spears has signed with her ex, Kevin Federline, and moved to Hawaii with their two children, but ET has learned that the pop singer isn’t thrilled that he’s turning the affair into a public spectacle.
ET has learned that Spears’ attorney, Matthew Rosengart, wrote a letter dated May 31 to Federline’s attorney informing him that the singer has no intention of interfering with Federline’s plans to uproot the family and move to Hawaii. Spears has offered her full consent.
In the letter, as first reported page sixSpears’ lawyer criticized Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, for publicizing the matter and “creating unnecessary drama and a false ‘dispute’ by discussing the issue publicly.” Furthermore, Rosengart added that doing so “was undignified, impolite and unnecessary.”
A source tells ET that “Britney loves and has always supported her children and wants them to be happy.” In a statement to ET, Kaplan says, “I’ve responded to Mr. Rosengart about how I feel about this and I’m not going to get involved in an inadvertent pen pal relationship with him.”
As for Federline’s reaction, Mr. Kaplan tells ET: “I’m sure Kevin is very pleased. He needs to make plans for the move and these plans take months to put into action.”
Spears’ consent comes just over two weeks after a source confirmed to ET that Kaplan sent a letter asking if Spears would be willing to let her children, Jayden, 16, and Sean, 17, move into Hawaii with Federline and his stepmother, Victoria Prince. .
With Spears’ consent to the move, she saves Kaplan from having to take the drastic step of having to formally apply in court. But it seemed things would never go this way, especially since Spears hadn’t seen her children in over a year.
As for the move to Hawaii, a source previously told ET that Federline has DJ opportunities there and that Prince has a job offer at a university. Federline’s children are eager to make the move sometime in July, by which time Jayden would continue classes remotely and Sean will have graduated.
TMZ he was the first to report on Federline’s plans.
Kaplan spoke with ET’s Kevin Frazier and explained why he sent the letter to Spears.
“Well, the reason I sent the letter on behalf of Kevin to Britney is that Kevin has the opportunity to move to Hawaii and the guys are very excited if they can move to Hawaii,” Kaplan said. “And even though Kevin has sole legal custody over the existing orders and even though Kevin has had what we call de facto sole physical custody or, for the past 15 months or more, the law still requires that he obtain the consent of the other co-parents. .”
Kaplan confirmed there had been “no visitation or custody exercise in the last year” and believes Spears “would do the smart thing and not object.”
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