Britney Spears files for divorce

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Pop star Britney Spears has filed for divorce from her dancer husband, Kevin Federline, according to US court documents published today. The 24-year-old teen-idol, who married Federline in 2004, will seek custody of the couple’s two children, one-year-old Sean Preston and two-month-old Jayden James, the documents filed at the Los Angeles County Superior Court said.

Spears’s lawyers cited ”irreconcilable differences” for the split while the TMZ.com celebrity website cited friends of the singer as saying there was no single reason for the divorce, rather ”a string of events”.

A spokeswoman for Spears was not available for comment.

Spears, whose wealth was estimated by Forbes magazine at around $US123 million ($A159 million) in 2004, has a pre-nuptial agreement with Federline that protects her assets, sources close to the singer told TMZ.

The singer shot to superstardom in late 1998, with her smash hit debut album Baby One More Time, which she followed with another chart-topping success the following year, Oops!…I Did It Again.

According to Time magazine, Spears has sold over 76 million records worldwide. Her 31 million albums sold in the US make her the eighth best-selling female artist in American music history.

Yet while Los Angeles-based Spears is idolised by many teenage fans, her personal life has become a favourite topic for an insatiable entertainment media.

A much-publicised relationship and break-up with singer Justin Timberlake made her a prime tabloid target and, in January, 2004, she attracted more headlines when she married childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, only to annul the union 50 hours later.

She married Federline three months after meeting him in 2004, but their marriage has been the subject of intense speculation in the celebrity press, with repeated reports the couple were planning to divorce.

In December, Spears’s spokeswoman, Leslie Sloan, denied reports that the couple were to split and that Federline was seeking a $US125 million ($A162 million) divorce settlement.

”The story is untrue and hurtful,” she said. ”They are as normal as other couples. They fight, and they make up. They are fine and happy.”

– AFP

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  1. Chief says:

    marry me Britney..i will never ever file a divorce…

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