Spears, 41, made comments at Federline, 45, taking his rap career ‘so seriously’ according to a new report from US Weekly.
The publication had a source confirm that the “Toxic” singer writes “Bless his heart” in the memoir The Woman in Me.
During their marriage, Federline released music under the moniker K-Fed. His debut single, “Y’all Ain’t Ready”, was released in 2005 with his debut album, Playing With Fire, dropping the following year.
In her book, Spears also wrote how much of the public seemed to be ‘doubting’ Federline’s career. The star reflected that she wished he was also more present in their marriage.
Spears and Federline met in 2004 and announced their engagement that same year to the public. The UPN series Britney and Kevin: Chaotic — which aired five episodes in 2005 — revealed the couple’s private September 2004 wedding. Spears and Federline, who share sons Preston, now 18, and Jayden, now 17, announced their plans to divorce in November 2006. Their divorce was finalized in July of the following year.
“I think I married for all the wrong reasons,” Spears admitted when reflecting on the nuptials during her 2008 MTV documentary. “Instead of following my heart and, like, doing something that made me really happy. I just did it because … for just, like, the idea of everything.”
Following the split, Spears and Federline have continued to work on their relationship with their children. Spears also detailed in her memoir that she shaved her head in 2007 due to a disagreement with Federline over their children and wanted to show how she could take matters into her own hands in a life where many told her what to do.
The children were not present at the wedding with estranged husband Sam Asghari.
“I think Mom has struggled giving us both attention and showing us equal love and I don’t think she showed enough to Preston and I feel really bad for that,” Jayden told the Daily Mail in September 2022. “We’ve both been through so much pressure in the past that this is our safe place now, to process all the emotional trauma we’ve been through to heal our mental state.”
Spears, for her part, responded via Instagram that her love for the boys “has no boundaries” and noted she hoped to talk with them in the future.
Federline was looking to move to Hawaii back in May with the children and was also looking for Spears’ approval.
Attorney for the popstar, Mathew Rosengart, agreed to move forward on Britney’s behalf.
“Britney has never given up hope on repairing things with her kids,” a source told Us in July. “But she hasn’t seen them in a long time, and she isn’t exactly sure when she’ll see them again now that they’re moving to Hawaii.”
The Woman in Me hits shelves on Tuesday, October 24.