Britney Spears has signed off on her ex-husband Kevin Federline to move with their two children to Hawaii. But the pop star isn’t thrilled about their private business becoming a public spectacle. Per ET, Spears’ lawyer, Matthew Rosengart, wrote a letter to Federline’s attorney yesterday (May 31), informing him that she doesn’t intend to interfere with Federline’s plans to uproot the family and relocate to Hawaii. Spears has offered her full consent.
In the letter, Rosengart slams Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, for publicizing the matter and “creating unnecessary drama and a false ‘dispute’ by publicly discussing the issue.” He added that in doing so, “it was undignified, ungracious, and unnecessary.” A source told the publication that “Britney loves and has always supported her children and wants them to be happy.”
Kaplan issued the following statement: “I responded to Mr. Rosengart about how I feel about that, and I am not going to involve myself in an involuntary pen-pal relationship with him.” As for K-Fed’s reaction, Kaplan said, “I’m sure Kevin is very pleased. He needs to make plans for the move, and these plans take months to put it into effect.”
As we recently reported, Kaplan sent a letter asking if she would be open to letting their sons Jayden James, 16, and Sean Preston, 17, move with their dad and stepmom, Victoria Prince. With Spears consenting to the move, it avoids Kaplan having to take the drastic step of having to formally make the request in court.
Federline said Spears, 41, hasn’t seen her boys in over a year and that they were “very excited” to relocate. As for why the move to Hawaii, Federline has DJ opportunities there, and Prince has a job offer at a university. Federline’s sons are eager to make the move sometime in July, at which point Jayden would continue classes remotely, and Sean will have already graduated.
Kaplan further elaborated on why he sent the letter to Spears. “Even though Kevin has sole legal custody over the existing orders,” he said. “And even though Kevin has had what we call defacto sole physical custody or, for the last 15 months or more, the law still requires you to get the consent of the other co-parent.” Kaplan confirmed that there hadn’t been “any exercise of visitation or custody in the last year,” and he believes Spears would “do the smart thing and not object.”