Britney Spears’ ex-husband spoke out in her defense on Tuesday (June 29th).
Kevin Federline, who is the father of Spears’ sons, 15-year-old Sean Preston and 14-year-old Jayden James, released a statement to People through his attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan.
The lawyer said, "The best thing would be for their mom to be healthy and happy. And if either of those things aren't true, it doesn't provide for the best setting for custody to be exercised. [Kevin] certainly respects Britney and only hopes the best for her because when the best for her is achieved, it's the best for their kids. The kids love their mother and he wants there to be a healthy and strong relationship."
Kaplan added, “Britney has not been served well by the conservatorship and it's not consistent with what she wants. I think that she should be able to challenge that. And if it's what's best for her, Kevin supports it."
He also expressed concern about the singer’s claims that she was given lithium and how her mental health might affect the former couple’s custody agreement.
Kaplan continued, "If it was necessary, we have to be concerned about whether she's okay. And if it's no longer necessary, that's great too. Just want to make sure that all of the considerations, how she's doing are taken into account if she seeks to change the custody order in the post-conservatorship era, if that ever comes."
Federline ended his three-year marriage with Spears in 2007.