Britney Spears’ two sons, Sean Preston Federline and Jayden James Federline, are currently living with their father Kevin Federline while the pop star is seeking treatment at an undisclosed facility. Reports say that Spears has decided to get help at an all-encompassing wellness treatment after her father became ill and she needed to take some time for herself. Her father Jamie Spears’ recent health complications have reportedly taken a toll on the singer’s mental health.
Even though Spears and Federline have had a rocky relationship in the last several years, including their very public child support battle, it appears as though Federline is helping his ex-wife out by taking care of their two sons full-time. Federline even made a public statement about Spears’ situation and said that he would continue to support her as needed. The couple got married back in 2004 but divorced in 2007 after three short years of marriage.
Federline’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan told Entertainment Weekly, “Kevin commends Britney for recognizing that she needs to take a step back and that she is taking reasonable steps to dealing with her situation in a responsible way. He wishes everyone well.”
The site also says that the boys are well taken care of, are attending school every day and are doing well. Britney Spears is expected to be in her treatment facility for approximately 30 days.
Sources close to Spears say that she’s been having a hard time dealing with her father’s multiple health issues. Back in March, the singer announced that she would be halting all of her work to focus on her father and his recovery. The 66-year-old has had multiple surgeries in hopes of fully repairing his colon. Jamie Spears became seriously ill and was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas where his colon had ruptured.
Another family friend told PEOPLE in an interview, “He nearly died and actually had another surgery a few weeks ago. He’s not doing well. They’re so close, and it has been a lot. There is nothing dramatic going on with her — she just realized she needs to make sure to take time to care for herself.”
So far Britney Spears herself has not made any comments about the situation or about her father’s health. It’s been noted that she has been rather quiet on social media since the beginning of this year. However, after reports stated that she checked into a treatment center, Spears shared a post on social media that suggested she needed to take a little time off for herself.