December 2008: Federline spoke out after the custody battle saying that he needed Jayden James and Sean Preston to have a relationship with their mom.
In December 2008, after the custody battle, Federline sat down with Folks to debate coparenting with Spears.
Through the interview, Federline stated his happiest reminiscence along with his ex-wife was once they received married after which once they had their two sons. Nevertheless, issues began to come up after their children have been born.
“It is arduous sufficient to be in a wedding, after which have a child, then children, it modifications all the pieces,” the previous dancer stated. “For me, I might change into extra involved with my kids. Not that I ignored Britney, however my children are all the time most vital.”
He additionally countered Spears’ declare that he did not spend sufficient time along with her.
Federline stated: “I did not give her an ultimatum, however I used to be making an attempt to work stuff out along with her, and he or she did not even speak to me or something and went behind my again and filed [for divorce]. [I was] utterly blindsided. It was an enormous shock.”
He continued: “She’d simply had Jayden, and I might been working for over a 12 months. I did all the pieces that I may to cater round the entire state of affairs: constructed a recording studio in the home, made certain I may all the time work from home, attempt to assist out as a lot as I can. It simply … I do not know, I assume it wasn’t sufficient.”
Federline additionally defined that he needed custody of his kids in order that Britney may get higher for them.
“A purpose why we ended up going via the custody battle is as a result of I would like my children to have a mother and love her,” he stated. “I do not wish to do that on my own. A part of the entire thing was to get them protected and get her to the place she’s going to all the time be there.”