It's not too surprising given some of the subtle negative comments towards Britney from Shar, Jason, and Kevin's lawyer's spokesman (weirdly enough), and the not so subtle tabloids who have attacked both Britney and Kevin, that Britney (or probably Larry) would choose to respond:
"It's been so long since I've been out on the town with friends. It's also been 2 years since I've even celebrated my birthday. Every move I make at this point has been magnified more than I expected, and I probably did take my new found freedom a little too far. Anyway, thank God for Victoria's Secrets' new underwear line! I look forward to a new year, new music and a new me.
I'm just getting started....Happy Holiday's everyone!"
It's quite well done, and comes complete with a subtle jab at Kevin. It paints a picture of a cooped up housewife whose husband didn't even take her out for her birthday, something she had to break free from. I don't know quite how accurate that picture is, it's not like we haven't seen Britney in two years, and I'm not sure what happened on her birthday though if I remember the rumors correctly they were making a big deal over Britney being in Kentwood without Kevin at the time. But all is fair in love and divorce I guess, and the subtle jabs have been coming from several angles, unfortunately. I was really hoping things might get more cordial, but this is shaping up to be an ugly, messy, divorce.
I blame Larry for a lot of that. I think the guy is really smart and a great person to manage Britney's career. But a divorce should be handled as separately from that as possible in my opinion, especially when there are children involved. I know it's not possible to completely separate it from the media, but some things can be done. When Reese filed for divorce she asked for joint legal custody as well as physical custody, and her rep asked for respect and privacy. When Pamela Anderson filed for divorce, she posted on her web site - "I'm very concerned with the press on mine and Bob's divorce. I know I have people who want to defend me or people who want to defend Bob, but my children can read. I'd like to resolve this amicably – not fueling fires – and with dignity." While not all four of Kevin's children can read yet, they will be able to in the future. And Kori and Kaleb's older brother and sister definitely can read.
Larry got things off to quite a bang with the way Britney filed for divorce in the first place. That's going to bug me forever. An anonymous poster on this site gave us a "heads up" that Kevin was concerned that Britney's team might be behind some of rumors against him. If this is true I don't know whether Kevin was right or not. On the one hand, the tabloids don't seem to need too much help coming up with stories, and on the other I wouldn't really put it past Larry. I think after the initial smiling shots of Britney on Letterman and at the skating rink, Larry's plan was to hook her up with Paris to give people something to talk about besides the divorce. Britney's and Paris' people talked, and next thing you know they are best friends. If Britney had kept her underwear on and gone out less frequently it might have worked pretty well, but instead damage control was needed once again. Britney pulls out of hosting the Billboards with Paris and stops hanging out with her. The website message appears. Kevin on the other hand has had a couple of public meetings with his lawyer and started appearing in suits, which is also part of a strategy.
I hate this. I'm looking forward to the day when this divorce is settled, and hopefully things can be more co-operative and maybe even friendly between Kevin and Britney. I wish them both well in the future, and mostly I wish those children well.