Thursday, January 04, 2007

Larry talks about Kevin and Britney's divorce and my thoughts

I was reading though a People.com article about Larry Rudolph's (Britney's manager) interview with USA Today where he talks about Britney's comeback scheduled for later this year. This caught my eye:

Rudolph termed Spears's filing for divorce from Kevin Federline on Nov. 7 "a sign to fans that she's serious" about a professional comeback.

From the beginning I have speculated that a major reason that Britney divorced Kevin was because she felt it would be better for her career. This confirms, at the very least, that Larry feels that way, and it's not really a surprise considering the filing of divorce was handled more like a publicity stunt than the breakup of a marriage. I have to say that the whole situation literally turns my stomach. Again, I think of Sean Preston and Jayden James reading this, in addition to every thing else since Britney filed for divorce. Is there any other conclusion they can come to but that their mother chose the best interests of her career over the best interests of her family. It's sad that the media were so ruthless when it came to Kevin and Britney's marriage, and that it influenced so many people. It's sad that so many Britney fans were unable to respect her decision of who she chose to marry. It's sad that Britney felt she had to choose between her marriage and her career. It's sad that Larry was so willing to step in, and blatantly connect her divorce to her career comeback.

It's a sad, sad situation.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Is there any other conclusion they can come to but that their mother chose the best interests of her career over the best interests of her family."



Did Kevin think that when he was on the road trying to start his career? And didn't spend time with his wife and kids leading to the divorce? Britney is a single parent now. She has to work for her and her kids future. Larry wasn't their during her marriage to kevin. So what he says really doesn't matter.

Anonymous said...

*there

Alison said...

Kevin's interview with USA Today a week before Britney filed for divorce:

Spears will decide when the couple's 7-week-old will make a public appearance. Federline says he wants to release a photo soon so his family can join him on the road without dodging the paparazzi. "But if my wife wants to have that baby all to herself for now, then she keeps it, because there's not much she has to herself," he says, "not even her own children."

Anonymous said...

Kevin's comments are telling in the sense that they essentially don't have a choice in letting their children just be. That in itself is sad...but releasing photos of them doesn't make their lives any easier. And, no offense, as much as I like him, he could have done things to see his children like make sure it was arranged that he had 2 days of straight so he could see them and so forth. Other artists, up and coming and established, do such to ensure they see their family so why couldn't/didn't he?

Plus, as bad as this sounds I think he also wanted them on tour with him b/c it would drive up interest and people showing up at his shows. Most every report and instance cites that some people showed up to look for his wife.

Anonymous said...

Duh. Why in fuck else do you think Britney filed for divorce??? It was the best things she's ever done, besides make music, and perform. Getting Larry back as her manager was also a smart move. Britney's career would have been career suicide if she hadn't filed for divorce.

Anonymous said...

Britney called Larry after filing of divorce !!!

Alison said...

There's a video of Britney with Larry just before she filed for divorce. I think Britney decided to divorce on her own but she called Larry to handle the publicity. That's why she was on Letterman just before and why she was ice skating with Larry right after - lots of nice pictures.

I disagree that Kevin wanted his family there just for publicity. Britney and Sean Preston were often around when Kevin was doing career-related stuff, Five Star photo shoots, etc. In fact, until the day Britney filed for divorce I really admired the way they supported each other.

Alison said...

Kevin on MuchMusic, just before he got the news by text message:

Sarah: Okay. This is it. We're going to test your truth. When was the last time you cried? Be honest.

Kevin: All right. You know, I sniffled up a little bit last week when I was missing my children. That's the honest truth. When I was in New York I shed a tear.

Sarah: Did you call them and talk to them?

Kevin: They're too young to really talk to. My other kids I get to talk to all the time. I was really missing Preston and Jayden.

Sarah: Do you have any kind of music specifically you go to when you're feeling those moments?

Kevin: No, I try to stay away from that because then I'll be bawling.

Anonymous said...

Those are just words ... you cant tell what was behind their marriage. I think that was Kevin's mistake ... that he was only showing the love for his family to the cameras ... maybe he's not a bad actor after all

Alison said...

If you choose to believe he lied about his family in all his interviews you really do want to hate Kevin.

Anonymous said...

^Well he did lie about how his marriage was all good and stuff when hit really wasn't.

Alison said...

How do you know it wasn't good? Britney said it was awesome as well. They never claimed that everything was perfect but they both claimed their marriage was good. That's one of the reasons it seems that Britney's career was a major factor in her decision to divorce.

Anonymous said...

^No, He's a deadbeat bum, that's why she divorced him. They both lied about how happy they were.

Alison said...

I see your mind is made up. Maybe they'll be others who read through this with a more open mind.

Anonymous said...

Britney is incapable of normal relationships, as she's quite self-centered. She cast away BOTH husbands with the same ease that she cast away her Chihuahua. Anyway, thanks for sharing, it is just additional confirmation.

Anonymous said...

Most people claim all is well when things are anything but. I am sure Britney had this divorced planned out, but I seriouslt doubt all way great. If it was they wouldn't be getting divorced.

Anonymous said...

I read the comment he made too.The guy is cold heart just like britney.How sad to breakup your family just so you can be sucecssful.She do not care about her kids at all if she cared about them she will not break up their family and she will spent more thime with them.All she does is party her career is more better than her boys.She does'nt even act like a mom or spent time with her son I guess her career is important.The good part about it she and her advisor thaught divorcing kevin will make the world love her again they played the cards right for a week than her true colors began to expose.The world hate her more than ever and critizez her everyday.She more hated than ever when she was with kevin and people had a little respect for her now every one called her a bad mom, whitetrash and people have began to see that kevin did not make her trashy she was way trashy before he came around.Kevin is coming out looking like the better parent.Go and read the blogs and hear what they say about.She aged so much from her drinking.sean and jayden will grow upthey will read all this when they are big and they will hateher more.she have not reach rock bottom yet,she will contionue to go downspiral.The end will be when those boys write a book or disowned her when they read about all the stuff she did when they were young.I do not fel sorry for her a bit she deserved everything she going through because she a wicked person all the wickedness is catching up with her.She donnot have =no career she a has been.

Anonymous said...

Well she thaught she will be happy with out kevin.She look miserable in pics.She aged so much she look like she 40 yrs old.9She finially get it that all the money in the world cannot make u happy.She look like a mess these day.Good that no one blame kevin .everyone is saying he the better parent than she is.She had those kids o keep hiom when that did not work she don't want them anymore.

Alison said...

I'm not saying they never fought or had no problems at all. What couple wouldn't having 2 kids right away, that much media attention, a new career for Kevin, etc. It would be weird if they didn't experience some problems. But if the love and commitment is there couples work through this kind of stuff.

I just think Britney had a reason to not do that, and that was that she was worried about her career. And I have a problem with that. A family and a marriage is something to hold on to. Sometimes divorce is the right answer, but only when you've tried everything to make the marriage work. Then you part ways as amicably as possible for everyone's sake, especially if you have children. I think it's selfish to do otherwise.

Maybe I'm too hard on Britney, she isn't the only person that hasn't handled a divorce very well. But it happens to be something I feel strongly about.

lashun said...

I thought from the beginning that this divorce was a publicity stunt, when I found out it happened on Nov. 7, Election Day when everybody is gonna be reading news papers, and watch the news, and when it happened everybody knew about it. To me that sounded like she wanted the world to love her again, and it might have worked if she kept the good girl image, but she started partying thoughout the night almost every night with Paris Hilton not wearing any underwear, and not publicly spending time with her children, it's making her look like a bad role model, which she is. It's kinda funny that Kevin was accused of the same things while him and Britney was together.

I don't think neither are bad people. And if the relationship was causing more pain than happiness , then they should have got out of it, but it seems like now Britney is suffering more than she was married. She acts on impulse, instead of reason. She probably didn't think of how this divorce will affect her children emotionally in the future.

I could careless what Larry has to say, because he's just one of those many demons that control Britney's life.

Anonymous said...

Obviously there were other problems besides her just wanting her career back. Sorry, you are just plain crazy if you think Britney was happy how she was. Go watch that Dateline intereview where she defended Kevin and her marriage. Look at her crying in public more than once. The girl was not happy. Kevin talking about how wonderful things were was just that - talk. You can't honestly believe she just one day decided she had to get her career back and just had to dump the perfect love of her life. You know, Kevin and Britney was a relationship built on lust and it just ran out. It's a shame they had two kids to add to the mix. It could have been painless otherwise.

Anonymous said...

She cast away BOTH husbands with the same ease that she cast away her Chihuahua.

Her first "husband" was a joke and the wasn't it kevin that hated her dogs and got rid of them? I'm sure he said so in some intereview.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm too hard on Britney, she isn't the only person that hasn't handled a divorce very well. But it happens to be something I feel strongly about.

lol maybe? you just accused her of just suddenly deciding one day she just had to have a career and just had to dump her loving husband to achieve that. BULLSHIT. Britney suffered and gave a lot to be with Kevin despite the public outcry that she shouldn't be with him. She did insanely stupid shit to defend him and their "love". I don't think for one second she didn't pray it would work out. She has been searching for something for a very long time and still hasn't found it. Obviously she couldn't find it with Kevin either.

You know it had nothing to do with Kevin never being home or the fact that they just weren't very compatible at all. I'm sorry you don't understand what "spin" is and how Kevin was pretending everything was wonderful to get positive PR to sell his CD.

Anonymous said...

Adding to the above - Britney is very impulsive. But she hasn't cared about her career for a very long time. Even during the Toxic days she was mostly over it. She met Kevin, fell in lust/love and thought she had found what she was looking for. When it started to not work with Kevin she probably thought her career is what is missing. Honestly, I hope she takes her time because the girl is obviously not very happy right now. I dislike Kevin, but I do wish him and Britney both happiness. People need to stop judging both of them. They did not have a good marriage. If they did, they would not be going through this divorce right now.

Alison said...

I didn't say Britney decided to divorce Kevin in one day. I think she saw where things were going with Kevin's album before it was released. The fact that she delayed releasing Jayden's pictures shows she was thinking or planning divorce in my opinion.

As for the dogs, in one interview Kevin said that they decided to give the dogs to a friend because things weren't working out with the dogs and the kids. He did not say he hated the dogs. Months later after the divorce the media blew it up into this big thing where they said Britney choose Kevin over the dogs. But that's what the media does. That's what they have always done since Kevin and Britney met, and that's what they were doing to Britney before she met Kevin. Look how many people bought into it?

Britneys_lil_Angel said...

you can say all you want that Britney filed for divorce cos of her career, but its so obvious Kevin married Britney for HIS so called career.

Britney doesn't need publicity off Kevin, Kevin needs Britney's publicity, no one is gonna take him seriously everyone see's him as Britney's ex, that all he will.

Anonymous said...

People are going to think what they want. A Britney fan will say Kevin was this, that, and the other. The same with a Kevin fan (which this sight is) with Britney.

We saw 2 people jump into a marriage quickly without really knowing each other. Was it love? Maybe. Lust? Definitely, but I think did truly did care for each other.

Sean Preston I am sure was the beginning of the end of their marriage. A child is a true test of marriage and one that many do in fact fail.

They are both stubborn people and maybe they just didn't mix well anymore.

Just because one is married does not mean they have to stay in a marriage because the other one doesn't want out. That isn't how it works.

We really don't know anything about Kevin and Britney besides how the media spins it. All the good and the bad is PR.

Did she leave him for her career? I am sure her wanting a career again was a part of it. Maybe they had a disagrement about it? Maybe Kevin didn't want her doing work while he was trying to do his own thing.

Or maybe they were both in denial and it finally took a third people to make them realize that their relationship was unhealthy. Who knows.

It is over now. Britney loosk like she still have some demons to face. Kevin has had a makeover and has venturened into WWE. He seems in great spirits.

As long as the children are safe and no one is trying to be greedy (Britney and Kevin alike!) then the divorce should go smoothly.

Anonymous said...

Kevin... please go back home to your wife and kids and MAKE IT WORK for your two young children... they deserve to have their mommy and daddy together with them. That will be Britney's and your's life greatest accomplishment.

Anonymous said...

i'm actually not really shocked about that i mean come on it's britney spears lol i just think it's really ruthless also from larry's part that he kinda supports her actions and well i think he also kinda forced her to it!!! i know it's all abut business blablabla but still family is more omportant. the thing is the britney never learned that...her mom left the family with her and jamie lynn -->as a BABY!! for britney ...and they left bryan and jamie the father behing just for being in new york and for britney getting her career done...with that mother how could she be any better??

Anonymous said...

^^Talking out your ass eh?

Anonymous said...

I knew that from the start, after the way she acted after filing for divorce, and if you notice in her recent letter to her 'fans' she said "..... myself as an entertainer with absolutely no strings attached......" I think that statement said it loud and clear.

But hey one is allowed to live their life their way and I guess she made her choice.

Kelly.