Friday, May 25, 2007

Shar: Marriage to Brit hurt 'innocent people'

Shar Jackson's life has been a lot less chaotic since last November. That's when Britney Spears split from Kevin Federline, Jackson's former beau and dad to her children Kori and Kaleb (who turn 5 and 3 in July).
"When they were together, somebody was always at my door with a camera wanting to know what I thought," Jackson, 30, says over margaritas at a Mexican cantina. "Once they separated, nobody had to ask me anymore about something Britney did. That made life easier for me and my kids. There were a lot of innocent people affected by their relationship."

She says her older children, preteens Cassie and Donnie, were grilled for gossip, even by teachers. "They've had to change schools twice."

There was another innocent whose life was affected: Jackson's dog Britney — who was named for Spears long before Federline began a relationship with the singer.

"I had a bunch of dogs named after pop stars," she says, "But I didn't want to be calling that name anymore." So she gave the dog to her godmother.

Surprisingly, Jackson seems to include Federline as an innocent in the ordeal. Once he spilt from Spears, Jackson says, "I knew Kevin would get to be Kevin again and have his life. Britney's whole life is not realistic; it's a huge fantasy. And not everybody wants that fantasy."

Jackson now believes she is in a position to advise others about breakups. She's an expert on ABC's reality series Ex-Wives Club (Monday, 9 p.m. ET/PT). Jackson teams with Donald Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples and Angie Everhart (who was engaged to Sylvester Stallone and married to George Hamilton's son, Ashley) to offer survival tips.

"The reason we can help is because we've been through it," says Jackson, who is now happily single. "And we've been through it in the most insane way possible, with everybody in the world watching."

In February, Jackson treated herself to a tummy tuck and is excited to show off her bikini-ready bod in Maui in August, when her parents, who divorced five years ago, will remarry. A romantic reunion with her ex isn't likely, though.

"He will always be a friend, but we don't talk about it going anywhere else."

Before K-Fed, Jackson was a successful actress. She started at age 3 and played Neicy (Moesha, Girlfriends) for seven years on UPN shows. "It's a little disappointing that now I'm known for the whole Kevin/Britney thing, because I have worked my whole life."

Ex-Wives, she says, isn't really a career move. "I feel that all the pain that I went through was for something. Honestly, from my heart, if I can help somebody get through that, then this is an opportunity that was placed in my lap."

Source: USAToday.com

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good interview. The media so often paints a picture that isn't true, and it's nice to hear an interview that really talks about what is going on in these people's lives.

I believe Shar when she says Britney's "fantasy" life isn't for everyone. I'm convinced it's not even good for Britney.

Anonymous said...

attention whore!!!!

Anonymous said...

Funny how she's changed her story from Britney "breaking up her family". Kevin's money and promises of more money has exposed her fat ass as fake.

ObviousGirl said...

Why doesn't she just shut the hell up? Half the time she opens her mouth she contradicts the last sentence she just spit out. No one is really interested in her anymore. Instead of trying to get cash off of the Kevin/Britney thing she should be trying to find something of her own. You'd think she'd want to be as far away, from all that in the past, as she possibly could by now.

Anonymous said...

Shar Jackson is her own person and a hard working mother to 4 children. I see no reason for the Shar bashing from some of you. She is a class act.

Anonymous said...

Kevin leaving her for Britney Spears was the best thing that ever happened to her. No one knew who she was before Britney. She was a supporting actress on a show that did ok and a b actress on a couple of dumb movies. After Brit and Kevin got together, everyone knew who she was because she wouldnt shut up about them. Maybe reporters wouldnt be at your house if you werent so willing to give your two cents about exboyfriends new girlfriend. I mean why else record a cover of the song "toxic"? Shar is still madly in love with kevin and probably hopes he will come back to reality and be with her. You would think that having two kids with a guy who didn't want to marry her after popping out the first one what be a good hint about kevin. Shar should be thanking Britney for giving Shar a career.

Anonymous said...

12:56am - Get Real!

Anonymous said...

^Truth hurts?

Anonymous said...

12:45 don't be stupid, do you knew that bitch before the britney-kevin thing? she should shut her stupid mouth

ObviousGirl said...

I thought Shar said she kicked Kevin out and they broke up and he was living with friends when he met Britney? If that's the case nothing was stolen from her (and he didn't leave her for Britney), she chose to let it go and now she needs to let this go and make something of her own. And no she's not a class act, in fact she's got a long way to go before she will begin to see class just over the horizon again. Oh and please explain how Shar is hard working?

Anonymous said...

^Yeah they were living seperately when he met Britney, people don't seem to know that.

Anonymous said...

stop bitching hun she basically made your life

Anonymous said...

Here's irony: Britney made Kevin, and now Kevin makes (or remanufactures) Shar.

The star light just gets dimmer and dimmer.