KEVIN FEDERLINE - FEDERLINE FEARED FOR KIDS' SAFETY
KEVIN FEDERLINE feared for his sons' safety when his ex-wife BRITNEY SPEARS went into meltdown earlier this year (08).
The Toxic hitmaker was hospitalised for psychiatric assessment in January after she reportedly refused to hand over Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two, following a supervised visit.
Spears was in the middle of a bitter custody battle with Federline at the time of the incident - and he confesses he was worried about his children when she hit her "lowest points".
He tells Hello! magazine, "Yes, I was a bit concerned. In my heart, I never felt she'd ever do anything wrong to the children. But some of her lowest points were my lowest points too. It has been tough for me to go through all this at the same time."
Describing the moment he saw Spears being carried away on a stretcher, Federline adds: "That's one of my lowest points right there. It was stressful. But we're all through it now."
And Federline is convinced his and Britney's problems were made even worse because their marriage was in the public eye. He says, "It's tough. It definitely doesn't make it any easier. But when we were together, we had each other to rely on. And we had lots of moments together that... well, people don't know what goes on behind closed doors. We had a bit of private life."
KEVIN FEDERLINE - FEDERLINE: 'SPEARS IS A GREAT MOTHER'
KEVIN FEDERLINE has praised his ex-wife BRITNEY SPEARS' parenting skills - insisting the singer is a "great" mum. Federline split from the Toxic hitmaker in 2006, and was awarded custody of their children Sean Preston, three, and Jayden James, two. But despite their acrimonious break-up and Spears' public meltdown, Federline insists the pop star is a brilliant mother.
He tells Hello magazine, "I haven't been around her too much in the last couple of years but other than that, she's a great mother. Really hands on with the kids." She spends a lot of time with them. She loves to play with them a lot. She really cares about them and I know they're a big piece of her life." He adds: "I'm happy that they get to spend time with their mother. I wouldn't have it any other way. I definitely feel like their mom is really, really important in their life and it is really working out well right now."