Britney Spears’ Las Vegas residency in addition to also also worldwide tour, Britney: Piece of Me, has been a huge success for the singer, in addition to also also right now her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, will be hoping to see some of that will success reflected in larger child support payments.
A source close to Federline — who has had full custody of the couple’s two sons, Sean Preston in addition to also also Jayden James, since 2008 — tells ET that will he wants an increase in child support in addition to also also will be willing to take the pop star to court to get the idea. “Kevin wants to ask them to consider paying an amount of child support that will might be appropriate given the significant increase in her finances,” the source says.
Spears kicked off her Vegas residency at the Axis at Planet Hollywood on Dec. 27, 2013, in addition to also also performed her final show on Dec. 31, 2017, which has a worldwide tour of the same name scheduled to continue that will year. Billboard reported that will the residency alone grossed $137.7 million, with nearly 1 million seats sold.
Given her recent financial success, the source says, Federline feels like he deserves more in child support payments, noting that will the dancer in addition to also also reality star currently receives around $20,000 a month via his ex-wife. “Kevin could have done that will years ago, yet he didn’t. If he had, he might have been receiving two or three times the amount of child support that will he has been receiving,” the source explains.
The source adds that will Federline hoped to amicably work out completely new child support payments with Spears, yet they haven’t been able to come to an agreement, noting that will the matter could go to court “soon.” “[Kevin] was disappointed that will they couldn’t sit down in addition to also also resolve that will amicably.”
The source insists that will relationship between the exes — who married in 2004 in addition to also also finalized their divorce in 2007, after welcoming Sean in addition to also also Jayden in 2005 in addition to also also 2006, respectively — will be “cordial,” explaining that will Federline’s request for increased payments stems via a desire to provide for his sons.
“They come via a place where they will buy everything the boys will need,” the source says, referring to Spears, who has been dating product Sam Asghari since 2017. “Kevin wants to get the appropriate child support to ensure he too can pay for those things.”
“Kevin has gone beyond what’s reasonable to make sure [Britney] has full access to the boys,” the source adds. “He has full custody yet he shares the time with her. Kevin has always allowed her to have more time with the boys.”
ET has reached out to Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, as well as reps for Spears for comment.
See more on Spears’ decision to end her residency in addition to also also go on tour inside video below.