Kevin Federline wants Britney Spears to cough up the big bucks now that their children live with him full-time. The former backup dancer is contemplating going to court to ask for an increase in his $40,000-a-month child support payments from the pop star, TMZ reported Monday.
The outlet noted that the amount Federline, 45, currently receives is predicated on each parent having the kids 50 percent of the time.
However, Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden James, 16, have been living entirely with their father for the past several years and even relocated to Hawaii with him last month.
Notably, the former couple’s eldest son turns 18 Thursday, thus cutting Spears’ required payments in half.
Sources told TMZ that support for Jayden is expected to remain intact until he graduates high school in June 2025. Page Six reached out to Federline’s rep for comment but did not immediately hear back.
His attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, previously told us that the teens had communicated with their mother as recently as July.
The positive update came after reports that Preston and Jayden had cut off all communication with Spears, 41, last year.
The “TMZ Investigates” episode “Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom,” which aired in May, claimed that “by the end of the summer [of 2022], tensions got so bad that the boys weren’t even responding to [their mom’s] texts.”
Federline, for his part, publicly alleged that Preston and Jayden had “made the decision” to not see the “Toxic” singer or attend her wedding to her now-estranged husband, Sam Asghari, because of the intense media scrutiny following the end of her conservatorship in November 2021.
“It’s been tough. It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to do in my life,” he said at the time.
Page Six broke the news in May that Spears would not stop her sons from leaving their home state of California.
In a letter obtained by us, her attorney, Mathew Rosengart, wrote, “To her credit, Britney Spears will not interfere with and consents to the relocation.”
The Grammy winner later paid tribute to both Preston and Jayden on social media, calling her eldest son her “first love” and posting two snaps of her youngest when he was a toddler.