Jayden Federline is speaking out.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, the 15-year-old son of Britney Spears opened up about his estrangement from his mom, and now Spears is responding.
In a post on her Instagram account, Spears shared a length statement addressing the claims her son made.
“I’ve tried my best at being the best person I can be… to be basically held hostage in homes under nurses and bulls–t I hope my kids one day understand my reasoning of my play in water revealing myself as any woman would being held under blankets and supervision under the conservatorship!!!” she wrote.
“Finally at 40 without the restraints of what my family did to me… I say to my son Jayden that I send all the love in the world to you every day for the rest of my life!!!! My love for my children has no boundaries and it deeply saddens me to know his outcry of saying I wasn’t up to his expectations as a mother… and maybe one day we can meet face to face and talk about this openly!!!!” Spears continued. “Maybe dear child YOU can explain to me why our family would do that to anyone!!!! I helped your father who hasn’t had a job in 15 years.”
She added, “I assume it is easier for you guys not to have someone check on you to make sure you’re doing your homework !!!! I’m sure the standards of your dad smoking weed every day benefits your daily life at 15 and 16 to partake in a VERY COOL GENERATION …. !!! completely understand your need to live with your father as I had to play the perfect role for 15 years for absolutely nothing. I’m so happy I was able to carry 4 tours, judge X Factor and WAAAY more … I did that for you.”
Finally, she said, “As for my mental health … my dear child understand you must learn to pick up a book and read one before you resort to even thinking about my intellect sweetheart !!! Tell your father to go try and at least mow the lawn … Psss if you can honestly sit back and say with your sensible brilliant mind what memaw and paw paw did to me was fine and call them not bad people … then yes I have failed as a mother and hopefully that’s a chat for you and your father to sit face to face and try to learn WHAT’S GOOD.”
In his interview, Jayden had said that he has “no hate” for his mom and thinks their relationship will be fixed eventually with “a lot of time and effort.”
Britney Spears' youngest son believes his relationship with his mother can be repaired
Jayden said: "I 100% think this can be fixed of course. It's just going to take a lot of time and effort… I really want to see her again."
— ITV News (@itvnews) September 2, 2022
Jayden added, “I 100% think this can be fixed. It’s just going to take a lot of time and effort. I just want her to get better mentally. When she gets better I really want to see her again.”
Addressing his mom directly, he said, “I love you a lot, I hope for the best for you. Maybe one day we can sit down like this and talk again.”
He also explained why he and his 16-year-old brother Sean Preston didn’t attend their mom’s wedding to Sam Asghari earlier this summer.
“At the time it just wasn’t a good time to go. I’m not saying that I’m not happy for her. I’m really happy for them, but she didn’t invite the whole family and then if it was just going to be me and Preston, I just don’t see how that situation would have ended on good terms,” he said.
Looking back on growing up with a famous mom, Jayden said, “There was this TV and it just showed all these people, and it showed her singing and dancing on the stage, and when I saw that I was like ‘Wow, that is a lot of people’ and I came to the realization of how famous she was and how successful she is as a person and that inspired me.”
He also defended his grandfather, Jamie Spears, who is currently in a legal battle with Britney over issues related to her conservatorship, which was terminated last year.
Jayden said Jamie “really cares about his family” and “doesn’t deserve all the hatred he is getting in the media. I love him, with all my heart. He was just trying to be a father.”
Britney's youngest son Jayden believes the conservatorship that gave the popstar's father control over her career and personal life “did go [on] for a little too long”
— ITV News (@itvnews) September 2, 2022
He continued, “At first he was just trying to be like any father letting her pursue her daughter’s dream of becoming a superstar but I did think maybe the conservatorship went on too long, probably why my Mum was very angry about the whole situation that she was working for too long and I personally think she was. She should have taken a break and relaxed.”