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Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 18: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters) Singer Britney Spears attends the announcement of her new residency, “Britney: Domination” at Park MGM on October 18, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spears will perform 32 shows at Park Theater at Park MGM starting in February 2019.

Less than a week after Britney Spears delivered her shocking testimony about the conditions of the 13-year conservatorship over her life and finances, Kevin Federline’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has revealed the former backup dancer and Spears’ ex-husband’s thoughts on the matter.

Federline’s main concern is his and Spears’ teenage sons, Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, noted Kaplan in a statement to People. “The best thing would be for their mum to be healthy and happy. And if either of those things aren’t true, it doesn’t provide for the best setting for custody to be exercised.” 

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Credit: J. Merritt/FilmMagic. Britney Spears and Kevin Federline

“[Kevin] certainly respects Britney and only hopes the best for her because when the best for her is achieved, it’s the best for their kids. The kids love their mother and he wants there to be a healthy and strong relationship.”

Reflecting on Spears’ revelatory testimony, Kaplan feels that “Britney has not been served well by the conservatorship and it’s not consistent with what she wants,” he adds. “I think that she should be able to challenge that. And if it’s what’s best for her, Kevin supports it.”

Federline’s support comes just one day after Christina Aguilera released her own statement via Twitter. In the thread, the singer, who met Spears when they were children in the Mickey Mouse Club, wrote, “These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through. It is unacceptable that any woman, or human, wanting to be in control of their own destiny might not be allowed to live life as they wish.”

“To be silenced, ignored, bullied or denied support by those ‘close’ to you is the most depleting, devastating and demeaning thing imaginable. The harmful mental and emotional damage this can take on a human spirit is nothing to be taken lightly,” she continued. “Every woman must have the right to her own body, her own reproductive system, her own privacy, her own space, her own healing and her own happiness.”

Spears’ other famous ex, Justin Timberlake, was one of the first to publicly voice his support for her in a statement shared to social media in the hours following her court appearance. “After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time,” he wrote. “Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was… what’s happening to her is just not right.”

Further criticising the conservatorship rules that kept Spears under tight control, Timberlake added, “No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body. No one should EVER be held against their will… or ever have to ask permission to access everything they’ve worked so hard for.”