K-Fed’s Kind of a Gentleman — Who Knew
We all remember that special time in the world, those few precious moments in which Britney Spears and Kevin Federline seemed to be conquering the world together. It fell apart just as quickly as it had begun, and what with Kevin’s dumb hat collection, his dumb rap album, and the way he seemed to be using Britney as a way to get some fame for himself, it was almost too easy to hate him. You can still hate him if you want — there’s just no excusing that rap album — but you should know that he might not be the giant douchebag everyone makes him out to be.
Kevin did an interview with Us Weekly, and he described what first attracted him to her:
“We had an instant chemistry – and then it became a soap opera for the world. It surprised me how down-to-earth she was, with normal Southern values instilled by her parents – but also, obviously, not that innocent… I have so many great memories that outweigh the bad.”
Sweet, right? He also admits to taking advantage of Britney’s money:
“Having 50 paparazzi suddenly in my face was a huge eye-opener. Our life was running at 150,000 miles per hour. I soaked up as much of the lifestyle as I could. I’d walk into a club and get a table worth $15,000 a night with unlimited free drinking. To not have to worry about making my next car payment felt like a huge weight lifted off my soul. But everything got so crazy.”
But, and here’s the big thing, he won’t talk about exactly how crazy things got, but he won’t. Because love:
“Britney proposing to me on a plane three months after we met and getting married two months later was just us living in the moment. I really thought I’d spend the rest of my life with her… There were a few drastic things that went down, which I’ll never talk about, but overall we still had fun. So when she filed for divorce, I was completely caught off guard. Look, there are a million things I could say about her that would make huge headlines and cause a ton of drama, but for what? The truth is I loved her to death.”
Seriously, he won’t go into details:
“It was extremely tough watching her go through a phase where she was clearly not OK right after the divorce. There’s a lot more I could have done to help. Taking full custody of the boys sucked the life out of me, but it was for them. I have to give Britney’s dad, Jamie, a lot of credit for saving her. He made it so I could actually deal with her again.”
It’s going to be hard, but we need to give K-Fed some credit here. As much as he seems to love fame, he loves Britney more, and that’s admirable. We never could have imagined we’d get the opportunity to say this, but good on you, Kevin. Good on you.