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Britney Spears has responded to her ex-husband Kevin Federline‘s “hurtful” claims about her relationship with their sons.

In a since-viral interview released Saturday, Federline said the relationship between Spears and their two shared sons, Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15, has become distanced.

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“The boys have decided they are not seeing her right now. It’s been a few months since they’ve seen her,” Federline, 44, told the Daily Mail.

Federline claimed the boys decided on their own accord not to attend their mother’s recent wedding to Sam Asghari, 28. Federline said regardless of their attendance, the boys are “happy” for their mother and “wish her and Sam all the best going forward.”

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“This whole thing has been hard to watch, harder to live through, harder to watch my boys go through than anything else,” Federline said in the interview, referring to Spears’ recently ended conservatorship battle. “It’s been tough. It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.”

Spears, 40, was released from her 13-year conservatorship in November. Contrary to popular opinion, Federline said he believes the conservatorship held by Spears’ father Jamie “saved” the Toxic singer.

“I saw this man that really cared, and really cares about his family and wanting everything to be OK,” Federline said in the interview. “When Jamie took over, things got into order. He saved her life.”

Federline also told the Daily Mail that Spears’ frequent near-nude Instagram posts have had a negative impact on their sons, calling the situation “tough.”

The former dancer said he has tried to explain to his sons that “maybe that’s just another way [Spears] tries to express herself.”

“But that doesn’t take away from the fact of what it does to them,” Federline added. “I can’t imagine how it feels to be a teenager having to go to high school.”

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On Saturday, Spears responded to Federline’s claims on her Instagram story.

“It saddens me to hear that my ex-husband has decided to discuss the relationship between me and my children,” she wrote.

“As we all know, raising teenage boys is never easy for anyone .. It concerns me the fact that the reason is based on my Instagram … it was LONG before Instagram,” Spears continued. “I gave them everything. Only one word: HURTFUL … I’ll say it … My mother told me ‘You should GIVE them to their dad.’ I’m sharing this because I can. Have a good day folks!!!”

On Sunday, Spears shared another post to Instagram, adding to what she said on her story the day prior. Spears referenced Federline’s current wife, Victoria Prince, who told the Daily Mail, “Whatever is happening outside has nothing to do with this home.”

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“The conservatorship has only been over for 8 months !!!!” Spears wrote in the emoji-filled post. “Reminder that the trauma and and insults that come with fame and this business not only affect me but my children as well !!!! I’m only human and I’ve done my best.”

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“During my conservatorship I was controlled and monitored for nearly 15 years … I needed permission just to take Tylenol !!! I should embark on WAAAY more than going topless on the beach like a baby !!!!” Spears wrote.

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Asghari also made a statement on social media, writing on his Instagram story, “There is not validity to his statement regarding the kids distancing themselves and it is irresponsible to make that statement publicly.”

“The boys are very smart and will be 18 soon to make their own decisions and may eventually realize the ‘tough’ part was having a father who hasn’t worked much in over 15 years as a role model,” he continued.

“Kevin’s gravy train will end soon wich [sic] probably explains the timing of these hurtful statements,” Asghari wrote. “I do not know him personally and have nothing against him aside him chosing [sic] to vilify my wife. His character is revealed by approval of the cruel 13 year [conservatorship] and his loyalty to Jaimie [sic] indicates his approval at time of its conception as well.”

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Spears and Federline met in 2004 when he was a dancer in a Hollywood club. They married later that year, but divorced in 2006, shortly after the birth of their second son.

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Brittany and Patrick Mahomes have added another member to their team.

The spouses announced that they welcomed their second child on Nov. 28.

“Patrick ‘Bronze’ Lavon Mahomes III,” Brittany and Patrick shared on Instagram as their son posed on a blanket. “11/28/22 7lbs 8oz.” 

Just one day earlier, Brittany was cheering on her husband as the Kansas City Chiefs faced the Los Angeles Rams. “Sterling said no to photos today, but she’s still cute,” she wrote on Instagram after hanging on the field with the couple’s 21-month-old daughter. “#gochiefs.” Patrick and his teammates would end up winning the game. 

Brittany and Patrick first announced that they were expecting their little one back in May, two months after they tied the knot in Hawaii.

The couple’s announcement post included photos of their daughter wearing a pink t-shirt with the words, “I have a secret to tell you,” on it. In the snaps, Sterling was standing between her parents holding up a sign that said, “Baby sister duties coming soon.”

In the past, Brittany has made it a point to take her fans on her motherhood journey, with the trainer regularly answering fan questions on her Instagram.


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Exclusive: Katherine Heigl ’Never Saw’ Her Daughter While Working on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’  – TalkOfNews.com

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A difficult time. Katherine Heigl opened up about the difficulties she faced as a mother while working on Grey’s Anatomy — and feeling detached from daughter Naleigh after so much time apart. 

“I never saw that baby. I was at work with three triplets who were playing my goddaughter and I spent more time with them than I did with my new daughter and she bonded with my husband,” Heigl, 44, said during the Monday, November 28, episode of The View. “So, I was always afraid that I had missed that opportunity to really bond with her and that she didn’t love me.”

The Firefly Lane actress tied the knot with husband Josh Kelley in 2007. Two years later, Us Weekly confirmed that the pair adopted baby Naleigh from South Korea. The couple shared photos of their then-10-month-old later that month. 

Less than a year after bringing their little one home, however, Heigl was “on a plane” and back to “work in Atlanta” for the ABC series. 

“At the time, becoming a new mother, I was just like, ‘I got it. I got it. I can handle this,’” she explained. “You know, they’ve told us we can have it all. We can have careers and have families and it’s all gonna be great. It’s all gonna work out.”

Despite the challenges of being a working mom, the Life as We Know It star hinted at her desire to expand her family during a June 2010 interview with Gala magazine. “We would love to have a second child, adopted or biological,” the Golden Globe nominee said at the time. “We’re not ruling it out.”

Two years later, Heigl’s rep confirmed to Us Weekly that the parents had adopted a second daughter named Adalaide. The couple’s third child, son Joshua, arrived in December 2016. 

Tthe Washington D.C. native has been candid about the struggles she faced on Grey’s Anatomy over the years. Heigl portrayed doctor Izzie Stevens on the medical drama for over 100 episodes from 2005 to 2010, when she exited halfway through season six. Her abrupt departure came after a public feud with creator Shonda Rhimes. 

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“There was a resolution to Izzie’s story. We had planned to have her come back for an episode to really properly tie up Izzie and Alex (Justin Chambers),” Krista Vernoff, who worked on seasons 1-7 of the medical drama before returning as the showrunner for season 14, told the Los Angeles Times in November 2020. “And I wrote that episode, and it was beautiful. The day before it was supposed to start prepping or shooting, I can’t remember, we got a call that Katie wasn’t coming. Just wasn’t coming. Wasn’t going to do it. It became my job to stay up all night for multiple nights and reimagine a script that didn’t include Izzie.”

Vernoff went on to say that while fans “screamed” at the writers “for years and years” about Heigl’s departure, the show always had plans to wrap up Izzie’s story. “That’s the behind-the-scenes story. That’s what happened. I’m not saying that to bash Katie. I don’t know what was happening in her life,” she explained.

Sources close to Heigl, however, told Us at the time that Vernoff was “mistaken” when it came to the actress’ exit from the series. “Katherine was back in L.A. after parental leave (when she adopted her Adalaide) waiting to be called to set,” the insider shared.

Heigl, for her part, told Access in 2014 that she hopes to “someday” mend the fences between her and 52-year-old Rhimes. In January 2021, the Knocked Up star even told the Washington Post that returning as Izzie before the long-running series ends would be “completely dependent upon the team over there, how they feel about it, and the story.”

She added, “Never say never.” 

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By the time he wrapped his press conference in Qatar on Monday, United States men’s national team coach Gregg Berhalter cut the figure of an embattled head of state, not someone trying to stave off elimination from the World Cup. On the eve of a win-or-go-home match, Berhalter and team captain Tyler Adams were grilled by Iranian journalists about US policy on immigration and the country’s military presence in the Persian Gulf. One reporter took Adams to task with a question about discrimination in America, while Berhalter was asked whether inflation might be hindering the team’s support back home.

Berhalter and Adams fielded some questions about the USMNT’s next opponent, but tactical analysis tends to get overshadowed when that opponent is Iran. In a World Cup where it has proven nearly impossible to stick to sports, Tuesday’s match between the United States and Iran is the most politically charged contest yet, the ultimate tempest in an unusually fraught tournament. Given the long-standing hostilities between the two countries, the match was always bound to invite geopolitical story lines, but now it is set against the backdrop of monthslong demonstrations in Iran triggered by the arrest and death of Kurdish Iranian woman Mahsa Amini. The Iranian government’s violent crackdown on its own people has cast a shadow over its national team’s World Cup campaign, creating a red-hot atmosphere in Qatar for both players and fans. The United States Soccer Federation waded into the political upheaval this week when it posted a now deleted graphic on social media of the Iranian flag that did not include the emblem of the Islamic Republic, a gesture meant to show solidarity with the protesters. Iran’s own soccer federation responded by calling for the US to be expelled from the World Cup. 

That set the stage for Monday’s strange press conference, where Iranian journalists repeatedly confronted Berhalter and Adams, both of whom tried gamely to steer the questions back to the game itself. “We support Iran’s people and Iran’s team,” Adams said. “But that being said, we’re laser-focused on this match, as they are as well.”

Adams was promptly scolded by a reporter from Press TV, an Iranian government-affiliated outlet, who pointed out that the 23-year-old midfielder was “pronouncing our country’s name wrong.”  

“Our country is named eee-ron, not I-ran,” the reporter said, before asking Adams, who is Black, whether he is “okay to be representing a country that has so much discrimination against Black people in his own borders.” 

Adams apologized for the mispronunciation. “There’s discrimination everywhere you go,” Adams said. “One thing that I’ve learned, especially from living abroad in the past years, and having to fit in in different cultures is that in the US, we’re continuing to make progress every single day.” Adams said his experience, growing up African American in a white family, made it easier for him to assimilate in different cultures and touted the importance of education in gaining a better understanding of others. 

“You just educated me now on the pronunciation of your country,” he continued. “So yeah, it’s a process, I think as long as you see progress, that’s the most important thing.”

Berhalter, meanwhile, stressed that neither he nor his players were aware of the US Soccer Federation’s social media post. “All we can do, on our behalf, is apologize on behalf of the players and the staff,” he said

The Iranian national team hasn’t avoided the fray either, of course. Since September, the country has been roiled by protests inspired by Amini, a 22-year-old who died in Iranian police custody after being arrested for violating the country’s law that requires head coverings for women. The Iranian government has been under international pressure for its brutal response to demonstrators; the United Nations estimates more than 14,000 have been detained for protesting, hundreds have been killed, and more are at risk of being tortured. Before their opening World Cup match against England last week, Iran’s players staged a silent protest by not singing the country’s national anthem. After reportedly receiving “fierce criticism from government officials,” the players participated in the singing of the anthem before their win on Friday against Wales, but the victory was marred by clashes outside the stadium between pro-government Iranian fans and those supporting the protests. One of Iran’s players dedicated his goal against Wales to the “suffering” people of Iran. Last Friday, the Iranian government arrested an outspoken Iranian Kurdish soccer player, who had not made the national team, on charges of “incitement against the regime.”

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Even without all the political strife, Tuesday’s match would hardly be short on drama. The final group stage game for both teams, it also offers plenty of enthralling sporting subplots. With a win, the US will advance to the knockout rounds after failing to qualify for the World Cup four years ago. Iran is likewise guaranteed to go through with a victory, but a draw could also be sufficient. The United States will also be searching for its first win against Iran in what will be the third overall meeting between the two countries. 

Their first match came at the 1998 World Cup in France, where a 2–1 victory for the Iranians caused the US to crash out of the tournament. That game was just 17 years removed from the Iranian hostage crisis. “The Iranian regime hated America. That’s why that game was such a big game on the world stage, and had so much importance. Equally as much as the football piece was the political piece,” said Steve Sampson, who was US national team coach at the time.

The 1998 match was also preceded by friction between the two camps. Iran’s political leadership had apparently instructed the national team to not shake hands with the US players prior to the match, as is customary at a World Cup, but tournament organizers held firm. “They said if you don’t want to participate in the rules in a tournament, you’re free to go home,” recalled Hank Steinbrecher, then the secretary general of US Soccer.

Adams and his teammates are surely less concerned about that history than the immediate implications of Tuesday’s match. None of the players were alive when the US and Iran severed diplomatic ties in 1980, and few have memories of the 1998 match. “I wasn’t born yet,” Adams said at Monday’s press conference, “so, don’t remember it.”


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