Britney Spears Responds to Son Claiming She Didn't Show Enough Love for His Older Brother

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Image via Getty/Valerie Macon
Image via Getty/Valerie Macon

Britney Spears has responded to claims that her 15-year-old son Jayden James made about her parenting and treatment of his 16-year-old brother Sean Preston.

Following Jayden’s suggestion that Spears favored him over Sean, both of whom she had with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, the singer has shared an extensive statement addressing his comments. “I’ve tried my best at being the best person I can be…to be basically held hostage in homes under nurses and bullshit 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!” the 40-year-old pop icon wrote.

Spears’ 13-year conservatorship was officially terminated last year, and she recently detailed some of the alleged abuse she faced while under the restrictive arrangement.

“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,” her note continued. “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 of a mother…and maybe one day we can meet face to face and talk about this openly! Maybe dear child YOU can explain to me why our family would do that to anyone!”

She went on to redirect her message at Federline, whom she accused of being a negligent father who has been "smoking weed every day." Both Jayden and Preston currently live with their father. "I completely understand your need to live with your father as I had to play the perfect role for 15 years for absolutely nothing," she continued. "And Preston... I'm aware of your gift...I know you're a teacher in my life and dear child I'm a teacher for you as well! It's horrible to see your dad be a hypocrite and say the media is horrible yet he has you talking about personal matters to them!"

Her sons were interviewed for an ITV News documentary, which was first reported on by British tabloid The Daily Mail. “I think Mom has struggled giving us both attention and showing us equal love and I don't think she showed enough to Preston and I feel really bad for that,” said Jayden, who called his brother camera-shy. “We've both been through so much pressure in the past that this is our safe place now, to process all the emotional trauma we've been through to heal, heal our mental state."

In her note addressed to her sons, Spears encouraged Sean Preston to continue playing the piano and called both of them “brilliant.”

“Tell your father to go try and at least mow the lawn,” she wrote. “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.”

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