Britney Spears files for divorce

The singer confirms split after two years of marriage

Britney Spears has filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Federline.

Court officials in Los Angeles confirmed the split, which was blamed on “irreconcilable differences”.

The divorce papers state that Spears is seeking custody of their two children – Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline – and she has asked that each party pay their own legal fees.

She also requested that her earnings, “miscellaneous jewellery and other personal effects” after the separation be confirmed as separate from her husband’s property, reports BBC News.

Federline, a former dancer for Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake, has two other children to his former partner, TV actress Shar Jackson.

Spears[b/]’ previous marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander was annulled two days after vows were exhanged in Las Vegas in 2004.