Brits files for divorce


Pop diva Britney Spears has filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline of two years and one month. Spears, 24, cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce petition filed in LA Superior Court on November 7, according to media reports. Spears’ publicists were not available for comments. Spears asked for sole custody of her two sons with Federline — one-year-old Sean Preston and James Jayden, born on September 12. However, in the petition she has agreed to let Federline have visitation rights.

News of Spears’ divorce came just one day after she made a surprise appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, where she laughed and joked with the veteran chat show host but gave no clue of the impending announcement.

Spears married Federline after a six-month courtship in 2004. In January that year, she also married childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas, and annulled it after 55 hours. Rumours that their marriage was rocky had been circulating for months. But Spears denied she was estranged from her husband, saying he had helped her weather the ups and downs of her second pregnancy.