Britney Spears may be the one undergoing inpatient care at a psychiatric facility, but her ex-husband, Kevin Federline,
is the parent who is struggling these days. His contact with the
troubled star has been sporadic and painful, but Kevin is trying to
help Britney get better.
"Kevin has had contact with Britney
twice," revealed a Federline family insider, who added that the singer
used her now-infamous faux British accent during one of the calls.
While Kevin waits for further guidance from a psychiatrist on how to
speak to his ex-wife, he tries not to let their conversations upset
him. "Kevin keeps it very clinical as he does not want to create any
extra emotions for Britney right now," said the insider. "The few times
they chatted, Kevin had to cut it short because Britney went off on a
tangent about Kevin kidnapping the boys from her. Kevin loves her — and
wants her to get better for the boys — so he's trying not to let her
get to him."
But K-Fed remains heartbroken that he has to keep their two young sons, Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James,
1, away from Britney, 26, particularly now that her stay at the Stewart
& Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at the UCLA Medical
Center has been extended until February 19. Despite the difficulty of
keeping the boys away from their mom, "he feels like it will all be
worth it in the end," added the insider.
At least Kevin, 29, can take comfort in knowing that his burden is now being shared by Britney's parents, Jamie and Lynne.
"Kevin is relieved that Britney's parents have finally been able to
step in and force her to get help." Only time will tell if this stay in
the hospital will finally work.
"Kevin is worried about Britney
because he knows she must be going through hell right now, but his main
concern is that she will not be in treatment long enough to turn things
around." He is concerned that she will not get past the anger that she
feels so intensely and start seeing the opportunity for healing and
change she has in front of her, according to the insider.