Britney Spears has approved her ex-husband Kevin Federline’s plan to move their two sons to Hawaii.
Federline, 45, has sole custody of Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden, 16, and plans to relocate from LA with his children and wife Victoria Prince in August.
A source exclusively told DailyMail.com the pop icon, 41, has ‘always been a loving and supportive mother’ and has never opposed the plan for her sons to relocate – despite Federline threatening court action over an alleged failure to respond from Spears to the relocation request.
The source said: ‘Britney loves her children, has always supported them, and wants them to be happy.
‘Putting aside that she is an icon, loved and respected by millions throughout the world, she has been a loving and supportive mother, faithfully supporting her children.’
Family: Britney Spears has approved her ex-husband Kevin Federline’s plan to move their two sons to Hawaii(Spears pictured with Sean Preston and Jayden)
Rise to fame: Federline was married to Spears from 2004-2007 (pictured together)
The source also slammed Federline for creating a ‘false dispute’ when Spears has never interfered with his plan to move their children to Hawaii.
This comes after Federline gave ex Spears a deadline to approve his plan to move their sons to Hawaii – or threatened to go to court to get a judge to sanction the move.
Federline’s lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, told TMZ he had asked Spears’ lawyer, Mathew Rosengart ‘several times’ to send a letter or email stating the popstar is ‘okay with the move’ but he has not received anything.
Kaplan said Federline plans to move August 1 and has to sort accommodation while his wife has a job offer at a local university but has yet to accept.
Kaplan added ‘there should be no issue’ with the two boys, saying Federline has 100% legal custody and 100% de facto physical custody, and claims Spears has not seen her sons in ‘more than a year.’
Kaplan said he had given Rosengart a deadline of Friday to respond – after which he will file legal documents asking for a move-away order.
The move could not be sanctioned without either a formal waiver from the star or a court order. DailyMail.com contacted Federline and Spears’ lawyers for comment at the time.
Blended family: Federline, 45, has sole custody of Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden, 16, and plans to relocate from LA with his children and wife Victoria Prince in August (Federline pictured with his and Britney’s sons and daughters Jordan and Peyton)
There for them: A source exclusively told DailyMail.com the pop icon, 41, has ‘always been a loving and supportive mother’ and has never opposed the plan for her sons to relocate
It comes as Britney’s marriage to Sam Asghari is said to be in ‘deep trouble’ with the couple having ‘screaming matches’.
And now Britney could face more heartache if her two boys move hundreds of miles away to Hawaii in July.
According to reports, Kevin has got his lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan to send a letter Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart asking if she would be happy for her sons to be permanently based in Hawaii.
TMZ state Kevin’s lawyers expect to hear back within the week. If she rejects he will go to court a judge and ask permissions – but sources don’t think it will get this far.
One insider told the publication the reason behind the move is as Victoria has a job offer, Kevin is able to get work as a DJ, while the boys get a more private life away from the busy Los Angeles scene.
They added Jayden would be able to take classes remotely, while Sean would have graduated by that time.
MailOnline has contacted Britney and Kevin’s representatives for comment.
Britney has previously shared her heartache at having a strained relationship with her beloved sons.
Last year, the singer admitted a ‘part of her had died’ as she had not seen her sons for six months and they didn’t attend her wedding to Sam.
Children: ‘Putting aside that she is an icon, loved and respected by millions throughout the world, she has been a loving and supportive mother, faithfully supporting her children (pictured with her sons in 2013)
Sad: Last year, the singer admitted a ‘part of her had died’ as she had not seen her sons for six months and they didn’t attend her wedding to Sam (Jayden pictured)
Kevin, meanwhile, said the ‘boys have decided they are not seeing her right now,’ noting it has been a difficult few months for them since a judge ruled to end her 13-year conservatorship.
It’s a tough time for Britney, whose marriage is reportedly on the brink of failure.
Britney and Sam, 29, wed last June in a lavish ceremony but TMZ now claims that Britney has ‘got physical’ with Sam as marital tensions have boiled over.
They also report they have had frequent ‘screaming matches’, with security having to step in at times.
Ahead of the publication’s documentary about Britney, premiering Monday May 15, they further claim that Sam rarely stays at their home together anymore.
Representatives for Sam and Britney were contacted for further comment.
It comes after last week Britney posted an oblique comment about relationships to her Instagram.
The pop superstar reposted text reading, ‘In every relationship there’s the person who falls asleep instantly and the other person who lies awake wondering how that’s even possible.’
The post was credited to the blog Thoughts From Aisle 4, which is written by Marlene Kern Fischer.
It wasn’t clear from Britney’s comment why exactly she chose the post, or if it was supposed to refer to her marital situation with her husband Sam.
Last month, the pair were rumored to be weathering marital woes when they were each pictured without their wedding rings.
An insider told DailyMail.com that despite reports, all was well between the couple.
‘All is good,’ the source dished, adding, ‘Sam is working on a project and she is on a vacation with [manager] Cade [Hudson].’
Asghari shared a snippet of him hiking with Britney, grinning beside the blonde star as they posed in front of a gorgeous view of the ocean.
‘Hike with my woman,’ wrote Asghari treating his three million followers to a glimpse of him and his wife.
The Toxic songstress looked busty in a low-cut pink tank top as her wannabe action star wore a blue Versace gym shirt.
Sam flashed his dazzling smile at the camera as Britney playfully stuck her tongue out.
Difficult times: It’s a tough time for Britney, whose marriage is reportedly on the brink of failure (pictured with husband Sam Ashgari)
Prior to her marriage with the fitness guru-turned-actor, Spears was married to backup dancer Federline from 2004 to 2007.
And prior to her infamous three-year marriage to ‘K-Fed,’ she had a whirlwind Vegas fling with childhood friend Jason Alexander in 2004 that was later annulled.
Britney said ‘I do’ to her partner of five years Sam at her Thousand Oaks home last June and stunned in a sweeping Versace gown.
The wedding ceremony – which was the singer’s third – was not attended by her estranged family members, father Jamie Spears, mother Lynne Spears, and sister Jamie Lynn Spears.
Also missing were her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James.