Britney and Kevin in happier times…
Britney Spears and Kevin Federline reached a divorce settlement Thursday.
“The parties signed a global settlement on all issues of their marriage and the custody of the children,” Michael Sands, a spokesman for Kevin’s attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan, tells People magazine.
The deal was worked out in five-hour meeting in the Los Angeles high-rise offices of Britney’s attorney. At the table were Britney and Kevin, along with Britney’s lawyer Laura Wasser and Kevin’s counsel Kaplan and Jim Simon. During a smoking break downstairs, Britney met with Kevin for 15 minutes.
The terms were not revealed. A judge will still have to sign off on the agreement.
The deal comes just days after Britney left rehab on March 20.
Britney and Kevin wed in September 2004 in a surprise ceremony and soon settled into a Malibu mansion.
The couple had two sons, Sean Preston in September 2005 and Jayden James almost a exactly a year later.
Not long after their second son was born, trouble signs appeared in their marriage, with Britney missing many of Kevin’s promotional appearances for his poorly received hip-hop album Playing With Fire.
Britney filed for divorce on November 7th, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences. In a temporary agreement, Britney had custody of the boys with three days of visitation for Kevin.
Britney began months of hard-partying in New York, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, hooking up for a time with Paris Hilton. Britney initially defended her partying as long-overdue fun, but by January, her manager acknowledged she was having a rocky moment.
After a wild weekend in which she shaved her head, Britney entered rehab at Promises in Malibu, where she stayed for about four weeks. Kevin, who watched the boys during her treatment, declined to return custody to Britney until he was satisfied with her follow-through to rehab, a source says.