Fox News has a story on their site about the danger that soon-to-be divorced Britney Spears will have fighting ex Kevin Federline for custody of their two sons, Sean Preston, 14 months, and Jayden James, 2 1/2 months, if she doesn’t stop her "pantyless antics."
I’m not kidding.
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Since filing for divorce from her husband of two years, Britney has hit the party circuit with fellow blonde Paris Hilton. Photos are all over the blogosphere of Brit and her new BFF partying almost every night and on three occasions show Britney, how can I put this politely, sans culottes.
Divorce, I mean, matrimonial attorney Dylan Mitchell is quoted saying, "Her behavior is potentially creating an issue that shouldn’t otherwise exist. She could give Mr. Federline some leverage. If she continues like that, he could turn around and say, she’s never home and other people are parenting the children."
He recommends, "she [should] mind her Ps and Qs. Everybody’s watching — not only the news media and the paparazzi, but the judge. Now is not the time to party. Now is the time to be Super Mom. If she were my client, that’s what I’d tell her to do."
However, if she cuts it out soon, it shouldn’t be a problem. Certified family law specialist Evan T. Sussman, told Fox News, "If it’s just a one-time thing, that’s not nearly as relevant as if it’s habitual. I don’t think one photo is going to be an end-all. A psychologist basically interviews both parents. They go through psychological testing and they make a recommendation to the court. Something like that is given great weight in custody battles. The courts look at totality of circumstances."
One thing is clear. As clinical psychologist Shirley Thomas told Fox News, "None of this is in the children’s best interests. When someone is acting out, they’re rather absent in parenting the child emotionally even when they are with the child." She doesn’t think Brit is unfit, but she thinks Britney and Kevin need to work together to parent their boys instead of duking it out in a long drawn out custody battle,"These two need to get onto the co-parenting bandwagon, put down the weapons and work together."
It’s important to remember that celebrities are under a magnifying glass and that "every day, you see parents at the grocery store doing things that would look pretty bad if they were splashed on a newspaper," says Syracuse University pop culture professor Robert Thompson. I would guess, though, that most of us are doing these things wearing underpants.
Are you concerned that Britney’s party bender is detracting from her parenting skills? Or do you think she just needs to get it out of her system?
Source: Fox News