Britney Spears insists she had no idea Kevin Federline had a baby on the way with another woman when they started dating.
The Grammy-winning singer, 41, has sons Sean Preston, 18, and Jayden James, 17, with Kevin, 45, to whom she was married from 2004 to 2007, and declares in her new memoir ‘The Woman in Me’ she was not a homewrecker when they got together.
She says in her autobiography: “Kevin had a ‘bad boy’ image. Still, I had no idea when we met that he had a toddler, nor that his ex-girlfriend was eight months pregnant with his second baby.
“I was clueless. I was living in a bubble, and I didn’t have a lot of good, close friends to confide in and get advice from.
“I had no idea until after we’d been together for a while and someone told me, ‘You know he has a new baby, right?'”
Kevin had a baby on the way with Shar Jackson when he started dating Britney in 2004.
He’d been engaged to singer Shar, 47, and had daughter Kori with her in 2002.
Shar then gave birth to their son, Kaleb, shortly after the former backup dancer began seeing ‘Toxic’ singer Britney.
Britney says in her book about confronting Kevin about his family: “‘You have kids?’ I said. ‘You have children? Not only one child but two children?'”
Kevin’s love triangle made headlines at the time and Shar came forward to claim they had still been together when he moved on with Britney.
Britney also tells in her book she battled postpartum depression during her bitter custody battle with Kevin.
She said: “Kevin tried to convince everyone that I was completely out of control.
“He started to say I shouldn’t have my kids anymore – at all.”
Britney finally regained custody of her two boys after she was placed under a conservatorship in 2008 on the back of two involuntary psychiatric hospitalisations.
The teenagers have now moved to Hawaii with Kevin and his current wife Victoria Prince, 40, and despite being estranged for months from Britney before the move, it was reported they reconnected in August.