Sean Preston and Jayden James Federline are Britney Spears’ 16- and 15-year-old sons with her ex, Kevin Federline. In 2007, following the singer’s erratic behavior, a court put her under her father’s conservatorship, and Spears lost custody of the boys, per Life & Style. The custody agreement seems to have been amicable, and Spears has been able to see her sons as often as she wishes — though with their busy schedules, their time with their mom has been more limited than usual.
Perhaps the best indicator of Spears’ closeness with Sean and Jayden is the fact that they were reportedly the first people she told when she found out she was pregnant, according to Hollywood Life. The outlet quotes a source close to Spears who says the boys can’t wait to be big brothers. “Britney’s sons could not be more thrilled right now about her pregnancy,” the source says. “This baby is going to have some awesome big brothers, and Sean and Jayden will most definitely be a part of this child’s life.”
The source also notes that Spears will be able to be a more involved mother this time around. When the boys were younger, she had a busy concert schedule. After losing custody, she missed out on the day-to-day experience of parenting as well. “Britney is so thankful that she finally gets to have the experience of raising a baby that she has always dreamt of her whole life,” says the insider. “There was a point where she didn’t think this would ever happen.”