Bet you thought Britney Spears’ worst ex would be Justin Timberlake, hm? You probably would imagine so, considering the PR nightmare the “Suit & Tie” singer underwent following the release of “Framing Britney Spears.” The eye-opening documentary shed light on Timberlake’s behavior toward Spears in the early 2000s, though he ultimately apologized to his former flame on Instagram.
Despite such, when asking the Nicki Swift faithful who Spears’ worst ex was, only 154 of 568 readers (27.11%) voted for Timberlake. A whopping 288 readers (50.7%), however, voted for Kevin Federline! In 2004, K-Fed and Spears entered a whirlwind romance that culminated with the couple’s marriage in September that year. The dancer-slash-rapper received flak, as his previous girlfriend, actor Shar Jackson, was pregnant with his child when he linked up with Spears.
The two would ultimately welcome two children together, which Federline cites as the reason for their 2006 split. “I’d become more concerned with my children. Not that I ignored Britney, but my kids are always most important,” he told People in 2008. “I was trying to work stuff out… she didn’t even talk to me or anything and went behind my back and filed [for divorce].” Spears, on the other hand, called the marriage “probably the worst thing I’ve done in my career,” per The Telegraph. The two endured a public custody battle in the fallout. But hey, at least Kevin Federline holds a victory over former WWE Champion John Cena.