He has a two year old daughter with his ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson. Shar is also expecting their son.
Just months after annulling her quickie wedding to a childhood friend, pop idol Britney Spears (news) is ready for another trip to the altar.
Her personal publicist and her label, Jive Records, both confirmed on Friday that the 22-year-old singer is engaged to marry her new boyfriend, dancer Kevin Federline.
But Federline reportedly has been dating Spears for about two months and moved in with her after she underwent arthroscopic surgery two weeks ago to repair a knee injury she suffered while shooting a music video.
According to media reports, Federline, 26, has a 2-year-old daughter by his ex-girlfriend, former "Moesha (news - web sites)" TV actress Shar Jackson, who also is pregnant with a second child.
Federline reportedly met Spears during her 2000 tour, when he was in the opening act, and also was a backup dancer for Spear's former beau, pop star Justin Timberlake (news), at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.
Spears and Federline were first captured by photographers together in Santa Monica, California, in April and were chased by the paparazzi again during her European tour.
Their engagement comes fewer than six months after Spears was granted an annulment in early January to dissolve her surprise two-day marriage in Las Vegas (news - web sites) to a childhood pal, Jason Allen Alexander.
Spears, whose latest album, "In the Zone," was released in November, announced last week that she was canceling her North American summer tour dates while she recovers from knee surgery.
Pop singer Britney Spears (news) is engaged to her dancer boyfriend, a representative of Spears' record label confirmed Friday. "I can confirm that yes, she is engaged," said Sonia Muckle of Jive Records. Spears, 22, and Kevin Federline, 26, have not yet set a date, Muckle said.
The two began dating a few months ago, after Spears' wedding to childhood friend Jason Alexander (news) in Las Vegas (news - web sites) in January. That marriage was annulled within days.
Federline appeared in the movie "You Got Served" and performed as a backup dancer for singer Justin Timberlake (news), Spears' former boyfriend.
He was previously involved with actress Shar Jackson, of TV's "Moesha (news - web sites)." They have a 2-year-old daughter together and are expecting another baby in July.
Spears recently canceled her summer tour because of a knee injury she suffered during a video shoot. Her latest album, "In the Zone," was released in November and has sold more than 2.6 million copies.
Britney Engaged to Dancer?
21 June 2004 (WENN)
Pop beauty Britney Spears is reportedly marrying her dancer beau Kevin Federline despite his pregnant ex-girlfriend Shar Jackson's angry protests. The "Toxic" singer - whose marriage to pal Jason Alexander was annulled after just 72 hours earlier this year - is allegedly flaunting Federline's two- carat diamond engagement ring even though actress Jackson is eight months pregnant with their second child, according to British newspaper the Daily Star. An insider reveals, "They nearly eloped in Europe. At the last moment Britney got cold feet and decided that she didn't want to make the same mistake again. So now they're planning a big wedding and reception in a few months. Marrying Britney will be his ticket to easy street." Jackson has furiously argued, "You both smoke, you both drink and you both cheated on significant others after three years. you guys are made for each other. But there are two kids. She better be prepared to babysit."
Britney Gets a Harsh Message from Beau's Furious Ex
13 May 2004 (WENN)
The pregnant ex of Britney Spears' new beau is telling the pop beauty she's welcome to her man - because they both smoke, drink and "cheat". On April 26, former Moesha star Shar Jackson learned that her boyfriend of three years, dancer Kevin Federline - father of their two-year-old daughter Kori and July-due son - cheated on her with Spears. Federline then told devastated Jackson that he was going to Japan to shoot a Coke commercial, when in fact he joined Spears in London, where she kicked off her European tour. And in an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, Jackson - who was briefly hospitalized for stress-induced weight loss during Federline's trip to Europe - lays out a few harsh facts for the ex-girlfriend of Justin Timberlake. She says of the singer, "She can't wreck a home by herself, but if you're a real woman and you find out someone you're seeing has extra baggage, you say, 'Go home and take care of your business.' If she and Kevin want to be a couple, then that's fine with me. But there are two little kids she better be prepared to babysit. They might be perfect for each other. You both smoke, you both drink and you both cheated on significant others after three years. You guys are made for each other. Have a good life."
Spears Cancels Far East Leg of Tour
10 May 2004 (WENN)
Tired pop princess Britney Spears has reportedly axed the Far East leg of her Onyx Hotel Tour, because she is suffering exhaustion. The "Toxic" singer, 22, has told bosses to cancel the July dates in the Far East as she is too tired to stay on road. A source says, "Things haven't been going too well for Britney at all. She's been very ill and hasn't had the time to fully recover." The blonde superstar will play her last European date in Dublin, Ireland on June 6 before returning to America. The source adds, "Britney also wants to spend more time with her new boyfriend Kevin Federline."
Spears Linked To Another Attached Man
29 April 2004 (WENN)
Britney Spears has been romantically linked to a new man - who has a seven- months pregnant girlfriend. The 22-year-old singer - who hit headlines last year when reports emerged she was dating her married back-up dancer and father-to-be Columbus Short - has now been linked to dancer Kevin Federline, 22, who has a two-year-old daughter and a son on the way with former Moesha star Shar Jackson. The pair were seen partying together at various Hollywood hotspots last week, as well as enjoying a beach outing together and spending private time at Britney's Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow before she made her way to London to kick off the European leg of her Onyx Hotel tour. But their liaisons have left 27-year-old actress Jackson less then impressed. On Monday, she told America's Us Weekly, "I just found out (about Britney) today. He called me and said he didn't want me to read about it somewhere before he told me. He's going to come over tonight and we're talking about it. We haven't broken up - yet." But Jackson, who met the pop superstar two years ago at 'N Sync's Challenge For The Children basketball game in Las Vegas, refuses to get angry about the situation. She says of Britney, "I don't have a problem with her. She's great. But now I should have a talk with her. Being seven months pregnant, I can't afford to be stressed out."
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