Madonna has offered to help Britney Spears get through her divorce crisis – by inviting her to spend Christmas in Britain.
She wants to show her support as Britney, 24, prepares for battle with estranged husband Kevin Federline over custody of their children.
The two pop queens have been close friends since their notorious staged kiss at the MTV Music Awards in 2003.
Madonna, 48, has told Britney she is welcome to bring sons Sean, 13 months, and 11-week-old Jayden James to spend the festive season in London with her husband Guy Ritchie and their children, Rocco, Lourdes and newly adopted 14-month-old Malawian son David.
A source close to Britney in Los Angeles said yesterday: “Madonna has always been a guiding force in her life and career.
“Brit’s confident she’ll get full custody of her kids and, with Kevin gone, she’s focusing on motherhood and resurrecting her career with a new album.
“Publicly, she’s looking gorgeous and happy. But there’s a lot of inner turmoil. Brit’s no different to any woman whose marriage has failed. She blames herself for not trying harder to change Kevin, and can’t stop asking herself how it all went so disastrously wrong.”?
The source added: “Brit hasn’t decided whether to accept her invitation – but it means a hell of a lot to her to know Madonna is there for her.”?
Britney faces an ordeal when the divorce petitions are heard in court, early next year. Madonna, whose own divorce from actor Sean Penn in 1989 was not at all amicable, believes that Britney was right to put the Malibu mansion where she and Federline lived on the market for £6.99million.”?
The source said: “Brit has always listened to Madonna who, next to her own mom Lynne, has become a guiding light in her life and career.”?
Britney’s Los Angeles spokesman yesterday refused to comment on a magazine report that she wants to drop “Federline”? from the children’s names after the divorce.
source : sunday express