Even though everything is so publicized and everybody is looking at it, it’s normal for us.
People put it [custody battle] up on this pedestal when it’s really the same way that everybody else goes through their stuff, you know? It’s not really any different. I mean, I could sit down and explain that to people, but they all already know how I feel. I think the infatuation with the whole thing is that watching us go through things makes other people feel normal.”
Interviewer Stephen Mooallem then asked him whether the fact that people have been watching their lives almost as entertainment has hurt him and Britney.
“That’d be a yes-and-no answer. You can’t just have everything you want, you know? I guess that’s the way I have to look at it. I’m not completely willing to give in to everything that’s been done. But that’s the way that things have happened and I’m not that completely upset by it either. I’ve gained a whole lot of stuff I’ve wanted to do out of it, too [no shit]. But I don’t think it hurt the relationship, and I don’t regret letting people in.
It’s flattering that people want to be in. So has it hurt? You know, to an extent it has. I mean, you want to have your private life. But I’ve found a way to do that and deal with everything at the same time. I’ve had to create my privacy.
A typical family night is usually watching SpongeBob SquarePants, Cars or whatever the kids are into. I’m much more G-rated than anything else these days!”
– Kevin Federline “opening up” to Us Weekly