Britney Spears is marrying her fiancé Sam Asghari today, and more details on who will be among the 60 guests at the intimate wedding is emerging are the media. Missing the wedding will be Spears’ teenage sons—15-year-old Jayden James and 16-year-old Sean Preston—from her previous marriage to Kevin Federline. Federline released a statement on their absence through his attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan to Entertainment Tonight.
“Although the boys will not be in attendance, Kevin and the boys are happy for Britney and wish her and Sam all the best going forward,” Kaplan said on behalf of Federline. “They are excited that this will be a positive development for her post-conservatorship life.”
“Kevin and the boys want her to be happy,” he added. “Hopefully this will be a key for her to be happy and remain happy going forward. They all feel that this is Britney and Sam’s day and nothing should take away from that.”
While Spears’ sons are skipping, some very high profile celebrity guests will be present. Multiple sources close to Spears and Asghari told People that attendees include Madonna, Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, Kate Hudson, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Britney Spears and Selena Gomez at the 2011 MTV VMAs
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Gomez and Spears had a public interaction last August, with Gomez inviting her to hang out via Instagram.
Spears quoted Gomez’s lyrics in an Instagram caption at the time, writing about her fight to have her conservatorship ended: “In a system where I’ve felt completely hopeless for so long, at least I do have a platform to share !!!! As Selena Gomez says it best – The world can be a nasty place … I know it … you know it … kill them with kindness ️️️ !!! Unfortunately the news has been pretty nasty saying horrible and mean lies about me so I’m gonna post a little less from now on 🤷️🤷️🤷️ !!!! Pssss this was the coolest thing I’ve ever seen in my life and it’s inspired me to take on a new passion in the cooking field !!!! God bless you beautiful people … TA TA !!!!”
Gomez commented, “Love you @britneyspears! You’re welcome to come cook with me any time!”
Alyssa Bailey Senior News and Strategy Editor Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton).
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