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Britney Spears files for divorce

Pop singer Britney Spears may have shown off her post-baby body last night on David Letterman, but it was the missing ring that caught the eye of Access Hollywood.

Last night was just a sign of things to come. Earlier today Britney filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Kevin Federline.

Stating the date of separation as yesterday, the court papers, filed in Los Angeles by her high-powered attorney Laura Wasser cite “irreconcilable differences.” Britney is asking for both legal and physical custody of the couple’s two sons with Kevin getting visitation rights.

As for financial repercussions, reports indicate the couple has an ironclad pre-nup however spousal support is still up in the air. Britney is asking the Judge that both she and Kevin pay their own attorney’s fees. She also lists jewelry, separate property and her earnings after the date of separation to be considered her own.

US Weekly’s Ken Baker told Access Hollywood the divorce news comes on the heels of a very troubled week.

“On Halloween night, Kevin had his big release party for his debut hip hop CD in LA at club Xenii,” Baker said. “Britney showed up. They didn’t interact and I’m told she left the party in tears, stormed out and didn’t even say goodbye to Kevin.”

Baker added that Kevin left LA Wednesday to promote his album in New York, while Britney postponed joining him by a day. The two are reported to have stayed in separate hotels - Britney at the Regency and Kevin at the Times Square Double Tree.

Kevin was seen entering Britney’s hotel in New York being mocked by the paparazzi. Then, on Thursday, he turned up to New York club Marquee while Britney was uptown at the Lollipop Lounge, not far from her hotel.

The following day, Britney was a no show for Kevin’s listening party at Club Stereo. On Saturday, Access Hollywood witnessed Kevin entering Webster Hall alone, to perform, while hours later he was spotted parting without his wife.

“He went out to Club Corio,” Baker told Access. “He basically had a good time watching a girl strip down to a G-string and pasties, whooping it up and Britney was no where in sight.”

Yesterday the couple remained apart as Kevin performed in Toronto while Britney stayed in New York.

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