Kevin Federline Piles on the Pounds

Britney Spears’ former husband Kevin Federline headed out for a round of golf in LA over the weekend, and by the look of his expanding girth, he certainly needed the exercise.

The hefty 29-year-old looked almost unrecognizable as he made his way around the course in long shorts and a stripped yellow T-shirt that hugged a little too snugly around his bulging stomach.

It was a far cry from the toned and lean physique he’d acquired as a back-up dancer during his early romance with Britney.

Federline, who is preparing to ring in his 30th birthday with a party at Las Vegas nightclub Pure, has been locked in an ongoing custody battle with the troubled pop star over their children Preston, 2, and Jayden, 17 months.

Lawyers for both parties reached a new visitation agreement on February 22 and Britney has had three visits with her children since then.

Federline’s spokesman, Eliot Mintz, has credited Jamie Spears with getting his daughter the help she needed.

He says: “Jamie Spears went a long way in terms of stabilising an environment that surrounded Britney which was wildly in a flux. It’s clear that Britney is in a different place now than she was two weeks ago.”

Britney was sectioned under a mental health order last month and her father was later awarded conservatorship over her estate.

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