BRITNEY SELLS BABY FOR $6M
By ELLEN GOODSTEIN
New mom Britney Spears did not just give birth to a bouncing baby boy — she delivered a $6 million windfall! "Britney and Kevin stand to make a fortune as new parents," a source told The National Enquirer.
The source revealed that Britney and husband Kevin Federline expect to make $3 million for airing birth footage on the second installment of their reality TV show.
They also have a $2 million deal for a subsequent video that will document the entire story of Sean Preston's birth. It will include every detail from the time Britney left home, entered the hospital, had the baby, went back home and their first weeks at home with the baby.
They'll also pocket another $1 million from print rights to the first baby photos including an interview with the couple. The lucrative deals are just the beginning of a new money stream for the couple, who were rumored to have had cash flow problems. Britney, 23, has been getting calls pitching endorsement deals and she's considering a line of baby clothing.
Britney and Kevin, 27, arrived at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California, on September 14 around 5 am in a fleet of blacked out SUVs accompanied by a swat team. Her entourage, including mom Lynne Spears and sister Jamie Lynn, occupied the V.I.P birthing suite and an additional seven rooms on the floor at a cost of $20,000 a night.
Sean Preston Federline made his entrance at 12:57 pm. He weighed in at 6lbs 7oz and had a full head of straight black hair.
An insider said: "Kevin and Britney cried like babies as he cut the umbilical cord. Tears continued to roll as the nurses cleaned off the baby and put a blue cap on him and placed him in his mother's arms." The source added: "Britney was so emotional — she said 'I can't believe God has given me such a miracle.'"
The surgery went off without a hitch. It was Kevin who first suggested Britney have a C-section. "Britney was afraid of the pain," the source revealed. "Kevin wanted to save her the pain. I think he also wanted to see his wife get back into her sexy shape quicker."
While Britney wants to concentrate on motherhood she still wants to keep working. She has representatives negotiating a deal for a permanent show in Las Vegas that could top $100 million, the insider revealed. Meanwhile, Sean Preston is well on his way to becoming one of the most pampered babies in Hollywood. Madonna sent him a huge basket of goodies and he'll be dressed head to toe in his own free line of Versace clothing — thanks to Donatella!
And Britney is ecstatic being a mom and plans more children. She exclaimed: "I can't wait to have another one!"
—Additional reporting by Lee Hannon, Robin Mizrahi and Michael Glynn