Kevin Federline got fat because he stopped dancing to care for two of his four children full-time. Now that he’s dropping the pounds, the former biggum is speaking out about the root cause of his blubber…Britney. Britney Spears’ former husband has confessed that his 2007’s divorce and subsequent custody battle with the pop tart likely led to his depression and well-documented weight gain.
“Once you get depressed, you don’t really feel like doing anything,” Kevin divulged to Access Hollywood on Tuesday. “You’re kind of discouraged about yourself and then the weight gain too, or that makes me more depressed. … I mean, it’s a combination of all of those things.”
He added, “Everybody knows what happened with me and Brit. I’m not going to say that’s the total cause of it but, I mean, just not being happy with myself was probably the main part of my depression.”
Kevin will join R&B bad boy Bobby Brown, former Project Runway champ Jay McCarroll, and his former flame Shar Jackson as a contestant on the upcoming season of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club — premiering Monday, Feb. 8 @ 9 PM.