Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are at the centre of a break-up riddle.
Sources have alleged the new mom has kicked her husband out of their Malibu home and demanded a trial separation after a blazing row, according to Stateside reports.
Kevin is said to be staying at a friend’s house until he can sort things out with Britney, but friends fear their marriage is heading for the rocks.
A pal revealed to a US magazine: "Brit’s had all she can stand of the problems with Kevin. She explained to him that the split would be temporary, that it would give them some breathing room to sort out their problems. Britney’s giving it her all to make things work."
Britney’s spokeswoman, Lesley Sloane Zelnick, insists the couple’s marriage is "fine."
Insiders claimed she was particularly annoyed when her husband spent two hours having his hair braided, while she was left to change the baby’s nappies.
Kevin has also reportedly been avoiding his fatherly duties by partying till the early hours at nightclubs.