The quickness in which Britney and Kevin became engaged and married showed the love and affection they had for each other. In carmen 51, Catullus said, "nam simul te, Lesbia, aspexi, nihil est super mi
Shortly after the birth of her second child, Britney filed for divorce. Their divorce was not finalized until July 30, 2007, about 8 months after Britney first filed for divorce. The reason for Britney's decision was irreconcilable differences between Kevin and her. With Catullus and Lesbia's relationship, things ended in much of the same way. Even though Catullus and Lesbia never got married or had kids, they were not able to perserve their relationship. In carmen 8, Catullus wrote, "miser Catullue, desinas ineptire, et quod vides perisse perditum ducas." (Poor Catullus, you must stop being silly, and count as lost what you see is lost) (lines 1-2) This showed how surprised at the situation Catullus was, in much as the same way that Kevin was surprised when Britney first filed for divorce. Both decided to shape up and accept what was happening.
Like Catullus's relationship with Lesbia, Britney and Kevin's relationship started off good and ended up in divorce after two years and two kids. With all that they had gone through, they could not save their relationship. In carmen 11, Catullus tried to win Lesbia back with his words, but it failed, and they were permanently over, like the divorce papers finalizing the end of Britney and Kevin's marriage.
Even though the divorce was finalized, Britney and Kevin still fought over the custody of the kids. In a race to win over the kids, many people were brought to testify against Britney's parental skills. Evidence of Britney neglecting her kids and taking drugs were revealed, and they resulted in her losing custody of her kids. Catullus also wrote poems ranting about the evils of Lesbia. He mentioned her as a "pessima puella" in carmen 36 and also displayed his distrust of Lesbia's commitment in carmen 70. Once the love had left and there was no saving it, people often turn against the person they once loved and denounced the person.
Modern celebrities often have love lives that portray both the good and bad that Catullus experienced. Most marriages only lasts for a short time and ends in a break up, in a manner similar to Catullus's love life. Britney's relationship is only one of many that did not work in the celebrity's world.