Britney Spears' former love rival was among the first to congratulate the pop star and husband Kevin Federline on their baby news - because her ex gave her a courtesy call before the couple announced they were pregnant.

Actress Shar Jackson, who is Federline's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his two kids KORI and KALEB, confesses she's in the couple's "little circle of trust" and got a call at the weekend (09-10APR05).

And the once bitter Jackson insists her ex is the perfect dad: "Whenever he gets the chance he sees his kids. He calls and checks on them all the time and, as far as I'm concerned, he's a good dad."

15/04/2005 02:56