Shar Jackson Defends Kevin's Parenting Skills

She says Federline is "a trouper" and will be fine in the wake of his split from Britney Spears

Kevin Federline will get through his divorce with Britney Spears and come out of it stronger, his ex, Shar Jackson, tells PEOPLE.

“He’s a trouper,” says Jackson, who has two children, Kori, 4, and Kaleb, 2, with Federline. “He knows that everything in life is, ya know, an experience and you learn from it and then you get past it. I’m not worried about him.”

Jackson said that despite his bad boy image, Federline is a big softie when it comes to his children. “He’s an amazing dad,” she said Thursday while shopping for goodies at the Boom Boom Room’s Baby and Big Kid Style Villa, a pre-Golden Globes swag party. “He’s a great dad and if you said his name right now, Kori would go crazy. That’s the love of her life.”

Asked about their daughter’s special bond with her father, Jackson answered: “He was there for her every minute of her life until, you know, we weren’t together anymore. He did everything for her so I guess that’s why.”

As for Jackson’s relationship with Federline, she says: “It’s not really hard (to be good parents) because we were friends even before we were romantic and we were friends through being romantic and there was no reason to change that.”

She says both of them keep their children as their top priority. “Everything he does, as far as his career, and everything like that, he does it for his kids,” says Jackson. “When he’s doing that, I’m super mom. Hopefully we’ll get to alternate but we always know the kids are first.”

As for her own career, Jackson is finishing work on an album, which could hit the stores by the summer. “It took a while to get to this point, but now I’m extremely happy about it”. She also has a cameo role in Lindsay Lohan’s upcoming movie, I Know Who Killed Me.

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