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Pigs are flying, hell is freezing over, the night has turn to day and the day to night. The impossible has happened: Britney Spears is divorcing Kevin Federline after two long years of marriage.

You can’t tell me that you were surprised. Well, maybe surprised that it took this long.

Citing the usual “irreconcilable differences,” the 24-year-old pop star filed divorce papers on Monday and asked for custody of the couple’s two children, Sean Preston, 1, and Jayden James, who is just two months old. The country girl and her husband were tabloid darlings, with stories of reckless spending and partying (by K-Fed), forays into Kabbalah and Hinduism (by Britney), and public fighting (by both of them) plaguing them since they tied the knot.

The timing of the announcement was priceless as well, pitting the Britster against the nail-biting election returns that graced everyone’s newspapers and internet news sites on Tuesday. So what’s more important? Whether the Democrats gain control of the Congress (it comes down to two hotly contested states in the Senate race), or the Britney Breakup (and hopefully her first steps to reclaiming her reign as the Queen of Pop)?

I’ll go out on a limb and say that election news comes out on top. But the Britney-K-Fed demise is always a good chaser to wash away the sour taste of election stories. And you’ve got to check out EW.com for a hilarious “divorce version” of Britney’s first big hit, “Oops, I did it again!” Priceless.

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