Back when we heard that Britney and Jason had broken up, right around the time her contract with The X-Factor had not been renewed, US Weekly ran a story that she was “going to be set up on dates with cute guys soon.” Just a few weeks later, we heard she was dating someone new and saw some paparazzi photos of her out with a new guy, David Lucado, who was a relative unknown before he hooked up with Britney. These two were even seen holding hands recently, so it’s either serious or they want the public to think it is. It turns out that Britney’s dad/conservator, Jamie Spears, set her up with David and also made him undergo a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement before he hooked up with her. Radar is running the story, and they present it like this is some sort of business arrangement, which is what a lot of people have been suggesting up until this point:
Britney Spears new boyfriend David Lucado had to undergo a background check, and sign a confidentiality agreement arranged by the pop star’s father, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
Britney’s dad, Jamie Spears, who also controls her conservatorship, was the driving force behind the background check and agreement, a source close to the situation tells Radar.
“Jamie has known David (Lucado) for awhile, and always thought he was a thoughtful, and an all-around good guy,” the source told Radar. “Britney needed someone to keep her company after she and Jason (Trawick) broke up.
“It had to be a male, because Britney just doesn’t respond as well to females. And remember, she is still under a conservatorship.
“Before David started spending time with Brit, he had to undergo a background check, and sign a confidentiality agreement, all arranged by Papa Spears. Jamie makes sure if things go south between Jamie and Britney, details about her life wouldn’t be made public.
“David had absolutely no problem with it, and completely understood why it was being done.,”
Keeping Britney company has clearly turned into romance. Spears — who split from her fiancé Trawick only a few months ago — was snapped Saturday night arriving for dinner at Meatball Spot at Town Square in Las Vegas, with her manager Larry Rudolph and two other people.
The “Toxic” singer was later joined by new boyfriend Lucado – an employee at a top law firm — and six more pals.
Lucado, works at a prestigious law firm in Southern California, “and genuinely cares for Britney,”says the source. “David is very protective of Britney, and isn’t dating her for fame.
“He is very, very patient with her as Britney can be prone to drastic mood swings. He has become a very calming influence in her life.”
This makes me sad. This makes me think that the guy is getting paid and/or getting some specific, contractual, behind-the scenes perks for dating Britney, and that her dad, who controls her whole life, set up the whole thing. Maybe that’s what she needs, though, maybe she needs someone to look after her. She’s done much better now that she’s under a conservatorship, but as Lainey wrote recently they keep working Britney. They’re probably still angling for her to get a residency in Vegas, although we’ve heard that her lip syncing may have derailed those plans. You don’t get the sense that Britney is making her own choices, but she seems happy now at least. Plus the last time she was single she got fleeced by a sociopath con artist and a paparazzo. I just hope that this guy is into her.
This photo was posted on Britney’s Twitter account, it’s from the Cirque du soleil Onedrop show in Las Vegas on 3-24. The guy on the right is Britney’s manager, Larry Rudolph.
Britney Spears and David Lucado are shown outside a mall in Thousand Oaks, CA on 3-22-13. Credit: FameFlynet