Britney Spears & Jason Trawick are over & he’s not her co-conservator any more

Wow, buried after 6 pm (EST) on a Friday night – the Friday before the Golden Globes! Yeah. Why didn’t they want us to pay attention to this mess? TMZ reports that Britney Spears and Jason Trawick are finally, totally over, thus confirming widespread rumors and tabloid reports and my personal suspicions about the state of their relationship and engagement. Here’s TMZ’s report:

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have broken up … TMZ has learned.

The couple got engaged back in 2011. Trawick started out as Britney’s agent, the duo started dating and he eventually became her co-conservator along with her dad, Jamie Spears.

Multiple sources connected to the couple tell TMZ … Jason didn’t want to make the announcement until he was taken off the conservatorship. Interestingly, lawyers for the conservatorship are in court right now, along with Britney’s dad, Jamie Spears, so it’s possible Jason will be removed today.

Sources say it was a “friendly breakup” and Britney and Jason will remain friends. As for why they split, we’re told they just “grew apart.”

The timing’s pretty interesting considering Brit recently changed agencies, heading to CAA … an indication Trawick was no longer involved in managing her career.

[From TMZ]

That’s interesting about the conservatorship, because that was the first question I had – “I wonder if Jason is still going to have financial and legal control over Britney?” As for the breakup… it’s not shocking, but it’s still sad. I always thought Jason was more Britney “handler” and “wrangler” as opposed to her life partner and lover, and it sketched me out when Jason was made her co-conservator.

This also comes on the heels of Britney formally “quitting” The X-Factor, although I don’t know why EVERY site and outlet ran the story like it was some huge news – Britney’s contract was for one year. She didn’t want a second year, and neither did Simon. It wasn’t a situation where someone “quit” or “got fired”.

So, Brit-Brit is single again, and she’s doesn’t have a job. Jamie Spears better get the cheese grits ready.

UPDATE: People Mag has everyone’s official announcements. Her rep says: “Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have mutually agreed to end their one-year engagement… As two mature adults, they came to the difficult decision to go their separate ways while continuing to remain friends.” Um, she’s not legally a “mature adult,” thus the conservatorship. Brit-Brit gave her statement too: “Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.” Jason’s official statement: “As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever.” Yeah. We’ll see.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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    • 'Sup? says:

      I think it takes a good measure of character to reach a decision like this in an amicable way. Whether it was one of them who decided to pull the plug or really both Brit and Jason, it is always better to end it before getting hitched than walking down the isle and be misserable or make someone misserable. So, it seems mature and realistic.
      Brit: now it would be a PERFECT time to get to know yourself, find inspiration, health, energy, love and plan on a future away from pressures and stress. I think you’ve gone through enough in life, so go ahead, pace yourself, make a plan and don’t forget to return the love to those who have shown their loyalty through thin and thick. Time to enjoy your boys, parents, sister, niece/nephew…have a blast Brit, you deserve it. May you be blessed in every way! :-)

  1. Jaana says:

    Well we all knew he was just her handler… I am so excited to see whats next for her.

  2. rose says:

    I heard she got him cheating. Douche. I never liked him.

  3. Obvious says:

    I was wondering if you guys would catch this tonight. it’s only 4:30 on the West Coast and I’m always so sad you guys are normally over by my lunch break.

    I hope this is the best for her. There are mentions of a Celine type show for her in Vegas-that would be a stable routine and I hope she takes it.

  4. HotPockets says:

    Romance is dead..because there is nothing more romantic on this planet than marring your handler. I feel for Britney, she is insanely rich, but is imprisoned by her own money and mind.

  5. Isabel says:

    hope Britbrit is gonna be okay. For some reason I’ve always been rooting for her.

  6. Mia says:

    She’s already working on her next album.

  7. Sapphire says:

    Cue the conspiracy theories.

    Good for her. No reason to hang on where she could do better.

  8. dorothy says:

    Poor girl. She’s really tried to repair her image and career. Unlike Lohan. There’s no hope for that one!

    • The Original Genevieve says:

      You know, I never thought of Jason Trawick as the “bad guy” that everyone else did. I think he genuinely cared for Brit but as soon as he was announced as co-conservator, the public at large started throwing rotted fruit at him.

      I think if he was really an imposter, he would have fought to remain either her agent at CAA, or her conservator. He did neither. I think he just realized that he wanted a real, normal life, with a family and a partner and an equal. Britney was none of those things, not to her discredit. My heart bleeds for Brit, nobody can throw shade at someone for their mental illness.

      I don’t see any bad guys here, sorry. Just…sadness. :(

      • Miss M says:


        And his statement was much more heartfelt than hers…

      • rtms says:

        I feel the same way, I never did see him as a vulture or a gold digger. Now Federline is a gold digger and he scored big time. Jason was way better for her.

      • lady X says:

        I am sorry but how are you all so sure Britney has mental health issues …. When was this EVER confirmed … i mean we know for sure she did drugs … but i think she is just having a tough time and has had a tough time over all dealing with issues … but all this mental health stuff that is so loosely thrown around is weird

      • MG says:

        Lady X…you don’t lose control over your entire life by the court system because you did some drugs. Her dad has been conservator for almost 5 years. That’s a big deal. She most definitely has mental health issues.

      • jwoolman says:

        rtms – I’ve never understood the gold digger charge against Federline. Britney pursued him when he was one of her backup dancers. She was already showing signs of mental illness and it became worse after pregnancy. Many people have no idea what to do with a mentally ill spouse and Britney held all the cards in that relationship. But he sure came through for the kids later, and the amount of child support was peanuts so he obviously wasn’t gouging her. He never said anything bad about her but instead always said they would get back to sharing custody once she was able, made sure her parents had free access to the kids and allowed visitation with her even when the judge shut it off (as long as a grandparent was present and she didn’t drive) and has arranged his life around her schedule to keep thing consistent for the kids. He’s not the brightest bulb on the tree but he’s done right by her and the children in her darkest hours. He has kept a low profile for the kids also and takes care to make sure the half-sibs get time with each other to develop sibling bonds. His ex who is mother of his older daughters always said he was a lousy boyfriend (left her for Britney) but a good dad. Having to step in after Britney’s meltdown probably helped him mature, but he’s always seemed like a basically nice mellow fellow.

      • BRE says:

        Totally agree! And Lady X, why would mental illness be confirmed? That is a private matter that she nor her family need to discuss to the general public. The only reason we know what we know is because of the court systems. I have worked with adults that have developmental and mental disabilities and having a conservative(s) is not unusual and it isn’t unusual for that person to be their life partner. I truly hope Britney will be able to handle this change in her life and I wish her nothing but health and happiness.

      • Isa says:

        I totally agree. He seems like he actually cares about her. If he was after anything such as money he would have fought harder, instead he stepped back.

  9. Nev says:

    Blackout is her best album….totally the best for the gym!!!!!

  10. Just U says:

    I hope this is the best thing for her and her boys. A break up is hard for any family so I hope she has some support. But being with the wrong person can be worse.
    I love Britney, so to speak. She always seemed so sad. Maybe this change will be what she needs.

  11. T.Fanty says:

    Poor, sad-eyed Brit Brit. She just needs someone to take her far away from her life.

  12. Layale says:

    Neither of them have looked happy in pics in a long while (that I can remember anyway).

  13. Patrice says:

    I’m sorry but it’s about time this happened. I too was completely grossed out by the entire thing from day one. (You have to remember that Jason “got together” with Britney right after the period of her very public breakdown(s). What type of unscrupulous individual is sexually and romantically attracted to a person in that state??)
    It’s clear just from watching The X Factor that Ms. Spears is a woman who is very much still. not well (and may never be). If she isn’t just bright eyed with her mouth gaping wide open then she’s squinting and wincing like she is in pain or sucking on a lemon. Add to this her bizarre physical mannerisms while on the red carpet and it’s obvious that this woman is still suffering from some major symptoms of whatever mental illness she suffers from :( It’s clear that the show was her team’s attempt at proving she is now “totally fine” but I think we can all agree that it had the totally opposite effect. Watching her became so uncomfortable that I never got past the first handful of episodes; this woman should no longer be in the public eye. It’s all just so sad…

    • Jillian says:

      So what if she makes weird faces. Not everyone has to act the same. She has anxiety issues but she’s not a danger to anyone. She’s eccentric, most artists are.

    • HotPockets says:

      I agree Patrice. I didn’t watch x-factor, but I saw enough clips and minutes of it and I felt uncomfortable watching her. It’s clear that her handlers tried to use the show as a platform to showcase the “new” and “healthy” Britney, but she still seemed like she was one pink wig away from losing it again, they just have her on a tighter and more medicated leash than ever before, that doesn’t mean she has recovered or has been properly treated for any of her mental health issues, it’s obvious she still has a very fragile mental state.

      I hope one day she can live a normal life. I don’t think entertaining is her passion anymore and it hasn’t been for a long time, but the industry doesn’t want to lose their cash cow.

  14. marie says:

    good, I think now she stands a chance to be happy, Jason has always given me the creeps, not really sure why..

  15. Dhavynia says:

    I hope she gets to keep it together…

    She looks very ‘rough’ in the second picture

  16. Skipper says:

    Poor kids I’m sure. She needs to find happiness with some redneck from Louisiana with an iq of 75 or so. That’s the type of person that she could have a good time and be herself with.

  17. hopperlea says:

    He always seemed way to old for her. Looked to much like her older uncle.

  18. LouLou says:

    Being legally in charge of your romantic partner is not sexy. That would undermine most relationships.

  19. M says:

    This is actually really sad. She seemed so happy and now that she has her shit together, a happy marriage seemed like a great way to cap off her comeback. Im not a big fan of Brit, but I still have a soft spot for her. Hopefully she is happy and this doesnt affect her and her sons horribly.

  20. Axis2ClusterB says:

    This relationship was never appropriate. In fact, in many states, it wouldn’t have been legal. I could never wrap my brain around the fact that someone under a conservatorship – someone who has been declared incompetent – would be able to marry anyway. This whole thing was a farce designed to give Britney some semblance of normalcy. There has to be a better way to help her find a settled life.

  21. islandwalker says:

    This is good, the whole relationship creeped me out and seemed more than inappropriate. Maybe this is a sign that she is started to step and and gain some control and maturity over her life. Wish her well and I wish her a quiet life where she can find out who she really is.

  22. TG says:

    I guess what I don’t understand is if this singing career is so distressful for Britney why does her father insist she keep on in this industry? I mean the entertaimnent industry is all about illusion and non-reality, etc. and unrealistic expectations of how an entertainer should look and every song she produces is so heavily synthesized that anyone could be singing it. She would know this and I can imagine that when she goes to sleep at night all this fraud must contribute to her mental health issues. So why doesn’t her father help her to some career that isn’t so stressful where she can feel useful and surely she has enough money that she can support her kids for the rest of her life.

    • stinky says:

      HER FATHER looked on in complete detachment as she writhed her way thru rehearsals at the direction of queen-y choreographers who screamed at her to slut it up & shake it more. all he cared about was where could he go watch some Nascar. Literally.

  23. Miss Thang says:

    I too have a soft spot for Britney, but I’m totally in the dark about what is wrong with her. Could someone please clear up for me exactly what mental illness she has?

    I would love it if she would just fade into a normal life somewhere in the country, far far from Hollywood. She needs a little farm with horses and dogs and room for her boys to run and someone real and not at all associated with Hollywood.

    • Jayna says:

      She is bipolar/manic depressive, a lifelong mental illness, that with medication can be relatively kept stabilized. Many go off the medication because they miss their manic highs, but end up bottoming out again with the lows. Drug addiction, sexual promiscuity, severe mood swings, etc, are some of the symptoms when suffering from it. Vivian Leigh, the famous Gone With The Wind actress suffered from it. The medication can make them feel in a fog or flat in emotion. It takes a while to get the right. dosage and mix. Britney seems to be much better than the initial years of treatment.

  24. lucy2 says:

    Hope she’s OK. Not a fan, but have a lot of sympathy for her and wish her well.

    I could have understood him being part of the conservatorship once they were married, but while they were just engaged and he was her agent? Iffy.
    I think she would do so much better away from all the attention. Time to move out of LA.

  25. Meganne says:

    Props to them for keeping it platonic! I can’t help but root for Britney.

  26. lady X says:

    Sorry I have to say it …. I am happy that she seems to be on a better path … She is nowhere near how she should be … sad but true.. watching her on Xfactor US was painful to say the least … the fact is her karma has done a number on her all these years … let us not forget the reason her and justin Broke up was because she cheated … The way she got Kevin was by paying for him to come on tour with her while his girlfriend of many years was preggers with their second child … Yes being a child star is hard … but it has it benefits that far out way the bad … she needs to take a break and just be … all this trying to book as many shows as possible while she can may be economically smart but in the long run mentally it will not be the best for her
    Ands please spare telling me i do not know for sure these things because I in fact due .. being that I work in the music industry and have for years ‘
    Every person on this site is not poor … ugly fat jealous people … just thought i would say that cause I know the hate is coming

  27. twoblues says:

    I hope this young woman finds happiness.

  28. Nubby says:

    I hope this isn’t another meltdown. Lots of stuff changing for her right now. Girl needs a real break from everything.

  29. tmbg says:

    I never knew what to make of him, but I hope she is surrounded by good people and has a strong support system. And I really hope it’s not true that her family just leeches money off her and doesn’t care about her well-being.

    I feel connected to her somehow because while I never had that sort of severe mental illness, I do have some issues and I know how fragile they can make you feel.

    Sometimes she gives me a little bit of a Marilyn Monroe vibe – sort of sweet, innocent and in need of guidance by someone who has her best interests at heart.

  30. Betty says:

    I’m happy Britney wasn’t forced to marry her baby-sitter but I still feel so sorry for her. Is she going to be a allowed to date like any normal woman her age or does her Dad get to pick her dates?

  31. ms.steel says:

    it is very hard to maintain a relationship with famous people like Britney. people watching, her mental stability, etc. i think they signed her in xfactor because they thought she will bring craziness and drama but she ends up to be the normal person there. I truly believe though he has her best interest and love her. I hope she remains strong after this breakup and do things she like. i like though that they ended this gracefully. who knows whats next, brit will go on quite life and get back to Jason when everything gets better.

  32. Cinnamon says:

    this makes me sad. i just want her to be happy and have someone that makes her feel stable and loved

  33. Jayna says:

    It makes me sad. He has been instrumental in her stability and happiness. It is said she wanted more children and be didn’t at 41. I tend to agree with that. He has helped raise her little boys and is older and I am sure knows her mental struggles would or could become exacerbated by having another child and the potential for severe postpartum. He probably had no desire to go back to Britney unstable again. He was a good guy and has a career. I have a fear she will revert back to some loser hooking on to her.

  34. Nicolette says:

    She’ll be better off without him. There was always something sleazy about him to me.

  35. tabasco says:

    i agree it was sketch to have him on the conservatorship, but it seems like JT (hm, interesting initials there) is a decent person, so thank goodness she’s had stable people around her for a while. she’s come a loooooonnnggg way, hope she stays well.

  36. Patrice says:

    @Jillian- Do you honestly believe that all of Britney’s behavioral/mental problems are merely attributed to the fact that she’s “eccentric” as “most artists are”?? This woman has a very well documented history of mental illness and more. Adults who are merely “eccentric” don’t get put under involuntary hospital holds, violently smash cars with umbrellas and/or lose custody of their children and all their legal rights under full conservatirships for years on end (or any period of time for that matter).
    Knowing all of these things, it’s incredible to me that some people can still claim that Britney is “fine”, should be back in the public eye/working full time and that she’s somehow ‘cured’ from her history of mental illness. At best it can be managed properly but it seems like she’s still very, very ‘off’. Who knows? Maybe this is the best she’s been in years but if that is the case then I’m even more concerned than I was before.

    • Jilllian says:

      I know she has some mental illness but I didn’t find her “painful to watch” bc of some of her facial expressions & mannerisms, which is what I was replying too. She has a disease & she can’t control that, she’s treating it and she’s doing the best she can. She didn’t do anything psychotic on the show and other than being a little too quiet on X-Factor, I think she did a pretty good job. I believe that she can still contribute to society even though she’s not “perfect”. Do you think she should be in a mental hospital or something?

    • Rosemary McLaughlin says:

      BRITNEY is only shy when in front of camera now but if you see footage of rehearsals and backstage she is EXACTLY the same.
      I think the conservatorship was because insurance wouldn’t insure her tour without it.and to get past Sam lufti trial.
      Statute of limitations & stuff…
      She did not want more kids now as she has an album and your this year by contract.

  37. Pandy says:

    She was only interesting to me when she was melting down.

  38. Mayday says:

    I really used to dislike her but she really has grown on me and I hope everything works out for her. I thought she was so great on x-factor, I know a lot of people were disappointed there wasn’t much “crazy” britney (other than her awesome reaction faces) but I think she did a great job and you could tell how much she enjoyed mentoring the young kids.

  39. Issa says:

    Brittany needs to focus on herself and needs to stay away from men period. He seems like a leach and controlling. Addicts will often enter into controlling relationships during their initial sobriety. Its why addicts are advised to not date for at least year after recovery. She needs to spend time alone and focus on her boys. Wish the best for her.

  40. d says:

    Yeah, that must have been a trying relationship, regardless of whether it was set up or not.
    I hope Britney uses the free personal time to focus on taking care of herself and learning how to cope with all the BS around her. Because I still think she’s surrounded by A LOT.
    I still think she’s on a hamster wheel though, and I still think her management is kind of skeevy. I don’t doubt that she needs to be kept busy and in fact may be high management, but does she really need to stay in showbiz and in LA?
    Vegas? Hmmmm. So more people can pay money to gawk at the clearly not herself woman for entertainment? Yeah, sure, THAT’s healthy.Because you know that’s what people are going to do.
    It’s all so sad. Hard to trust the people around her and hard to know if she’s got real, true friends. Everyone seems skeevy. Except maybe her bodyguards.
    How many people are making decisions for her based on how much money they can get out of it for themselves rather than on what Britney really needs? Does Randolph REALLY operate in her best interests? And I know her dad seems to have helped, but don’t know if I’d trust him to make the best decisions for her either.Throwing her out on tour not long after she came out of hospital way back when…that was horrifying.
    Britney seems like someone who needs a lot of care and attention … is LA is the best place for her vulnerability?
    Anyway, I’m rooting for her and hope everything works out for her. Maybe her sister can take care of her, even though she’s got kids of her own. Maybe her sister is her closest? I hope they have a good relationship.

  41. Cleocat says:

    I wish Brittany would find someone who loves her for who she is, and doesn’t try to take advantage of her or act like her father. It might be harder for her, however, given that she reportedly doesn’t want any more kids.

  42. Cleocat says:

    I wish Brittany would find someone who loves her for who she is, and doesn’t try to take advantage of her or act like her father.

  43. tessy says:

    This one makes my heart hurt. I don’t know if its true what is said about disney kids abuse but that girl has suffered some terrible trauma. Every time I see her sad face I just want to hug her.

  44. Amanda G says:

    I never saw him as manipulative like a lot of people did. It seemed like he was a good guy who was willing to do whatever it took to be with Brit. I’m honestly a little sad that they broke up, but I suppose it’s understandable if he couldn’t deal with her fame or her illness. I’m not a fan of hers, but I do wish her all the best with her health. I still think her handlers should allow her to retire. It’s sad that she will always be a puppet. At least Christina and Pink were able to break away from that.

  45. Grace says:

    Why can’t her mother be her conservator? Her father and Jason are scum.

  46. Joanna says:

    So sad that they broke up. I don’t think he was after her money, I think he really cared about her.

  47. p says:

    isn’t it rumoured that britney will do a sitcom?

  48. lori says:

    I really feel for Jason in this situation. I watched my own dad deal with a wife with mental illness for my entire life and its really not an easy road to go. Its kinda of impossible when your partner is not an equal, but my dad is old school with the marriage vows (sickness and in health). my parents have been married for 42 years, and probably 35 of them my dad has been caregiver. His greatest worry is who will take care of my mom when he’s gone.

  49. elo33 says:

    Poor Britney, Her eyes always look so lost and scared. I think a show in Vegas that has been mentioned on all the sites would be the absolute best thing for her. A stable income, performing, and living away from a ll the paps and such. I am glad her father did what needed to be done and took conservatorship, I think she truly needed it.

  50. jk says:


    Here is some proof of him being agolddigger, He wastd 10 million dollars of HER nmney trying to be a rapper LOL..He was runnning around in Vegas going to all the parties while she was at home with the babies, he spent money like water, never got a job and on top of the if you call 300 thousand a month peanuts you must be insane. SHe paid for his house, ihis house keeper and her got a bundle of cash while she was responsible for all the medical bills and the insurance. He left his pg girlfriend to make sure he got a grip on Brit. Thats what a great guy he is. I am sure Brit chased him LOL Brit had no problems until hse married him period. SHe has done nothing but support his ass and her families asses all these years. Now he is a flat slob and she is STILL paying his way. Then this guy comes along and becomes her caretaker and wants to marry her LOL BS..another gold digging pig and she is lucky to be rid of a guy
    that is getting paid to be your caretaker plus living with you too in a realtionship..duhhhhhhhhhhh