Britney Spears calls off engagement, quits X Factor
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Pop star Britney Spears on Friday called it quits with both fiance Jason Trawick and as a celebrity judge on The X Factor talent show.
Spears, 31, and Trawick, 41 - her former agent - got engaged in December 2011.
"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in a statement. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends." The couple began dating in May 2010, following a turbulent few years in Spears' personal and professional life in which she lost custody of her children, entered rehab and shaved off her hair.
Trawick added in a 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." The wedding would have been the third for Spears. She divorced dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she had two children, in 2006.