Britney Spears has split from her fiancé and manager, Jason Trawick.
The Gimme More singer, who has been engaged since December 2011, confirmed the news in a statement which read:
“Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.”
Forty-one-year-old Jason added:
“As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever.”
Mother-of-two Britney has also changed management companies, severing both her business and personal ties with Trawick.
News of the pair’s split broke on the same day that Spears, 31, confirmed her departure from the US X Factor, with Britney announcing her resignation from the panel in an official statement on 11 January:
“I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it’s time for me to get back in the studio [to record my eighth album].
“Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most.”
Britney and Jason confirmed that they were dating in May 2010, with Trawick proposing in Las Vegas 19 months later. She has two sons from her relationship with Kevin Federline, Sean Preston and Jayden James.