When it comes to Britney Spears' love life, father apparently knows best.
Spears reportedly had little to do with her breakup from Jason Trawick, according to a new report from RadarOnline. Instead, Trawick and the pop star's father, Jamie, orchestrated the split behind Britney's back.
“Jason wanted out, and in the fragile state that Britney is in, it’s not like he could have a rational conversation with her about it, so it was really between him and Jamie," a source told RadarOnline. "They decided how the relationship needed to end and how to go about the technicalities, such as removing Jason from the conservatorship, when he would move out and how to announce the split. Britney was left out of everything and really didn’t even know what was going on.”
“Jason and Jamie wanted to make sure that Britney didn’t lose it, so they had to water things down for her a bit,” the source added. “She knows that the engagement is off and that Jason has been removed from the conservatorship, but she still hasn’t exactly grasped yet that the relationship is totally over.”
Spears' rep officially confirmed the split on Jan. 11, telling People magazine: "As two mature adults, they came to the difficult decision to go their separate ways while continuing to remain friends."
However, People reports that the romance was already over in mid-December. Spears was reportedly no longer wearing her engagement ring. "Lately she acted like she knew it would not happen," a source told People. "She hasn't talked about her wedding plans in a couple of months."
On Friday, after the split was made public, Trawick signed documents to resign from his role as Spears' co-conservator, according to RumorFix. Jamie now has sole control of his daughter's major financial decisions once again.
Now, with Trawick gone, Jamie is planning to keep "a watchful eye" on the 31-year-old singer, whom he believes has few people in her life she can truly trust.
Trawick had been Spears' manager from 2008 to 2012, when he decided to step down to focus on their relationship, according to Rolling Stone. The couple got engaged in December 2011.