Britney Spears And Jason Trawick Break Up [PHOTOS]

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There had been rumors of trouble in paradise, and it looks as if those rumors were true. Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have broken off their engagement.

Spears’ rep Jeff Raymond told People, stating, “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.”

Spears and Trawick confirmed their parting in a statement:

“Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement,” Spears says in the statement. “I’ll always adore him and we will remain great friends.”

Adds Trawick: “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 reason behind the split? 

TMZ is reporting that Britney, who is 31, loves her boys and desperately wants more kids. Jason, who is 41, is “in another place” and does not want to start a family — although he loves Sean Preston and Jayden James. We’re told the former couple argued frequently about family and this ultimately proved their undoing.

It was a big day of announcements for Britney, as it was revealed that she has officially quit The X-Factor.

Responding to “sourced reports and speculation,” the pop star’s rep confirmed that Spears will not be back for season three. “Britney did decide, and is in fact not returning to X Factor,” read a statement issued on Friday.

The singer herself added: “I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. 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,” said Spears. “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.”

Rumor has it that Britney is in serious talks to head a big Las Vegas show. Here is to hoping Britney can get through all these major changes in her life!

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