Spears, fiance call off wedding
Britney Spears announced Friday that she has ended her yearlong engagement, capping a week of changes that included her leaving "The X Factor" and promising fans she was returning her focus to music, The Associated Press reports.
Within hours of confirming her departure from the Fox reality series, Spears also announced that her relationship had ended with talent agent Jason Trawick, who grew up in Holbrook and attended Sachem North High School in Lake Ronkonkoma.
"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in the statement. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."
Spears' publicist Jeff Raymond said the breakup was a difficult decision made by "two mature adults."
"I love and cherish her and her boys, and we will be close forever," Trawick said in a joint statement that was first reported by People magazine.
Trawick also resigned his role Friday as Spears' co-conservator. Spears and Trawick got engaged in December 2011 and he was added as her co-conservator in April.
Spears, 31, has been under a court-supervised conservatorship since February 2008, with her father and another co-conservator, Andrew Wallet, having control over numerous aspects of her personal life. The case was opened after several incidents of erratic behavior by the pop singer and a pair of hospitalizations.