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Britney Spears's New Album Is About Her 'Huge Breakup' | Britney Spears

Britney Spears's New Album Is About 'Huge Breakup' with Jason Trawick

Originally posted 09/20/2013 03:30PM

Her new song, "Work B––––," is a dance anthem, but Britney Spears says her upcoming album, which is due out in December, features more than a little heartbreak.

"It's the most personal album I've done," Spears, 31 admitted Friday on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. "After having a huge breakup this year, I had a lot to say in the studio, so it was really nice to have a therapy like that and to be able to share that with my fans … so it's a real personal album."

The "huge breakup" she's referring to is her January split with fiancé Jason Trawick. The pair, who were engaged for a year, began dating in 2009, but Trawick had long been a part of Spears life as a member of her management team.

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Britney & Jason Split: Will She Be Okay? | Britney Spears

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Split: Will She Be Okay?

Originally posted 01/17/2013 05:00PM

The new year has already been full of change for Britney Spears.

She's left her gig as judge on The X Factor, her new puppy Hannah is gravely ill, and on Jan. 11 she announced she and fiancé Jason Trawick, 41, have called it quits after more than three years together.

While Spears, 31, told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement, "I'll always adore him, and we will remain great friends," a family source says the signer is "definitely upset about the split."

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Jason Will Still 'Be Involved' in the Lives of Britney's Sons | Britney Spears

Jason Trawick Will Still 'Be Involved' in the Lives of Britney Spears's Sons: Source

Originally posted 01/16/2013 05:30PM

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have ended their relationship, but the pop star's ex is still planning to be a part of her life.

"Jason adores [Britney's] kids; he loves them," a source tells PEOPLE. "He was like their 'other dad,' so he's not just going to walk away from their lives. He'll be involved as much as makes sense."

As for Spears's two boys, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, the source says they "are doing great and [their father] Kevin [Federline] is actually a huge help and is a wonderful person in their lives."

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Britney Dreamed of a Wedding, But the Ring Was Off Before the Holidays

Britney Spears Dreamed of a Wedding, But the Ring Was Off Before the Holidays

Originally posted 01/15/2013 02:30PM

Britney Spears once believed in a fairy-tale ending for herself and Jason Trawick. But by mid-December, she was no longer wearing her engagement ring, and she knew it just wasn't going to happen, a source close to her family tells PEOPLE.

"Britney spent Christmas in L.A. with [sons] Preston and Jayden. Jason was around for parts of the holiday, but it was very obvious that they were not really together anymore," the source says.

"They were not affectionate and instead just seemed to keep things going for the boys' sake. Britney looked a bit gloomy and tense over the holidays."

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PHOTO: Britney Steps Out in 'Love' Sweatshirt after Split

Britney Spears Steps Out in 'Love' Sweatshirt after Split

Originally posted 01/14/2013 03:50PM

Britney Spears still believes in "love" – at least when it comes to wearing it.

The pop star, 31 – whose failed engagement to Jason Trawick, 41, was announced on Friday – grabbed coffee in L.A. on Monday, sporting a black and white sweatshirt with the four-letter word displayed in large letters across the front.

The former X Factor judge looked casual, wearing shades and her hair in a ponytail.

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Britney & Jason: Reasons for Their Split | Britney Spears

UpdatePosted 01/12/2013 08:00PM

Britney Spears & Jason Trawick Split: What Went Wrong?

Originally posted 01/12/2013 04:00PM

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick mutually ended their engagement Friday, just over a year after he popped the question to the pop star in Las Vegas.

So what was behind the pair's decision to call off their engagement? According to a close source, Spears, 31, and Trawick, 41, both wanted "different things."

"There was no third party involved," says the source of the couple, who began dating in 2009. "Things haven't been ideal in their relationship for some time. There was a lot to work on before they could move forward and get married."

One of those things may have been Trawick's desire to maintain a life outside their relationship.

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Jason Trawick Also Gives Up Legal Control Over Britney Spears | Britney Spears

Jason Trawick Resigns as Britney Spears's Co-Conservator

Originally posted 01/11/2013 07:55PM

With their breakup comes the end of another kind of arrangement.

Jason Trawick has resigned as Britney Spears's conservator of her person, which once gave him the authority to make decisions about her general well-being, such as food, clothing, travel and medical care.

"The court accepts the resignation [of Trawick]," L.A. Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz stated in court Friday. Goetz added that the singer's father, Jamie Spears, "will remain as the sole conservator of her person."

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Britney & Jason Speak Out: We'll Remain Close Friends after Split | Britney Spears, Jason Trawick

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Split

Originally posted 01/11/2013 07:20PM

It's official: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have called it quits.

"Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have mutually agreed to end their one-year engagement," her rep Jeff Raymond tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"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 her rep released to PEOPLE.

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Britney Spears: The 3 Most 'Amazing' Things About My Year | Britney Spears

Britney Spears: The 3 Most 'Amazing' Things About My Year

Originally posted 12/20/2012 01:45PM

It was a very big year for Britney Spears, who's been named one of PEOPLE's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2012.

For starters, Forbes put the pop star at the top of its list of the top-earning female musicians (with $58 million), and her new single with will.i.am, "Scream & Shout," went to No. 1 in 17 countries.

She even took on Simon Cowell, along with the contestants – and any critics – as a judge on The X Factor.

After settling into the Fox reality show – whose two-hour finale airs Thursday night – she developed her own signature sound bite: "Amazing."

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Britney Spears: My Kids Think I'm a Superhero | Britney Spears

Britney Spears: My Kids Think I'm a Superhero

Originally posted 10/26/2012 01:00PM

Britney Spears's sons don't see their mom as a superstar. They do, however, think she has super powers.

"They try to figure out where I go when I go to film X Factor. They're like, 'Mommy's going off to be a superhero.' And then I get back, and they just see me as Mommy," Spears, 30, tells Lucky magazine in its December cover story of her boys Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6.

"And then when I'm back working on the show, they say, 'Oh, Mommy's a superhero again!' "

As for the other man in the pop star's life, her fiancé Jason Trawick, Spears says he also doesn't mind seeing her without her "cape" on.

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