Britney Spears shows "love" after week of changes
Britney Spears attends Fox's "The X Factor" season finale news conference at CBS Televison City on Dec. 17, 2012, in Los Angeles. / Getty
Britney Spears stepped out following her split from Jason Trawick on Monday wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with the word "LOVE" on the front and "I AM LOVE" on the back.
She was photographed smiling as she left a coffee shop in Los Angeles, just days after a week of changes that included her breaking up with her fiance and revealing she won't be returning to "The X Factor."
"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.
Sources told TMZ that the former couple battled over whether to have children. According to the site, Spears, who has two sons with ex-husband Kevin Federline, wanted to have more kids, but Trawick did not.
Trawick previously served as Spears' agent and the pair started dating in 2009. Spears and Trawick got engaged in December 2011 and he was added as her co-conservator in April.
Meanwhile, Spears is leaving as a judge on "The X Factor" after only one season so she can focus on music.
"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," she said in a statement last week. "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."
Although nothing has been confirmed, sources told TMZ that the pop star is very close to signing a lucrative deal to launch a concert residency in Vegas.
Spears' financial and personal matters are still in the hands of others.
On Friday, a judge accepted the resignation of Trawick from the conservatorship that oversees many of her personal and financial matters, leaving the singer's father in charge.
Trawick, 41, submitted his resignation and it was accepted by Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz on Friday afternoon, when the singer announced her engagement had ended, only hours after she confirmed she was leaving the Fox competition show "The X Factor."
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.
Trawick did not have authority over Spears' finances, which have rebounded since her public meltdown. Goetz recently reviewed and approved of an accounting that showed Spears ended 2010 with more than $27.5 million in assets, including nearly $15 million in cash.
Attorneys handling the case are expected to file updated financial statements in the coming months.
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