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Britney Spears calls off engagement

britney-spears 0LOS ANGELES: US pop veteran Britney Spears has called off her engagement to talent agent Jason Trawick after a one-year committed relationship, Hollywood media reported Saturday.

 

"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in a statement published by today.com. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."

 

Trawick is quoted as saying that despite the split, the two "will be close forever."

 

Spears, 31, and Trawick became engaged on Trawick's 40th birthday in December 2011. They began dating in 2009.

 

Spears has two sons, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, with her former husband Kevin Federline, from whom she divorced in 2006.

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013