Britney Spears' fiance resigns as co-conservator
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Britney Spears capped a week of changes Friday with a judge accepting the resignation of her former fiance from the conservatorship that oversees many of her personal and financial matters.
Jason Trawick submitted his resignation and it was accepted by Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz on Friday afternoon, when the singer's rep confirmed reports that the pair had broken up. They had been engaged for roughly a year, and Trawick had been added as a co-conservator in April.
"Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement," Spears said in the statement released to People magazine. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends."
Goetz did not address the breakup in court, and attorneys for the singer's father and another co-conservator, Andrew Wallet, declined to discuss their relationship on Friday. Emails sent to Spears' publicist Jeff Raymond were not immediately returned.
Spears has been under a court-supervised conservatorship since February 2008, with her father and 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, but Spears has recovered and recently served as a judge on Fox's "The X-Factor."
Spears informed the network this week that she would not return next season and planned to focus on her music.
Trawick and Spears were engaged in December 2011 and he was appointed a co-conservator along with her father, Jamie, in April. Jamie Spears met with Goetz for about an hour on Friday but left before a hearing where Trawick's resignation was announced.
Trawick has served as Spears' agent and the pair started dating in 2009.
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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