Guess she’ll always be daddy’s little girl! Britney Spears is a single lady again – the pop superstar tweeted the news on Thursday – but the way her break up with ex-beau David Lucado came about is interesting, to say the least. On Friday, TMZ reported that after an alleged video surfaced of the 32-year old pop star’s now ex- boyfriend kissing another woman, Spears’ dad, Jamie, stepped in to save the day. Or at least help his daughter save face.
A rep for Jamie Spears told the celebrity gossip site that when Jamie found out that an incriminating video of Lucado was being shopped around, he bought it to ensure that it would never see the light of day. Papa Spears, who has been Britney's conservator for more than six years, then showed his daughter the embarrassing evidence, prompting her to end things with Lucado. A spokesperson for Britney Spears confirmed to People, “Yes, she's single."
Fans of the Grammy winning pop singer -- who’s currently headlining a live show at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas --have watched her roller coaster of a love life play out over the years. After splitting with fiancé Jason Trawick early last year, she began dating Lucado just two months later. Last fall, a smitten Spears told Entertainment Tonight that she was madly in love with Lucado.
"I'm in love,” she said at the time. “I like the fact that [Lucado is] very stubborn and he's stuck in his ways. He's just a simple man. I adore him. He's really funny and he's really passionate. I love the fact that anything he's involved in he's passionate about and it's contagious."
Spears’ dad has had his eye on Lucado since the paralegal and former bartender first started dating his daughter in early 2013, going so far as to carry out a background check on him. Lucado passed the test back then, but he has definitely failed now.