LOS ANGELES -- Britney Spears announced Friday that she has ended her yearlong engagement, capping a week of changes that included her leaving "The X Factor" and promising fans she was returning her focus to music.
Within hours of confirming her departure from the Fox reality series, Spears also announced that her relationship with talent agent Jason Trawick had ended.
"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 that was first reported by People magazine.