After a year-long engagement, Britney Spears has broken up with fiancé Jason Trawick.

The split reportedly came after a long rocky patch in the relationship, during which the pair grew increasingly distant from each other. Brit and her former agent Trawick announced their engagement in 2011 after nearly a year of dating and it looked like a solid affair for a while, but apparently the pressures of dealing with a career for Spears and the pressure of dealing with Spears’ life for Trawick, lead to the separation.

According to the Associated Press, last April Britney reportedly asked Trawick to become one of her co-conservators, essentially meaning that he would have to deal with her affairs for her. However, apparently the role was too fatherly for Trawick and it led to the couple’s relationship fizzling out and eventually turning into nothing more than a friendship. It looks as though at least the friendship will remain intact after the split, with Spears saying in a statement, released by her publicist: "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends." Trawick has also stated something along those same lines of his former fiancée: "I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever." So, even though this is the end of a relationship, it may turn out to be just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.