Britney Spears Is Engaged! Hurray for Her - AND Her KidsShana Aborn
Looks like Santa came a little early for Britney Spears. TMZ broke the news this morning that boyfriend Jason Trawick was planning to propose to her in Vegas today, and fresh reports are saying that it’s a done deal!
Sources say she was expecting this for a while – and one rumor had it that Jason actually popped the question on her 30th birthday last week, but Britney said she needed time to think. Us Magazine reports that he asked again last night, on his 40th birthday – and got the happy answer. By tonight, we’ll no doubt be seeing bling-pix all over the web.
Of course this is great news for Brit – but the ones who are really going to benefit from this are her sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.
After all the turmoil they’ve been through in their young lives, this could be the beginning of a happy family life at last.
At only 6 and 5 years old, the boys have scarcely known a time when their mom wasn’t entangled in some personal drama. There was her troubled marriage to their dad, Kevin Federline, which ended in a bitter (and expensive) divorce and custody battle. Then there was the dark time in 2007 in which her erratic behavior and reported drug abuse landed her in and out of rehab. Even now, Britney’s dad has conservatorship over her business dealings.
Even if Sean and Jayden are too young to remember much about their mom’s troubled period, they certainly must have felt the impact in other ways. Living apart from their dad, seeing their mother leave for long stretches of time and sensing the tension and sadness at home – well, kids are little sponges who absorb their family’s emotions.
Now, with a new stepdad about to enter the picture, life should be much more settled for the boys. Jason seems totally committed to his new family, says one source: “Britney truly is in love with Jason, and, well, Jason has loved her for a very, very long time. Jason adores her two sons, Sean Preston and Jayden James.”
The couple and the boys have been photographed on vacations together, as well as at the kids’ ball games, and they recently moved into a new mansion, which they’re leasing for $25,000 a month.
Jason reportedly asked his would-be father-in-law’s permission to wed his daughter – how gallant! – and agreed to a prenup.
To top things off, the bad blood between Britney and K-Fed seems to have sweetened. They even attend some events together with their new sweethearts. Having Mom and Dad getting along will relieve a lot of the stress Sean and Jayden must have been under.
So here’s to a beautiful wedding (can’t wait to see the boys in little tuxedos!), a happy marriage and – most of all – a loving family life.
Congrats, Britney and Jason – and Sean and Jayden!
[Photo: Pacific Coast News]