Britney Spears splits from fiance Jason Trawick

Britney Spears has confirmed she has split from her fiance Jason Trawick, her former agent.

Spears, 31, said in a statement, "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement. I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends".

The couple began dating in May 2010, and got engaged in December 2011.

Britney Spears and Jason Trawick got engaged in December 2011 Credit: PA Wire

Trawick, 41, said of their break-up, "As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever".

They announced their split the same day that Spears confirmed she would not be a judge on the next season of "The X Factor" in the US.

The singer said of her departure, "I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens, but it's time for me to get back in the studio".