There’s nothing like a bit of sparkle at Christmas – and Britney Spears has defos got hers covered. Yup, the pop songstress is set to say ‘I do’ for a third time after her long-term boyfriend Jason Trawick unleashed a mammoth diamond during his 40th birthday bash this weekend. And after seeing the size of that rock, we’re not surprised Britney took to Twitter in a frenzy of excitement to confirm the news. ‘OMG. Last night Jason surprised me with the one gift I've been waiting for. Can't wait to show you! SO SO SO excited!!!! Xxo,’ the 30-year-old tweeted.
And oh-ho-ho was it worth waiting for - Britney’s new bling is a prestigious Neil Lane engagement ring featuring a round stone that's over 3 carats and pave diamonds on the band. Wowza. Britters looked sensational in a tan Herve Leger bandage dress as she posed for the cameras next to her beau’s gravity-defying birthday cake as they celebrated in Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. ‘It's very traditional,’ an insider said of the bling. ‘He picked out something he knew she would love.’
The pair have dated for three years since 2009, though they’ve known each other since 2006 as Trawick was the pop starlet’s former agent. Britney’s turbulent love life has hit the headlines more times than she’s worn PVC (and that’s saying something), reaching a decidedly low point when she spontaneously married childhood friend Jason Alexander during a trip to Las Vegas in 2004 – and then separated from him just 55 hours later.
Her marriage to dancer Kevin Federline lasted marginally longer, but saw Britney lose custody of her children – and end up in rehab. They married in yet another spontaneous wedding after inviting guests to what they thought was an engagement party, only to shock them by saying ‘I do’ in a ceremony that evening. (Err, enough with the surprises already?)
Ex-hubby Kevin has reportedly given his blessing on Britney’s engagement, telling Australia's TV WEEK: 'I'm really happy for her - I think he's a great guy.' Sure you do Kevin. But let’s hope it's third time lucky for Britney because, judging by the size of the ring, the dress is going to be a beaut – we can’t wait! [US Magazine]
by Zoë Beaty