Jason Trawick planned the split from Britney Spears, according to an insider talking to Us Weekly. The decision to put an end to the engagement last week caught many by surprise including, apparently, the pop star herself.

Jason Trawick planned the split from Britney Spears A source told the magazine that Trawick, 41, had been planning the break up for months, while another claimed that “everyone knew Jason was leaving her but Britney. She’s in la-la land.”

According to several sources the relationship was flawed from the get go. Spears wanted to start a family with Trawick, but he wasn’t ready to commit to it before numerous issues were worked out first. Britney, 31, was needy and insecure in her relationship with Jason, which resulted in frequent jealousy outbursts. “It was difficult for Jason to have his own life,” an insider told Us.

A family source told Us that there is obvious concern within those closest to Spears for her future. A family friend told People that the pop icon has “her ups and downs”. In light of the new events, could that trigger yet another meltdown similar to the 2008 one? Remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Trawick will not be cutting off his involvement in Britney’s children’s lives. Her two sons, Preston, 7, and Jayden, 6, know him as their “other dad” and Trawick will remain involved in their lives “as much as makes sense”. “Jason adores [Britney’s] kids; he loves them. He was like their ‘other dad,’ so he’s not just going to walk away from their lives,” a source told Us.

At the same time, Spears focused all her energy into her work. She is reportedly in talks with a Las Vegas headlining gig, that might yield a paycheck south of 100 million dollars.