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Britney Spears’ Universe: Her Family, Staff, Love Interests and Collaborators

Meet the star’s ever-changing entourage, from Lynne and Jamie to Justin and Jason

Britney Universe: Adnan


After being released from the hospital in 2008, Spears began spending more time with her paparazzo boyfriend Adnan Ghalib and manager Sam Lutfi. She was photographed running errands to drugstores and Starbucks, and missing depositions and custody hearings.

Britney Universe: Colin Farrell

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Colin Farrell

After her breakup with Timberlake, Spears began a series of quick relationships with high-profile men, including Colin Farrell.

Britney Universe: Criss Angel

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Criss Angel

Illusionist Criss Angel was supposed to collaborate with Spears on her big comeback performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, but Spears missed rehearsals and the elaborate plan was abandoned.

Britney Universe: Danja

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Nate “Danja” Hills

Producer Nate "Danja" Hills was largely responsible for assembling Spears' 2007 album Blackout, a record that received mostly positive reviews and was well-received despite the fact that Spears did virtually no promotional activities.

Britney Universe: Felicia Culotta

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Felicia Culotta

Spears' longtime assistant and friend Felicia Culotta became well-known to fans via her appearances on the reality show Britney & Kevin: Chaotic. Culotta (or Fe, as she was known to Spears), worked with the star for ten years and quit when her boss started to unravel.

Britney Universe: Fred Durst

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Fred Durst

Spears had a brief affair with Fred Durst, who betrayed her confidence by speaking out about their relationship on Howard Stern's show.

Britney Universe: Jamie Lynne

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Jamie Lynne

Britney's sixteen-year-old sister Jamie Lynn, the star of the Nickelodeon show Zoey 101, announced her own pregnancy in December 2007. The family sold the story to OK! magazine for $1 million.

Britney Universe: Jamie Spears


Jamie Spears

Britney's father, Jamie, has been temporarily put in charge of his daughter's estate following her most recent hospitalization.

Britney Universe: Jason Alexander


Jason Alexander

Spears married childhood friend Jason Alexander in a quickie Vegas ceremony in January 2004. The two quickly got an annulment, and Alexander later cracked under the pressure of his sudden infamy and dropped out of college.

Britney Universe: Kids

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Britney's two sons with Kevin Federline, Sean Preston and Jayden James, were born two days shy of a year apart (September 14, 2005 and September 12, 2006).

Britney Universe: Larry Rudolph

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Larry Rudolph

Spears' manager Larry Rudolph carefully guided her career from the time she first signed to Jive in 1998. The two split following Britney's marriage to Kevin Federline, but reconciled briefly when she announced her divorce. Their relationship dissolved once again after Spears got out of Promises in 2007.

Britney Universe: Lynne Spears

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Lynne Spears

Britney's mother, Lynne Spears, is famous for having written two books about her relationship with  her daughter. The two stopped talking (per Britney's request) after Spears' trip to rehab in 2006, but now Lynne has re-entered her daughter's life.

Britney Universe: Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton

After filing for divorce, Spears rehired manager Larry Rudolph (he took her ice-skating in New York for a clean-cut photo op), but Spears wanted to explore her new freedom to its fullest. She hit the Los Angeles hotspots with party girls like Paris Hilton, and was photographed without her underwear three times. The Britney/Paris friendship didn't last long, and Hilton nicknamed Spears "The Animal" because she doesn't think before she acts.

Britney Universe: Starbucks

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Other than the paparazzi that trail her every move, there are perhaps more Starbucks employees in Britney's universe than anyone else.

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Jason Trawick

Britney has been dating her manager Jason Twawick since 2009. The duo teamed up to appear in her music video for the Femme Fatale single "Criminal."