At the Los Angeles Times, "Britney Spears and Jason Trawick end engagement, go separate ways":
More at London's Daily Mail, "Britney Spears 'jumps before she's pushed' as she quits The X Factor USA after just one season."
"I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends," Spears said in a statement released to People announcing the end of the engagement. Brit's rep told the mag the decision was mutual.
Added Trawick, her onetime agent who'd popped the question back in December 2011: "I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever."
Brit has two sons, 7-year-old Preston and 6-year-old Jayden, from her marriage to Kevin Federline, which ended.
While sources told TMZ that Spears and Trawick had simply "grown apart" and called the breakup friendly, Radar Online painted an uglier picture, alleging that the two had been fighting for months and sleeping apart, saying Trawick had already moved out of the home they shared.