What a week for Britney Spears. First the news that she's leaving X Factor, and now she and fiance Jason Trawick are calling it quits? It was starting to sound like Brit was headed back down the all-too-familiar path to destruction. That is until we found out why the couple is dunzo.
Britney fans, take heart. It sound like our girl is finally putting herself first! Any guesses?
Sources tell TMZ the Britney breakup comes down to kids. Britney is 31 and a mother of two, but she's not done with her childbearing years. Jason, on the other hand, is 41, and he's not keen on going through diaper blow outs, middle of the night wake-ups, and baby barf.
Hello irreconcible differences!
You can't blame Brit or Jason here. This isn't like being annoyed that he leaves his socks on the living room floor and it's not one of those couple fights that magically goes away after you tie the knot. They're at separate places in their lives, and creating a child isn't a matter to be taken lightly.
Either someone wants kids or they don't. And the consequence of pushing one side or the other can be seriously damaging -- especially if a child is born into a marriage where one spouse ends up resentful. Not only are the adults damaged, but that can be one hell of a life for a child!
Splitting was the only option here.
What's important here is that Britney didn't cave. She knows what she wants, and she's finally decided that she matters enough not to compromise. That doesn't sound like a woman who is going to shave her head and go wild; it sounds like a lady who has her head on straight!
I'm even going to dare to say it: more women need to be like Britney. You need to be strong enough to say "no way" when a relationship just isn't working out. It's bound to hurt right now, but Britney just saved herself a lot of heartache down the road.
Put yourself in Britney's stilettos. Would you split too?
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