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16 January 2013, 11:47 | Updated: 16 January 2013, 11:49
The 'Criminal' singer was said to have been "left out" of decisions about the end of her relationship.
Britney Spears reportedly had little to do with announcing her split from fiancé Jason Trawick last week, amid reports her father was one of the main factors behind the timing of the decision.
The 'I Wanna Go' singer gave a statement confirming they had ended their engagement after two years together, while new claims suggest Jason and her father Jamie discussed the "technicalities" of the split together without her involvement.
"Jason and Jamie wanted to make sure that Britney didn't lose it, so they had to water things down for her a bit," a source told The Sun this week. "She knows the engagement is off and that Jason has been removed from the conservatorship, but she still hasn't exactly grasped yet that the relationship is totally over.
"It wasn't really Britney's decision to announce the split last week, it was Jamie [Spears] who had the call," they explained. "Jason wanted out, and in the fragile state that Britney is in, it's not like he could have a rational conversation with her about it, so it was really between him and Jamie.
"They decided how the relationship needed to end and how to go about the technicalities, such as removing Jason from the conservatorship, when he would move out and how to announce the split," the source added. "Britney was left out of everything and really didn't even know what was going on."
Check out a picture of Britney Spears out and about in California last week below (Credit: Splash):
Britney's announcement of her split from former agent Jason came at the same time as confirmation she has decided to leave her role as a judge on The X Factor USA after just one season.
The 'Criminal' singer cited her desire to fully focus on recording her eighth studio album as the main reason behind her decision to leave the show.
Britney Spears is also reportedly in talks to sign a multi-million dollar deal hosting a regular residency in Las Vegas over the coming year.