Britney Spears has split from fiance Jason Trawick. The pair dated for three years, and had been engaged since December 2011.

The two began dating while Trawick was her manager—a position he held from 2008 until early 2012. He decided to step down as her manager to focus on his relationship with Spears, at which point he became her co-conservator alongside her father Jamie Spears.

The break-up is not coming out of the blue for the couple. They made the decision to wait to announce it until after Trawick was no longer a co-conservator, having legal control over Spears' finances, according to Us Weekly. "I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends," said Spears in a statement.

The announcement of her split from Trawick comes on the heels of her official announcement that she will no longer be a mentor on Fox's The Voice. “I’ve made the very difficult decision not to return for another season. I had an incredible time doing the show and I love the other judges and I am so proud of my teens but it’s time for me to get back in the studio. Watching them all do their thing up on that stage every week made me miss performing so much! I can’t wait to get back out there and do what I love most," said Spears in her statement.

If Spears and Trawick had made it to the altar, it would have been the pop star's third marriage. She married friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas in 2004 in a marriage that lasted all of 55 hours. She then married dancer Kevin Federline in that same year. They had two children together, Sean Jason Federline and Jayden James Federline, before divorcing in 2007.