Yesterday it emerged that Britney Spears and Jason Trawick have called time on their relationship, though with little information accompanying the announcement, it caused more than one person to scratch their head and ask, why?

Well it turns out, if you believe what TMZ say anyway, that the split was down to children, children that Britney so desperately wanted and Jason just didn't. Speaking to the celebrity gossip site, a source close to the pair admitted that mother of two Britney wanted to add to her brood but unfortunately for her, Jason is "in another place." 

The source also reports that Jason felt as though his life was slowly being taken away from him as he was left to take charge of Brit's massive empire since being installed as her confidant and rather that begin a family, Jason in fact wanted time apart from the pop princess. The breakup looks as though it was a clean one though, and no bad blood has been spilt between the two, who have ended things as amicably as possible.

Both spoke with People after the news of their split began to spread, offering their own statement on the breakup, with neither seemed to be feeling too hard done by the split. In her press release, Britney says: "Jason and I have decided to call off our engagement, I'll always adore him and we will remain great friends." With Trawick going on to add: "As this chapter ends for us a new one begins. I love and cherish her and her boys and we will be close forever." 

It isn't just her fiancé that Britney has left behind in the past few days, as the star also revealed this week what most of us had already expected:- that she wont be returning to the next season of The X Factor USA. Hopefully the rest of 2013 wont be quite as hectic for Brit as these first few days have been.