Federline is reportedly one source of contention between Spears and her manager. "From time to time, they also argue over her responsibilities toward Kevin," the source said. "He thinks she gives him too much money, but Britney feels it is important to give Kevin the amounts she does to ensure the boys are taken care of in a manner she feels they should be."
So, at least for now, Spears and Trawick remain great friends, albeit, apparently, friends with "benefits."
"Britney is treating her relationship with Jason as a friendship and nothing more," the source said. "She likes him a lot, but not to the point of anything more than a deep friendship, not now anyway. Even their fights are just like arguments between good friends."
And perhaps Trawick should get credit for managing and mentoring one of the music industry's most unpredictable talents.
"They've left things open because they don't know how it's going to go or where it's going to go," Us Weekly's Drew said. "It's so volatile with her."
Reporting contributed by Sheila Marikar.