First comes the engagement, then comes...conservatorship?
Singer Britney Spears' father, Jamie Spears, who holds conservatorship over his daughter and her fortune, has asked a court to add future son-in-law Jason Trawick as a co-conservator, People reports.
Trawick, 40, Britney's former agent, asked her to marry him in December in Las Vegas. He will be Husband No. 3 for Brit, 30, who has been under the legal control of her father since 2008 when she suffered a psychological breakdown.
Trawick will help look after Spears' general well-being - is she eating properly, getting medical care and so forth - not her finances, People reports.
The magazine quoted a Los Angeles probate attorney, Jeffrey Cohen, who is not involved in Spears' case, as suggesting that this move means the wedding will be soon and that it is only natural that her future husband should be involved in looking after her.
Spears has two chilren with Husband No. 2, Kevin Federline, to whom she lost custody during the worst of her public meltdown. The conservatorship will be lifted after Spears' doctors advise a judge that she is well enough to look after herself.