Britney Spears' seedy former confidant, Sam Lutfi, has agreed to stay away from the singer for an additional month, according to court papers.
Sam Lutfi must stay two and a half football fields away from Britney Spears at all times and is not allowed any telephone contact with the star.
The restraining order against him was set to expire today.
While no official reason was given for the agreement, it appears that a deal was struck as a way of warding off a courtroom confrontation with Spears' parents.
The court is expected to approve the extension.
Britney Spears' mother, Lynne Spears, previously accused Lutfi of drugging and verbally abusing her daughter. Los Angeles police are investigating.
Depending on evidence presented regarding Sam Lutfi in court, a restraining order can be extended for up to five years, legal experts have said.
In Osama Lutfi's absence, Britney Spears appears to be getting her life back on track slowly but surely - thanks to dad Jamie Spears' controlling influence.
Brit recently filmed a guest appearance on CBS' How I Met Your Mother and is now allowed multiple monitored visits with her two sons - Sean Preston, 2, and Jayden James, 1 â€" each week, says a source close to the case.
A source close to the case adds that those visits - agreed to by Spears' ex, Kevin Federline, without the court's involvement - would likely increase over time.
Spears has also been hanging out with Mel Gibson, who along with his kids and wife Robin, has been lending support to the troubled pop singer.