Last week, rumors swirled about a supposed marriage proposal from Britney Spears to Jason Trawick - one her agent boyfriend turned down to her dismay.
When he turned up in L.A. over the weekend, while Spears remained in Australia on tour, that raised further suspicions of a possible rift between the two.
Brit's camp insists the two remain happy, but Trawick looked relieved to be free of his extensive responsibilities, and a lot skinnier and worse for the wear.
Could the stress of dating Britney Spears be getting to him?
A skinny, solo Jason Trawick turned up in L.A. last week.
Devotedly by her side throughout her entire European and Australian tours, Jason Trawick has proven himself in the eyes of Britney and her father, Jamie.
He's been a rock, a source of stability for the troubled singer, and something of a permanent fixture in the family who gets along great with her two sons.
However, his solo return to L.A. suggested to some that the reserved, low-profile Jason might be looking for an escape. Enter the marriage rumor.
"He takes marriage very seriously," said a friend of his reluctance to marry Britney Spears, but the pair have remained an item, at least for the moment.
Here they are last night, looking ... happy? Or at least together.
[Photos: Fame Pictures (above), PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
The two do seem happy together more often than not, so perhaps rumors of tension are premature. Will Britney Spears marry Jason Trawick?