He spends tons of time with Britney Spears and little Sean Preston, has a good job, even clothes that fit. We're talking, of course, about the Manny (male nanny) hired recently by Britney. But who is this mysterious, upstanding guy who's been seen with the starlet?
Turns out he's not actually Manny, but Perry. Taylor. He's a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, according to MSN Entertainment. Rumor has it that the former lacrosse player and ski instructor was originally brought on as a bodyguard for Brit, only to transform into a caretaker for poor Sean P.
But is this really the budding romance and replacement of K-Fed that most of us (TheHollywoodGossip.com included) want?
Probably not. According to Taylor's own mother, he's neither a Manny or a surrogate spouse. Despite being pictured toting little Sean all over town, and reportedly accompanying Spears to a swanky resort in Laguna Beach, he's still pretty clueless about kids. Of course, given his extensive military training, he can probably figure out the whole car seat thing.
Taylor's mother also says that he's off the market and living with his own "bombshell" girlfriend of two years. She adds that Taylor moved to L.A. to find a new career after "the women in his life" talked him out of pursuing security opportunities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"He's protecting Britney and he's protecting the child," a Spears insider clarifies to People Magazine.
Truth may very well lie in the report that Federline doesn't like that Taylor is taking care of his baby. Of course, he might not have much say in the matter. Us Weekly claims that with their relationship in shambles, Britney has booted the unemployed rapper and former backup dancer to the basement of their Malibu mansion.
[NOTE: Please check out the hilarious US Weekly running clock of the time elapsed between when Mr. & Mrs. Federline were last photographed together ï¿½ï¿½" 76 days and counting]
"He's been sleeping downstairs for the last several months. Things are really, really bad. He basically does his own thing," a source dished.
Us also reports that a "Christian life coach" has been hired by Spears' parents to help guide her down the right path, perhaps sans Federline.
Hopefully that coach is a real taskmaster… and knows a good divorce lawyer, if you know what we're saying. We're saying K-Fed sucks.