Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol: Why Did They Break Up?

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Britney Spears' whirlwind romance with Charlie Ebersol is over, and amicably so, but it was for a specific reason and one person did the dumping.

Who pulled the plug and why?

"She is at a point where she wants to have another child, and very much wants to be married again,” an insider tells Radar of the 33-year-old.

“Britney had been pressuring Charlie for the last several months about getting married. Charlie had been very honest about not being ready.”

And that was pretty much that.

“She didn’t want to just keep dating him with no plans of getting married,” the source explains, and Ebersol, 32, did just not fit the bill.

A source close to Charlie, meanwhile, says it wasn't his fault that this didn't work out, and that their lives simply weren't compatible.

Britney has a lot of issues, and it’s a lot for a young single bachelor to take on,” an insider says, defending Charlie's perspective.

The fact that Britney is still under a conservatorship, headed by her father, "is obviously very telling. She can’t manage her own affairs."

"Charlie didn’t want to become a father figure in her life. She can be very demanding it and made him feel trapped,” the source adds.

Her sons Jayden, 8, and Preston, 9, will once again feel the loss, as “Britney and Charlie both told them he was going to be their daddy.”

“It is going to be so devastating to those kids because they have now witnessed their mother go through three really hard breakups."

That would be Ebersol, Jason Trawick, her agent turned fiance of several years, and David Lucado, who cheated on her last summer.

On to the next random dude?

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