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Is Britney Spears still dating a criminal?

Following her split with ex-husband Sam Asghari, fans were excited to see Britney embrace her singledom.

To hear Britney tell it, she’s still every much doing that.

But conflicting reports allege that Britney is dating a somewhat random man who has a string of criminal offenses behind him. Who’s telling the truth?

Britney Spears waves in 2019.
Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on July 22, 2019.. (Photo Credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images))

Does Britney Spears have a boyfriend?

On Instagram, Britney appears to be countering rumors that she’s dating ex Paul Richard Soliz.

Late on Sunday, another (bizarrely controversial) Britney Spears dancing video included a caption.

Alongside a string of emojis, Britney wrote: “Beautiful Sunday Hopeless, romantic understanding that being single is awesome !!!”

A dark mode screenshot of Britney Spears posting about being single.
In February of 2024, Britney Spears posted to her Instagram caption about being “single.” She was, one assumes, quashing relationship rumors. (Image Credit: Instagram)

However, according to Us Weekly, Britney Spears is still dating Soliz. The report came out just days before Britney’s post.

Why is the alleged relationship controversial? Well, Soliz worked as Britney’s housekeeper; he reportedly would “clean toilets, mop floors, and pick up trash.”

Soliz is also a convicted felon.

While we can all understand that very good people can break laws and very bad people can operate within the law, it does raise both eyebrows and questions.

Britney Spears in 2017.
Britney Spears speaks during the grand opening of the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation Britney Spears Campus on November 4, 2017. (Photo Credit: Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Is Britney Spears telling the truth?

“Britney and Paul are definitely together,” an inside source reported, adding: “He’s still in the picture.”

The report insisted that they are together. But that seems to fly in the face of Britney, who would surely know her relationship status better than anyone else, describing herself as “single.”

Not for nothing, but Britney has a whole song about being “in love with a criminal.” Which … seems a little on the nose, especially for a song that’s a dozen years old.

Britney Spears literally has a song about being in love with a criminal. That song? “Criminal,” from Femme Fatale.

“Criminal” is not Britney Spears’ best song from Femme Fatale, and Femme Fatale is not her best album.

(It’s underrated, though — the way that some Britney stans talk about it, you’d expect a catastrophe like Britney Jean)

If you give “Criminal” a listen while contemplating this romance news, you can look forward to the key change around the 2:15 mark. The song is a slow burn, but it pays off.

Britney Spears on stage in February 2019.
Britney Spears attends the announcement of her new residency, “Britney: Domination” at Park MGM on October 18, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spears will perform 32 shows at Park Theater at Park MGM starting in February 2019. (Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Did Britney Spears ever date Paul Richard Soliz

In August of last year, reports claimed that she and Soliz were drifting closer together.

For context, Britney was still navigating her divorce from Sam Asghari.

Last summer, Britney observed that being single is “weird,” where as she now refers to it as “awesome.” You know what that is? Growth!

Britney Spears at Park MGM in 2019.
Britney Spears attends the announcement of her new residency, “Britney: Domination” at Park MGM on October 18, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Spears will perform 32 shows at Park Theater at Park MGM starting in February 2019. (Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

As for Soliz’s criminal history, he has faced multiple misdemeanor charges and one felony.

Some of it’s sort of … not exactly alarm bell material. In 2014, a court convicted Soliz on one count of disturbing the peace.

However, the charge of child endangerment against him is causing more double takes. He ended up getting that charge dismissed during a plea negotiation.

Britney Spears receives honors in 2018.
Honoree Britney Spears attends the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2018. (Photo Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Since September, we have read conflicting reports. Some claim that the two are dating.

Others counter, insisting that there’s no truth to Britney Spears dating this criminal boyfriend.

We hope that Britney is a good enough judge of character to know a scumbag from a good person who has simply had some run-ins with the law. There is a huge difference.