US Weekly is all over the breakups lately. They were the first to report on Charlize Theron and Sean Penn’s split and they were the first yesterday to report that Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol have ended their relationship. Britney went home to Louisiana recently and was posting pictures of herself with boys:


So nice to be home! Nothing like Louisiana boys

A photo posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on


And apparently she’s taking down all pictures of Charlie on Instagram.

So… what went wrong?

How about the fact that he’s got his sh-t together? Charlie was ideal for Team Spears. He has his own connections. He has his own goals. HE HAS A JOB. And he appears to be serious about his job, about his work. Which means that while he was ideal for her on paper, in that he wouldn't exploit her like the others, he wasn’t ideal at all in that, well, Britney’s not that independent. For the most part, she’s been with guys who aren’t all that independent either. That way they can be together all the time. Given what we know of Charlie, does that seem like it would work for him? Beyond the first few months, can that be a long term situation for him?

Here's Britney at LAX last week.