Britney Spears broke up with her boyfriend because he cheated on her. Nope, not just a tabloid rumor — she announced it at a concert this month.
“So I know you know my boyfriend cheated on me,” the pop star said during a show in Las Vegas over Labor Day weekend, according to reports. She put a positive spin on it: “But the best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first dates.”
Surprised that a celebrity famous for being robotic in interviews (and boring everyone to tears during her stint as a judge on “X Factor”) spilled some personal details? Maybe, but hey, it got her Las Vegas residency show “Pieces of Me” in the headlines as tabloids reported on her confirmation of the rumored split. That’s a crucial component to Hollywood break-ups, and Spears did it with style: You only have a short window of time to capitalize on the juicy news to plug your various projects before everyone stops caring.
In that sense, Spears is definitely winning the break-up. She breezily tweets messages like “Ahhhh the single life!” even as TMZ reports she dumped her ex, David Lucado, because there was reportedly a video making the rounds that shows him kissing another woman. For those keeping track: Spears 1, ex-boyfriend 0.
Spears is over it. At least that’s what it seemed like when she took the Britney Spears is Single Tour to “The Tonight Show” on Tuesday.
“She’s recently single, she sings good jingles, she loves her Pringles, and she’s ready to mingle,” Jimmy Fallon said as he introduced the pop star, who showed up looking happy and better than ever. Fallon took the opportunity to sign her up for the dating app Tinder, as Spears gamely played along. “Britney, are you excited to be on Tinder?” he asked. “Oh yeah I’m thrilled,” she said, making a face. They also did a bit called “Pros and Cons of Dating Britney Spears.”