Britney Spears has split from her boyfriend David Lucado after a video of him allegedly with another woman was being shopped around Hollywood. The pop music icon herself confirmed the split on Twitter.

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The 33-year old music superstar had been dating attorney David Lucado for approximately 18 months, and he was her first boyfriend since the split with ex-fiance and one-time manager Jason Trawick.

Britney Spears’ is in the midst of her residency in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood and as such, has largely been out of the headlines, save the occasional wardrobe malfunction.

However, she is now suddenly very much in the news after the split. TMZ reported that the alleged video of David Lucado shows him “making out with a woman and dancing with her” and that reportedly it was shot in early August.

The site further reports that Lucado’s rep said “David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out.”

However, from Britney Spears’ perspective it’s quite different. She did not rely on a rep but instead took to Twitter to announce “Ahhhh the single life!”

For Britney Spears it’s been quite a while since she’s been on her own and from outward appearances, the relationship with Lucado seemed a stable one, and notably, as a lawyer, he was outside of the celebrity and Hollywood realm.

As she had recounted in numerous interviews, she first met Lucado at a party and the two of them had been instantly attracted to each other that night. It was several months ago on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she had gushed about him, saying, “I just love that he’s very passionate and he’s funny and he’s sexy. I don’t know. I like him. I just – I love him!”

But as we say, that was then, and now, months later, this is now.