and Jason Trawick
broke up primarily because she wanted to have more kids and he didn't ... TMZ has learned.
Sources directly connected to the couple tell us ... Britney, who is 31, loves her boys and desperately wants more kids. Jason, who is 41, is "in another place" and does not want to start a family -- although he loves Sean Preston and Jayden James. We're told the former couple argued frequently about family and this ultimately proved their undoing.
Our sources say ... there's something else -- dealing with the Britney empire wore at Jason and "took away his individuality." Jason wanted to maintain his identity and one of the ways was to expand his business by taking on more clients (he's an agent) and making more money -- this didn't sit well with Britney.
As for settling up -- we're told it's simple. There are no outstanding financial issues. Sources say the house Britney just bought -- $8.5 mil in Thousand Oaks, CA -- was purchased solely with her money and Jason has no claim to it.
Short story -- it's a clean break.
The newly-unencumbered Jason Trawick
is once again the proud owner of a $90,000 engagement ring ... because we've learned Britney Spears
has already given it back.
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Jason did not ask Brit to return the 3.5-carat, Neil Lane ring ... she returned it on her own.
By the way ... there are reports that Britney bought the ring herself. Not true.FUN FACT
: In California, the ring -- which in legalese is a "gift in contemplation of marriage" -- must be returned if the wedding is cancelled, UNLESS the dude is the one who called the whole thing off. If it's a mutual break-up, or if the woman is the one who pulls the plug, the ring goes back to the guy.
The question -- If Jason gets engaged again, is it bad luck to give that ring to his fiancée?
One second we're all toasting Phil Jackson
and Jeanie Buss
' engagement -- the next someone's blowing the whistle on a possibly, maybe tiny bit sexist headline. Hmm ... wonder who wrote that?
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Former LA Lakers coach Phil Jackson
has finally popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Jeanie Buss
-- after 12 years of dating -- but the real question ... could this affect the Zen Master's possible coaching gig with the Brooklyn Nets?
Our Lakers source tells us the engagement went down on Christmas day, but Jeanie -- daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss
-- didn't reveal the ring until moments ago.
She posted a pic of the huge rock on Twitter with the caption ... "Phil finally gave me that ring I wanted!"
Jeanie obviously has massive Lakers connections -- however Phil's currently being courted to take over as head coach of the Nets ... which might be a conflict of interest.
So we gotta ask ...
or Crystal Harris
's dog -- it's a toss up which one's sniffed more ass at the Playboy mansion ... but one of them took last night off, we presume, for the Harris-Hefner wedding.
Ex-Playmate Crystal forced her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, named Charles, to go black tie for the ceremony ... which was attended by a small group of family and friends.
We're not much for wedding pics ... unless there's a damn cute dog involved.
So, there ya go.Fun fact:
Most King Charles Spaniels live between 10 and 15 years. Hef's longest marriage was 10 years and change.
It's all over but the partying for Hugh Hefner
and Crystal Harris
... who finally tied the knot tonight at the Playboy Mansion -- after a brief 18 month time out.
Sources at Playboy tell us Crystal walked down the aisle around 7PM in front of an intimate group of family and friends -- a much smaller gathering than was originally planned for their June 2011 wedding.
That was canceled when ex-Playmate Crystal left Hef at the altar ... pulling the plug on their relationship days before the wedding.
We're told Crystal moved back into the mansion earlier this year, sorted out all the problems with Hef -- and then they decided to try the whole marriage thing again.
This is 86-year-old Hef's third wedding, and 26-year-old Crystal's first attempt.
If nothing else ... their reception should be kick ass -- it's the annual NYE bash at the mansion.
posted a pic on Instagram which shows her and Liam Hemsworth
posing for an XMAS photo ... and Dax noticed something interesting ...
Check out Liam's left ring finger -- it looks suspiciously like a wedding band. The pose blocks Miley's finger.
They got engaged earlier this year but made no announcement about a wedding date.
And as long as we're talking, also take a look at another pic Miley posted, showing her in a Santa's getup. It looks like she might have 2 bands on her ring finger, one being her engagement ring.
" creator Anthony Zuiker
is officially divorced, even though he and his ex haven't settled their money issues. Thing is ... he needs the divorce STAT so he can get married again.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Zuiker fast-tracked the nasty divorce in order to marry Michelle Territo, the preschool teacher he's been dating for a year. We're told they may tie the knot next month.
We know Anthony, who's repped by disso-queen Laura Wasser
, and ex-wife Jennifer have been in a battle royale over money, and there's a lot of it ... "CSI" has generated more than $6 BILLION.
As we reported, Anthony and Jennifer were married in 1999 with NO pre-nup. Our sources say Jennifer, who is repped by Sorrell Trope
, will make out like a bandit.
wore an all black bridesmaids dress to BFF CaCee Cobb
's wedding -- and everyone knows black is the most slimming color EVER, so ... let the baby-hiding-speculation continue!
Jessica reportedly has a tiny person growing inside of her, but has yet to confirm a pregnancy.
But on Saturday she showed up to Zach Braff
's mansion -- where the wedding was held -- in this kind-of-poofy black dress ... which CONVENIENTLY covered her stomach (aka her baby incubator).
So either she's hiding a bump ... or ya know ... just wanted to look skinny.
Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Terrell Suggs
tied the knot during a small ceremony yesterday in Maryland, but TMZ has learned the couple is planning a bigger ceremony once the NFL season is over.
According to our sources, Suggs and Candace Williams exchanged vows yesterday in front of about 30 close friends and family (including their two children) at a Four Seasons Hotel.
We're told the couple plans to have a bigger wedding (100+ guests) sometime after the season ends ... either in Maryland or back in Arizona, where Suggs is from.
It's been a rocky path to the altar for Suggs and Williams -- Last month, Williams alleged that Suggs punched her in the neck and dragged her alongside a car he was driving while their two children sat inside. Williams lifted a protective order against Suggs just 3 days ago.
Fear not ladies: Ray J
isn't engaged to on-again-off-again girlfriend and video vixen Mia Milano
-- despite the fat rock Mia was seen wearing this week on her ring finger.
A photo of Mia wearing what appeared to be engagement bling surfaced this week on the Internet ... causing worldwide speculation the couple was engaged ... but sources close to Ray J tell us, the rumors just ain't true.
We're told Ray J's still waaaaay too broken up over the death of ex-GF Whitney Houston
to be making any major relationship plans ... and getting married just isn't on the table.