Britney Spears & New BF Cat Out of Bag

3/22/2013 3:00 PM PDT

Britney Spears & New Boyfriend David Lucado -- Holding Hands!!!

It's official, Britney Spears has a new conservator boyfriend.

Rockin' her best corporate chic ensemble, the unchaperoned 31-year-old mother of two was spotted holding hands in public for the first time with new beau David Lucado at a mall in Thousand Oaks on Friday.

While they've been dating for weeks, this is their first real public display of affection since Brit Brit and 27-year-old David were spotted having dinner together on Valentine's Day.

As we told you ... David has no show biz ties.  He's from Atlanta and is out here working for a law firm though not a lawyer.  He's a dude of modest means.

By the look on Britney's face, she appears to be crazy in love.