Britney Spears has a pattern of moving quickly in romances and her latest is no exception. Callling off her engagement to Jason Trawick just three months ago, the pop princess is already getting serious with boyfriend David Lucado. But family and friends of David insist that he has her best interests at heart. “He’s a true Southern gentleman and I could never see him doing anything to hurt her,” his aunt Gayle Lucado tells In Touch, adding that he originally moved to LA for “a girl he’d met while working in Atlanta.” That relationship didn’t work out, and now the 27-year-old “regular Joe” is smitten with the superstar.
NEWS: Britney Spears and Jason Trawick Call It Quits And his friend Eddie Pinigis insists David could be the best thing that’s happened to the singer. “He’s a nice, grounded person,” Eddie says. “He isn’t a drinker or a party type either — he’s got really good family values.” But it’s hardly the first time she’s acted impulsively with a guy. On a whim in 2004, Brit wed childhood friend Jason Alexander and, less than a year later, popped the question to Kevin Federline on, of all places, a plane. Says an insider, “Her family thinks it’s crazy she moved on so quickly from Jason, but they aren’t surprised. It’s her pattern.” For more inside Britney and David’s relationship, pick up this week’s In Touch on newsstands now.