Different backgrounds led to Britney Spears’ split with boyfriend

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Britney Spears’ split with producer Charlie Ebersol was predicted by family members and friends — of both of them — sources from both Spears’ and Ebersol’s camps have told me.

“The real back story is that they really had come from such different backgrounds,” a friend of Spears’ told me Wednesday. “Britney tried so hard to work her way into Charlie’s circle of friends and ingratiate herself with his family, but it just wasn’t real … just not her.”

The couple had begun dating in October of last year and last were seen together publicly at the Billboard Music Awards in mid-May.

In the past week, Spears deleted all photos of Ebersol from her Instagram account, though there are still quite a few of him among her Twitter photos. Ebersol is the son of former TV sports mogul and “Saturday Night Live” co-creator Dick Ebersol. His mother is actress Susan Saint James.

“I never thought Charlie’s friends and family thought of him dating Britney as being anything more than a fun, celebrity fling thing,” said a friend of the Ebersol family.

“Now it’s over. No surprise.”

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