Britney Spears didn't have to wait long after her split from Jason Trawick for love to come knocking at her heart again. The "Work Bitch" singer stepped out with David Lucado in March - after announcing the end of her engagement to Trawick in January -- and eight months later, the two are stronger than ever. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, airing Tuesday, Nov. 26, the 31-year-old pop star opens up about her relationship with her Southern-born beau.
"I'm in love," she tells Rob Marciano of Lucado. "I like the fact that he's very stubborn and he's stuck in his ways. He's just a simple man. I adore him. He's really funny and he's really passionate. I love the fact that anything he's involved in he's passionate about, and it's contagious."
Lucado even passed muster with her dad, Jamie Spears. Asked about rumors that Jamie carried out a background check on her new boyfriend, the former Disney Mouseketeer admits, "That is true. My dad's a little crazy like that."
As for what the couple's future has in store, Spears isn't sure. The mom of two -- to Sean, 8, and Jayden, 7, with ex-husband Kevin Federline -- tells ET she'd like to have more children but is undecided about walking down the aisle again.
That may explain at least in part why she ended her romance with Trawick. Prior to getting engaged to the agent in 2011, the "Perfume" songstress was married to Federline from 2004 to 2007. She also famously dated fellow pop superstar Justin Timberlake from 1999 to 2002.
Spears actually name-dropped Timberlake during a recent interview for The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. "I really like Justin Timberlake's 'Holy Grail,'" she said of what she's been listening to lately, referring to the "Mirrors" singer's collaboration with rapper Jay Z. "I like that song. I think it's, like, mystical."
Her own music is nothing to sneeze at, either. "I would say [the album] was kind of like therapy for me," she tells Entertainment Tonight of her upcoming record, Britney Jean. "It just kind of transformed me. As you write something, your perspective changes. So it was like my 'good therapy record.' I'm an artist, so I think there are periods in everyone's life where you get kind of reclusive, your creative outlet is cut off. Then sometimes it flows and you're like, 'Oh my God, this is what I need to be doing,' [which makes] it easier for you to be the artist that you want to be."
"I love what I do," she adds. "I mean, there's been days where it's been harder for me than other days, of course...[but] my philosophy is to just take each day at a time."