Britney Spears’ Longtime Manager Larry Rudolph Resigns

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Britney Spears longtime manager Larry Rudolph has resigned after working with the pop star for the past 25 years, CNN reports.

In a letter to the singer’s co-conservators, her father Jamie Spears, and the court-appointed Jodi Montgomery he wrote that his decision was prompted in part by Spears’ apparent desire to retire.

“It has been over two-and-a-half years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus,” Rudolph said. “Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire… As her manager, I believe it is in Britney’s best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.”

In closing his letter, Rudolph reflected on his career with Spears, saying, “I will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together. I wish Britney all the health and happiness in the world, and I’ll be there for her if she ever needs me again, just as I always have been.”