Britney Spears' blossoming romance with new beau Dave Lucado appears to be hotting up nicely – but worried pals think she needs to slow things down instead of throwing herself into another long-term relationship.
Indeed, the dust had barely settled on her split with fiance Jason Trawick when she stepped out with legal firm researcher Lucado - who reportedly underwent a 'background check' and signed a non-disclosure agreement at the Toxic singer's request before they started dating.
But while the pair seem happy enough, close friends think loved up Brit is getting ahead of herself.
“She's quite clingy with Dave,” a source told Closer magazine. “Wearing pretend wedding rings, talking babies and wanting him to live with her full-time is quite full on after four months, but it's like she's addicted to commitment, and feels the need to settle down the moment she starts dating.
“She just thinks Dave is amazing and doesn't want anything to stand in the way of her fairy-tale ending.”
Loved up: Britney Spears is currently dating legal firm researcher Dave Lucado (WENN)
The 31-year-old is even seen sporting a suspicious looking band in the video for her new single – might there be an ulterior motive in mind?
“Britney's hoping that by making her wishes clear and creating speculation in public, she might persuade Dave to pop the question sooner rather than later,” added the source.
However, Britney's feelings appear to be shared by Lucado – who has reportedly expressed a desire to settle down with his famous new girlfriend.
“Everyone really likes Dave, but there's a worry that if she pushes too hard for commitment, he may pull back,” said the source. “Friends are telling Britney not to be in such a hurry with her engagement and baby plans. But she insists there's no point waiting if something feels right.
“He genuinely adores her and he isn't against the idea of marrying.”
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