Britney’s new beau makes a really startling confession

So we were all delighted to see that Britney, who’s had more than her fair share of romantic drama, has finally found love with a new man.

Charlie Ebersol has been given the thumbs up by Britney’s parents and embraced by her two young sons, but it looks like the 31-year-old's recent comments may be a little hard to decipher!

Speaking to People, the writer and producer said that horribly traumatic events in his past prepared him for his relationship with Britney. Hmmm, what? We’re hoping it was meant as a compliment, but we’re not quite sure!

Commenting on bullying he experienced as a child and a plane crash he survived, but which tragically took the lives of all on board except him and his father meant that Charlie feels he’s better able to handle the relationship he is now enjoying with the Baby One More Time singer.

Opening up about their romance, Charlie said: “My personal life is my personal life, but I will say this; If I had not gone through what I’ve gone through, I would not have been prepared to be in a relationship of any kind, much less in one with someone like Britney.”

Well, as long as he knows how lucky he is, we suppose!