Amid rumors of an impending engagement, Britney Spears is putting her romance with her agent Jason Trawick on ice. On Aug. 21, Brit headed to NYC and settled in to prepare for her three-day concert stint at Madison Square Garden. Meanwhile, her beau Jason kept himself busy on the opposite coast at West Hollywood’s Crown bar, chatting with a bevy of women.

“He was surrounded by girls and entertaining them,” an eyewitness tells OK!.

While this certainly isn’t the behavior of a man in a relationship, Jason can’t be held accountable because he and Brit are no longer romantically involved. “They are taking some time apart,” says a source close to the singer, who performed the first of her Big Apple shows on Aug. 24.

A second insider tells OK!, “She told him she needed to get back on her own two feet before moving forward. Jason was disappointed, but he understood.”

But is this it for the twosome? Maybe not.

“Jason’s always loved her, [even] since the Justin Timberlake days, so he won’t let her go easily. He’s giving her space — that’s what she’s asked for.”

For more on Britney and Jason, check out the new issue of OK!, on sale everywhere Thursday!

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