Larry Rudolph, the one-time manager of Britney Spears who she famously ditched and publically blamed for pushing her into rehab, is speaking out about his newly mended relationship with the singer.
In a new interview with Extra, Rudolph reveals he hadn’t seen Britney in more than a year — until this past week. Larry paid a visit to his former client, who he says appears happier than ever.
"After spending a few days with her this past week, we didn’t talk about anything professional. I just sat and talked with her. I think she’s doing great. Her father is doing a great job with her and she’s in a great place right now."
OK! was first to exclusively report that the two were communicating again. As for a Britney comeback, Rudolph says, "People love her. They really love her. People understand what she’s been through at this point. People want to see her come back. I think she’ll get it together. And I think she’ll have a huge career again. I think she’s going to make the biggest comeback in history."
If loyalty counts for anything in the entertainment business, Rudolph wins the prize. But Britney’s one-time manager has a lot more on his plate these days than the recovering pop star.
Rudolph is set to debut his own reality TV show, Rock the Cradle, which premieres April 3 on MTV. The show is centered around the children of legendary music icons who battle it out on stage.
But Rudolph says don’t expect another American Idol. "Each week is going to be different," he says. "The first week is going to be, they have to sing a song that best represents their relationship with their parents, which is very interesting."