- Britney, 41, ‘hooked up’ with Paul 37, ‘twice’ after separating from Sam, 28
- Paul is on probation for criminal charges that include distribution of narcotics
- Britney does not have a new boyfriend, sources tell DailyMail.com
- READ HERE: Britney’s ex housekeeper Paul calls her a ‘phenomenal woman’
Britney Spears did have a ‘short fling’ with convicted felon Paul Richard Soliz after splitting from her estranged husband Sam Asghari last month, insiders have revealed – while insisting that she broke it off and ‘no longer has any communication’ with him after learning of his criminal past.
Rumors first emerged that the Toxic singer, 41, was dating Paul, 37, a former housekeeper at her Thousand Oaks mansion, just weeks after Sam, 28, filed for divorce – and following claims that the actor that the split came as a result of the actor confronting her over cheating allegations.
Paul then added further fuel to the fire of speculation about a romance with the singer when he described his former boss as a ‘phenomenal woman’ when questioned by Us Weekly about their relationship as he left a recent court hearing.
But now a source close to Britney has told DailyMail.com exclusively that ‘Britney is not dating Paul’ – although they conceded that the pair did have a brief romance, which they insist took place after her marriage to Sam had ended.
‘They had a short fling after Sam left but that was it,’ they confirmed. ‘Britney hooked up with him twice and, at the time, [she] did not know about his criminal past. She no longer has any communication with him.’
Britney Spears, 41, had a ‘short fling’ with her convicted criminal housekeeper Paul Richard Soliz, 37, after her split from Sam Asghari, 28
Paul, seen outside the San Fernando court on September 11, described his former boss as a ‘phenomenal woman’
Britney and Paul’s final in-person meeting took place on September 4, when he picked the singer up at an LA airport after she enjoyed a trip to Cabo San Lucas with friends (seen)
The news of Britney’s ‘fling’ with Paul comes less than a month after her ex-husband Sam filed for divorce amid claims that the pair had a ‘nuclear argument’ when he accused her of cheating on him.
In a report published by TMZ, it was alleged that Sam and Britney had a ‘huge fight’ after he confronted her over claims that she’d been unfaithful.
Neither Britney or Sam ever addressed the rumors, however DailyMail.com’s insider insisted that her romance with Paul took place only after her marriage had ended – and came to a swift end when she discovered that her former employee had several criminal convictions.
According to court documents, Paul has multiple felonies – one for possession of narcotics for sale and another for possession of a fire arm, which occurred in December 2022 while he was employed by the songstress.
Other misdemeanors include disturbing the peace, child endangerment and driving without a license.
He was in court this week for allegedly violating his probation.
The insider added that Britney’s security team failed to ‘do a proper background check when hiring Paul,’ adding: ‘When his criminal past came to light recently, his employment for Britney ended.’
The pair were pictured together multiple times in the wake of her split from Sam. The estranged couple were married for 14 months.
Their final interaction occurred earlier this month, on September 4, following Britney’s recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, where she was photographed letting loose with friends.
Prior to their dinner outing, Britney was spotted driving with Paul in the car after Sam filed for divorce, as seen in this photo in August without her ring
The sources claim that Britney, pictured in 2021 with Sam, did not cheat on her husband, as he alleges, but hooked up with Paul twice after she had separated from the model and actor
According to court documents, Paul (seen outside court earlier this month) has multiple felonies – one for possession of narcotics for sale and another for possession of a fire arm
Paul was on hand to pick up the pop star, who had her dog with her, at the airport upon her return to LA.
However the insider insists that Britney was not aware that he was collecting her and it was not something she had asked him to do.
‘Britney went to Mexico to have fun and she is enjoying her freedom right now. At the same time she is still processing her divorce from Sam and she is still healing from this,’ the source shared.
‘Britney is not dating anyone right now. When she does date again, it is sure as hell not going to be a freeloader and it is not going to be anyone who needs anything from her other than her time.’
DailyMail.com reached out to reps for Britney, but has not heard back.
On Monday, Paul had only great things to say when he was asked about his former boss after his court appearance.
He told Us Weekly: ‘She’s a phenomenal woman. She’s a very, very good, positive … She’s a good person.’
When asked how Britney was doing amid her split from Sam – who filed for divorce on August 16 – Paul said she was ‘doing great’ and had nothing bad to say about the model and actor, who he called a ‘great guy’.
When asked by Us about his criminal history, he said: ‘I’m not a bad dude. I understand that things have been said about me in the past, and I have a criminal record — I get it.
Britney’s upcoming memoir titled The Woman In Me (seen here) debuts on October 24
Britney admitted that she was ‘a little shocked’ when Sam filed for divorce on August 16
‘I’m a working man. I own my own business. I do a licensed contractor technique tile.’
Page Six reported that Paul has been a ‘shoulder to cry on’ in the wake of her split from Sam, claiming the pair ‘formed a close bond and were spending time together’.
They also suggested that those close to Britney were ‘concerned’ about her relationship with the housekeeper, who was hired to ‘clean toilets, mop floors and pick up trash’ at her $12million home.
TMZ reported that Sam caught Britney cheating on him with a housekeeper, but did not say who. Sources at the time told DailyMail.com that Sam’s accusations were ‘false’.
After the news of their divorce broke, the Grammy winner said she was ‘a little shocked’.
Due to an iron-clad prenup in Britney’s’ favor, Sam will not be getting a huge payday.
She was previously married to Jason Allen Alexander for a brief period in 2004, and later moved on with Kevin Federline, with whom she tied the knot in 2005.
They had sons Sean, 17, and Jayden, 16, before their divorce in 2007.
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