Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn
Think a background check is only for security clearances or new jobs? Think again. Jamie Spears, the father and co-conservator of star pop singer Britney Spears, has apparently vetted his daughter’s new love interest, Charlie Ebersol, with a background check, according to “webloid” RadarOnline.com. However, GossipCop.com reports the new boyfriend did not undergo a background check while a HuffingtonPost.com story from 2013 supports the RadarOnline.com claim by reporting that a background check was run on a previous boyfriend of Spears.
RadarOnline.com exclusively reports that Ebersol – the son of former NBC sports chief Dick Ebersol – “passed with flying colors” the strict requirements Spears’ father set for his daughter’s suitors. These requirements include a background check and confidentiality agreement.
An insider revealed to RadarOnline.com that “there wouldn’t be any exception made about Jamie’s requirement that anyone dating Britney must undergo a background check and sign the confidentiality agreement. Obviously, Charlie made the cut.”
The insider also revealed to RadarOnline.com that Ebersol, a television producer, “completely understood” when told about needing to undergo a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement to date the 32-year-old Spears. The agreement prohibits him from talking to the press about his relationship with Spears.
Gossip Cop refutes the RadarOnline.com report claiming “Britney Spears’ dad did not have Charlie Ebersol checked out or sign a confidentiality agreement.” Gossip Cop “checked with a true Spears insider who never heard of those claims” and who “shrugged off the RadarOnline report to Gossip Cop.”
RadarOnline.com also reports that two previous boyfriends of Spears, Jason Trawick and David Lucado, underwent a background check. A HuffingtonPost.com story from November 2013 about an interview Spears did with “Entertainment Tonight” supports that claim by reporting Spears’ father ran a background check on Lucado. “My dad’s a little crazy like that,” Spears told ET, referring to the background check.
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