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Jeff Nelson
June 22, 2015 04:45 PM

Britney Spears and Charlie Ebersol have split after eight months together, a source close to Ebersol confirms to PEOPLE.

The pair – who began dating in October – most recently appeared together publicly last month at the Billboard Music Awards, where Spears performed her new single “Pretty Girls” with Iggy Azalea.

Despite being low-key about their relationship, Spears, 33, and TV producer Ebersol, 32, documented their romance on social media, frequently posting photos together – oftentimes with Spears’ sons with ex Kevin Federline, Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8 – during birthdays and holidays. (Spears has since deleted her Instagram shots with Ebersol.) They also posed together for the pop star’s PEOPLE cover story in March.

Spears doesn’t appear to be taking the breakup too hard: On Sunday, she posted a pic on Instagram with a mystery man in her home state, captioning it: “So nice to be home! Nothing like Louisiana boys.”

So nice to be home! Nothing like Louisiana boys

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“There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease And he was really hot, too. Adorably hot,” Spears told PEOPLE in her cover of what attracted her to Ebersol, the son of SNL co-creator Dick Ebersol and actress Susan Saint James.

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Reporting by ELIZABETH LEONARD

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