Her family is also very happy with the new romance. “He does well financially and is very private,” says a Spears source. “They don’t have to worry about whether he is using Britney.”
And although the relationship is new, he has already met her sons, Preston, 9, and Jayden, 8.
Ebersol – whose parents are Dick Ebersol, Saturday Night Live co-creator and former NBC Sports chairman, and actress Susan Saint James, star of the ’80s sitcom Kate & Allie – started his own production company at 27. “He is driven, smart and ambitious,” says a source.
Ebersol and Spears met through a friend and the pop star appears grateful for that introduction. During Britney Day in Las Vegas on Nov. 5 she referred to him as her special someone. And according to a source, “she has been in the best mood” since meeting Ebersol and “finds him cute and funny.”
For more inside their relationship, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands Friday