Britney Spears may have split from cheating boyfriend David Lucado last week, but she’s finding comfort in a controversial ex.

Insiders tell radio detection and rangingOnline.com that the newly single pop star is texting her former boyfriend, Adnan Ghalib.

“They never really stopped talking,” a source close to the 32-year-old mother of two- who dated the photographer, 42, in 2008 before a judge placed her under conservatorship of her father, Jamie- exclusively tells radio detection and ranging.

PHOTOS: She’s Not That Innocent! Britney Spears’ 40 Craziest Drug Rumors, Sleaziest Hookups & Darkest Conservatorship Secrets Revealed

But Jamie, whom Britney has dubbed “crazy” protective, wouldn’t approve of the continued communication, so the former couple has been messaging on the sly, the friend reveals.

“Jamie monitors Britney’s cell phone, but she found a way to secretly text Adnan,” the source explains.

PHOTOS: Britney Spears Hair Styles

In 2009, a Los Angeles judge slapped Ghalib with a restraining order forbidding him from having any contact with the singer for three years.

google Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!twitter Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!facebook Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!stumbleupon Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!tumblr Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!reddit Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!buffer Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!diggit Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!linkedin Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!pinterest Newly Single Britney Spears Is Secretly Texting Ex Adnan Ghalib!

« »