Amid her divorce from her estranged husband, Sam Asghari, Britney Spears has been dating her former housekeeper Paul Richard Soliz.

The latest development in her dating life was confirmed by Page Six as the publication cited sources who said that the 41-year-old pop icon is dating the 37-year-old, who has a criminal past.

Another insider said that Spears never cheated on Asghari and rumors of the singer seeing her ex-employee are “false.” A source also told Daily Mail Thursday that Spears did not begin dating Soliz until after her split from Asghari. They also mentioned that the Grammy winner had a short fling with her ex-staffer but had already broken it off and are “no longer” in communication.

Who is Paul Richard Soliz?

Paul Richard Soliz is reportedly an ex-con who was Spears’ former housekeeper. He had been hired for about a year to “clean toilets, mop floors and pick up trash” around Spears’ California mansion. It is likely that after his criminal past came to light, he was fired by Spears.

According to Page Six, he had been charged with multiple misdemeanors and even a felony. He had a dismissed child endangerment charge in 2014. His record also included a disturbing peace conviction, driving without a license conviction in 2016, and a conviction for a felony possession of a firearm in 2022.

In late August, Spears and Soliz were spotted on several outings together. They were also spotted doing a coffee run to Starbucks. Soliz was due in court for an alleged probation violation when the ‘Circus’ singer was vacationing in Cabo.

Outside of the courthouse Monday, Soliz told Us Weekly that Spears is a “phenomenal woman.” “She’s a very, very good, positive … she’s a good person,” he added. However, he refused to comment on their relationship status.

Asghari, on the other hand, is currently out of work and was seen picketing alongside fellow actors during the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

He filed for divorce from Spears on August 16, citing “irreconcilable differences.”