Pop star Britney Spears is so shaken by criticism of her current European tour she's flown her new dancer boyfriend 9,000 kilometres (5,000 miles) from Los Angeles to be by her side.

Despite revelations Kevin Federline's long-term girlfriend, who already has one child with him, is seven months pregnant, Britney and her new boyfriend enjoyed a saucy naked romp in a hotel swimming pool after her gig in London last week (ends30APR04).

However, despite Britney's keenness on Federline sources say her management - already worried about the singer's state of mind - are concerned about the relationship.

A source says, "She was desperate to see Kevin. She had totally fallen for him and her aides are concerned that she is very distracted from her work as a result of the relationship.

"When Kevin arrived in London he was smuggled in and out of the hotel and then the concert so no one would know he was there. After the gig Britney took him back to the hotel and they had the pool door opened especially for them.

"Britney had just come off stage so she was hot and sweaty. She and Kevin just stripped off and jumped in.

"There is a lot of concern for Britney and her state of mind. She is not herself and she is finding it hard being away from home and facing the demands of a tour."

06/05/2004 01:55