Britney Spears‘ boyfriend Charlie Ebersol is opening up for the first time about his new relationship with the singer and why his past prepared him to be put in the spotlight.
“My personal life is my personal life, but I will say this: If I had not gone through what I’ve gone through, I would not have been prepared to be in a relationship of any kind, much less in one with someone like Britney, who has the enormous heart that she does,” Charlie said in an interview with People. “I can’t imagine. Everybody deserves to be loved. My hope is that lesson shines forth in this documentary, and in life.”
Charlie battled bullying as a teenager in high school and he also survived a plane crash that killed his younger brother.
“In the face of things like this, I still had to remember I was blessed. The mission of my company is to bring three things to the world through entertainment: joy, happiness, and change,” Charlie said. “We must believe our precious time is being used to make a product worth more than anything else we could be doing. I had everything, but I had to work hard to find love.”