BRITNEY’S new boyfriend ADNAN GHALIB is a "typical Asian Brummie", according to his pals.
The 35-year-old, who is separated from his wife, grew up in the Small Heath suburb of Birmingham.
He lived with his devout Muslim parents and two sisters, and went to Sheldon Heath Comprehensive School. Then in 1996 he left Britain to pursue his career in the States.
Last year he came home for a holiday and told pals he was "having a hoot" taking photos of celebs. And he has literally been living life in the fast lane, with several speeding convictions under his belt.
A pal said: "I’ve known him for nearly 20 years and he’s a typical Asian Brummie. He could talk the legs off a donkey."
Another added: "Adnan was a charmer and had a real drive to get on in the world. But everyone is gobsmacked he’s with Britney."
His parents are retired after selling a clothing business. They were unavailable for comment last night.