Who Is Larry Rudolph? Britney Spears' Manager Resigns After 25 Years

Britney Spears' manager of 25 years, Larry Rudolph, has resigned.

After managing the pop star's career for more than two decades, Rudolph has stepped down amid the controversy surrounding Britney Spears' conservatorship and her recent harrowing court testimony.

On Monday, Rudolph sent a letter to Britney Spears' co-conservators, Jodi Montgomery and her father, Jamie Spears, detailing his resignation and how he has learned of Britney Spears' wish to retire from the music industry.

In the letter, which has been published by Deadline, Rudolph says he hasn't communicated with the 39-year-old singer in more than two years and is supporting her wish to retire.

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Britney Spears and Larry Rudolph in the audience at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Mazur/Getty/WireImage

"It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus," Rudolph wrote. "Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire."

He added: "As her manager, I believe it is in Britney's best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed."

Rudolph also explained that he has "never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations, so I am not privy to many of these details."

The full letter is continued below.

Rudolph's other clients include Steven Tyler and Aerosmith, Pitbull and Kim Petras.

He has guided Britney Spears' career since 2005 and was her manager during many of her biggest successes, such as her chart hits with "Baby One More Time" and "Toxic."

Britney Spears and Larry Rudolph
Britney Spears and manager Larry Rudolph arrive at the Southern Style St Bernard Project Event With Ambassador Britney Spears on May 11, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Jon Kopaloff/Getty/FilmMagic

Rudolph was also her manager during the singer's Las Vegas residency.

On June 23, Britney Spears told a Los Angeles judge she wanted the conservatorship arrangement to end.

"I'm not happy. I can't sleep. I'm so angry it's insane," she said in her testimony. "And I'm depressed. I cry every day."

She labeled the arrangement "abusive" and added: "I'm not lying. I just want my life back. And it's been 13 years. And it's enough. It's been a long time since I've owned my money. And it's my wish and my dream for all of this to end without being tested."

Following his daughter's testimony, Jamie Spears' attorney said in a statement: "Mr. Spears is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much."

Larry Rudolph's full letter of resignation

James P. Spears and Jodi Montgomery, as co-executors of the estate of Britney Spears:

It has been over 2 1/2 years since Britney and I last communicated, at which time she informed me she wanted to take an indefinite work hiatus. Earlier today, I became aware that Britney had been voicing her intention to officially retire.

As you know, I have never been a part of the conservatorship nor its operations, so I am not privy to many of these details. I was originally hired at Britney's request to help manage and assist her with her career. And as her manager, I believe it is in Britney's best interest for me to resign from her team as my professional services are no longer needed.

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation.

I will always be incredibly proud of what we accomplished over our 25 years together. I wish Britney all the health and happiness in the world, and I'll be there for her if she ever needs me again, just as I always have been.

Larry Rudolph