Friends of Britney Spears' new companion -- who has been whispered to be taking care of all sorts of Britney's business -- says there's nothing romantic going on between the two. Daimon Shippen is the dude's full identity and, though he's been seen with Britney at church, a production of Wicked, the Four Seasons hotel and giving her kids pony rides in the pool, his pals say he is just the hired help. "He's her bodyguard and manny," says a source familiar with Damion's situation told People. "They're not dating." The insider describes Damion as "funny, but on the quiet side," and says he is "tickled" by the attention from the media. "But he really wants to focus on his job: taking care of the kids and of her."
Well, he's already earned his weight in gold by catching that slippery little sucker, Sean Preston, when Brit almost dropped him last year on a New York City street. So for those of you who like to break into a rendition of "I Will Always Love You" (Hi, Suzy!) when you see Britney and Daimon together, you still can but, for now, the "love" part will have to be strictly platonic... We think.