Riva guitarist Jason Filyaw, 33, reportedly met Spears during an Alcoholics Anonymous session and it was love at first sight.
And now Filyaw tells TMZ.com, "I love her, I support her 100 percent and we are close."
The rocker adds he's hoping to give Spears, who is currently in rehab in Malibu, California, "deep" and "spiritual" assistance as she battle substance abuse.
Filyaw isn't a new face in Spears' life--the 33-year-old recorded music with the pop star in 2003.
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