Britney Spears is reportedly dating producer Charlie Ebersol–which begs the question, who is Charlie Ebersol and where did he come from? Here are 5 things to know about Charlie Ebersol right now:
1. His mother is the actress Susan Saint James, known for her role as “Kate” on the 1980s series “Kate & Allie,” co-starring Jane Curtin.
2. His father is former NBC Sports chairman and SNL co-creator Dick Ebersol.
3. Charlie and his family appeared on Oprah in 2011 to discuss a tragic private plane crash that killed their youngest son, Teddy. Charlie was regarded as a hero of that incident for saving his father’s life. See episode details here.
4. Charlie previously dated tennis star Maria Sharapova in 2008.
5. Charlie was an executive producer of the failed NBC show “The Wanted.”