Cade Hudson: 5 Things to Know About Britney Spears’ Friend & Manager Amid Sam Asghari Divorce

Britney Spears has been friends with her manager, Cade Hudson, for a long time. Learn more about him.

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  • Cade Hudson is a talent agent who mixes with some of the biggest names in Hollywood
  • Cade is a longtime friend of Britney Spears
  • He was once accused of sexual misconduct

Britney Spears jetted off to Mexico for a tropical getaway with her agent and longtime friend, Cade Hudson, in late March 2023. Cade, who made headlines for holding Emma Roberts’ hand at Paris Hilton‘s wedding in November 2021, is private on Instagram, but Britney, 41, has made sure to post about their extravagant trip and include him in several of her photos and videos. On March 28, for instance, Britney shared photos of them smiling together from her private jet before they flew to the vacation hotspot, as seen below.

Following several outfit-of-the-night pics and clips, Cade returned to the “Toxic” hitmaker’s page on March 31 as he participated in one of her signature dancing videos. In the video, seen below, Britney donned a teeny tiny thong bikini that featured a bright pink and green triangle top, and matching side-tie bottoms that also included a cheetah print. Cade was shirtless and donned tan shorts, a baseball cap, and brown slip-on shoes. The duo appeared to be having a blast as they danced to Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ 2013 hit “Blurred Lines.” At one point, the pair got a bit close and Britney even lightly danced up on Cade as he grabbed her waist.

The video raised some eyebrows, as Sam Asghari, Britney’s husband of nine months, did not appear to make the trip. The pop icon went without her wedding ring, and Sam, 29, was seen without his the same week. Six months later, Britney and Cade were seen together again in an Instagram photo that she shared of him appearing to lean in to kiss her on the cheek.

Read on to learn about Britney’s manager, friend, and dancing partner, Cade Hudson.

1. Cade Hudson Is An Agent

Paris Hilton’s wedding to Carter Reum was full of big-name celebrities. The guestlist included Kyle Richards, Paula Abdul, Bebe Rexha, Ashley Benson, and the rest of the Hilton clan. So, how did Cade score an invite to this event? He doesn’t have a song in the charts, a hit reality television show, or a movie coming out. What gives? Well, it turns out that Cade is one of the movers and shakers in Hollywood. He’s an agent at the legendary talent and sports agency, Creative Artists Agency, which represents Sean Penn, Ciara, Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts, and more. This would also explain why he attended the wedding as Emma’s date.

2. Cade Reportedly Spoke Out Against Britney’s Conservatorship

Amid the #FreeBritney movement, Cade was criticized for being quiet and not standing up for Britney. However, he eventually spoke out on the matter in July 2021. “I’ve kept my mouth shut for 12 + years on Britney. Enough is enough,” Cade wrote in a now-private social media post, per TMZ. “After getting thousands of death threats, getting water bottles thrown at my head in bars from bystanders telling me I’m brainwashing her – Britney, I’m now speaking up.”

Cade referenced Britney’s breakdown in 2007, saying, “Britney who was accused of some errors as a new mom at 26 with 100 cameras in her face daily waiting to document any wrong move she did gets placed under a never-ending conservatorship?”

“This is a violation of someone’s basic human rights that were taken away. I’ve kept my mouth shut out of the fear of losing my job as her agent and losing the career I worked my ass off for 15 years to build, out of threats from the man we all know who, but I won’t even dignify mentioning his name,” he continued. “I’m officially done being quiet.”

Cade Hudson at 2013’s NYLON Young Hollywood issue party (Sara Jaye/Shutterstock)

3. Cade Reportedly Helped Britney In Her Conservatorship Fight

Cade was by Britney’s side during her conservatorship woes, according to TMZ. Before working as her agent, he was one of her “closest friends for a dozen of years.” Cade reportedly hooked up Britney with attorney Mathew Rosengart, who helped her in her fight against the controversial conservatorship.

4. Cade Was Accused of Sexual Misconduct

In 2017, Cade was named in a sexual harassment complaint by actor Sean Rose that involved several agents employed by Creative Artists Agency. In documents obtained by The New York Times (via the Los Angeles Times), Sean claimed that in 2013, Cade offered him sex in exchange for meeting actress Amanda Seyfried. “After being my friend on social media for seven years, and liking my posts, Sean is now accusing me of soliciting a sex act from him,” Cade said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times via his attorney, denying the claims. “My recollection is that he laughed it off and remained my friend on social media.”

“I have the utmost sympathy for victims of harassment and abuse, but this is no such case,” he added. He also noted that he is gay and was single at the time of the alleged incident.

In 2013, Cade was a publicist at Full Picture. He started working for CAA “about a year later”, per the Los Angeles Times.

5. Cade Is Close With The Mayor Of New York City

Cade doesn’t just hang out with Hollywood’s elite; He has been spotted spending time with New York City Mayor Eric Adams several times, per New York Daily News. According to the outlet, they enjoy “weekly visits to Zero Bond, the exclusive members-only nightclub” in the NoHo neighborhood.