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Star manager Larry Rudolph’s proposal turns picturesque

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Britney Spears, David Lucado and Larry Rudolph, Spears’ manager, at Cirque du Soleil’s “One Night for One Drop” on Friday, March 22, 2013, at Bellagio.

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Jen Barnett and Larry Rudolph at the home of photographer Denise Truscello on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, in Las Vegas.

Say this for entertainment manager Larry Rudolph: He knows how to frame a moment.

Rudolph is the longtime business manager of Britney Spears and also has managed Steven Tyler since 2014 along with a robust list of clients that includes Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne and Fifth Harmony. Thus, he's adept at making impressive pairings and last month became engaged to his girlfriend, Jen Barnett.

How this event blossomed in Rudolph’s life involved a bit of bait-and-switch involving the brilliant Las Vegas photographer Denise Truscello.

On Feb. 18, Rudolph told Barnett, whom he met when she was a makeup stylist for Spears, that he needed to review show photos at Truscello’s home.

As anyone who has visited that residence has discovered, you might find yourself in any sort of unexpected environment — in a bathtub covered in marinara sauce or immersed in soap bubbles.

But rare is it that someone makes a proposal.

That happened when Rudolph and Barnett entered, not to scan concert pics but for Rudolph to propose and Truscello to shoot a portrait of the couple. She said yes and has been sporting some impressive ice on her left hand ever since.

The couple have since contacted Tyler and asked if he would officiate the service, which is to take place at Rudolph’s Lake Tahoe home this fall.

Rudolph moved to Las Vegas a couple of years ago when the Spears' "Britney: Piece of Me" residency was launching. Barnett, who Rudolph has said is his "far, far better half," also is busy in the city, as she is opening a business April 9 at Boca Park. A fitness buff, Barnett is starting the indoor cycling center XCYCLE, a first-of-its-kind cycling boutique.

That project further cements Rudolph’s residence and presence in Las Vegas. As they say at XCYCLE, these two are (wait for it) all geared up (boom!).

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