Dan Steinberg, Associated Press
Britney Spears

Britney Spears' friend Sam Lutfi has agreed to stay away from her for at least another month, delaying a hearing that could have made a restraining order against him permanent, The Associated Press learned Sunday.

Lutfi and conservators for Spears' estate agreed to have the restraining order extended for 30 days, said a person close to the pop star who spoke on condition of anonymity because the extension had not yet been formally approved.

A judge was expected to approve it today.

Spears' mother, Lynne, requested the order based on allegations that Lutfi had held the singer hostage in her own home, drugged her and taken over her finances.