Britney Spears, the renowned pop star, and her spouse, Sam Asghari, have officially ended their marriage after a span of 14 months, as reported by various sources within the US media.
Their initial encounter transpired on the set of one of Britney Spears’ music videos back in 2016. Subsequently, they entered into marital union during a modest, yet celebrity-studded event held in June 2022.
Throughout their time together, Asghari, aged 29, extended unwavering support to the 41-year-old Spears. He showed support particularly during her mental health journey and the culmination of her conservatorship.
However, the media has been rife with accounts of difficulties in their marriage, spotlighting their relationship struggles across various US tabloids.
At present, neither Spears’ nor Asghari’s representatives have offered official comments or statements concerning the separation.
Initial revelation of this development came courtesy of TMZ, with an additional confirmation via an Associated Press source indicating that Asghari had initiated divorce proceedings.
How Asghari and Spears Met
Sam Asghari, an Iranian-American fitness trainer and model, crossed paths with Britney Spears during the production of the music video for her song titled “Slumber Party.” Notably, he played a pivotal role during her protracted legal battle over conservatorship with her father, Jamie Spears. He displayed his support by donning a “Free Britney” T-shirt on his Instagram account in advance of a crucial court hearing.
Asghari’s proposal to Spears took place within the confines of their shared home in September 2021. Subsequently, the couple made public the news of an impending addition to their family, only to later reveal the unfortunate experience of a miscarriage.
Their nuptials, set within the opulence of Spears’ Thousand Oaks, California residence, featured an intimate gathering of friends and luminaries from the entertainment world, including Paris Hilton, Madonna, and Drew Barrymore.
However, recent observations indicated that both Spears and Asghari were seen without their wedding bands in public settings.
While Spears has not yet engaged with the reported separation on her social media platforms, her most recent Instagram post, following the emergence of the news, focused solely on her aspirations to acquire a horse.
Notably, this development arrives just as Spears readies herself for the forthcoming release of her memoir, titled “The Woman in Me,” scheduled for publication this coming October.
Spears has previously been married to childhood friend Jason Alexander, a marriage that endured a mere 55 hours in 2004, as well as rapper Kevin Federline, with whom she was united from 2004 to 2007. Spears and Federline share custody of two children from their union.