Britney Spears and Sam Asghari File for Divorce After 14 Months of Marriage
Pop icon Britney Spears and her husband Sam Asghari have officially initiated divorce proceedings after a marriage of 14 months, as confirmed by a source who spoke with People magazine.
Earlier in the week, multiple sources had informed People that Spears and Asghari had chosen to conclude their romantic relationship.
The couple tied the knot in June 2022, having initially crossed paths in 2016 while filming the music video for Spears’ song ‘Slumber Party.’ However, concerns had already emerged among Spears’ close circle and family members, as reported by People in February.
Amid rumors of marital strains circulating in March, Asghari’s representative, Brandon Cohen of BAC Talent, promptly refuted the claims. Cohen clarified that Asghari had temporarily removed his wedding ring due to his involvement in a movie project, addressing images that showed both Asghari and Spears without their wedding bands. While Asghari had disclosed his participation in the Taylor Sheridan-produced television series “Lioness” in November, the specifics of the film he was working on remained uncertain.
Even before their marriage, Asghari had been instrumental in assisting Spears with her mental health journey in 2019. As Spears navigated her father’s health crisis, Asghari became an even more significant source of support when she sought holistic wellness treatment in April 2019.
A source from the Spears family shared insights with PEOPLE, emphasizing that Sam was a positive presence in Britney’s life. “There is no question that Sam is great for Britney. He has a very positive influence on her. He is very motivated to stay healthy and fit, and they often work out together.”
As Spears grappled with her conservatorship battle, Asghari continued to stand by her side. In June 2021, during a conservatorship hearing in Los Angeles, the pop artist spent time conversing with Judge Brenda Penny, expressing her struggles. At that time, Asghari had shown his solidarity by sharing a photo on his Instagram Story, featuring himself wearing a “#FreeBritney” T-shirt. As per People’s sources, Asghari had been a constant source of support in Spears’ life, ensuring her well-being through proper nutrition and fitness, and being there for her emotionally.
“Sam has been Britney’s rock for years. He makes sure that she eats well and works out,” the source described about their relationship. “She leans on him for everything. He works and has his own life too, but is around as much as he can.”