Britney Spears and Sam Asghari separate after a year of marriage
NBC- Pop star Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, have separated after just over a year of marriage, a source familiar with the situation said.
“They’re separated and it’s best for Britney,” the source said in a text message.
Asghari has filed for divorce, according to a second source, who said Asghari has moved out of the home the couple shared and is living in his own place.
Representatives for Spears, 41, an Asghari, 29, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Spears and Asghari met on the set of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video in 2016 and began dating shortly afterward. The couple announced their engagement in September 2021 and held a star-studded ceremony inside Spears’ Los Angeles home in June 2022.
Asghari told ABC’s “Good Morning America” in an interview last year that the wedding was intimate, with 50 to 70 guests to celebrate with them. He said Spears was doing “amazing.”
Asghari said in an interview with ABC last year: “It’s just surreal, man. It was way overdue for us, and we imagined this thing being a fairy tale, and it was.”
The couple have been through a tumultuous few years as Spears fought to terminate the conservatorship her family placed her under in 2008. Spears had no legal authority over her own medical decisions or contracts, including a legal marriage, until the conservatorship was terminated in 2021.
Spears also revealed during her testimony requesting the termination that she did not have the authority to remove her intrauterine device, a contraceptive, while she was under the conservatorship. She told the court in 2021 that she wanted to have more children and that she was unable to because of her legal limitations.
She and Asghari revealed in May last year that she had suffered a miscarriage. Spears said on Instagram at the time that the couple had lost their “miracle baby.”
“This is a devastating time for any parent,” her statement said. “Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along, however we were overly excited to share our good news.”
Spears most recently posted Instagram photos of her and Asghari together in July riding horses on a beach. Weeks before that, she posted photos and videos of them traveling together.
By Diana Dasrath and Doha Madani