- Britney Spears is a pop sensation known for her hit songs “Toxic,” “Oops!… I Did It Again,” and more.
- She and actor Sam Asghari got married in Jun. 2022.
- Previously, she was linked to singer Justin Timberlake.
- The pop star reportedly split from Sam as of Aug. 16, 2023.
Britney Spears, 41, and actor Sam Asghari, 29, got married in a sweet ceremony in Jun. 2022 only to reportedly split just over one year later! The “Toxic” singer and her husband reportedly got into a major argument over a rumor that she allegedly cheated on him, TMZ reported on Aug. 16, 2023.
Brit and her spouse have yet to confirm the news of the rumored break up themselves, however, a source told the tabloid that Sam reportedly believed the infidelity rumor. Sam was notably spotted sans his wedding band a few months prior in Mar. 2023. HollywoodLife has reached out to Britney’s rep for comment but did not receive an immediate response.
This is not the first rough patch for the couple, as they have endured tough times together. Britney miscarried in May 2022, and since, Sam has constantly been by Britney’s side. But how did Sam and Britney’s relationship begin? Take a look at the timeline below to learn all about the couple’s romance.
Sam Met Britney On The Set Of ‘Slumber Party’
Britney first met Sam in October 2016 on the set of her music video for her song “Slumber Party” with Tinashe. Sam, a model, actor and personal trainer, starred in the music video, which was directed by Colin Tilley and filmed at a Beverly Hills mansion. Sam later reflected on meeting Britney in an interview with Men’s Health in July 2018, telling the outlet, “I was excited that I get to meet one of the biggest artists of all time. I had butterflies.”
Britney & Sam Go Instagram Official
In January 2017, three months after they met, Britney and Sam confirmed their romance via Instagram. The “Oops!…I Did It Again” songstress shared a snap of her and Sam enjoying dinner together on the first day of the new year. “Happy New Year,” Britney captioned the cute snapshot.
Britney & Sam Spend Time With Her Sons
Britney and Sam enjoyed an outing with the singer’s sons Sean Preston, 17, and Jayden James, 16, at the Los Angeles Lakers game on Nov. 29, 2017. Britney, who shares her boys with ex-husband Kevin Federline, sat in between her sons and Sam at the game, and was later photographed giving her boyfriend a big smooch on the lips. It was the first time that Brit was seen out with both her kids and Sam together, though it’s likely Sean and Jayden had met Sam before that outing.
Britney & Sam’s 1st Anniversary
Britney marked over a year of dating Sam with a sweet photo of the couple that she shared to Instagram in Feb. 2018. In the snap, the two posed while standing on rocks in front of a magnificent waterfall. Britney captioned the photo: “I’ve been with this man for over a year… everyday he inspires me to be a better person and that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!! @samasghari.”
Britney & Sam’s Red Carpet Debut
Britney and Sam stepped out for their very first red carpet together on July 22, 2019, for the Los Angeles premiere of Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio’s movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The lovebirds looked so cute and so stylish at the star-studded bash: Britney wore a sexy red dress, while Sam looked dapper in a beige suit with a white button up and black tie.
Sam Supports Britney Amid Conservatorship
While Britney’s controversial conservatorship began way back in 2008, it started making major headlines following the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary in Feb. 2021. Supporters of Britney — who helped jumpstart the #FreeBritney movement — rallied behind the superstar regarding her fight to remove dad Jamie Spears from his role as conservator of her estate. Sam backed Britney as well when he isssued a supportive statement about his “better half” following the doc’s release. He told PEOPLE, “I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves.”
Sam showed further support for Brit when he wore a ‘Free Britney’ shirt ahead of her first conservatorship hearing in June 2021. Britney definitely felt the support from her beau, and thanked him in an appreciation post she shared to Instagram in Aug. 2021. “Not only has this cute a****** been with me through the hardest years of my life but he happens to be an extremely good cook,” she wrote in the sweet tribute.
Britney & Sam Fuel Engagement Rumors
Speculation began to arise that Britney and Sam were getting engaged on Sept. 2, 2021 when Sam was spotted at Cartier in Beverly Hills. It was unconfirmed if he made a purchase that day, but rumors continued to swirl after a ring photo appeared on his Instagram account and then vanished on Friday, Sept. 10. The stunning ring had the word “Lioness” engraved, which is a phrase Sam says about his leading lady. After the photo was deleted, Sam claimed he was “hacked” and that the image was “photoshopped.” He added, “calm down everyone!”
Britney & Sam Engaged
Britney and Sam’s long-awaited engagement finally happened, and the happy couple revealed the big news on Sept. 12. Britney flashed her circle cut ring for the camera in an Instagram video, and she looked over the moon as she silently gushed and smiled next to her soon-to-be-husband. Look at that, you like it?” Sam asked Brit in the the video, as the Louisiana native gushed, “Yeah!”
Britney Reveals She’s Pregnant
On April 11, 2022, Britney revealed to the world that she’s expecting another baby. “I am having a baby … 4 days later I got a little more food pregnant…it’s growing !!!” Britney wrote on Instagram. “If 2 are in there … I might just loose it … I obviously won’t be going out as much due to the paps getting their money shot of me like they unfortunately already have.”
Britney went on to reflect on having “perinatal depression” during her pregnancy with her sons. “I have to say it is absolutely horrible ,” the Crossroads star wrote. “Women didn’t talk about it back then … some people considered it dangerous if a woman complained like that with a baby inside her … but now women talk about it everyday … thank Jesus we don’t have to keep that pain a reserved proper secret … This time I will be doing yoga every day !!!” Britney concluded her post by writing, “Spreading lots of joy and love 💕 !!!”
Sam then confirmed the pregnancy and revealed how excited he is to become a father. “Marriage and kids are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect. Fatherhood is something i have always looked forward to and i don’t take lightly. It is the most important job i will ever do🙏,” he wrote on Instagram.
Britney Confirms Miscarriage
Britney and Sam announced they have suffered a pregnancy loss on May 14, 2022. In an Instagram post, Britney shared, “It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy. This is a devastating time for any parent. Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly excited to share the good news.”
Britney & Sam’s Wedding
News the couple would be walking down the aisle imminently emerged on Jun. 8, 2022 a day ahead of the reported wedding. The intimate nuptials took place on Thursday, June 9, in front of a very exclusive and small guest list of about 60 people. Britney’s brother, Bryan, was in attendance, but her mom, dad and sister, Jamie Lynn, will not be there. Other friends of Britney were also present, including Paris Hilton and her mother Kathy, Drew Barrymore, and her wedding dress designer Donatella Versace, who were all seen heading into the venue, along with her backup dancers from her Las Vegas residency. It was also reported that Selena Gomez was on the guest list.