Britney Spears and Sam Asghari seemed to have a happily ever after ending, but that changed in 2023 when they announced their divorce over the summer. After the pop singer and the actor split, fans were curious as to what led to the demise of their relationship.
Scroll down to find out everything that we know about Britney and Sam’s separation.
Why Did Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Separate?
In August, Britney and Sam separately announced their separation. The “Oops! I Did It Again” artist confirmed the news of her divorce in a lengthy Instagram caption.
“As everyone knows, Hesam and I are no longer together … [six] years is a long time to be with someone so, I’m a little shocked but … I’m not here to explain why because its honestly nobody’s business!!!” Britney wrote. “But, I couldn’t take the pain anymore honestly!!! In some sort of telepathic way, I have been receiving so many messages that melt my heart from friends, and I thank you!!!”
The Princess of Pop added, “I’ve been playing it strong for way too long, and my Instagram may seem perfect, but it’s far from reality, and I think we all know that!!! I would love to show my emotions and tears on how I really feel, but [for] some reason, I’ve always had to hide my weaknesses!!! If I wasn’t my dad’s strong soldier, I would be sent away to places to get fixed by doctors!!! But that’s when I needed family the most!!! You’re supposed to be loved unconditionally … not under conditions!!!! So, I will be as strong as I can and do my best!!! And I’m actually doing pretty damn good!!! Anyways, have a good day, and don’t forget to smile [sic]!!!”
For Sam’s part, the personal trainer also attempted a positive tone in his own Instagram statement.
“After six years of love and commitment to each other, my wife and I have decided to end our journey together,” he wrote across a black screen. “We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other, and I wish her the best always. “S**t happens. Asking for privacy seems ridiculous, so I will just ask for everyone including media to be kind and thoughtful.”
Sam reportedly filed for divorce on August 16, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
Are Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Divorced?
Since Sam filed the paperwork in August, it appears that the two are still hashing out the details of their divorce. Page Six reported that the former couple signed a prenuptial agreement before they tied the knot.
“Britney and Sam signed a prenup in her favor,” a source told the outlet. “Any money she made before the wedding is protected.”
How Long Were Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Together?
Sam and Britney first met in late 2016 on the set of her “Slumber Party” music video. After dating for five years, the duo announced their engagement in September 2021. The following year, the now-estranged spouses exchanged vows in a stunning ceremony in Los Angeles in June 2022.
Fans finally got a glimpse into Britney and Sam’s marriage and split in her upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, which hits shelves on October 24. When asked how Sam felt about being called a “gift from God” in the book, he responded warmly. “That made me smile,” he told a reporter for TMZ in a video taken on October 25 in Los Angeles. “I’m freaking proud of her,” he continued. “And I hope she takes over the world.”