Why Did Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Split?

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari have separated after only 14 months of marriage. The fitness instructor, 29, filed for divorce from the pop star, 41, on Wednesday (16 August), the same day that the couple announced their separation. Since then, numerous allegations have surfaced about Spears' alleged infidelity and Asghari's purported attempts to renegotiate their prenuptial agreement.

Throughout the pop star's lengthy conservatorship struggle, which ended in November 2021, it appeared that Asghari was Spears' support system as she tried to have her father, Jamie Spears, surrender control of her multimillion-dollar assets.

The two first met in 2016 when Asghari appeared in the music video for Spears' song “Slumber Party,” and they started dating five months later. After nearly five years together, Asghari proposed in September 2021, and the couple married in a star-studded outdoor ceremony in June 2022.

However, just one year later, it has been reported that Asghari has moved out of their home, and Spears has hired a high-powered divorce attorney. Here's everything we know about their split.

Why Did Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Separate?

Britney and Sam announced their split on separate occasions in August. In a lengthy Instagram message, the “Oops! I Did It Again” musician announced the news of her divorce. Sam allegedly filed for divorce on August 16, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their separation.

“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 surprised but… I'm not going to explain why since it's nobody's business!!!” Britney wrote. “But I couldn't handle the anguish any longer!!! I have been receiving so many heartfelt messages from friends in a psychic fashion, and I thank you!!!”

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari breakup

The Princess of Pop continued, “I've been playing it strong for way too long, and my Instagram may appear flawless, but it's far from reality, and I believe we all know that I would love to express my feelings and cry about how I truly feel, but [for] some reason, I've always had to hide my flaws.

If I wasn't my father's strong soldier, I'd be sent away to be treated by physicians. But that was when I needed my family the most!! You should be loved absolutely, without conditions. So, I'll be as strong as possible and try my best!!! And I am doing pretty well. Anyway, have a wonderful day, and don't forget to smile!!!”

Sam, the personal trainer, attempted to strike 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 over a black screen. “We will keep our love and respect for each other, and I wish her all the best. “S**t happens. Asking for privacy sounds ludicrous, so I'll just ask everyone, especially the media, to be courteous and thoughtful.”

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The following year, Sam spoke with PEOPLE about their breakup, calling their previous marriage an “amazing experience.”

“It was a blessing to be able to share my life with someone for so long. And individuals grow apart and go on,” he added, before emphasizing that he did not want to convey unpleasant information about his previous relationship. “That's something I'm never going to do because I had nothing but an amazing experience and a great life, and that's always going to be part of my life, a chapter of my life.”

Are Britney Spears and Sam Asghari divorced?

Since Sam filed the petition in August, it appears that the couple is still working out the terms of their divorce. According to Page Six, the former couple signed a prenuptial agreement before getting married.

“Britney and Sam signed a prenup in her favor,” a source confirmed to the site. “Any money she made before the wedding is protected.”

How long were Britney Spears and Sam Asghari together?

Britney and Sam first met on the set of her music video for “Slumber Party” in late 2016. After five years together, the couple announced their engagement in September 2021. The now-estranged couple married in a beautiful ceremony in Los Angeles in June 2022.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari breakup

Britney's upcoming memoir, The Woman in Me, which will be released on October 24, provides fans with an insight into her marriage and split with Sam. When asked how he felt about being described as a “gift from God” in the book, Sam answered enthusiastically.

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“That made me smile,” he told a reporter for TMZ in a video shot on October 25 in Los Angeles. “I'm freaking proud of her,” he added. “And I hope she takes over the world.”

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