Britney Spears and Sam Asghari Call It Quits After 14 Months of Marriage
Renowned pop star Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, have recently decided to part ways after just over a year of marriage. The separation was confirmed on August 16, as Asghari filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple’s separation date was listed as July 28, 2023. The news has caught the attention of many, and insiders have revealed that Spears is enlisting a high-profile legal team to guide her through the divorce process.
Sources report that Spears has engaged the services of top-tier divorce attorney Laura Wasser, known for representing various celebrities in high-stakes divorces. Additionally, Mathew Rosengart, a prominent attorney who previously helped extricate Spears from her conservatorship, will continue to lend his expertise to her case. Rosengart, a former federal prosecutor, played a pivotal role in liberating Spears from her father’s legal control.
Asghari’s divorce filing includes requests for spousal support and attorney’s fees, while also indicating that he is still in the process of assessing the extent of the couple’s separate assets and responsibilities. In a social media post shared the day after filing, Asghari expressed, “After 6 years of love and commitment to each other, my wife and I have decided to end our journey together. We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other, and I wish her the best always. Sh*t happens.” He further appealed for considerate and compassionate coverage from the media.
Before their marriage, Spears and Asghari had established a prenuptial agreement to safeguard her interests. This arrangement is described as robust and comprehensive, aiming to ensure the pop star’s financial security.
In the aftermath of the divorce news, some tabloid reports surfaced, citing anonymous sources that suggested Asghari was seeking more than what the prenup outlined. Asghari’s representative, Brandon Cohen, categorically denied these claims in a statement to Variety. Cohen emphasized that Asghari harbors no ill intentions towards Spears and remains supportive of her well-being.
Spears and Asghari’s romantic journey began on the set of her 2016 music video for “Slumber Party.” Asghari, a fitness trainer, model, and actor, entered the spotlight alongside Spears and has since appeared in notable television shows. Their engagement in September 2021 marked a significant step, as it coincided with Rosengart’s efforts to dismantle the conservatorship that constrained Spears. The couple exchanged vows in June 2022, and Spears’ newly regained autonomy allowed her to finally pursue her desire to marry and expand her family.
Spears’ previous legal struggles within her conservatorship were highlighted during her court testimony in June 2021. Her inability to marry or have children without permission was revealed, as all aspects of her life, including finances, were under conservator control. The termination of the conservatorship in December 2021 granted Spears newfound agency, enabling her to execute legal documents independently.
Their intimate wedding took place at Spears’ Thousand Oaks, California residence, with a guest list featuring prominent figures like Madonna, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, and Paris Hilton. Notably absent were Spears’ father, mother, and sister. Unfortunately, despite announcing her pregnancy in April 2022, Spears shared the heart-wrenching news of a miscarriage the following month.
Britney Spears’ marital history includes a previous marriage to Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons. Her first marriage, a brief union with childhood friend Jason Alexander, was annulled after 55 hours. Reflecting on her professional trajectory, Spears collaborated with Wasser during her custody battle with Federline. Wasser’s reputation in handling high-profile divorces is well-established, having represented celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, and Johnny Depp.
In recent times, Spears has reclaimed her musical career, releasing songs and even planning a tell-all memoir set for release in October. This memoir, made possible by a groundbreaking multi-million dollar book deal, is anticipated to provide an inside look into the life of one of pop music’s most iconic figures.