Britney Spears and Sam Asghari are going their own ways.
According to multiple reports, the pop singer and her fitness expert husband have separated. “They have a lot of love for each other, but they also argue a lot over fundamental issues,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Sometimes they feel as though each other’s needs aren’t being completely met. Recently, things took a bad turn and their arguments became more serious and real.”
Spears and Asghari were married for 14 months, tying the knot in June 2022 at their secluded Thousand Oaks home. Guests at the wedding included Madonna, Selena Gomez, and Paris Hilton.
They first met in October of 2016 on the set of Spears’s “Slumber Party” video. On New Year’s Day of 2017, they confirmed their relationship on Instagram.
The next few years saw the rise of the #FreeBritney movement, which sought to end Britney Spears’s conservatorship overseen by her father, Jamie Spears. In 2021, after a New York Times documentary aired on the controversial situation and saw public pressure grow for it to be ended, Asghari wrote on his Instagram story: “I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles in our way.” On November 21, when the 13-year conservatorship was terminated, he posted the word “freedom” on social media.
When Britney Spears’s memoir, The Woman in Me, publishes in October, the singer will presumably share a greater insight into her and Asghari’s relationship and marriage.