Sam Asghari, Britney Spears’s husband, confirms the end of their marriage.
Sam Asghari, the spouse of Britney Spears, has announced the end of their “shared journey” after a 14-month marriage.
The divorce application, submitted and viewed by BBC News on Wednesday, cited “irreconcilable differences” between the 29-year-old Mr. Asghari and the 41-year-old Ms. Spears.
The couple, who became engaged in September 2021, exchanged vows in a modest yet celebrity-filled ceremony in June 2022. Speculation about their marital challenges surfaced in American tabloids earlier this year.
Despite the situation, both Mr. Asghari and Ms. Spears intend to preserve their love and admiration for one another, as expressed in an Instagram post by Mr. Asghari.
The plea for privacy and empathy from the media is echoed in his message. Ms. Spears’ representatives have yet to comment on the matter.
Meanwhile, the renowned artist herself did not address the divorce in a recent social media post, instead sharing her excitement about acquiring a horse.
The divorce petition filed by Mr. Asghari in the Los Angeles County Superior Court includes a request for spousal support and legal fees from Ms. Spears.
The Iranian-American actor, model, and fitness trainer met Ms. Spears while she was shooting the video for her song Slumber Party in 2016.
He was a vocal supporter of her efforts to end her father Jamie’s conservatorship, a fight she won just months before their marriage.
Their wedding last year, at the superstar’s home in Thousand Oaks, California, was an intimate and lavish affair attended by celebrities including Paris Hilton, Madonna, and Drew Barrymore.
The two had recently been seen without their wedding rings in public.
The separation comes as Ms. Spears prepares to publish her memoir – The Woman in Me – this October.
It marks the end of her third marriage.
In 2004, she married childhood friend Jason Alexander for 55 hours in Las Vegas, before she annulled the nuptials at the urging of her management team.
Mr. Alexander, who was seen participating in the pro-Trump riot at the US Capitol in Washington DC in January 2021, attempted to crash Ms. Spears’ wedding to Mr. Asghari hours before they tied the knot.
He was charged with trespassing, vandalism, and two counts of battery, and has been court-ordered to stay away from her.
Ms. Spears’ second marriage – to rapper Kevin Federline – lasted from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Federline retains sole custody of their two children, Jayden James and Sean Preston.