After a little more than a year of marriage, pop diva Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, have split, according to a source close to the matter.
“They’re separated and it’s best for Britney,” the person texted.
According to a second source, Asghari has moved out of the house the couple shared and is now living on his own. He has also reportedly filed for divorce.
Requests for feedback from agents for Spears, 41, and Asghari, 29, did not immediately elicit a response.
After meeting during the shooting of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video in 2016, Asghari and Spears started dating. In June 2022, the couple had a celebrity-studded wedding inside Spears’ Los Angeles home after announcing their engagement in September 2021.
In an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America” last year, Asghari said the wedding was small, with about 50 to 70 guests present. He called Spears’ performance “amazing.”
The past few years have been difficult for the marriage as Spears struggled to end the conservatorship her family imposed on her in 2008. Up until the conservatorship’s end in 2021, Spears lacked legal control over her own medical decisions and agreements, including a valid marriage.
In her evidence asking for the termination, Spears also admitted that she lacked the power to get rid of her intrauterine device, a contraceptive, while she was still subject to the conservatorship.
She informed the court in 2021 that she wished to expand her family but was unable to do so due to her legal restrictions.
She and Asghari made the news of her miscarriage in May of last year. At the time, Spears posted on Instagram that the couple had miscarried their “miracle baby.”
“This is a devastating time for any parent,” her statement said. “Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along, however we were overly excited to share our good news.”
Spears’ most recent Instagram posts had her and Asghari riding horses on a beach in July. She shared pictures and videos of their road trips for weeks prior to that.