Things are coming up Britney. Less than a week after her father, Jamie Spears, asked the court to end Spears’ 13-year conservatorship once and for all, her long-time boyfriend Sam Asghari proposed. And of course, Britney said yes.
The happy couple posted a video making the big announcement on September 12, just hours after Asghari popped the question.
“I can’t f---ing believe it,” Spears wrote with six diamond ring emojis and a heart emoji. In the accompanying video, she displays the ring while Asghari smiles into the camera.
“Look at that. Do you like it?” Asghari asks. “Yes!!!!” Britney answers before the camera cuts off. Fans, friends and followers quickly chimed in with their comments and congratulations. “This is the most wonderful news. Of course. You are glowing and your fiancée did a beautiful ring. Congratulations!!!!!!!!” wrote Selma Blair.
“Congratulations love!! So happy for you! Welcome to the club!” added Paris Hilton. “Make him sign a prenup,” wrote Octavia Spencer, along with more than a few concerned fans.
“Thank you everyone who is concerned about The prenup!” Asghari later wrote on his Instagram Story. “Of course we’re getting [an] iron clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day.”
Following the post, TMZ confirmed with sources “close to Britney with direct knowledge” that the pair are for real engaged. Meanwhile Asghari’s manager, Brandon Cohen, confirmed that his client proposed on Sunday at Spears’ home.
“The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” said Cohen in a statement.
BRITNEY SPEARS GOT ENGAGED ON THE DAY OF THE VMA’s DOES IT GET MORE ICONIC? pic.twitter.com/cPMcWS5u58— Spears 🧚 (@SpearsBase) September 12, 2021
britney spears engagement > VMA's pic.twitter.com/ZcGW7CfFD5— Oliver Klozoff ❼ (@gardenpanty) September 12, 2021
As for that impressive rock, which is inscribed with the word “Lioness”? That was designed by Roman Malayev of Forever Diamonds in New York City. The company shared a close-up of the ring on Instagram while wishing the couple a lifetime of happiness.
“The thought and detail Sam put into this ring made the design process so special for Roman and our team. In honour of the Lioness herself, we are naming this gorgeous setting The Britney,” the company wrote.
In the weeks leading up to the engagement, Asghari had been spotted jewellery shopping, and at one point the ring even accidentally made its way onto his Instagram Story. At the time, he claimed he’d been hacked but now the whole world knows the truth.
Asghari and Spears met in 2016 while making the "Slumber Party" music video and have been together ever since. Back in June, when Britney finally had her say in court during this ongoing conservatorship battle, she made it clear that she wants the freedom to marry Sam and to have a baby with him, something she hasn’t been allowed to do under her conservatorship.
"I deserve to have a life. I've worked my whole life. I deserve to have a two to three-year break and just do what I want to do," Spears said at the time.
Right now, Spears is still legally under that conservatorship until a judge says otherwise. The next court date is scheduled for September 29, but no one knows if Judge Brenda Penny will approve Jamie’s request to end the current arrangement. Legally, Spears and Asghari can get married, but they need approval from the conservatorship first.
This will be the third marriage for Spears and you know what they say—third time’s a charm. Previously, she was married to Kevin Federline (with whom she shares her two teen sons), and before that, she had a very quick marriage to her childhood friend Jason Alexander.
Here’s wishing Britney and Sam all the best and engagement bliss.
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