The two have been married for over a year
A source close to Sam, who is not authorized to speak publicly but is familiar with the situation, confirmed the divorce filing on Wednesday, August 13. Several news outlets, including TMZ and People, reported the news first.
The filing needed to be more detailed in court records for Los Angeles and Ventura counties. A Britney representative has yet to respond to an email seeking comment.
Sam Asghari posted a statement on his Instagram Stories on August 18.
Britney Spears has yet to issue a statement on the matter.
Britney and Sam tied the knot on June 9, 2022, in a notable event at her Thousand Oaks, California home. The wedding was attended by guests like Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton, and Madonna.
It marked a significant milestone in Britney’s life, following the end of her 13-year-long conservatorship just six months earlier.
The couple’s relationship began in 2016 when Sam, a model and actor, appeared in Britney’s music video for the song “Slumber Party.” Their engagement was announced in September 2021, coinciding with the culmination of the conservatorship.
Amid personal struggles, Britney spoke about her desire to marry Sam as she sought to end the conservatorship that restricted her life. They revealed their engagement in September 2021, and despite facing challenges, they found joy. The pair experienced the loss of a pregnancy in May 2022, a month before their wedding.
Reports of difficulties in their marriage surfaced in recent months, culminating in the divorce filing. This marks the third marriage for Britney, who was before married to Jason Alexander for a short period in 2004 and then to dancer Kevin Federline. Kevin is the father of her two sons and has custody of them.
The conservatorship allowed Britney to continue her artistic endeavors, including music releases and performances. Even so, she has not performed live in years following its conclusion. She has been working on her memoir, “The Woman in Me,” for release in October.
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