Sam Asghari refutes claims of challenging prenup in Britney Spears divorce casetext_fields
Los Angeles: Sam Asghari, the estranged husband of pop icon Britney Spears, has dismissed speculation that he intends to contest their prenuptial agreement following their decision to file for divorce after a 14-month marriage.
In a statement posted on social media on Thursday, the model and fitness trainer acknowledged the uselessness of requesting privacy but earnestly appealed for media sensitivity.
He wrote on Instagram, "After six years of love and commitment to each other, my wife and I have decided to end our journey together. We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each and I wish her the best always. Sh*t happens. Asking for privacy seems ridiculous, so I will just ask for everyone, including the media, to be kind and thoughtful."
The couple filed court documents in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the grounds for their divorce. The documents also revealed their separation approximately three weeks prior.
According to the legal filing, Asghari aims to obtain financial support from Spears and have her cover his legal expenses. However, the specific valuation of both Spears' and Asghari's assets, including joint holdings, remains undisclosed.
Addressing recent tabloid claims, Asghari's representative, Brandon Cohen, asserted in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter, "There are many claims that Sam is challenging the prenup and threatening to exploit his ex-wife with videos. However, all these claims are false, as no negative intention has ever been directed towards her and never will be. Sam has always and will always support her."
While Spears has yet to publicly address the divorce, she recently posted on Instagram, hinting at her plans to acquire a horse.
The couple's union, marked by a lavish ceremony at Spears' residence in Thousand Oaks, California, was attended by prominent figures like Madonna, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, and Paris Hilton.
Meeting on the set of a music video in 2016, the couple dated for several years while Spears was under a conservatorship managed by her father. The desire to marry Asghari was one of the factors cited by Spears in her quest to end the conservatorship. The engagement was announced in September 2021, as it became clear that Spears would soon be free from the conservatorship, which concluded in November of the same year.
For Asghari, 29, this marriage was his first, while Spears, 41, had previously been married twice. She was married to Kevin Federline in 2004, with whom she has two children, before divorcing in 2007. An annulled marriage with childhood friend Jason Alexander also took place in 2004, lasting a mere 55 hours.
Spears' upcoming memoir, "The Woman in Me," is scheduled for release in October.