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Britney Spears announces engagement to boyfriend Sam Asghari

The Stronger singer began dating personal trainer and actor, Asghari, in 2016. 

Britney Spears announces engagement to boyfriend Sam Asghari

FILE PHOTO: Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "One Upon A Time...In Hollywood" at the Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo: Kevin WInter/ AFP)

Pop superstar Britney Spears, who has been fighting a conservatorship that governs her personal life and finances, announced on Sunday (Sep 12) that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.

The Stronger singer posted a video of herself standing next to Asghari and showing off a shiny ring on her hand. "I can't f***ing believe it," she said in the caption, next to ring emojis.

Asghari separately posted a photo of the pair kissing and Spears extending the finger with the ring.

The four-carat diamond ring is engraved inside the band with “lioness" because it's his nickname for her, the company Forever Diamonds NY said in a statement.

Asghari's manager Brandon Cohen confirmed that the pair were engaged.

"The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them," Cohen said via email.

Spears, 39, has been married twice before. She wed childhood friend Jason Alexander in Las Vegas in 2004, but that marriage was annulled a few days later. Later that year, she married dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she had two children, before the marriage ended in divorce in 2007.

Iranian-born Asghari, 27, is a personal trainer and actor who has appeared on the Showtime series Black Monday. The couple met on the set of the Slumber Party music video in 2016 and began dating after. 

In June, Spears told a Los Angeles court that the 13-year-old conservatorship partially controlled by her father was abusive, saying "I just want my life back". She said she hoped to marry and to have more children.

Last week, Spears' father, Jamie Spears said circumstances had changed. The next court hearing in the case is scheduled for Sep 29.

Source: AGENCIES/sr

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