Meet Sam Asghari, Britney Spears' Fiance

Britney Spears and her love life have been on public display since the pop star was a teenager.

It was 1999 when the then-18-year-old Spears began dating fellow teen music sensation, Justin Timberlake. The pair graced the covers of magazines throughout their relationship until they parted in 2002. Since then, the pop icon dated a slew of men — and married twice — before meeting and settling down in a long-term relationship with Sam Asghari, who she met in 2016 (via Hollywood Life).

Spears and Asghari first became close when they worked together on the set of her music video "Slumber Party." Spears found herself out of the spotlight for a while after a turbulent marriage to backup dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons, plus a brutal and very public custody battle, according to People. While she dated other men after Federline, Spears and Asghari, a fitness influencer, just clicked.

Sam met Britney on the set of this music video

Sam Asghari is an Iranian-born personal trainer. Asghari, who is 28 years old as of this writing, moved to the United States when he was just 12 years old and quickly became a football star, eventually playing the game for Moorpark College in Los Angeles, reports Harper's Bazaar.

Asghari eventually tried his hand at modeling thanks to his sister, Faye, noticing how fit he had become in his quest for health and becoming a trainer. At the time, Asghari's sister had moved to the United States and convinced him to give it a go, reports Men's Health.

When he was 21, he booked a runway show in Palm Springs, but bigger gigs sprung from there, including a Toyota Super Bowl ad and a big part in a music video for the "Fifth Harmony" tune "Work From Home." From there, he landed a part on Britney Spears' "Slumber Party" video and the two hit it off.

Sam Asghari supported Britney through her legal battle

Sam Asghari has been a support system for Britney Spears throughout their relationship. For most of their time together, Spears was under legal conservatorship, which gave her father Jamie Spears and a lawyer control of her finances and other personal decisions (via Entertainment Tonight).

Asghari was by Spears' side as she fought to end her conservatorship, and was vocal about his opposition to the court-appointed order, as well as his disdain for the pop star's father. "Now it's important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way," Asghari wrote in a 2021 Instagram Story (via Harper's Bazaar). "In my opinion Jamie is a total d***."

After 13 years and a public #FreeBritney movement, a judge officially ended Spears' conservatorship in November 2021, according to CNN. That day, Asghari posted a pink Instagram photo that simply said "Freedom." "History was made today," Asghari captioned the post. "Britney is Free!"

He proposed to Britney with a special ring

Sam Asghari had a big year in 2021. Not only did the actor celebrate the end of his partner Britney Spears' conservatorship, but he also got engaged. Asghari proposed to Spears and announced it to the world in an Instagram picture of the couple in September 2021. Spears also shared the happy news on Instagram, captioning a photo of her fiancé, "Words can't even say how shocked I am," and a ring emoji.

According to a statement from Asghari's manager Brandon Cohen (via People), Asghari proposed with a custom-made "one-of-a-kind ring" from jeweler Roman Malayev of Forever Diamonds. The floating solitaire engagement ring is named "Lioness" in honor of Spears. Asghari even had "lioness," his nickname for Spears, engraved in the ring, according to a press release (via Us Weekly). President of PGI USA Jewelry, Inc. Jenny Luker told Us Weekly the four-carat stunner is estimated to be worth "around $100,000."

He and Britney Spears are expecting a child

After proposing to Britney Spears in 2021, Sam Asghari had more happy times to look forward to. Seven months after his engagement announcement, the personal trainer took to Instagram to announce he was expecting a child with his fiancée Britney Spears.

In an ode to his pet name for Spears, Asghari shared a painting of two lions and their cub. "Marriage and kids are a natural part of a strong relationship filled with love and respect," he captioned the sweet Instagram post. "Fatherhood is something I have always looked forward to and I don't take lightly. It is the most important job I will ever do." Spears also confirmed the pregnancy with an Instagram photo of her own.

While Spears has two teenage sons, this will be the first child for Asghari, according to Vanity Fair. It will also be the couple's first child together. While Asghari hasn't said much about his fiancée's pregnancy outside of his social media post, in 2021, he expressed his excitement for the next phase of their lives. "I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together," he told People.