Britney Spears announces engagement to partner Sam Asghari

Britney met Mr Asghari on the set of a music video in 2016. Credit: AP

Britney Spears has revealed she is engaged to partner Sam Asghari after more than four years together. The pop superstar, who recently celebrated a legal victory after her father filed to end her conservatorship, shared a video of her wearing a diamond ring on her wedding finger. She wrote on Instagram, “I can’t f****** believe it” alongside diamond ring emojis and a love heart.

Britney revealed the news on Instagram.

The video featured an emotional-looking Spears, 39, showing off the ring while Iranian actor and fitness instructor Asghari, 27, asked if she is pleased with it. “Yes!” Spears replied.

During an emotional 23-minute plea to a court in June, Britney Spears revealed her conservatorship did not allow her to marry or have a baby.

Spears went on to detail exactly how the conditions of her conservatorship are standing in the way of her modest goals, referring specifically to her desire to have her intrauterine device, or IUD, a form of long-term birth control, removed.

She said: “I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby."

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But on Wednesday the father of Ms Spears filed a petition to end the conservatorship that has controlled the pop superstar’s life and career since 2008.Jamie Spears, who is the conservator of his daughter’s estate, said “recent events” called into question whether she still needed a court to oversee her affairs.Britney met Mr Asghari on the set of a music video in 2016. Spears recently praised Asghari for his support during her “hardest years”.

New York City jewellers Forever Diamonds said on Instagram it designed the ring.

The jeweller showed a close-up of the silver sparkler – revealing the word “lioness” engraved on the inside of the ring.

Lioness is Asghari’s nickname for his now fiancee.

A post on the Forever Diamonds Instagram page said Roman Malayev was the designer.

The statement said: “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.

“Sam and Britney, we wish you a lifetime of happiness together and are honoured to welcome you to the Forever Diamonds Family.”