LOS ANGELES: Pop superstar Britney Spears has announced that she is engaged to longtime boyfriend Sam Asghari.
The singer posted a video of herself standing next to Asghari and showing off a shiny ring on her hand. “I can’t (expletive) believe it,” she said in the caption, next to ring emojis.
Asghari separately posted a photo of the pair and Spears extending the finger with the ring. 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.
The four-carat diamond ring is engraved inside the band with “lioness” because it’s his nickname for her, ringmaker Forever Diamonds NY said in a statement.
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.” He and Spears began dating in 2016 after they met on the set of the Slumber Party music video.
Spears has been fighting a conservatorship that governs her personal life and finances. Spears can legally get married but the conservatorship must approve it as with other major life decisions.
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 and he filed a petition asking for the conservatorship to be ended. The next court hearing in the case is scheduled for September 29.