Britney Spears has publicly commented on her recent split from husband Sam Asghari, who filed for divorce after 14 months of marriage. The filing, submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court on 16 August by Asghari, a 29-year-old fitness instructor, cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation. This announcement came after months of speculation surrounding the status of their relationship.
The day after the divorce filing, Asghari released a statement expressing that both he and the 41-year-old pop icon will continue to cherish the love and respect they have for one another. He also appealed to the media and the public to remain compassionate and considerate during this time.
On 19 August, Spears took to her Instagram to share her feelings on the matter. Alongside a video of her dancing, she wrote about the pain of the breakup and expressed gratitude for the supportive messages she's received from friends. Spears emphasized the challenges she's faced, mentioning the pressures of appearing strong and the lack of unconditional love she felt from her family.
She concluded her post on a positive note, urging her followers to remember to smile and stating that she's doing well despite the circumstances. Spears had previously shared a post of her horse riding, hinting at her intention to purchase a horse soon, without directly addressing the divorce.
The last photo of the couple together was shared by Spears on 22 June, where they were seen smiling back to back. Asghari had also celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary earlier that month by sharing unseen footage from their 2022 wedding.
The Independent reached out to Asghari's representatives for further comments but has yet to receive a response.