Here’s How Britney Spears’ Fiancé ‘Threw Her Off’ With a Romantic, Surprise Proposal at Her House

Britney Spears, Sam Asghari
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Popped the question. Britney Spears’ proposal from Sam Asghari was such a surprise to her that she “screamed” when her now-fiancé got down on one knee.

Britney and Sam, a model and actor, met on the set of the music video for her single, “Slumber Party,” in 2016. Britney announced in an Instagram post on Sunday, September 12, that she and Sam were engaged after five years of dating. “I can’t fucking believe it 💍💍💍💍💍💍❣️!!!!!!” she captioned a video of her showing her ring before kissing her fiancé. Sam, for his part, also shared a photo of Britney showing her engagement ring as he and his fiancée kissed for the camera.

A source told E! News on Monday, September 13, that Sam had planned to propose to Britney for a while but wanted to wait until the “right time.” “Sam has been dying to propose to Britney and knew this was finally the right time. They are so happy to be able to share this new chapter together,” the insider said. “They have been talking about getting engaged for a while now and Sam totally threw her off today at her house. She was so taken back, she screamed.”

Sam worked with Roman Malayev, a celebrity jeweler and the founder of Forever Diamonds NY, for the ring, which featured a 4-carat round-cut diamond in a platinum cathedral setting. The ring also included the word “lioness” engraved inside the band, which is Sam’s nickname for Britney. As for the big question itself, the source noted that the proposal was an intimate moment between just Britney and Sam.  “It was very private and romantic, everything she wanted,” the insider said. “Britney has told Sam that he is her soul mate and that she is so grateful to have him, especially during these hard times.” The source continued, “She’s wanted this for a long time, and her dream finally came true.”

After their engagement, the insider reported that Britney and Sam simply celebrated at her house together “just the two of them.” “They are celebrating at the house and enjoying this day together,” the source said.

Prior to her relationship with Sam, Britney was married to Kevin Federline from 2004 to 2007. The former couple share two sons: Sean Preston and Jayden James. Britney was also married to Jason Allen Alexander for 55 hours, however, their marriage was annulled.

Britney and Sam’s engagement came two months after she accused her father and conservator, Jamie Spears, of not allowing her to get married or have kids again. “I want to be able to get married and have a baby. I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby, I have a (IUD) inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant,” Britney said during a court hearing on June 23. “I wanted to take the (IUD) out so I could start trying to have another baby. But this so-called team won’t let me go to the doctor to take it out because they don’t want me to have children – any more children. So basically, this conservatorship is doing me way more harm than good.”

After the news of her engagement, many of Britney’s fans and friends also commented on her post, urging her to have Sam sign a prenuptial agreement before their wedding. “Make him sign a prenup,” actress Octavia Spencer commented. After the prenup comments, Sam took to his own Instagram Story to confirm that he and Britney will sign an “iron-clad prenup.” He also joked that the legal document was to protect his “jeep and shoe collection” rather than her assets. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Britney is worth $70 million. “Thank you everyone who is concerned about The Prenup!” Sam wrote. “Of course we’re getting [an] iron clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection in case she dumps me one day.” He accompanied his post with two laughing emojis.

Framing Britney Spears is available to stream on Hulu. Here’s how to watch it for free.

A Mother’s Gift by Britney & Lynne Spears

"A Mother's Gift" by Britney Spears, Lynne Spears

Image: Courtesy of Delacorte Books.

For more about Britney Spears, read her 2001 book, A Mother’s Gift. The semi-autobiographical fiction novel, which was co-written with Britney’s mother Lynne Spears, follows Holly Faye Lovell, a 14-year-old girl from the small town of Biscay, Mississippi, who has dreams of becoming a singer. When Holly becomes the youngest student ever to win a scholarship to the prestigious Haverty School of Music, she must make a choice of whether to leave her mother, Wanda, behind or pursue her dreams. As Holly starts her new life and makes posh new friends, she finds herself embarrassed by her mom and their humble background, as Wanda struggles with a long-hidden secret that could destroy her bond with her daughter forever.

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