Her man is here to stand by her. Britney Spears‘ boyfriend, Sam Asghari, posted the most supportive message about mental health after the singer checked herself into a wellness facility amid her father’s illness.
“It isn’t weakness. It’s a sign of absolute strength,” the 25-year-old wrote on Instagram. “People should only be inspired by this, at least I am,” he continued the heartfelt post and added “#stronger.” The model accompanied his own words with a quote that the “Baby One More Time” singer, 37, posted on April 3 that read, “Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.”
Fans rallied to support Sam and Britney during this trying time. “Sam, take care of our princess,” one person commented. Someone else wrote, “She’s blessed to have you in her life. In my prayers.” Another follower begged, “Take care of her. Please, she’s very important for all of us. We are always here for her. Praying for Spears family!”
On January 4 the Vegas performer revealed on Instagram that her dad’s colon ruptured and he almost died, which led her to cancel her new Domination show so she could take care of him. She wrote to her fans about the tough situation, “I’ve been looking forward to this show and seeing all of you this year, so doing this breaks my heart. However, it’s important to always put your family first … and that’s the decision I had to make.” She noted, “I had to make the difficult decision to put my full focus and energy on my family at this time.”
It obviously has been extremely hard for the pop star to process everything. On April 3, a Spears family insider told In Touch, “Britney was losing it, she’s not coping with the fact that her dad isn’t going to make it. She had a breakdown.” The source added that her father, Jamie Spears, “actually convinced her to check into a place.”
Stay strong, Britney!