What a couple! Britney Spears and her husband, Sam Asghari, have been #CoupleGoals since they got together in 2016 — but who is the pop star’s longtime love? Here’s what we know about the personal trainer from Iran.
Sam and Britney Met on Set
The lovebirds first met on the set of Britney’s “Slumber Party” music video in October 2016, which he was working on as a dancer. “I found his number in my bag. I was like, ‘He is really cute. This guy is really cute,’” the Grammy Award winner revealed during a January 2017 radio interview. “So then I called him.”
Sam and Brit have been inseparable ever since. Talk about love at first sight!
Sam Is a Fitness Entrepreneur
The Iranian hunk — who immigrated into the United States from Tehran at 12 years old — makes his living through his company, Asghari Fitness, a members-only fitness program with personalized workout routines and meal plans. The plans and workouts are designed and curated by Sam himself, so it’s clear he is passionate about fitness and healthy living.
Plus, it seems Sam’s business has quite a few clients — its Instagram page currently boasts more than 26,700 followers.
Sam and Britney Are Workout Buddies
The personal trainer told Men’s Health that he and the singer are dedicated to their duo workouts in her home gym. “Working out together is always nice and we try to do it a couple times,” he explained. “It’s super healthy, mentally and physically. It takes your mind off of everything else. The exercises, I come up with them, but the videos are because of my better half. She’s the video director. It’s a very fun thing, and I look back at them and smile.”
Sam Has Wanted a Marriage and a Family With Britney for a Long Time
“Sam would love to start a family with Britney,” an insider told Us Weekly in March 2021. “He’s always dreamt of having children and thinks he would be a great father. He’s a natural around little kids.”
In fact, “Sam also sees marriage in his and Britney’s future when the time is right and they are able to wed without the restraints of her conservatorship and with the blessing of her family,” the source added. “He’s very old-fashioned in that way.”
Sam Was Supportive of Ending Britney’s Conservatorship
Britney was finally able to speak in open court about her ongoing conservatorship battle against her father on June 23, 2021. Sam showed his support by sharing an Instagram Story wearing a white T-shirt that read, “Free Britney” in purple lettering. She later went on to tell the court that her conservatorship is “abusive,” and that “It’s my wish and my dream for this to end.”
The entrepreneur opened up about his feelings toward Britney’s father, Jamie Spears, in the days following the premiere of the Hulu and New York Times documentary, Framing Britney Spears. “Now it’s important for people to understand that I have zero respect for someone trying to control our relationship and constantly throwing obstacles our way,” he wrote via his Instagram Stories. “In my opinion, Jamie is a total dick.”
He added, “I won’t be going into details because I’ve always respected our privacy but at the same time, I didn’t come to this country to not be able to express my opinion and freedom.”
The Dollface actor stood by the singer’s side throughout the court hearings until the legal matter ended and her conservatorship was terminated in November 2021.
Sam Asghari’s Sweet Proposal
In September 2021, the “Lucky” singer announced that she and Sam were engaged in an Instagram video, in which she flaunted her diamond engagement ring.
“I can’t f–king believe it!!!!!!” Britney wrote at the time.
The couple were overjoyed to make their “long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” Sam’s talent manager, Brandon Cohen of BAC Talent, told Life & Style about their wedding plans. “Roman Malayev from NYC is the ring designer. He couldn’t be happier to be involved and make this a one-of-a-kind ring.”
Sam Asghari and Britney Spears’ Wedding
Less than a year after popping the question, Britney and Sam tied the knot during a romantic ceremony in June 2022.
Sam Asghari Has a Budding Acting Career
In addition to his career in fitness, Sam has a budding career as an actor.
He made his film debut in the 2019 romantic comedy Can You Keep a Secret? before making guest appearances on the shows NCIS, The Family Business, Hacks, Black Monday, PBC and Dollface.