Los Angeles: American pop star Britney Spears has announced her engagement to Iranian-born Muslim teenager Sam Asghari.
According to the BBC, Britney Spears announced her engagement to her long time friend Sam in a video posted on Instagram. While Britney’s actor and fitness trainer friend Asghari also shared a picture of herself on social media, in which the two are kissing and Britney’s finger ring is visible.
Asghari’s manager Brendan Cohen confirmed the engagement to People magazine and said that the couple has turned their long-standing friendship into a beautiful one today.
Britney and Sam first met in 2016 on the set of a music video, Slumber Party. It was only after this video that the series of meetings between the two began.
The music video for Britney was released on November 18, and just a week later, Asghari shared photos of her having dinner with Britney.
Born in the Iranian capital, Tehran, Asghari moved to Los Angeles at the age of 12 with his father, a truck driver.
On the other hand, the news of Britney Spear’s engagement to a Muslim and a young man is a mixed trend among social media users.
A Twitter user says, “This guy helped Britney overcome depression, get back to life and exercise and now he’s marrying her !!”
Another wrote, “Sam is 27 and Britney is 39. There is no age difference in this marriage!”
Britney has been married twice before. In 2004, she married her childhood friend Jason Alexander, which lasted only a few months. Later that year, she married dancer Kevin Federline. They have 2 children since. The marriage ended in divorce in 2007.