Britney Spears has broken her silence over her split from Sam Asghari for the first time.
While addressing the end of their 14-month marriage, the 41-year-old pop star revealed to her more than 42.1 Instagram followers that she is ‘a little shocked.’
‘I couldn’t take the pain anymore honestly!!!’ she captioned a video of herself dancing in her living room. ‘In some sort of telepathic way, I have been receiving so many messages that melt my heart from friends and I thank you!!!’
She continued: ‘I’ve been playing it strong for way too long and my Instagram may seem perfect but it’s far from reality and I think we all know that!!!’
The mother-of-two went on to admit that she ‘would love to show’ her ’emotions and tears’ online, but always feels the need to ‘hide’ her ‘weaknesses.’
‘If I wasn’t my dad’s strong soldier, I would be sent away to places to get fixed by doctors!!!’ she admitted. ‘But that’s when I needed family the most!!!’
Speaking up: Britney Spears has broken her silence over her split from Sam Asghari split for first time
Navigating the stress: While addressing the end of their 14-month marriage, the 41-year-old pop star revealed to her more than 42.1 Instagram followers that she is ‘a little shocked’
‘I couldn’t take the pain anymore honestly!!!’ she captioned a video of herself dancing on Instagram. ‘In some sort of telepathic way I have been receiving so many messages that melt my heart from friends and I thank you!!!’ (seen with Sam Asghari in 2019)
While appearing to stay optimistic, the Grammy winner reminded fans that ‘you’re supposed to be loved unconditionally’ and that she’s going to be ‘as strong as’ she can.
‘And I’m actually doing pretty d**n good!!! Anyways have a good day and don’t forget to smile!!!’ she concluded.
In the footage, uploaded to her account on Friday night, the performer appeared in high spirits as she smiled and twirled around in a tiny black crop top and a pair of low-rise neon green bikini bottoms.
Over the years, the star has talked about how sharing videos of herself dancing has been a source of ‘healing’ after being freed from her conservatorship.
Last year, she told her followers that she ‘recorded 30 videos of’ dancing on vacation in Maui.
‘That’s fun to me!!!’ she explained. I know I’m not the best dancer, a lot of people make fun of the way I move but honestly as long as I’m moving and expressing my body outwardly in someway at this point … that’s healing to me!!!’ she added.
Her post comes hours after DailyMail.com learned that she is refusing to let ex claim custody of their two dogs in their bitter divorce battle.
In Asghari’s divorce filing, he is requesting that the singer be made to pay spousal support, and cover his legal fees and court costs, while also asking for ‘separate assets’ and ‘various items’ – which Britney fears could include the two adopted dogs he gave her, a source close to the popstar has now revealed.
Her post comes hours after DailyMail.com learned that she is refusing to let ex claim custody of their two dogs in their bitter divorce battle (Spears seen with her adopted German Shepard in March)
One month after proposing to Britney (in October 2022) Sam Asghari, 29 – who is now divorcing Britney – revealed that he got his ex a Doberman (seen here) to ‘protect’ her
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, the Spears family insider revealed that Britney, who has hired the famously ferocious Hollywood divorce attorney Laura Wasser, is confident that her team will be able to shut down any claim Sam might make to her wealth – but she is gravely concerned that her beloved pups could be at greater risk.
The former currently share two dogs: a Doberman named Porsha, which Sam gave to Britney in 2021, and a German Shepherd called Sawyer, which they adopted this year.
‘Regarding [Britney and Sam’s shared] property, the most difficult part of dividing any assets will be their two dogs,’ the source explained. ‘But Sam gave Porsha to Britney as a present and she was the one who wanted to adopt Sawyer when they were in Maui.’
However, the source added that there is one ‘asset’ that Britney is more than ready to hand back to her estranged spouse: her engagement ring, which the actor got for free.
After Sam filed for divorce from Britney (pictured in 2021) a source tells DailyMail.com that Sam ‘gave Porsha to her as a present’ and ‘she adopted Sawyer in Maui’
When Sam proposed to Britney in September 2021, he did so with a diamond sparkler designed by jeweler Roman Malayev – which he got for free, no doubt in the hopes that his wife’s global fame would help to stir up publicity for the brand.
But the rock has now lost it’s sparkle for Britney, with the source telling DailyMail.com: ‘Sam can have that ring. It was free from the jeweler and she doesn’t want it anymore. She has enough diamonds.’
As for Britney’s current state, the insider revealed that she is being cared for by a team of friends, family members, and employees, a Maltese named Lulu and cat named Wendy – in addition to the beloved pups she got during her relationship.
‘She is not alone at all. Britney has her sister Jamie Lynn who is in and out of LA and she also has her mom Lynne, who is expected to arrive this weekend, if she has not flown in already,’ the source shared.
‘She has a support system including her agent and longtime friend [and manager] Cade [Hudson], her friends which include several of her backup dancers and her girlfriends.’
‘She has a team of assistants and her chef who are always around the houses. She also has other workers who are constantly there.’
‘This past week, Britney has been getting calls and texts from everyone she knows, including people she hasn’t spoken to in years.
‘She will get through this. She has gotten through worse and no one will allow anything to happen to her,’ the Spears family insider insists.