Britney Spears is “a little shocked” following news of her split from husband Sam Asghari.
The “Toxic” singer spoke out about the pair’s separation for the first time on Instagram, saying it is “honestly nobody’s business but I couldn’t take the pain anymore.”
“As everyone knows, Hesam and I are no longer together … 6 years is a long time to be with someone so, I’m a little shocked,” Spears said on Saturday.
“I’m not here to explain why because it’s honestly nobody’s business !!! But, I couldn’t take the pain anymore honestly !!!,” the singer added. “In some sort of telepathic way I have been receiving so many messages that melt my heart from friends and I thank you !!! 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 !!!”
“I would love to show my emotions and tears on how I really feel but (for) some reason I’ve always had to hide my weaknesses !!! If I wasn’t my dad’s strong soldier, I would be sent away to places to get fixed by doctors !!! But that’s when I needed family the most !!! You’re supposed to be loved unconditionally … not under conditions !!!! So I will be as strong as I can and do my best !!! And I’m actually doing pretty damn good !!! Anyways have a good day and don’t forget to smile !!!
Spears’ statement came just two days after Page Six confirmed that the twosome were headed for divorce after one year of marriage.
Sources told TMZ that the Iranian-born actor, 29, and the songstress, 41, got into a “nuclear argument” at the beginning of August over rumors that Spears had been unfaithful.
Following the fight, Asghari reportedly moved out of their shared home while weighing his next moves.
“It’s only a matter of time before Sam files for divorce,” one of the insiders told the outlet.
Yet it’s unlikely Asghari will walk away from their split with a big chunk of change given the iron-clad prenup they signed before their June 2022 nuptials.
At the time, a source told us that the then-couple had “signed a prenup in her favor” ahead of the big day.
“Any money she made before the wedding is protected,” the insider added.
However, after news of their split broke, another source told us that Asghari was threatening to release potentially damaging information about Spears unless she agreed to renegotiate their prenup agreement.
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An insider told us that the “Family Business” actor was “attempting to negotiate concessions beyond his prenup and threatening to go public with extraordinarily embarrassing information about Britney unless he gets paid.”
While it’s unclear exactly how much he is after, the source claimed that getting more money was his main focus.
A rep for Asghari told Page Six, “There are many claims that Sam is challenging the prenup and threatening to exploit his ex-wife with videos.
“However, all these claims are false, as no negative intention has ever been directed towards her and never will be.” Brandon Cohen of BAC Talent concludes, “Sam has always and will always support her.”
Asghari broke his silence on the divorce filing on Thursday through a statement posted on his Instagram stories.
“After 6 years of love and commitment to each other my wife and I have decided to end our journey together,” the “Family Business” star wrote.
“We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other and I wish her the best always,” he continued, adding “s–t happens.”
Prior to their split, the duo had appeared head over heels for each other since meeting on the set of the pop superstar’s music video for “Slumber Party” in October 2016.
However, Spears — who was still under a conservatorship at the time — and Asghari kept most of the early years of their relationship out of the public eye.
However, they ended up getting engaged in September 2021 after five years of dating.
Less than one year later, the pair tied the knot during a private ceremony at her Thousand Oaks, Calif., mansion.
But their first year of marriage seemed to be difficult, with rumors circulating that their romance was already in “deep trouble” by May.
While both Spears and Asghari denied the speculation at first, the actor was spotted without his wedding ring less than one month before they called it quits.