Britney Spears, Sam Asghari Reportedly Separate After Just Over a Year of Marriage

The couple wed in June 2022 and have been together since 2016.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
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After what is being billed by TMZ as a “nuclear argument that involves allegations of cheating,” Britney Spears and husband Sam Asghari have separated, the outlet reports.

“About a week ago, Sam confronted Britney over rumors she stepped out on him,” TMZ reports. “We do not know if the rumor has any basis in fact, but we’re told Sam believed it and the two had a huge fight.”

Sources told TMZ that Asghari has moved out of their shared home and is now living in a place of his own. “It’s only a matter of time before Sam files for divorce,” a source told the outlet.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari

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Apparently, trouble has been brewing for months, and Asghari “wasn’t sleeping at the house much, and we’re told Britney has gotten physical with him in blowout fights that include frequent screaming matches,” TMZ writes.

Britney Spears meets Lance Bass' twins with husband Sam Asghari

Britney Spears meets Lance Bass' twins with husband Sam Asghari earlier this summer

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Spears and Asghari started dating in 2016 after he was cast in one of her music videos. He proposed in September 2021, and they married at their Thousand Oaks home in June 2022 in front of about 60 guests, including Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, and Madonna.

Rachel Burchfield
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