With Sam Asghari moving out, filing for divorce and reportedly threatening to spill dirt about their marriage, Britney Spears’ has been left alone in her house without anyone close to support her through her latest personal crisis, a report says.
Before things got ugly between them, the 29-year-old Asghari was Spears’ “strongest supporter” as she tried to rebuild her life after she was freed from a 13-year conservatorship, sources told TMZ. But now that the actor and personal trainer is “fully out of her life,” Spears, 41, has no other family to lean on, with sources telling TMZ that “she just isn’t capable of handling things on her own.”
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – JULY 22: Britney Spears (L) and Sam Asghari arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures’ “One Upon A Time…In Hollywood” at the Chinese Theatre on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Spears is not on speaking terms with her mother, Lynne Spears, after an attempted reconciliation in May turned “sour,” TMZ said. It’s also well known that she’s estranged from her father and siblings, while her teenage sons, Jayden and Sean, recently moved to Hawaii with their father, Kevin Federline, without saying goodbye.
“She has one confidant, (her manager) Cade (Hudson),” a source told TMZ. “Then there’s her security team, and after that her support system falls off a cliff.”
While Spears’ mother and other family members are reportedly worried from afar, the singer posted a curious message on Instagram Wednesday amid the divorce news. Sharing a photo of herself on horseback, the pop star said she was thinking about buying a horse but couldn’t decide between one called Sophie or another called Roar.
I need Britney Spears’ flex. Her husband Sam Asghari filed for divorce today…
And she’s shopping for horses named, “roar” pic.twitter.com/IHw1QCAkoc
— Siobhan Marie Day (@MarieSiobsbhndy) August 17, 2023
“I can’t make up my mind!!!” Spears said on a post, which could be her way of laughing off the public’s fascination with her divorce news. Others could wonder if she’s in a state of denial. In another curious move, Spears turned off the comments on her Instagram.
News broke Wednesday that Spears and Asghari had separated after just 14 months of marriage. Sources told TMZ that Asghari moved out last week after “a blowout fight” in which he accused Spears of cheating — though it’s unclear whether there is any validity to those claims. Asghari subsequently filed for divorce.
Back in May, Asghari vigorously defended the singer and denied there was any trouble in their marriage. He was responding to a scathing TMZ documentary, “Britney Spears: The Price of Freedom.” The documentary alleged that his wife spends most of her time “at home by herself,” lives “in virtual isolation” and see-saws between days of sleeping and not sleeping. The documentary also alleged that Spears would get physical with Asghari during screaming matches, which led to him no longer spending much time at their house.
Asghari was quick to slam the “disgusting” documentary — and those involved in its creation — for trying to use Spears “as a money-making machine,” Page Six reported.
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But now Asghari is gone from Spears’ life. The singer may be able to at least rely on some professional support from Laura Wasser, the powerhouse celebrity divorce attorney she has reportedly hired to handle her split from Asghari.
Page Six reported that the divorce is likely to “turn nasty,” given that Asghari is “attempting to negotiate concessions beyond his prenup and threatening to go public with extraordinarily embarrassing information about Britney unless he gets paid.”
Wasser is currently defending Kevin Costner, whose estranged wife Christine Baumgartner is challenging the terms of a prenuptial agreement she signed back in 2004.
The family law attorney also represented Spears when she was fighting Federline for custody of their sons back in 2008 — though a judge ending up giving Federline custody due to the singers’ erratic behavior and mental health breakdown, which led to her being placed in the conservatorship.