Britney Spears and Wissam Asghari marry!
Spears, 40, and Asghari, 28, plan to tie the knot today, a source close to the couple told USA TODAY.
The singer and personal trainer says “I do” in front of 100 people with her brother Brian, among the guests, TMZ reports. According to the outlet, her mother Lynn, dad Jamie, and sister Jamie Lynn will not be there.
The soon-to-be newlyweds became engaged in September, days after Spears’ father Jamie filed a petition with a Los Angeles judge seeking to end guardianship, a legal arrangement that has given him control of the pop star’s estate since 2008.
Legally, Spears could have married, but under the guardianship (which was terminated in November after 13 years), the wedding had to be approved as with other major life decisions.
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Spears announced her engagement in September, sharing a video on Instagram showing off her four-carat ring. “I can’t (expletive) believe it,” the “Oops!…I did it again!” singer commented on the clip with six engagement ring emojis and six exclamation points on her announcement.
“Look at that, do you like it?” Asghari asked about the ring in the short video, to which Spears replied, “Yes!”
Asghari’s director of talent Brandon Cohen confirmed the news in an emailed statement to USA TODAY, saying, “I am proud to celebrate and confirm the engagement.”
“The couple have made their long-term relationship official today and have been deeply moved by the support, dedication and love that has been expressed to them,” the statement said.
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Spears tore her wedding on Mother’s Day with a picture of her veil.
On the same day, Asghari revealed that they had set a date for marriage, but “no one will know until the next day.”
“Our lives have been a true fairy tale. Happy Mother’s Day to you soon to be Queen,” he wrote on his Instagram Story along with a photo of the pop star flashing her engagement ring.
In early 2022, Asgari and Spears began teasing that they had already married. The pop star referred to her significant other as her “husband” in several Instagram posts. In a post shared on April 8, Spears referred to Asghari as her “husband” in all letters, and added, “For the first time in my life…I can actually be a lost girl who can act so rudely and talk to others about how I can I’m getting married.”
Asghari and Spears have been a couple for the past four years after they met on the set of Spears’ music video for “Slumber Party” in 2016. The pair appeared on the red carpet together in 2019 at the Quentin Tarantino premiere of “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” .
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Spears has been married twice before, and tied the knot with Jason Alexander in Las Vegas in 2004 for 55 hours, before the pair quickly called off their union. That same year, Spears married her backing dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons, Sean Preston, 16, and Jayden James, 15. Spears filed for divorce in 2006, which was granted the following year.
The singer previously expressed her desire to expand her family with Asgari. During a guardianship hearing in June 2021, she told the judge that she wanted to marry Asgari and have a child with him during an impassioned plea to end guardianship. But Spears said she was not allowed to remove an intrauterine device for birth control or even drive.
At Asgari’s birthday celebration in March, Spears doubled down on her desire to have more children. “Happy birthday to my fiancée…I love you so much…I want a family with you…I want it all with you!!!!” Flowed in the caption.
Contributing: Brian Alexander, Ralphie Aversa, USA TODAY; Associated Press