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Britney Spears has shocked fans with her latest pregnancy announcement but many are wondering who is Britney Spears' fiance and how many kids does she have?
The popstar, who released her first single Baby One More Time in 1998, celebrated the end of her conservatorship in November last year which saw her regain control of her body, career and life after 13 years, allowing her to make her own decisions again following successful #freeBritney campaigning in the wake of an emotional court appearance by Britney, where she asked for it to end.
And just nine months later and she has announced that she is expecting another baby.
The singer announced the news on her Instagram in a lengthy post admitting she took a pregnancy test following her recent cravings. And as she prepares to become a mother again, we look at all you need to know about her boyfriend and kids...
Who is Britney Spears' boyfriend?
Britney Spears, 40, is dating long-term boyfriend Hesam 'Sam' Asghari, 28. The couple met back in 2016 when Britney was working on her music video for Slumber Party. In the video, fitness model Sam plays Britney's love interest and coincidentally the pair hit it off, having filmed several steamy shots getting up close and personal, despite only meeting a few hours before cameras started rolling at the Beverley Hills mansion.
In the video, Britney enters a mansion-come-club and the two catch each other's eyes, before later meeting for an intimate dinner. Opening up on their first meeting, Sam told Men's Health that he was nervous, but tried to play it cool and charm her with his humour:
"I was excited that I get to meet one of the biggest artists of all time. I had butterflies. he said, adding: "She said, 'Hi, I'm Britney,' and I said, 'I'm sorry. What's your name again?'" he said. "I tried to be funny. I don't think anybody got it."
After that Britney and Sam swapped numbers and had their first date out eating sushi.
The 13-year age gap between the two hasn't proven to be an issue for the singer and her long-time love though. A source told US Weekly that Sam is "very fun" and "has a lot more in common with Britney" than her previous boyfriends.
The couple went Instagram official in 2017 when Britney shared a snap of them at dinner on New Years' Day. They made one of their first red carpet appearances together a month later at the Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala.
In 2019 they sparked engagement rumours when Britney was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her left hand as they walked the red carpet at the Once Upon A Time in Hollywood premiere.
But he finally proposed to Britney back in September last year after almost five years together and in a statement released at the time, his manager Brandon Cohen told Us, "The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them.”
How many kids does Britney Spears have?
Britney Spears has two children - sons Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline (K-Fed) and her third baby on the way with her fiance Sam Asghari. Britney was married to Kevin from 2004 to 2007.
Following her nuptials to Kevin Federline in 2004, Britney went on to give birth to their first child Sean in September 2005. Second son Jayden followed a year later in September 2006. But sadly two months on, Britney filed for divorce from Kevin, which was officially settled in March 2007.
Britney's boys have tended to shun the spotlight for a seemingly normal life, though the Toxic star does occasionally share proud mum moments of the two on her personal Instagram.
Throughout Britney's Conservatorship, Kevin went on to maintain “sole legal custody and sole physical custody” of their children, with Britney granted visitation rights. But while K-Fed was initially granted full custody of their children, the former couple eventually moved forward with a 50/50 split again during Britney's conservatorship.
Does Britney Spears see her kids?
Yes but Britney Spears only sees her kids “periodically” and there is no “set schedule” in place for visits. “She used to have more time with them until Kevin altered their custody arrangement after the incident with Jamie,” an insider told Us Weekly at the time.
“Since then, the boys’ visits have been less frequent. They spend most of their time at their dad’s house and have very few visits with their mom, especially overnight ones,” the source continued. “They are teenagers now and want to be with their friends, not their parents. It’s nothing against Britney; they love and idolise her, and Kevin trusts her. It’s just that they’re getting older, so when they’re not at their main home with Kevin, they’re usually out doing things with friends.”
As the agreement currently stands, the boys' father Kevin Federline has 70 per cent custody, whilst Britney has 30 per cent. Over the years the custody agreement between the parents has changed. With Britney losing all custody in 2007 after a mental breakdown.
A judge awarded Kevin full custody after images showed Britney shaving her hair off and attacking a paparazzi's car with an umbrella in 2007. Clearly dissatisfied with the situation, Britney was then arrested in February 2008 for locking herself and youngest son Jayden in a bathroom.
Following the incident, a 50-50 shared custody agreement was put in place. This continued to be the case until Summer 2019 when a disagreement turned physical between Britney's father Jamie Spears and her eldest son Sean Preston.
In response to this, dad Kevin obtained a restraining order against Jamie in September 2019. And the custody subsequently changed to the 70-30 division it remains today.
In March 2021, Britney shared a sweet snap with her brood looking very grown up indeed. Now well into their teens, Britney wrote that it was "crazy how time flies" with her kids both now well into their teens. She also revealed the reason she doesn't share photos often, with them "being at the age where they want to express their own identities".
Never-the-less it seems the two have found a shared love of skateboarding, with a 2018 video showing the singer hanging out with her brood at a skate park during one of their stays with her. It seems the activity is something that the boys and Britney's fiancé Sam have also bonded over.
"Sam will skateboard with them around the gated community, play sports and spend a lot of time in the pool," a source close to the Toxic star told US Weekly. "Squirt gun and water fights are a constant."
Where is Sam Asghari from?
Hesam 'Sam' Asghari was born in Tehran, Iran. He is the youngest of four siblings - all sisters. His father Mike moved to Los Angeles to work as a tow truck driver when Sam was aged two. With the hope that the rest of the family would be able to join him in the US soon. The big move came almost a decade later in 2006 when Sam was 12 years old.
Settling in LA, it was here where he developed a love of fitness and football - joining the high-school team before enrolling in a football program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
What does Sam Asghari do for a living?
Sam Asghari is a model, actor and personal trainer. He runs his own brand Asghari Fitness - which delivers specially adapted meal plans and personal workouts for clients. He was persuaded to try his hand at modelling by sister Faye in 2015. Suggesting that Sam audition for a show by fashion designer Michael Costello - a close friend. Then aged 21, the move led to his first gig - a runway show in Palm Springs. And the rest, as you say, is history.
His modelling work has coincided with an acting career which has seen him have small parts in Fifth Harmony's Work From Home music video, plus TV shows Hacks and Black Monday. He's next expected to appear on screen in the Margot Robbie produced series Dollface, starring actress Kat Dennings.
When did Britney Spears get engaged to Sam Asghari?
Sam Asghari popped the question to Britney in September 2021. The Toxic star was clearly delighted with the news, which she shared with fans in an Instagram video. In the post, Sam asks Britney if she likes her ring, to which she screams, ‘Yes!’. She captioned the video with, ‘I can’t f*****g believe it 💍💍💍💍💍💍❣️!!!!!!’
Meanwhile Sam shared a similar celebratory Instagram post with Britney flashing her new $70k engagement ring. Designed by Forever Diamonds New York, it's a classic (and beautiful) 3.5 carat round cut solitaire diamond.
Britney previously opened up on her desire to marry her boyfriend of five years in June 2021.
Addressing the court during a hearing about her conservatorship, she told the judge that the court-ordered agreement had prevented her from marrying Sam.
"I want to be able to get married and have a baby," she said. "I was told [that] right now, in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby. All I want is to own my money, for this to end, and my boyfriend to drive me in his f*****g car.”
Sam has supported the star throughout her recent conservatorship battles, even sharing a photo of him wearing a #FreeBritney t-shirt on social media.
He told Men's Health of their relationship: "I just want her to be happy. If something makes her happy, I’ll do it. I’m not going to argue. What’s that saying? 'Happy wife, happy life.' "
When are Britney Spears and Sam Asghari getting married?
Britney and Sam have not yet publicly shared a date they'll be getting married. Though according to reports, the singer is keen to wed her partner of five years soon. A source told People Magazine that Britney "wants to get married as soon as possible"
"She would love a beach ceremony at a tropical destination," they added. "It will be a small wedding."
Sam revealed that Britney is doing all the planning for their big day. He said, "She's wearing the pants. And something with my relationship is, it's very hard, but something about a secret and something about spontaneous things and privacy — you don't get that anymore - so I'm really trying to respect that. Not only for her but for me,” he said. “Because I want to have this amazing future, and if you practice that now, I think it's always going to be there.”
A source previously told Us Weekly that Asghari “would love” to start a family with Britney one day. “He’s always dreamt of having children and thinks he would be a great father. He’s a natural around little kids,” the insider revealed.
The nuptials will be the first wedding for Sam. Whilst Britney has been married twice before.
The Princess of Pop wed childhood friend Jason Allen Alexander in March 2004 in Las Vegas. Though the marriage was annulled 55 hours later with a court petition stating that Britney "lacked understanding of her actions".
Her second trip down the aisle came six months later in September 2004. She wed her former back-up dancer and DJ Kevin Federline - who is father to her children. They officially divorced three years later.
Will Britney wed before her newborn baby arrives? Only time will tell...
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Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.
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