Two years after telling Britney Spears to get a prenup before she married Sam Asghari, actress Octavia Spencer is again backing the singer by warning “extortion is illegal” amid reports the singer’s estranged husband could go public with “embarrassing information” about their marriage.
"After six years of love and commitment to each other my wife and I have decided to end our journey together," Asghari wrote on his Instagram Story on Thursday. "We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other and I wish her the best always."
He added, "S--- happens. Asking for privacy seems [ridiculous], so I will just ask for everyone, including media, to be kind and thoughtful."
We provided support for Sam and his career for the sake of Supporting Britney... this statement is the last thing... we shall post on his behalf...
TEAM BRITNEY FOR LIFE.
She honored her fellow pop star by updating her 2001 hit "Don't Let Me Get Me."
Pink is paying tribute to Britney Spears amid her divorce from husband Sam Asghari.
The 43-year-old "So What" singer honored her fellow pop star by updating the lyrics to her 2001 hit "Don't Let Me Get Me" while performing at the Comerica Park in Detroit on Wednesday night.
The fiery pop track, which details Pink's deepest insecurities and desire to become someone else, originally contained the lyrics "Tired of being compared to damn Britney Spears / She's so pretty / That just ain't me." In video footage from the show shared on social media, Pink can be seen swapping out the words and instead singing, "Tired of being compared to sweet Britney Spears."
"She's so pretty," she continued. "That just ain't me." The change was met with cheers from the crowd.
Pink, who is currently on her Summer Carnival tour, previously told PEOPLE that she never intended to diss Spears by name-dropping her in the song. "People think I was picking on Britney on 'Don't Let Me Get Me,' but I've always felt like a big sister to her," she said. "I'm very protective of her, and she's the sweetest person in the world."
She added, "I wish her well. I cover her in light all day long."
The Grammy winner's lyric swap happened as news broke that Spears' husband, Sam Asghari, had filed for divorce from her after 14 months of marriage.
Asghari, who plays Kamal in the Taylor Sheridan series, lovingly refers to Spears as his "lioness."
In a much-needed win for the ever-shifting Yellowstone universe, Mr. Britney Spears made quite the entrance, sans clothing, in Episode 3 of Taylor Sheridan's spy thriller Special Ops: Lioness. Sam Asghari, who wed Spears in June 2022, plays inveterate womanizer Kamal in the Paramount+ series, which stars Zoe Saldana and Nicole Kidman as CIA operatives on an all-female undercover team.
Asghari's splashy Special Ops: Lioness debut involved a lot of water, no shirt and some not-so-subtle hints that his character Kamal is a Lothario of the highest order. Showing off his toned physique, all eyes are on Kamal as he cannonballs into the swimming pool during an Episode 3 party. Aaliyah (Stephanie Nur), who's engaged to Kamal's brother, informs an undercover Cruz (Laysla De Oliveira) of Kamal's playboy ways with a few of her close friends. The scene prompts one partygoer to remark, "Why does God only give the best bodies to jerks?" He also made an appearance in last night's Episode 4.
Asghari, 29, wed Britney Spears, 41, in June 2022. His casting in Special Ops: Lioness was announced in November of that year.
Asghari reposted the news of his casting to Instagram in November 2022, writing, "It's a pleasure to join such a badass cast." A few days after that, he shared a cheeky video from set in which he can be seen riding around on a tiny motorized scooter. "Is the scooter too small for me?" he joked in the caption.
The Iranian-born Asghari is a model and actor who made his onscreen debut in the 2019 rom-com Can You Keep a Secret?, starring Alexandra Daddario and Tyler Hoechlin. He has appeared in episodes of Hacks, Black Monday and, most recently, in the Mel Gibson action movie Hot Seat.
Before their marriage, Spears and Asghari dated for five years. In the midst of Spears' legal challenge against the controversial conservatorship headed by her father, Asghari came out in support of his then-girlfriend. In December 2021, he referred to Spears as his "lioness" in a loved-up Instagram photo of the pair, writing that her "relentless strength" inspired him.
New episodes of Special Ops: Lioness premiere Sundays on Paramount+.