- Britney Spears said she is “shocked” by her divorce from Sam Asghari after 14 months of marriage.
- Asghari filed for divorce Wednesday, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
- Breaking her silence on Instagram, Spears also said her divorce is “nobody’s business.”
Britney Spears said she’s “shocked” by Sam Asghari’s decision to file for divorce earlier this week.
The pop star broke her silence on the divorce, which comes just 14 months after the couple tied the knot, in an Instagram post Saturday.
“6 years is a long time to be with someone so, I’m a little shocked but … I’m not here to explain why because its honestly nobody’s business,” Spears, 41, captioned a video of her dancing. “But, I couldn’t take the pain anymore honestly.”
“I’ve been playing it strong for way too long and my Instagram may seem perfect but it’s far from reality and I think we all know that,” she added. “I would love to show my emotions and tears on how I really feel but some reason I’ve always had to hide my weaknesses.”
She continued by saying love should be unconditional and that she would try to remain “strong.”
“And I’m actually doing pretty damn good,” Spears concluded. “Anyways have a good day and don’t forget to smile.”
Spears’ statement came three days after Asghari, 29, filed for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to documents reviewed by Insider.
According to the divorce filing, Spears and Asghari separated on July 28, 2023 with Asghari seeking spousal support and attorneys’ fees.
Variety reported that Spears has retained celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to represent her in the proceedings. Wasser has represented the likes of Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp in similar cases.
Spears will also continue to work with her own attorney, Mathew Rosengart, who represented the singer in legal proceedings to end her conservatorship in 2021.
Asghari shared a statement on the divorce in an Instagram story on Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“After six years of love and commitment to each other my wife and I have decided to end our journey together,” he wrote. “We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other and I wish her the best always. S— happens.”
“Asking for privacy seems ridiculous so I will just ask for everyone including media to be kind and thoughtful,” Asghari concluded.
Spears and Asghari met in 2016 on the set of Spears’ music video for “Slumber Party.” They tied the knot in 2022, at a small but star-studded ceremony, including Madonna, Paris Hilton, and Selena Gomez.
Representatives for Spears and Asghari didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider, made outside normal working hours.