EXCLUSIVE: Britney Spears’ mom Lynne is ‘furious’ with Sam Asghari for ‘abandoning’ her daughter and is now ‘begging popstar to leave LA and live with her’ – as insider claims actor ‘checked out of marriage MONTHS ago while his wife was on downward spiral’
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Britney Spears’ mom Lynne is ‘furious’ with Sam Asghari for ‘abandoning’ the popstar and is now ‘begging’ her daughter to leave Los Angeles and return home to live with her.
Just one day after it was revealed that Sam, 29, has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 months, a Spears family insider tells DailyMail.com exclusively that Britney’s mom Lynne, 68, has been left raging over the actor’s behavior.
‘Lynne is furious at [Sam] for abandoning Britney,’ the source shared. ‘He took a vow to stand by her side through sickness and health – and he knew she was not well [when they married].’
In the wake of Sam leaving Britney’s $11.8 million Thousand Oaks home, Lynne is now desperately urging her 41-year-old daughter to return to her home town of Kentwood, Louisiana and move back in with her so she can ‘heal and regroup’.
‘Lynne is begging [Britney] to leave LA and live with her,’ the insider went on. ‘LA is toxic and the only thing keeping her there was [Sam]. Lynne believes she can heal and regroup in Louisiana, then return to LA when she is ready.’
When Sam and Britney first got together, her family and friends were overjoyed – believing that he would be the one to ground the singer once and for all, with DailyMail.com previously revealing that he was viewed by her loved ones as a ‘kind guy’ who simply wanted to ‘save’ the popstar.
Britney Spears’ mom Lynne Spears, 68 (pictured together in 2010) is ‘furious’ at Sam Asghari, 29, for ‘abandoning’ the 41-year-old and wants the singer to live with her in Kentwood
Concerned mom: Lynne is ‘begging’ Britney to move back to Kentwood to live in the $2 million home so she can ‘heal and regroup,’ a Spears family insider tells DailyMail.com
It’s over: Sam filed for divorce from his wife of 14 months (pictured together in 2019) amid her downward spiral and a friend tells DailyMail.com that he checked out ‘months ago’
‘The sensible people in her life will be sad that the marriage is over. The feeling was that he thought he could save her, but maybe there is no saving Britney,’ the source revealed.
When Sam realized his wife could not be saved, a second source says he ‘checked out of the marriage’, claiming the actor just ‘sat at home and played video games all day’ before deciding to end the union altogether – a move that has prompted bitter upset from her family.
‘Instead of working with her family to get her help, [they feel that] he abandoned her as soon as things got tough,’ the source said.
The divorce has also left Britney’s loved ones scrambling to come up with a plan to help her – a desperate struggle that has been made all the more difficult by the fact that her previous 13-year conservatorship was only just recently ended.
Britney was officially freed from the legal agreement – which saw her father Jamie handed almost complete control over her personal life, career, medical care, and finances – on November 21, 2021. One year later, California governor signed a bill limiting conservatorships in a bid to better protect the rights of those facing that kind of set-up.
This move however has made things incredibly tricky for Britney’s family – who know that they cannot put her in another conservatorship but are desperately struggling to find an alternative way of ensuring her personal wellbeing.
‘Family and friends feel it is truly at the point of life and death and they have to save her,’ the first family insider declared.
‘They feel the only option would be another conservatorship, even though that’s the last thing they’d want – but they cannot go down that road because she just got the paperwork to be released from the last one – and they’ve now even created a new law around it.’
Official: Sam listed the date of separation as July 28, 2023, in the divorce filing – one year after tying the knot (here) in June 2022
A third source added: ‘She has been lonely and has been really sad that her kids are gone. She’s still working on her relationship with her sister and family, but she is just alone and her only real outlet for anything to make her happy is her times when she puts up her dancing videos on Instagram.
‘It isn’t a really good time for Britney right now, she is not in a good space.’
Thankfully, Britney reunited with her estranged mother Lynne after a lengthy rift back in May – and she is also working on her relationship with sister Jamie Lynn.
In May – with the help of Sam and Britney’s longtime manager Cade Hudson – Lynne flew from Kentwood to Los Angeles to pay a surprise visit to Britney at her home in Thousand Oaks.
The stage mom’s efforts proved to be worth it, as they sat down for 30 minutes and were able to hash out their issues.
One month after reuniting with Britney, Lynne convinced her to reconcile with her other daughter Jamie Lynn, 32. Last month, Britney revealed that she visited the Zooey 102 reboot set in LA, and patched things up with her estranged sister, who she was involved in a war of words on social media over Jamie Lynn’s scathing tell-all book.
‘It was nice to visit my sister on set last week !!! I’ve missed you guys so much !!!’ Britney gushed at the start of her caption. ‘Loyal girls stay home but it’s so nice to visit family !!!’
Lynne and Britney (seen happy in the pop star’s early career) recently reunited after years of estrangement. Their reunion was organized by Sam and Britney’s manager Cade Hudson
Longtime coming: She recently reconciled with sister Jamie Lynn, 32 (pictured in 2003) after months of back and forth banter on social media
When asked by Variety about her relationship with Britney today, she said: ‘I have nothing but absolute love for every single one of my family members. If I learned anything from last year, being so open and feeling like I had to defend myself at times, I don’t feel like there’s anything else that I need to say.
‘I just have to leave it where it is because those conversations are meant to be personal. All I can focus on now is my girls, my husband and the work that I’m doing.’
In Lynne’s 2008 autobiography she said she blamed herself for Britney’s meltdown in the 2000’s.
‘When her life was such a success, what did she need me for? And when things took a turn for the worse, I was out, because other people – dancers, managers – were closer to her, and with her day and night. Being a mother, you can’t help but have regrets about what you did and didn’t do for your kids, and I’m no different,’ admitted Lynne.
Sam met Britney in 2016, when he got cast as a backup dancer on her music video for Slumber. At the time, she was still very much locked down, which presented countless obstacles in their romance.
Yet Sam stuck by her side throughout the entire conservatorship and voiced his huge support for the Free Britney movement – wearing a shirt when she was freed.
Sam and Britney’s wed in June 2022 in a lavish affair held at the superstar’s home in Thousand Oaks. It was attended by a slew of A-list stars, such as Paris Hilton, Madonna, Selena Gomez and Drew Barrymore.
In Britney’s shocking 2021 court briefing, which led to the end of her conservatorship, she revealed to the world that she was prevented from marrying Sam – and from having a baby with him.
‘I want to be able to get married and have a baby,’ she said during the 2021 hearing. ‘I was told right now in the conservatorship, I’m not able to get married or have a baby, I have an IUD inside of myself right now so I don’t get pregnant.’
Over the top: On Sunday, Britney dressed in skimpy leopard-print lingerie to do a risqué dance on a stripper pole at home to Nine Inch Nails’ X-rated song Closer
The singer first announced that she was expecting in April 2022 in a social media post saying she had thought she gained a food baby while on vacation but took a test and it turned out she was pregnant.
A short while later, the couple announced in a joint statement that they had experienced a pregnancy loss.
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‘It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that we have lost our miracle baby early in the pregnancy,’ the couple said Saturday. ‘This is a devastating time for any parent.
Earlier this year it was speculated that the singer and her husband had hit a rough patch in their relationship and were looking to end their marriage.
The rumors were further fueled after Asghari was spotted without his wedding ring.
However, the actor denied that he had split up from his wife in March, and his representative provided a statement to Entertainment Tonight to refute the claims.
The rep told the outlet that ‘Sam is not having marital issues. He simply took off his ring because he is filming a movie.’
An insider close to the couple also said in March that all was well between the pair, despite them being spotted without the rings.
‘All is good,’ the source dished to DailyMail.com, adding: ‘Sam is working on a project and she is on a vacation with Cade.’
TMZ was the first to report that Britney and Sam had split.
Sam is already out of Britney’s life and has moved out of the house, TMZ claimed.
Hours later, Entertainment Tonight reported that Sam had filed for divorce after just 14 months of marriage.
The divorce comes just weeks after Britney’s children Sean and Jayden, aged 17 and 16, moved to Hawaii with her ex-husband Kevin Federline, who she was married to from 2004 until 2007.
Aside from Lynn and Jamie Lynn, they told TMZ, ‘She has one confidant, [her manager] Cade. Then there’s her security team, and after that her support system falls off a cliff.’
The performer was previously married to Jason Alexander in 2004, although their marriage was annulled within 55 hours.
Britney Spears’ love history: Justin Timberlake heartbreak, 55-hour Vegas marriage and toxic divorce and custody battle with K-Fed that ended in a 5150 psychiatric hold
Britney Spears joyously wed her longtime partner Sam Asghari last June after five years of dating, most of which occurred during her now terminated 13-year conservatorship.
But, just 14 months after tying the knot, Britney, 41, and Sam, 29, have split.
Below is a history of Britney’s relationships going back to her earliest days as a rising performer.
Britney Spears joyously wed her longtime partner Sam Asghari last June after five years of dating, most of which occurred during her now terminated 13-year conservatorship. But, just 14 months after tying the knot, Britney, 41, and Sam, 29, have split; seen in 2019
Donald ‘Reg’ Jones (1995–1997)
Britney got her first official boyfriend, Reg Jones, when she was only 14 and he was 17.
In Lynne Spears’ 2008 memoir Through The Storm, Britney’s mother claimed that it was actually Jones whom her daughter lost her virginity to, not her future boyfriend Justin Timberlake.
In 2001, Jones put up two letter than the singer had written him while she was a teen, include one in which she broke up with him.
Justin Timberlake (1998–2002)
Britney’s first serious relationship was with her former Mickey Mouse Club costar Justin Timberlake, who was then part of NSYNC.
Following their 2002 split, the singer publicly blamed Spears for their break up and used his ‘heartbreak’ to promote his music. A lookalike actress was also used to represent Spears in his video for Cry Me A River, which fans took to be a breakup song about their relationship.
Timberlake later wrote in an open apology that he was ‘deeply sorry’ and would ‘take accountability’ admitting that he had ‘failed’ her, after their relationship came under fresh scrutiny following the release of documentaries looking into Spears’ conservatorship.
Big love: Britney’s first serious relationship was with her former Mickey Mouse Club costar Justin Timberlake. Last year, he wrote a public apology after fans were outraged at how the breakup was portrayed in multiple documentaries (pictured 2001)
Wade Robson (2002)
The Toxic singer reportedly moved on in the wake of her split from Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson, who worked for both her and Justin’s group NSYNC.
Although it was never been confirmed by any of the trio, at the time it was rumoured that Wade was the real reason for the Justin and Britney split.
Yet their relationship was short lived and Britney and Wade had split within the year.
Dancer: The Toxic singer reportedly moved on in the wake of her split from Timberlake with choreographer Wade Robson, who worked for both her and Justin’s group NSYNC. Their relationship ended within the year; seen in 2001
Fred Durst (2003)
After the breakup with Robson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst claimed that he dated Britney, though she denied that they ever had a relationship.
The couple spent time together when working on songs for Britney’s new album.
‘It just became a fiasco of madness,’ Durst told MTV of the alleged breakup. ‘[But] I always stay true to my heart and true to everything I did and my intentions, and I am in no way a liar.’
Conflicting statements: After the breakup with Robson, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst (pictured in 2003) claimed that he dated Britney, though she denied that they ever had a relationship; seen in 2019
Jared Leto (2003)
Britney was also rumored around this time to have dated Jared Leto, but he never confirmed the alleged romance and she denied that they were eve ran item.
After they were seen together, she said they were just ‘really good friends.’
The dating rumours started after fans theorised that Spears had gone after Leto because he was Cameron Diaz’s ex and Diaz, at the time, was dating Spears’ ex Timberlake.
Rumors: Around 2003, Britney was rumored to be dating Jared Leto (pictured in 2003) after they were seen together, but he never confirmed it and she denied it; seen in March in Austin, TX
Colin Farrell (2003)
There was clearly something going on between Britney and actor Colin Farrell in 2003, when they were seen kissing at the premiere of his film The Recruit, where they also walked the red carpet.
However, he shrugged the affectionate display off and said he was ‘just a 26-year-old guy who’s single and having a good time.’
While their fling may only have lasted a week, Farrell memorialized their relationship by sending Spears a shirt that read: ‘I slept with Colin Farrell and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.’
Nothing to see here: Colin Farrell and Britney were seen kissing in 2003 at the premiere of his film The Recruit, but he denied there was anything serious going on between them
Columbus Short (2003)
Britney dated within her own organization when she hooked up with her backup dance Columbus Short in 2003.
Short, who subsequently starred on Scandal, later claimed that he overheard Spears’ parents Lynne and Jamie Spears refer to him by the N-word when she was on speaker phone with them, though he didn’t specify who said it and they both denied using the word.
Columbus claimed to have only had sex with her once, and he claimed he was fired after he failed to reciprocate her affections.
Offensive language: Britney began dating her backup dance Columbus Short in 2003. He claimed he overheard one of her parents refer to him by the N-word, though both denied the incident
Jason Alexander (2004)
Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood. He ended up crashing her wedding to Sam on the morning of the nuptials.
The couple tied the knot on a whim in the early morning hours on January 3, 2004 during a ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were both 22 years old at the time.
Their marriage was annulled 55 hours later, which Alexander later claimed was forced by Britney’s mother, Lynne, and Britney’s management. Following the annulment, Spears said in an interview: ‘It was me being silly, being rebellious.’
Quick turnaround: Britney’s first (brief) marriage was to Jason Alexander, who had been her friend since childhood. They eloped in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel, but they famously got the union annulled after just 55 hours
Yet 18 years after their union it seems Alexander hasn’t lost his feelings for Spears, as just hours before she was was due to marry her long-term partner Sam Asghari, 28, at her home Alexander broke onto the premises to crash the wedding.
Britney’s first husband Jason Alexander has been booked in to jail after dramatically livestreaming himself crashing her wedding at her Thousand Oaks mansion.
Jason is now in the custody of the Ventura Sheriff’s Department having been charged with trespassing, vandalism and two batteries after a couple of altercations with Britney’s security guards.
Minutes before he was apprehended, Alexander managed to broadcast himself on Instagram as he ran through hillside trails, as he approached the rear of Spears’ home.
Chaos: While the celebrity guests seemed in good spirits, the wedding got off to fraught start when Britney’s ex-husband Jason Alexander was arrested for trespassing
The 40-year-old was easily able to scale a fence, descend a rocky hillside and slip inside the wedding venue, all-the-while telling security exactly who he was, and why he was there – just hours before the fairytale ceremony got underway.
Alexander’s arrest is the third arrest in 13 months. Police sources revealed he also has a felony warrant for larceny in another county.
He was last in police custody for driving under the influence in January 2021 and breaking security protocols at an airport in August. Alexander was also arrested previously for violating an order of protection and stalking an unidentified woman in December 2021.
On Thursday night, Spears’ attorney revealed he was ‘absolutely livid’ after Alexander crashed the pop star’s wedding venue and demanded he be locked up.
Kevin Federline (2004–2007)
The songstress’ next relationship also resulted in a marriage.
Britney and Kevin Federline, a backup dancer, would go on to share her two sons: Sean, 16, and Jayden, 15.
The couple divorced in 2007, and it was her struggles with custody that factored into the creation of her conservatorship.
In January 2008, she locked herself in a bathroom with the children when it was time to return them to their father. The police were subsequently called, and Spears was put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
Marriage no. 2: Spears was married to her second husband Kevin Federline from 2004–2007. In January 2008, she was put on a psychiatric hold after refusing to return their sons Sean and Jayden to him (pictured in 2005)
J. R. Rotem (2007)
Spears hit the dating scene quickly following her divorce when she got together with the music producer J. R. Rotem, who produced her song Everybody.
Following their fling, Rotem shocked with a graphic kiss and tell interview, crudely announcing ‘I f**ked Britney wheelbarrow style – It was tractor style.’
Reflecting on their union, Rotem later said: ‘It was kind of a stupid phase I was going through, where I wouldn’t say that I was being a bad person but I would say that I was being not very genuine to who I am and what it is that I’m supposed to do.’
Passing through: Britney hit the dating scene quickly following her divorce when she got together with the music producer J. R. Rotem, though the relationship appears to have been short-lived
Isaac Cohen (2007)
In the same year as her fling with Rotem, Spears began dating male model Isaac Cohen.
At the time, her fans noted that Cohen noted only looked like her ex-husband Kevin, but he even favored similar clothing to the dancer.
Their breakup was described as ‘amicable,’ and Cohen later said of their relationship: ‘By the time I met Britney she was burnt out. She knew she had been drinking and partying as a way to try to banish the bad stuff from her life.
‘Far from the trashy drunk, I saw a very shy, sweet girl who was just desperately sad about what had happened with her marriage.’
Lookalike: In the same year as her fling with Rotem, Spears began dating male model Isaac Cohen. At the time, her fans noted that Cohen noted only looked like her ex-husband K Fed, but he even favored similar clothing to the dancer
Howie Day (2007)
Britney reportedly met the singer–songwriter Howie Day while both were at the Promises rehab center in Malibu.
Life & Style reported at the time that Britney’s mother Lynne was concerned about the relationship, which didn’t last long.
Spears’ second husband K Fed also didn’t approve of the relationship, branding Day ‘trash,’ and adding that Britney had to ‘head to the dump’ to meet Day while in rehab.
Rehab relationship: Britney reportedly met the singer–songwriter Howie Day (pictured in 2005) while both were at the Promises rehab center in Malibu; seen in 2016 in LA
Adnan Ghalib (2007–2008)
The pop star shocked her fans and family when she began dating the paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007, despite the fact that he had long been on her tail hunting for the perfect photo.
Ghalib claimed in 2008 that he had a sex tape featuring Spears in an apparent bid to shop it around, though he later claimed his statements were fabricated, according to The Daily Beast.
Britney’s father Jamie successful won a restraining order to keep Ghalib away from his daughter by claiming that the photographer alerted paparazzi to Britney’s whereabouts and then got a fee from them.
Shocker: The pop star surprised fans and family when she began dating the paparazzo Adnan Ghalib in 2007, despite the fact that he had long been on her tail hunting for the perfect photo
Jason Trawick (2009–2013)
One of Spears’ longest relationship was with her former agent, Jason Trawick.
In 2021, rumors spread claiming the two had secretly married and then divorce in 2012 after records showing her conservatorship put a lawyer on retainer shortly before their 2013 breakup.
However, Trawick denied that they were ever married, and no marriage license — or divorce — was ever filed.
Steady: One of Spears’ longest relationship was with her former agent, Jason Trawick. Last year, rumors emerged that they had gotten married and divorce in 2012, but a marriage license was never filed (pictured in 2012)
David Lucado (2013–2014)
Britney and David Lucado began dating shortly after her split from Trawick, though the relationship only lasted about a year.
According to TMZ, Britney dumped Lucado after she discovered a video showing Lucado ‘making out with a woman and dancing with her.’
Lucado didn’t take the split well, with a representative telling TMZ: ‘David is very, very in love with Britney. This is unfortunate and he hopes that it all works out.’
That was fast: Britney and David Lucado began dating shortly after her split from Trawick, though the relationship only lasted about a year (pictured in 2014)
Charlie Ebsersol (2014–2015)
Spears continued to date within the entertainment industry, though her new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol was a film and television producer.
Speaking about their romance Spears said at the time: ‘I thought he was really adorable and she said he was good to people, so I went for it… There was something about him that made me feel really peaceful and at ease.’
Sources claimed to Hollywood Life after their breakup that the two separated after Britney’s father Jamie suggested he wasn’t a good match for her.
Exes: Britney continued to date within the entertainment industry, though her new boyfriend Charlie Ebersol was a film and television producer (pictured in 2015)
Sam Asghari (2016–2023)
Sam Asghari, an aspiring actor, has been by the pop star’s side since 2016, making their relationship her longest to date.
She met Sam in 2016 when he appeared in her Slumber Party music video, and the two quickly hit it off after that.
They went Instagram official in January 2017, and Sam was by her side amid the battle to end her long-running conservatorship.
Spears announced their engagement on September 12, 2021, and she followed the good news up by having her conservatorship terminated in November of that year.
In April 2022, the couple announced they were expecting their first child together, but Britney revealed just a month later that she had suffered a miscarriage.
‘Perhaps we should have waited to announce until we were further along however we were overly excited to share the good news,’ she wrote on Instagram.
They married on June 9 2022 at her Thousand Oaks home in a ceremony attended by Madonna.
The pair’s split was revealed in August 2023.
Love of her life: Britney had been with Sam since 2016, when he appeared in her Slumber Party video. They got engaged in September 2021 and announced her pregnancy in April 2022, before she suffered a miscarriage in May
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