BRITNEY Spears became engaged to fiance Sam Asghari over a year ago but kept it a secret for months until her father filed to end her conservatorship, she revealed to a friend.
Pop superstar, 40, told a friend she said “yes” to her boyfriend Sam27, during Christmas 2020.
But the good news was only revealed last September when Britney posted a video of her engagement ring on Instagram with the caption: “I can’t believe it.”
The announcement comes just five days after Britney’s father Jamie Spears asked the Superior Court in LA to “take seriously” the termination of Britney’s conservatorship after a bitter court battle over his role as protector.
It also came right after the Iranian-Iranian gymnast discovered by paparazzi at luxury jeweler Cartier in Beverly Hills in what is considered a sign that he is about to propose.
An exclusive source told The Sun: “Britney told a friend she was actually engaged to Sam over Christmas last year.
“She said that she kept it a secret and that only the two of them knew that they had plans to get married from afar.
“Britney told a friend that one of the diamonds had fallen out of her engagement ring and Sam let her know he was going to replace it.”
The insider added: “So when the stories about the engagement ring came out, she insisted it was really nothing new to her.
“Britney says very few people know because she can’t tell everyone everything.”
The Mississippi-born music legend told her friend she believes the relationship is the “real deal” but the couple is in no rush to get married.
Britney desperate revealed in a The trial of the bombshell case last June that her conservatorship team will not let her marry or have more children.
SHOCKED COMPLAINTS ‘ABUSIVE’ COURSE
Calling for an end to the “abusive” arrangement, the mother-of-two said: “I want to be able to get married and have children.
“Currently I am preserved, I cannot get married or have children, I am currently using an IUD so I am not pregnant.
“I want to have the IUD removed so I can start trying for more children.
“But this so-called group won’t let me go to the doctor to have it removed because they don’t want me to have children – any more children.”
Britney is engaged to Sam is announced on September 12 after a two-week whirlwind of major moves that ended her 13-year management role and what appeared to be hints that Sam was about to propose.
Even before that, in July, Sam sarcastically told a paparazzi congratulating him on rumors he was engaged to Britney that they had been “married for about five years”.
He quipped, “We got married secretly in Hawaii. It’s one of those stories that I don’t know, but I saw it in the newspaper” before jokingly adding: “Yes, we are twins”.
MARRIAGE ON BRAIN
Then, on September 2, Sam was photographed at a Cartier store amid speculation that he had gone shopping for an engagement ring.
The following week, on September 7, Jamie filed a motion asking the High Court to “now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer necessary”.
He agreed last month that he would eventually give up conservatorship but the September filing signaled that the court battle that had been going on for more than a year was coming to an end.
On a Friday of the same week Sam shows up to upload and then delete a photo of the engagement ringsending Britney fans into a frenzy.
But in a later Instagram Live, he said: “Account has been hacked and photos have been edited – calm down everyone!”
The joyful official announcement on social media was made just two days later.
Later that month, Judge Brenda J. Penny suspended Jamie as conservator of his daughter’s estate.
And in November, the conservatorship was terminated after 13 years.
At the end of this year there will be a test to determine if Jamie stole or not from Britney’s estate and watched over her while he was her conservator.
Britney was married twice before getting engaged to Sam.
She married her childhood friend Jason Alexander for 55 hours in 2004 after the couple got married in Las Vegas.
Later that year, she married a backup dancer Kevin Federline and had two sons with him Preston and Jayden before the couple divorced in 2007.
Britney and Sam – who started dating in 2016 – have yet to announce their wedding plans.
The Sun has reached out to Britney and Sam’s representatives for comment but has not received a response.
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