Britney Spears and Sam Asghari divorce: What you need to know

The Toxic singer has been accused of cheating on her model husband.

Britney Spears' short marriage to model Sam Asghari has reportedly come to an end.

What you need to know

  • Sam, 29, reportedly believes Britney, 41, cheated on him with their house keeper, according to TMZ. He claims there is footage of the incident.

  • According to reports, Sam also told friends Britney has attacked him in his sleep, leaving him with a black eye and bite marks.

  • Sam signed an ironclad prenup that tightly guards the singer’s estimated $60 million fortune, according to US Weekly. But now he's contesting it.

  • Yahoo Lifestyle confirms Britney has hired powerhouse divorce attorney, Laura Wasser. Previous clients include Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp.

  • Britney has been married twice before, first to childhood sweetheart Jason Alexander and then backup dancer Keven Federline, with whom she shares two sons Jayden, 16, and Sean, 17.

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari posing together on the red carpet
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari have reportedly split. Source: Getty

🗣️ What they said

Sam Asghari: "After 6 years of love and commitment to each other my wife and I have decided to end our journey together. We will hold onto the love and respect we have for each other and I wish her the best always. S**t happens. Asking for privacy seems ridiculous so I will just ask for everyone including media to be kind and thoughtful."

A source close to the couple told ET: "She has been denying any cheating allegations and going through a lot of emotions."

"She is hurt because the situation brings up old feelings for her. This is the last thing she needed, especially after her boys moved to Hawaii, being worried about the fires there, and so on."

🗓️ What happens next?

Sam is reportedly set to contest their prenup, and is allegedly threatening to expose 'extraordinarily embarrassing' secrets unless she writes him a cheque, according to Page Six.

However, Britney seems to be ensuring her split from Sam runs smoothly — and on her terms.

The singer has hired powerhouse divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, to represent her, Yahoo confirms. Wasser is currently representing Kevin Costner amid his contentious divorce. She's also counted Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and Johnny Depp as past clients.

Britney is set to release her highly-anticipated memoir The Woman in Me in October.

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