Britney Spears’ Ex-Husband Claims She’s Marrying Sam Asghari to Avoid Being ‘Alone’

Britney Spears shocked her fans in Sept. 2021 when she announced her engagement to Sam Asghari. The “Toxic” singer said yes to her longtime boyfriend’s proposal after five years of dating. Spears’ upcoming marriage comes after the details of her conservatorship surfaced earlier this year. 

Since the news broke, the artist’s ex-husband, Jason Alexander, shared his thoughts about her commitment. 

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari smiling and holding hands while sitting down.
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari | Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for GLAAD

Britney Spears’ first husband doesn’t believe her engagement to Sam Asghari is real 

Throughout her career, Spears’ love life has been on display. However, fans frequently wanted to know who she was dating in the early ‘00s. In 2004, though, Spears made multiple headlines when she married Alexander. Although he claimed they were “friends with benefits” for years, they became closer after she and Justin Timberlake broke up. 

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Within 55 hours, Spears and Alexander annulled their marriage. Nonetheless, he told Inside Edition in Sept. 2021 that he and the “Sometimes” singer remain close friends. While speaking with the outlet, Alexander also said he supports his ex’s engagement but questions its validity.

“If it’s real, it’s awesome,” he said. 

When asked by journalist Jim Moret if he thinks the marriage is real, Alexander simply replied, “no.” Additionally, he stated his ex-wife needs Asghari’s companionship. 

“I’m trying to be as nice as I can,” Alexander continued. “He’s really the only person that’s been around for a few years, so without him she would’ve been alone. I’ve always loved her. I’m always going to love her. If she’s happy with Sam, and that’s going to happen, I’m happy for her.”

Britney Spears’ team allegedly ended her marriage to Jason Alexander

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Over the years, Spears practically never speaks about her short marriage to Alexander. In the statement, the singer stated she “lacked understanding of her actions, to the extent that she was incapable of agreeing to the marriage.” However, Spears married Kevin Federline just months after she ended the relationship with Alexander

During a recent appearance on Toxic: The Britney Spears Story, Alexander gave more insight into his quickie marriage to the pop sensation. According to Spears’ ex-husband, her team promised him the couple could get married six months after their marriage legally ended. One month later, Alexander claimed he couldn’t reach Spears and blamed the singer’s staff. 

“I remember trying to call the number I had for Britney, and it was like, ‘Beep, beep, beep,’” he said. “I’m like, ‘F—k; they got me! Motherf–ker!’ So, that was it.”

How did Sam Asghari propose to Spears?

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In Feb. 2021, Framing Britney Spears revealed more details about the singer’s conservatorship. The “Crazy” artist’s father, Jamie Spears, began controlling her finances and life in 2007. Through the conservatorship, she allegedly couldn’t get married or have any more children. However, E! reported that Asghari wanted to propose several times before he gave her a 4-carat engagement ring in Sept. 2021. 

“Sam has been dying to propose to Britney and knew this was finally the right time,” a source said. “They are so happy to be able to share this new chapter together. They have been talking about getting engaged for a while now, and Sam totally threw her off today at her house. She was so taken back, she screamed.”

Spears and Asghari met on the set of her music video “Slumber Party.”