A source previously told Us Weekly that Spears, 41, and Asghari, 29, signed an ironclad prenuptial agreement that tightly guards the singer’s estimated $60 million fortune. The prenup states that Asghari will receive “$1 million per every two years” of their marriage, with a cap at $10 million after 15 years, according to the source. Asghari also waived any claims to Spears’ music catalog and his name isn’t on the deed of their shared home; instead, the pair agreed to put the house into a limited liability company or LLC.
The insider shared that Spears found the finer points of the negotiations “overwhelming,” but she’s likely thankful to have the agreement in place today. On Wednesday, August 16, news broke that Spears and Asghari had decided to separate after 14 months of marriage.
Neither the pop star nor the personal trainer have publicly commented on the breakup, but rumors swirled earlier this year that the duo’s relationship had been rocky in their first year of marriage.
In July, a second insider told Us that Spears and Asghari disagreed about plans to expand their family. While Spears was “anxious to get started,” Asghari was feeling like his life is “very full right now” and he wasn’t “in a rush” to have children, the insider said.
“She wants to be a mom again so badly and says Sam’s breaking a promise he made when they first got together,” the source told Us, adding that Asghari was firm in his stance. “It’s hard to imagine him changing his mind anytime soon.”
A month prior, a third insider had told Us that the couple were “determined to make their marriage work” despite some bumps in the road.
Spears and Asghari wed on June 9, 2022, in a stunning ceremony at their Los Angeles home, before family and famous friends including Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, and Drew Barrymore. Their star-studded nuptials took place six years after they met on the set of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video, where Asghari was one of her dancers. After connecting on set, the duo went public with their whirlwind romance in 2017.
Us confirmed that Asghari and Spears were engaged in September 2021, two months before the Grammy winner’s conservatorship was terminated. “The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” Asghari’s manager, Brandon Cohen, shared in a statement at the time.