Spears, 39, and Asghari, 27, announced their engagement on Instagram on Sunday, hours before the music world hit the red carpet for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards.”I can’t (expletive) believe it,” Spears wrote on her account below videos showing off the four-carat ring with shocked expressions. Spears added six engagement ring emojis and six exclamation points to her announcement.
“Look at that, do you like it?” Asghari asked of the ring in the short video, to which Spears replies, “Yesss!”
The ring has a four-carat round brilliant stone in a platinum cathedral setting and is engraved inside the band with “lioness,” Asghari’s nickname for Spears, the company Forever Diamonds NY told USA TODAY in a statement.
Asghari’s talent manager Brandon Cohen confirmed the news in an email statement to USA Today saying, he was “proud to celebrate and confirm the engagement.”
“The couple made their long-standing relationship official today and are deeply touched by the support, dedication and love expressed to them,” the statement said.
Asghari posted his own photo of the two kissing on with Spears holding up her engagement ring finger. The ring was described as “one of a kind” by New York City-based designer Roman Malayev.
Just before posting the photo Sunday, Asghari wrote in his IG Stories, “Biggest news… Can’t wait to share.”
Only Britney could steal the show at the VMAs without even (being here),” Lachey said. “It’s awesome for (Britney). We came up with her, so to see her happy — finally — again, and engaged is an awesome thing.”
Paris Hilton, Willie Gomez and thousands of fans congratulated the couple on social media.
But actress Octavia Spencer weighed in with some advice:. “Make him sign a prenup,” she commented on Spears’ post. Her suggestion garnered nearly 1,000 replies, and even Asghari addressed it on his
“Thank you everyone who is concerned about the prenup!” he wrote alongside laughing face emojis. “Of course we’re getting iron clad prenup to protect my jeep and shoe collection incase she dumps me one day.”
Asghari and Spears have been a couple for the last four years after meeting on the set of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video in 2016. The couple made their red carpet debut together in 2019 at the premiere for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”
Spears has been married twice before, tying the knot with first husband Jason Alexander in Las Vegas in 2004 for 55 hours. The couple quickly had their union annulled. That same year, Spears married her backup dancer Kevin Federline, with whom she shares two sons, Sean Preston, 15, and Jayden James, 14. Spears filed for divorced in 2006, which was granted the next year.
Alexander, who was Spears’ childhood friend, last month at Nashville airport for a misdemeanor attempted air security violation, according to online records obtained by USA TODAY. His bail is set at $2,500, and he is due back in court on Sept. 24.