A Look Back at Britney Spears and Sam Asghari's PDA-Packed Relationship (So Far)
The couple has been going strong since they met in 2016
It’s been over two years since the pair were first romantically linked after meeting on the set of Spears’ “Slumber Party” music video. The cute couple have been inseparable since, going on cozy date night dinners, attending friends’ birthday parties and celebrating special occasions together — including Spears’ 36th birthday and Valentine’s Day.
In late November 2016, the duo kept people guessing about their relationship when Asghari posted a photo of himself cozied up to Spears while out at a restaurant, which he later deleted.
It wasn’t long after a source told PEOPLE in December 2016 that Spears and Asghari were getting to know each other when the model made his first official appearance on her Instagram. They rang in the new year together at Catch LA, where they seemed cozy and in great spirits leading up to a midnight kiss. She seemingly confirmed suspicions of a blossoming relationship with an Instagram post showing Asghari with his arm around her shoulder.
A week later, the pop star shared another pic. This time, the duo were playing around with selfies featuring the popular dog Snapchat filter.
Fans may be surprised to know that their new relationship was nearly a missed connection. After their initial meeting, the Princess of Pop dug up Asghari’s phone number out of her bag nearly “five months later,” she revealed in a January 2017 radio interview.
“I was like, ‘He was really cute, this guy was really cute,’ so I called him,” she said. “He’s just a really fun, funny person.”
Fortunately, it was a match and Asghari became Spears’ date to the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in February 2017, before they spent Valentine’s Day in a $30 million villa in Malibu, courtesy of Airbnb, with her sons.
The following month meant the celebration of Asghari’s 23rd birthday.
“My baby’s birthday,” Spears captioned her set of PDA-packed pictures, which included their hike, cake and fun selfies with more Snapchat filters.
Asghari also gushed about his special cake from Spears that read “Happy Birthday Hesam.” “She calls me by my real name,” he wrote on Instagram.
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The duo wasted no time in welcoming the spring, jumping in the pool to show off an impressive trick: Spears standing on her boyfriend’s shoulders, showing off her incredible physique.
The singer then set off for a month-long international tour in Asia, but her boyfriend wasn’t far behind. Before he came to visit in Japan, Spears shared an adorable video of the duo pulling off a dance move.
“Thinking of tonight’s show has me spinning… just like this night in Vegas,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see you, #Osaka!!!”
The duo went back to their goofy ways after Spears returned to the States, rocking their heads to J. Balvin and Willy William’s hit song “Mi Gente” in a psychedelic Instagram video.
“Me and my boyfriend,” she captioned the post.
And continuing to channel their inner kids, Spears and Asghari spent a day at Disneyland in September 2017, which she marked with a couples’ pic on Instagram.
The pop star shared a holiday-themed video on Instagram to celebrate the beginning of December 2017, in which the pair shared a sweet kiss while having dinner by the lake.
They then showed off their dance moves with Spears twirling in Asghari’s arms in a short, ruffled black dress as he dipped her.
“Are you excited about 2018?” he asked Spears, to which she replied in the affirmative.
“You look beautiful,” Asghari told his girlfriend.
“Thank you, and I love you,” the singer said before giving him a kiss on the cheek as he grinned.
In early February 2018, Spears shared a sweet post commemorating their time together. “I’ve been with this man for over a year,” she captioned a photo of the couple on a hike near a waterfall. “Every day he inspires me to be a better person and that makes me feel like the luckiest girl in the world!! 🌈🌸❤”
Since then, the couple continued to breeze through 2018 while having fun. The active duo got together to play tennis, dance and work out.
Once summer was in full swing, the two took a trip to Miami where Spears wrote that she was “having the best time with my other half ❤️ .”
Suddenly, things for Spears took a turn when her father, Jamie Spears, became seriously ill when his colon spontaneously ruptured in November 2018. The singer revealed that she would be taking an indefinite break from preparing for her next Las Vegas show, Domination, to support her father.
During the tough time, Spears checked into a facility for “all-encompassing wellness treatment” in April. That’s when Asghari stepped in to play a bigger role in supporting Spears as she dealt with her father’s health scare.
A Spears family source told PEOPLE exclusively that, “There is no question that Sam is great for Britney. He has a very positive influence on her. He is very motivated to stay healthy and fit, and they often work out together.”
Asghari also often cooks healthy meals for the star, and “he is a wonderful boyfriend,” the source added.
Once Spears was able to take her much needed time off, she went back on Instagram to confirm to fans that she was still deeply in love with her man.
Soon enough, the couple began showing back up on each others’ social media feeds. In late July, the two posted about attending their first film premiere together as a couple. Spears and Asghari walked the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood red carpet on July 23.
Engagement rumors began to swirl once the singer was spotted with a sparkly ring on her ring finger, but a source told PEOPLE that the two were not engaged.
The couple happily posed for photos on the carpet and even shared a kiss.
It seems the pair is inseparable. Spears gushed to her Instagram followers, “I can’t believe I wake up every morning to this man,” adding a little wink for good measure.
Spears bragged about her man’s skills in the kitchen saying, “Okay, not only is my boyfriend really hot, he’s probably, like, the best chef in the world.” Asghari then hands Spears a rose with a sweet smile on his face. And they say, “She’s so lucky!”