Who Is Britney Spears' Husband? All About Sam Asghari

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari were married on June 9, 2022

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari. Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty

Britney Spears "sealed it with a kiss" when she tied the knot with actor and personal fitness trainer Sam Asghari on June 9, 2022.

The couple said "I do" in front of about 60 guests (including Madonna and Drew Barrymore) in Los Angeles, nearly nine months after announcing their engagement in September 2021. Ahead of the ceremony, a source told PEOPLE Spears "[couldn't] wait to marry him."

"I was like, 'He was really cute, this guy was really cute,' so I called him," Spears recalled in a 2017 radio interview about finding his phone number in her bag a few months after the shoot. "He's just a really fun, funny person."

Since his move to the United States from his native Iran in 2006, Asghari has starred on series such as Black Monday and Hacks and appeared in several magazines and videos, which is how he met Spears. After playing the singer's love interest in her 2016 music video "Slumber Party," the pair turned their fictional relationship into reality several months later.

So, who is the man who captured Britney Spears' "heart"? Here's everything to know about Sam Asghari and his relationship with the pop superstar.

He was born in Iran

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari. J. Merritt/Getty

At 12 years old, Asghari immigrated from his native Iran to Los Angeles and settled down with his father, mother and three sisters in 2006 — a move that wasn't easy, he explained to Men's Health in 2018.

"I had to leave my friends and family, who I was very close with, and I knew I was moving away and never coming back," he said.

Although his father moved back to Tehran in 2009, Asghari appreciated the opportunity to live in the U.S.

"When people complain nowadays about what's happening in the U.S. and the imperfections of the country, I never understand because I come from a country where there was no freedom whatsoever," he told GQ in June 2022.

He learned to speak English by watching Hannah Montana

Asghari became a U.S. citizen in 2012 but didn't know how to speak English upon his arrival. While he took English classes at his school, he credited Disney's Hannah Montana for helping him learn the language.

Despite the large Iranian population in Los Angeles, Asghari was dedicated to assimilating into American culture.

"I had one friend that spoke Farsi, but we never spoke Farsi to each other," he told GQ. "We were very committed to fitting in, and we did many, many, many things to fit in. We used to drink Gatorade every single morning off the vending machine, because we thought it was an American thing to do."

He's a personal trainer

Sam Asghari
Sam Asghari. Sam Asghari/Instagram

An athlete throughout his childhood, having played football in high school and college, Asghari turned his hobby into a job.

Asghari runs Asghari Fitness, which offers members personalized training programs and personalized seven-day meal plans for $9 a week.

He also regularly posts videos on his fitness Instagram page (@asgharifitness) and photos of himself working out.

His sister got him into modeling

Asghari also has parlayed his fit physique into a second career in modeling — and has his sister to thank for helping him step outside his comfort zone and onto the runway.

"I was a very masculine guy — I played football and was in the police academy," Asghari told Men's Health. "At the time, my Sunday best was basketball shorts. My sister said, 'I will take you to this audition, just come with me.'"

Following his first runway show at 21 years old, Asghari's resume began to grow. In addition to modeling, he was cast in TV, music and film projects.

He first met Spears on the set of her "Slumber Party" music video

Britney Spears music video Slumber Party with Sam Asghari
Britney Spears' music video "Slumber Party" with Sam Asghari. Britney Spears/YouTube

Aside from minor parts in a Super Bowl ad and Fifth Harmony's "Work from Home" music video, Asghari got his big break when he was cast as Spears' love interest in her 2016 music video for "Slumber Party."

"It was the humbleness that attracted me," he told GQ of their meeting. "She was very humble, and she had a beautiful soul."

Asghari added that she gave him "butterflies."

He wants to hone in on his acting career

Although he's had minor roles on several shows, including NCIS, The Family Business, Hacks and Black Monday, Asghari has expressed he wants to take his acting career more seriously and diversify his resume. In 2021, he was cast in the action-thriller Hot Seat opposite Mel Gibson, marking the actor's first major film role.

"Action is something that I want to do — action, drama thriller — that's a genre that I want to really get into," he told Variety in May 2021. "But if you can do comedy, you can do anything."

Asghari told the outlet he hopes to eventually move into "blockbusters" and "TV shows that get on Netflix and become fan favorites." He added, "My ultimate goal is to really become a well-rounded actor. I'm doing a lot of MMA training; I'm doing a lot of gun and stunt training to be a well-rounded actor such as Tom Cruise ... Jason Statham."

On Nov. 16, 2022, Variety announced that Asghari was joining the cast of the Paramount+ series Lioness. The next day, the actor posted about the news on Instagram, sharing a screenshot of the headline. "It's a pleasure to join such a badass cast 🦁🎥," he wrote in the caption, adding, "Hey @paramountplus do I get a free subscription now? 😂"

He and Spears work out together

britney spears and sam asghari workout together
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari. Sam Asghari/Instagram

When Asghari isn't on set or personally training clients, he enjoys getting active with Spears.

"Working out together is always nice and we try to do it a couple times," he told Men's Health. "It's super healthy, mentally and physically. It takes your mind off of everything else."

The two regularly work out together at Spears' home gym and often share their sweat seshes on Instagram.

Spears also once joked to The Associated Press, "He's a trainer so everything has to be so perfect. We probably did 40 [takes], and I hurt myself."

While the couple certainly put their home gym to good use, the two have been known to take their workouts outside. On Dec. 25, 2022, Asghari shared a photo and video on Instagram of him and Spears sitting on a grassy patch in front of picturesque hills. "A little hike & a little meditation on Christmas Day goes a long way," he wrote in the caption.

He hopes to start a family with Spears

Before the couple announced a pregnancy with a "miracle baby" (and a subsequent loss), Asghari shared that he hoped to be a "young dad."

"I want to take my relationship to the next step," he told Forbes. "I don't mind becoming a father. I want to be a young dad."

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