“I have always wanted nothing but the best for my better half, and will continue to support her following her dreams and creating the future she wants and deserves,” Asghari told PEOPLE. “I am thankful for all of the love and support she is receiving from her fans all over the world, and I am looking forward to a normal, amazing future together.”
Following the comment, Asghari also slammed Spears' father, Jamie Spears, on his Instagram Story. Asghari stated he has "zero respect" for the man many people believe to be controlling Spears' freedom.
The couple keeps their relationship private for the most part, but it is gratifying to see that someone close to Spears seems to genuinely adore her and want the best for her. As the world sees and reckons with more of the Britney Spears story, in no small part thanks to the New York Times documentary Framing Britney Spears, the curiosity around Asghari also grows.
Here, a short guide to Sam Asghari.
Sam Asghari’s age and birthday
Asghari was born in 1994, and sweet Instagram posts from Spears last year place his birthday in early March. (March 4th, if we're going off his own birthday Instagram post simply captioned '26.') So, our man is likely 26 going on 27-years-old and a Pisces.
Sam Asghari’s Instagram
Asghari's Instagram handle is @samasghari. While not super active all the time, Asghari gives fans a peek behind the scenes, sharing professional shots and behind-the-scenes from his multi-hyphenate career as a model-actor-personal-trainer.
He's also active sharing workout videos and nutrition tips on his business Instagram page, @asgharifitness.
Sam Asghari’s background
Per an interview with Men's Health, Asghari is Iranian. He was born in Tehran, the youngest of four siblings and immigrated to the U.S. in his youth. "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 shared to the magazine.
Active from a young age, he played on his high school football team and later played for Los Angeles' Moorpark College.
Sam Asghari's job
A brief scroll through Asghari's Instagram ideal motivation to get up and stay active, a fact he's likely very aware of. Through his business Asghari Fitness, he offers personalised meal plans and training regimes.
On top of his passion for fitness, Asghari is also a model—in both the fitness and fashion worlds. Speaking to Men's Health, he revealed it was actually his sister who first encouraged him to pursue modelling.
"I was a very masculine guy—I played football and was in the police academy," he explained. "At the time, my Sunday best was basketball shorts. My sister said, 'I will take you to this audition, just come with me.'" The rest, as they say, is history. Asghari walked a runway show at 21 and was previously signed to Wilhelmina Models. Remember back in 2015 when drop-crotch pants on men were a thing?
As well as his personal trainer day job, Asghari also occasionally moonlights as an actor. His appearance in Spears' "Slumber Party" was, of course, the fateful job that sparked his relationship. Asghari has also appeared in Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home," video, as well as appearing in BET's crime show The Family Business.
Sam Asghari and Britney Spears' relationship
The Men's Health interview reveals a few sweet details about Asghari and Spears' initial courting. He recalls that she gave him butterflies: "She said, 'Hi, I'm Britney,' and I said, 'I'm sorry. What's your name again?'" he said. "I tried to be funny. I don't think anybody got it."
Instead of the awkward initial fumble, the pair swapped numbers, went on a sushi date and have been solid since.
Asghari frequently calls Spears a "Lioness" on social media tributes and posts with her. While the finer details of any two people's relationship are always going to be most intimately known by the people, you know, actually in the relationship, the pair do seem sweet from the outside.
The couple works out together:
They holiday together:
They mirror-selfie together:
And perhaps our favourite, they often enjoy a themed-filter together:
As the Britney drama continues to unfold, we're glad it seems like she's got someone solid by her side.
Lead image via Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic.